About Me

CSC_1252Hello and welcome to my personal website!

I am an assistant professor of environmental history at the Centre for history of the Paris Institute of Political Studies.  My first book, entitled Fault Lines: Earthquakes and Urbanism in Modern Italy, was published in 2015 by Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York, and has been awarded the 2015 Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies and the 2016 Anci-Storia Book Prize. In this book, I investigate if and how earthquakes influence urban historical change, by looking at the 1908 earthquake in Messina and the 1968 earthquake in the Belice Valley, Sicily.  I hold a Ph.D. in history, geography and law from the University of Siena (2011), I was a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, and  a Marie Curie Fellow at  Louisiana State University, Department of Geography & Anthropology, and then at the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna. As part of my fellowship, I  have been working on a new book project tentatively entitled Entangled Flows,  in which  I investigate the geography, ecology and politics of flowing water in the making of an urban-industrial society in the Po River basin, Italy, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Articles from this project have appeared in Environment and History (2017) and are forthcoming in Technology and Culture (2018). As Junior Excellence Chair in Environmental History at the Centre for History at Sciences Po, I have  started  a new  research project on the coastal environmental history of Mediterranean Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Here is a link to a (fairly) recent version of my CV: GParrinello_CV_July_2017.

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