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Corrado Tornimbeni

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/13 African History and Institutions

Curriculum vitae

Corrado Tornimbeni

CURRICULUM VITAE

(September 2020)

 

CURRENT POSITION

- Associate Professor of History and Institutions of Africa, Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Bologna (since 2 October 2017)

MEMBERSHIP:

- Board of the PhD programme in "Political and Social Sciences" (doctoral cycle), Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (since 2017-18).

- Board of the First Level Master in “Educatore nell’accoglienza di migranti, richiedenti asilo e rifugiati” (Educator in the reception of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees), Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (since 2018-19).

- Centre for Historical and Political Studies on Africa and the Middle East of the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna

- Centre of Studies on Mobility, Diversity, Social Inclusion of the Department of Education Sciences "Giovanni Maria Bertin", University of Bologna

- Society for African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia - ASAI)

- Italian Society of International History (Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale – SISI)

- Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History (Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea - SISSCO)

- African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)

- Association “Afriche e Orienti”

OTHER:

- Co-Editor of the journal afriche e orienti, Bologna (since September 2014).

 

PAST APPOINTMENTS:

- (2017-2018): President of the Society for African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia - ASAI)

- 2015-16: Board member and deputy-President of the Society for African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia - ASAI).

- 2011/12-2012/13: Board member of the PhD programme in "Politics, Institutions, History" (XXVII-XVIII doctoral cycles).

- 2003-2013: Managing-editor of the journal afriche e orienti, Bologna

- 1999-2003: Editorial board of the journal afriche e orienti, Bologna

 

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

- (1/3/2011-1/10/2017) Lecturer in History and Institutions of Africa, Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Bologna

- (January - February 2011): “Contract” Professor of “Rights and education in the field of coperation”, The Faculty for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna - Ravenna campus.

- 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010: “Senior” Research Fellow in History and Institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa at the Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna.

- 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2009: “Senior” Research Fellow in History and Institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa at the Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna.

- 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2008: Research Fellow in History and Institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa at the Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna.

- 2006-2008: “Contract” Professor of History of Africa at the Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Genova.

- 2007-2008: Tutor of History and Institutions of Sub-Sharan Africa at the Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna.

- 1/1/2005-31/12/2006 Research Associate within the “Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant” on “The state, local politics, and migration in a borderland region of Mozambique” (project head prof. Malyn Newitt), Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, King’s College London, University of London.

- 2004-2006: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Politics, Institutions, History - Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 1/11/2003-31/12/2004: Visiting Research Associate, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, King’s College London, University of London.

- 2003-2004: “Cultore della materia” in African history and institutions, Department of Politics, Institutions, History - Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna.

 

EDUCATION

- 3/10/2003: PhD in History and Institutions of Modern and Contemporary Africa and Asia, University of Cagliari. Thesis: Lavoratori di frontiera. Circolazione per lavoro e controlli coloniali nel Distretto di Beira, Mozambico, 1942-1960 ca. (‘Workers on Borders’: Labour circulation and colonial controls in the Beira District, Mozambique, 1942-1960 c.a.).

- 1/12/1999: MA in African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Dissertation: Labour Migration from Tete District, Mozambique, to Central Africa.

- 18/02/1998: BA in Political Sciences – International Relations, University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Sciences - International Relations (Forlì campus). Thesis in 'History and Political Institutions of Contemporary Africa'. Title of the Dissertation: Autorità e Legittimità: la Trasformazione dello Stato in Mozambico (Authority and Legitimacy: the Transformation of the State in Mozambique, 1975-1992).

 

PARTICIPATION TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

- 2012-2014: Research Project MIUR-PRIN 2010-2011 “State, plurality, change in Africa”. National Head: Prof. Pierluigi Valsecchi, Università di Pavia. Head of Unibo Research Unit: Dr. Mario Zamponi.

- 2007-2008: Research Project MIUR-PRIN 2006 "Governance and institution building: a "virtuous circle" between development and poverty reduction policies in Southern Africa?". Headed by Prof. Anna Maria Gentili, Department of Politics, Institutions, History - University of Bologna.

- 2005-2006: Research Project “The state, local politics, and migration in a borderland region of Mozambique”. Head by Prof. Malyn Newitt, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, King’s College London.

 

OTHER TEACHING:

- 2018-19: Master classes (4 hours) on “Mobility, belonging and citizenship in the history of sub-Saharan Africa”, First level Master “Educatore nell’accoglienza di migranti, richiedenti asilo e rifugiati” (Educator in the reception of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees), Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna.

- 2016-17: PhD Classes (8 hours) on “Politial systems in sub-Saharan Africa” within the PhD programme in "Global and International Studies”, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 2015-16: PhD Classes (6 hours) on “Histor and Politics of the Community-Based natural resource deveopment programmes in Southern Africa” within the PhD programme in "Global and International Studies”, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 2014-15: PhD Classes (7 hours) on “Development Policies in Africa in Historical Perspective” within the PhD programme in "Global and International Studies”, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 2011-12: PhD Classes within the PhD programme in “Politics, Institutions, History”, Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna.

- 2009-2010: Master in Development Innovation and Change (MiDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna: Course on: Comparative Local Development in Area Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa.

- 2008-2009: Master in Development Innovation and Change (MiDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna: Course on: Comparative Local Development in Area Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa.

- 2008-2009: Seminars and tutorial activities within the course “democracy and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Faculty of Political Sciences, university of Bologna

- 2008: Master in Development Innovation and Change (MiDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna: Course on: Comparative Local Development in Area Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa.

- 12-13/6 2006: Master in Development Innovation and Change (MiDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna. Seminars within the course on Comparative Local Development in Area Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa.

- 17/3, 6-7/4 2006: Methodological seminars within the “Workshops on Development Policies”, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 6-29/3 2006: Seminar meeting and conferences within the course “History of Africa”, Dipartimento di Studi Europei, Università di Genova.

- 6/6-7/6 2005: Master in Development Innovation and Change (MiDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna. Section on International migration and social conflict in the Southern African states.

- 15-18/3 2004: Master in International Development Innovation and Change (MIDIC), Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna. Section on The nation-state in Africa and the new transnational forms of government and politics in the global era.

- 28-29/11 2003: Master in Human Rights, Faculty of Political Sciencies, University of Bologna. Section on Africa and Asia.

- 25-30/6 2003: Master of the Centre for International Development (CID) of Bologna, Italy. Sections on: State and society in Southern Africa, Migration and social conflict in Southern Africa, Transnationalism and the state in Southern Africa.

 

CONFERENCES ORGANISATION

- 2018: “PluralAfrica. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space”. 5th National Conference of ASAI, Dipartment of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, 5-7/9/2018.

- 2017: Seminar "Lusophone Africa in World Politics". Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, 25/5/2017.

- 2017: Co-organizer of the Conference: "University of Bologna Africa Day 2017", School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna, 25/5/2017.

- 2016: Co-organizer of the Conference "The International Solidarity and the Struggle for Self-determination and Independence of Portuguese Colonies", Contemporary History Institute, New University of Lisbon, 30/6-1/7 2016

- 2013: (collaborated to) International conference “State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africa”, School of Political Sciences – Forlì Campus, University of Bologna, 18 October 2013

- 2011: (collaborated to) International Conference “Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970s. Crises, Conflicts and Transformations”, 21-22 January, Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna.

- 2009: (collaborated to) International conference “Understanding Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Alternative Theories and Practices”, 13 March 2009, Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna.

- 2006: Workshop “The Politics of Human Mobility in Eastern and Southern Africa”, 8 June 2006, Strand Campus – King’s College London; in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

- 2005: Workshop “People, Local Governance and Natural resource Management in Eastern and Southern Africa”, 28th February 2005, Guy's Campus - King’s College London; in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the Department of Geography, King’s College London.

 

CONFERENCE PANELS ORGANISED:

- 2017: "Dimensioni multiple del lavoro nella produzione rurale e articolazioni del potere in Africa sub-sahariana: prospettive storiche, politiche ed economiche", Panel organised within the Conference "Il lavoro nelle campagne: sussistenza, pluriattività, mobilità" of SISLav (Società Italiana di Storia del Lavoro), Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 28-29 September 2017.

- 2016: Final Roundatable "National and Transnational Dynamics in the Struggle for Self-Determination and Independence of the Portuguese Colonies" of the Conference "The International Solidarity and the Struggle for Self-determination and Independence of Portuguese Colonies", Contemporary History Institute, New University of Lisbon, 30/6-1/7 2016

- 2015: “Crisi e conflitti in Africa sub-sahariana tra guerra fredda e post-guerra fredda” [Crises and Conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa during and after the Cold War], Fourth National Conference of SISI, University of Padova, 5-6 June 2015.

- 2014: "Fronti e trasformazioni della Guerra fredda. Alcuni casi da Africa e Medio Oriente" ["Fronts and Transformations of the Cold War. Case-stuies from Africa and the Middle East"]. Panel organised within the Conference "Guerre e conflitti. Fattori di trasformazione e di accelerazione della politica internazionale" [Wars and Conflicts: Transforming and Eccellerating the International Politics], Third National Conference SISI, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, 5-6 June 2014.

- 2012: "Global values, national citizenship and local belonging: Sub-Saharan Africa in historical perspective" (14/6/2012) at the Conference "Bajo el Árbol de la Palabra", 8º Congreso Ibérico de Estudios Africanos (CIEA8), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) 14-16 giugno 2012

 

PARTICIPATION TO CONFERENCES:

- 2020: Natural resources: curse or blessing? Appraising the debate, Presentation on 22/9/2020 at the Conference “African crossroads: Security challenges and partnership opportunities”, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 22/9/2020.

- 2019: L’Africa lusofona nella comunità internazionale e la fine della guerra fredda, Presentation on 15/11/2019 to the Conference “1989: La Fine di un Ordine Internazionale”, Società Italiana Di Storia Internazionale (SISI), PALAZZO BO, Padova, 14-15 November 2019.

- 2019: Discussant to the seminar “Crisis of Development? Crisis of Democracy? Insights from Southern Africa”, Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Bologna, Bologna 11 November 2019.

- 2019: Internal Mobility and Political Systems in sub-Saharan Africa, Presentation at the Conference “Internal Migrations and Displacements in Africa: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dynamics”, Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus, 8 November 2019.

- 2019: Autoctoni o stranieri? Mobilità e sistemi politici nella storia dell’Africa sub-Sahariana (Autochthonous or foreign? Mobility and political systems in the history of sub-Saharan Africa), Presentation on 3/6/2019 at the seminar “Mobilità e contenimento dei migranti tra Africa e Mediterraneo: le politiche europee e le risposte africane”, Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Pavia, 3-4/6/2019.

- 2019: Sub-Saharan African electoral democracies in the international arena: between nation-building and political stability in Ivory Coast, Kenya and Mozambique, Presentation at the seminar “National, Regional or International? Assessing the layers' relevance in the political and institutional development across different areas, between XX and XXI centuries”, Centre for Historical and Political Studies on Africa and the Middle East, Master Programme in International Relations, University of Bologna, 8/5/2019.

- 2019: Re-Shaping the Cold War Divide at Grassroots Level: The Italian Political System and the Solidarity Network for the Anti-Colonial Struggle in Mozambique (1962-1975), Paper presented to the Conference “An Era of Value Change: The Seventies in Europe”, German Historical Institute London, 14-16 March 2019.

- 2018: Tra conservazione e sviluppo. La politica delle risorse naturali in Africa sub-Sahariana (Between conservation and development. The politics of natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa), Presentation on 14/12/2018 to the meeting series “Il mondo intorno”, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Flaminia per l’Università di Bologna, Comune di Ravenna, Human Rights Nights, CdLM I-Contact, Ravenna.

- 2018: Discussant to the panel “Africa and China: A Challenge to IR theory?” on 13/10/2018 at the Conference of the Italian Standing Group on International Relations 2018 (SGRI 2018) ‘The Brave New World of IR? Technological changes, geopolitical shifts and the challenge to mainstream approaches’, University of Bologna, 12-13 October 2018.

- 2018: Discussant to the session “Exploring Algeria” on 11/10/2018 at the International Workshop ‘The Making of the Washington Consensus in the Middle East and North Africa. Negotiating international assets, debts and power (1979-91)’, Dipartimental Centre of Historical and Political Studies on Africa and the Middle East, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, 10-11/10/2018.

- 2018: Multiple layers of competition in the development of nationalism and the anti-colonial struggle in Mozambique. The role of the solidarity network with FRELIMO in Italy. Paper presented 5/6/2018 within the panel “Multiple sources of external support for Southern African liberation movements” to the conference “PluralAfrica. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space”. 5th National Conference of ASAI, Dipartment of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, 5-7/9/2018.

- 2017: Nazione, rivoluzione e modernizzazione. Il paradigma marxista-leninista nell'indipendenza del Mozambico, Presentation on 15/11/2017 to the seminar meeting "Tra utopia e processi di modernizzazione: L’immaginazione della rivoluzione bolscevica nel Novecento" within the initiative "Why Revolution", Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna.

- 2017: "Dal lavoro forzato ai "produttori emergenti". Sviluppo rurale e articolazioni del lavoro in Mozambico in prospettiva storica". Paper presented on 29/9/2017 to the Conference "Il lavoro nelle campagne: sussistenza, pluriattività, mobilità" of SISLav (Società Italiana di Storia del Lavoro), Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 28-29 September 2017.

- 2017: Chair and introductory remarks to the Seminar "Lusophone Africa in World Politics". Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, 25/5/2017.

- 2017: “Re-spacing Africa" and historical narratives on identity and nations. Paper presented to the seminar "African Narratives. Economic and social perspectives", Department of History and Cultures, University of Bologna, 11/5/2017

- 2016: Frelimo’s international diplomacy and the Italian connection. Continuities and ruptures from the liberation struggle to the peace process (and beyond). Paper presented on 12th October 2016 to the Conference "Transnational Connections in Southern Africa II: The Decolonizing and Post-Colonial Experiences", Research Centre in Political Science (CICP) – University of Èvora, 12-14 October 2016.

- 2016: Topografie del potere locale e internazionale e “rovesciamento” dell’ordine politico in Africa sub-sahariana: nazionalismi e cittadinanza dalle indipendenze al post-guerra fredda. Presentation to the Seminar series " Strategie dell'ordine: processi, fratture, soggetti", Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Boligna, 27/9/2016.

- 2016: Conflict and the monopoly of democracy in Mozambique. Presentation on 23/9/2016 to the Conference “Ebullient Africa: Conflict, Modernity, Religion” within the panel "Democratization and conflict in Africa", IV National Conference of the Society for African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia - ASAI), Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Catania, 22-24 September 2016.

- 2016: Participation on 1/7/2016 at the final Roundatable "National and Transnational Dynamics in the Struggle for Self-Determination and Independence of the Portuguese Colonies" of the Conference "The International Solidarity and the Struggle for Self-determination and Independence of Portuguese Colonies", Contemporary History Institute, New University of Lisbon, 30/6-1/7 2016

- 2016: Chair and discussant of the panel "Regional and Trans-Regional Mobility: case studies", International Workshop "Understanding and Managing Migration in Africa. Multidimensional Perspectives", Centro di Studi per i Popoli Extra-Europei (CSPE) “Cesare Bonacossa”, University of Pavia, 16-17 June 2016

- 2016: "Só para o inglês ver"? Donatori internazionali e strategia nazionali nella parabola dello sviluppo e della democrazia in Mozambico. Paper presented within the panel "Democrazia e sviluppo nelle transizione politiche di America latina, Africa e Asia" (3/6/2016) to the Fifth National Conference of the Italian Society of International History (Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale – SISI), School of Political Sciences – Forlì Campus, 3-4/6/2016.

- 2016: Discussant in the panel "L’Africa sub-sahariana nella Guerra Fredda: storia e storiografia" (3/6/2016) of the Fifth National Conference of the Italian Society of International History (Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale – SISI), School of Political Sciences – Forlì Campus, 3-4/6/2016.

- 2016: Discussant to the presentation of te volume: Forged in the Great War. People, Transport and Labour, the Establishment of Colonial Rule in Zambia, 1890-1920, by Jan-Bast Gewald, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, 4th of May 2016.

- 2016: Autorità, lavoro e sviluppo rurale in Manica, Mozambico. Paper presented to the Workshop Prin 2010-11 "Stato, pluralità e cambiamento in Africa", Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, 7th-8th of April 2016.

- 2015: Modernizzazione, pragmatismo e cosmopolitismo: il FRELIMO in Mozambico e la crisi del suo status internazionale, Paper presented on 16/9/2015 at the conference ‘Cantieri di Storia VIII’, the 8th national conference of the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History (Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea – SISSCO). Università degli studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, 14-16 September 2015.

- 2015: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Liberation Struggle in Mozambique. FRELIMO’s regional and international fronts and the political solidarity in Italy. Paper presentato alla 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2015) “Collective Mobilisations in Africa”. Africa-Europe Group of Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 8-10 luglio 2015.

- 2015: 1964-2014. 50 anni di guerra e pace in Mozambico nella politica internazionale. Paper presented to the Fourth National Conference of the Italian Society of International History (Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale - SISI) “Continuità e discontinuità nell'evoluzione del sistema internazionale dagli anni '70 ad oggi”. University of Padova, 5-6 giugno 2015.

- 2014: Patterns and Legacies of Political Relations and Development Paradigms in the Cold- and post-Cold War Contexts. Mozambique and Southern Africa in World Politics. Paper presented to the Seminar “The Cold War Legacy in XXI century. Patterns of IR in a Changing World”. Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Bologna, 5th of December 2014.

- 2014: L'Africa e la Prima Guerra Mondiale. Confini, conflitti e identità. Contribution to the Seminar “Confini, identità e conflitti. Alle origini dei totalitarismi” (Forlì Campus, 11 November 2014) Within the Seminar series “Why War? Parole e Figure”, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Bologna - Forlì, 10-14 November 2014.

- 2014: The role of location in African history. Contribution to the Workshop “Historians Across Borders. Writing Other People’s Histories in a Global Age“, Department of Political and Social Sciences – University of Bologna. October 30, 2014.

- 2014: Cento anni tra Manica e Manicaland. Mobilità, accesso alle risorse e forme di cittadinanza delle comunità shona tra Mozambico e Zimbabwe. Paper presented to the Conference “Africa in movimento” of the Society of African Studies in Italy (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia - ASAI). Univresity of Macerata, 17-20 September 2014.

- 2014: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Liberation Struggle in Mozambique. FRELIMO’s ‘International Front’ and the Political Solidarity in Italy, 1962-1974. Paper presented to the African Studies Association of the UK Conference (ASAUK Conference). University of Sussex, 9-11 September 2014.

- 2014: "Trasversalità" del confronto bipolare. Guerra fredda, indipendenza del Mozambico e solidarietà politica internazionale, 1964-1975 ["Trasversalities" during the bipolar confrontation. Cold war, independence of Mozambique and the international political solidarity]. Paper presented to the Conference "Guerre e conflitti. Fattori di trasformazione e di accelerazione della politica internazionale" [Wars and Conflicts: Transforming and Eccellerating the International Politics], Terzo Convegno Nazionale SISI, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, 5-6 giugno 2014.

- 2014: Citizenship and Authoctony: Africa in the “global juncture of belonging (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to the Conference “L’Africa Postcoloniale. Nodi storiografici e prospettive di ricerca”, Comune di Piacenza, Piacenza, 7-8 aprile 2014.

- 2013: Is There a Land Issue in Mozambique? State, Land and Labour in Historical Perspective. Paper presented to the Conference “State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africa", Department of Political and Social Sciences – Forlì Campus, University of Bologna, 18 October 2013.

- 2013: The Nation and its Idea. Mozambican Nationalism and the Italian and International Political Solidariety (transl. from Italian), Paper presented within the Panel "I fronti “caldi” della Guerra Fredda: conflitti, nazionalismi e potenze internazionali in Africa" (coord. Mario Zamponi) to the Conference "Cantieri di Storia VII. La storia contemporanea in Italia oggi: ricerche e tendenze", Società italiana per lo studio della storia contemporanea (SISSCO), University of Salerno, 11/09/2013.

- 2013: Rural Communities, Natural Resources Management and Land Investments in Mozambique in Historical Perspective (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to the Conference “Gli Africani e la Terra: Politiche d’Accesso e d’Accaparramento d’una Risorsa non Rinnovabile”, SIII 2013 VI Edition, Facoltà di Scienze politiche, economiche e sociali – Università degli Studi di Milano, 14 March 2013.

- 2012: The Evolution of a Dual Citizenship. State, Democracy and National Belonging in pre- and post- colonial Mozambique (Original paper in italian: L’evoluzione di una cittadinanza duale. Stato, democrazia e appartenenza nazionale nel Mozambico pre- e post- coloniale), Paper presented within the panel "Forme e modelli della costruzione della democrazia nell’Africa post-coloniale: continuità e discontinuità storiche" (coord. Mario Zamponi) at the conference "Conferenza di Studi Africani", Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia (ASAI), Centro Studi Popoli Extra-Europei “Cesare Bonacossa”, Dip. di Scienze Politiche e Sociali - Università Di Pavia, 18-20 settembre 2012.

- 2012: Introduction: The State, the Nation and the Politics of Belonging in post-Colonial sub-saharan Africa, paper presented on 14/6/2012 within the panel "Global values, national citizenship and local belonging: Sub-Saharan Africa in historical perspective" (org. Corrado Tornimbeni) at the Conference "Bajo el Árbol de la Palabra", 8º Congreso Ibérico de Estudios Africanos (CIEA8), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) 14-16 June 2012.

- 2012: The Nation-State, good governace and citizenship issues. The politics and the policies of belonging in sub-saharan Africa (presentation in Italian, origina title: Stato-nazione, good governance e questioni di cittadinanza. La politica e le politiche dell'appartenenza in Africa sub-sahariana), Seminar, Department of Politcal Science, University of Bologna, 12 April 2012

- 2011: L’ultimo degli ivoriani, “Il Mulino” (web edition), 14/4/2011: http://www.rivistailmulino.it/news/newsitem/index/Item/News:NEWS_ITEM:985

- 2011: State, community and tradition in the paraigms of development and cooperation (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to the Conference “Etnomusicologia e cooperazione internazionale in Africa”, Facoltà di Conservazione dei Beni Culturali – Università di Bologna, Ravenna, 29 marzo 2011.

- 2011: Local Political Struggles, Accommodations and the Nation-Building Project. The Independence of Mozambique in the 1970s, Paper presented at the International Conference “Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970s. Crises, Conflicts and Transformations”, 21-22 January, Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Bologna.

- 2010: The Portuguese colonial State in Mozambique, people’s mobility and the politics of territory. Paper presented to the Conference: “Votare con i piedi. Amministrazione coloniale, borderlands e mobilità degli individui nell'Africa coloniale italiana”, University of Macerata, Macerata 14 - 15 Ottobre 2010.

- 2010: State, Citizenship and Policies of Belonging in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Case of Mozambique (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to the Conference of African Studies “Studi italiani sull’Africa a 50 anni dall’indipendenza”, Università degli Sudi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Napoli, 30 settembre - 2 ottobre 2010.

- 2010: Democracy, Citizenship and Policies of Belonging in Sub-Saharan Africa. The cases of Côte d’Ivoire and Mozambique (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to the “XXIV Convegno SISP (Società Italiana di Scienza Politica)”, IUAV University of Venice, 16-18 September 2010.

- 2008: Decentralisation and raditional authorities. A case-study on Mozambique (transl. from Italian). Contribution to the seminar “Which decentralisation for Africa? The experience of the network between local administrations in the context of the new economic, political and social situation of the continent” (transl. from Italian), research groups CIRPAC, Florence, Sala degli Specchi, June 16th 2008.

- 2007: Places, actors and modalities of power in Sub-Saharan Africa between transnational dynamics and local governance (transl. from Italian). Seminar within the departmental seminar series “Power and political decision-making: actors, places, rules” (transl. from Italian), Department of Politics, Institutions, History – University of Bologna, December 13th 2007.

- 2007: State and rural comunities in Mozambique. Consolidation of institutions between a return to the colonial past and the new priorities of the decentralised development (transl. from Italian). Paper presented to “Cantieri di Storia IV”, Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea (SISSCO), Marsala, September 18th-20th 2007.

- 2007: Negotiating the state through inclusion in the community. Elite formation in decentralised resource management in Chimanimani, Mozambique, paper to be presented to the Second AEGIS European Conference on African Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Studies, in Leiden (the Netherlands), 11-14 July 2007.

- 2006: State, territory, and migration in Mozambique. A case-study of conservation, land reform, and human mobility in Chimanimani, Report on the field-work and study held for the project: “The State, Local Politics, and Migration in a Borderland Region of Mozambique”, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, King’s College London, Head of the project: Prof. Malyn Newitt, Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Grant: www.kcl.ac.uk/pobrsd

- 2006: Between mobility and territorialization. The politics of land and human mobility in a conservation project of central Mozambique, Workshop “The Politics of Human Mobility in Eastern and Southern Africa”, 8 June 2006, Strand Campus – King’s College London, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

- 2006: “O cadastro vivo da memória”. The politics of land and human mobility in a conservation project of central Mozambique, International workshop “Competing Rights. Development, Governance, and Access to Natural Resources in Africa”, Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia – University of Bologna, 5 May.

- 2006: Between mobility and territorialization. The politics of land and human mobility in a conservation project of central Mozambique, Department seminar, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 26 April.

- 2006: Decentralizzazione politica e gestione comunitaria delle risorse naturali in Africa australe (Political decentralisation and community-based natural resources management in Southern Africa). “Research seminars” of Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia dell’Università di Bologna, 1 March 2006.

- 2005: Transnational Networks and Internal Divisions in Central Mozambique: An Historical Perspective from the Colonial Period, AEGIS European Conference of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, June 29 - July 2

- 2004: The State, Labour Migration and the Transnational Discourse. An Historical Perspective from Mozambique, Department of Portuguese and Brazialian Studies annual seminars, King’s College London, 17 November.

- 2004: The State, Labour Migration and the Transnational Discourse. An Historical Perspective from Mozambique, AEGIS Summer School, Cortona, 15-20 September.

- 2004: Seminar on “Migration and social conflict in Subasharan Africa”, Seminars in honour of Enrica Collotti Pischel “African coflicts”, University of Milan, 8/6/2004.

- 2002: ‘‘Working boundaries’. Boundaries, colonial controls and labour circulation in Beira District, Mozambique, 1942 – 1960s’, Conference New Research on Lusophone Africa, 16-17 of May 2002, King’s College London

 

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

- 2017: Cento anni su una frontiera africana. Dal sogno dell'oro al parco naturale tra Mozambico e Zimbabwe [One hundred years on an African frontier. From the dream of gold to the natural park between Mozambique and Zimbabwe], FrancoAngeli, Milano.

- 2010: Stranieri e autoctoni in Africa sub-sahariana. Migrazioni, potere e territorio nella storia del continente [Foreigners and Autochthons in Sub-Saharan Africa. Migrations, Power and Territory in the History of the Continent], Carocci editore, Roma

EDITED VOLUMES

- 2019: “Possibilità delle indipendenze in Africa”, afriche e orienti, vol. XXI, n. 1/2019

- 2019: (with Iolanda Vasile e Aurora Almada e Santos), “What Solidarity? Networks of Cooperation with the Liberation Movements from Portuguese Colonies”, Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, vol. 118, Coimbra, Centro de Estudo Sociais.

- 2017: (with Aurora Almada e Santos, Bernardo Capanga André e Iolanda Vasile), “International Solidarities and the Liberation of the Portuguese Colonies”, afriche e orienti, year XIX, n. 3/2017

- 2016: (con A Pallotti e M. Zamponi), Sviluppo rurale e povertà in Africa australe. Le sfide del millennio [Rural Development and Poverty in Southern Africa. The Millennium Challanges], Rubettino, Soveria Mannelli

- 2015: (with A. Pallotti), State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africa, Ashgate, Farnham, UK; Routledge, London and New York

- 2013: Working the System in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Values, National Citizenship and Local Politics in Historical Perspective, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

- 2011: (ed.), “Cittadinanza e politiche dell’appartenenza in Africa sub-sahariana” [Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging in sub-Saharan Africa], afriche e orienti, year XII, n. 3-4/2011

- 2010: (ed.), Sicurezza alimentare nei paesi in via di sviluppo (Food Security in Developing Countries), I libri di afriche e orienti, AIEP Editore, Repubblica di San Marino

- 2009: (con E. Baglioni) (eds.), “La povertà in Africa sub-sahariana: approcci e politiche” / “Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Approaches and Politicies”, afriche e orienti, Numero speciale II / Special Issue II

- 2007: (with M. Zamponi) (eds.), “Competing Rights. Land and Natural Resources in Africa”, afriche e orienti, Special Issue I

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

- 2019: “Dall’UDENAMO al COREMO. Un’opposizione al FRELIMO nella guerra di liberazione in Mozambico e il panorama continentale”, “Possibilità delle indipendenze in Africa”, afriche e orienti, vol. XXI, n. 1/2019

- 2019: “Introduzione”, in C. Tornimbeni (a cura di), “Possibilità delle indipendenze in Africa”, afriche e orienti, vol. XXI, n. 1/2019

- 2019: “Algeri, crocevia per la diplomazia internazionale del FRELIMO nella guerra di liberazione in Mozambico” [Algiers, a crossroads for the international diplomacy of FRELIMO in the liberation war in Mozambique], in A. Baldinetti, M. Cassarino, G. Maimone, D. Melfa (eds.), Oltreconfine. Temi e fonti per lo studio dell’Africa. Volume in omaggio a Federico Cresti, Aracne editrice, Canterano, 2019.

- 2019: “International Solidarity with FRELIMO in Mozambique during the Liberation Struggle”, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, On-line publication date Oct. 2019, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.013.422.

- 2019: “Da Algeri a Roma: l’Italia e i movimenti nazionalisti “autentici” delle colonie portoghesi in Africa” [From Algiers to Rome: Italy and the ‘authentic’ national liberation movements of the Portuguese colonies in Africa], in Mariele Merlati e Daniela Vignati (eds.), Una storia, tante storie. Studi di storia internazionale, FrancoAngeli, Milano, pp. 103 - 126

- 2019: (with Iolanda Vasile e Aurora Almada e Santos), “What Solidarity? Networks of Cooperation with the Liberation Movements from Portuguese Colonies. An Introduction”, in Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, vol. 118.

- 2018: “Nationalism and Internationalism in the Liberation Struggle in Mozambique. The Role of the FRELIMO’s Solidarity Network in Italy”, in South African Historical Journal, vol. 70, n. 1, pp. 194 – 214

- 2017: (with Aurora Almada e Santos, Bernardo Capanga André e Iolanda Vasile), “Introduction”, in “International Solidarities and the Liberation of the Portuguese Colonies”, afriche e orienti, year XIX, n. 3/2017.

- 2016: "Cosa manca ai "produttori emergenti"? Sviluppo rurale, lavoro e potere in Mozambico" [What is missing for the "emergent farmers" in Mozambique? Rural Development, Labour and Power in Mozambique"], in A. Pallotti, C. Tornimbeni e M. Zamponi (a cura di), Sviluppo rurale e povertà in Africa australe. Le sfide del millennio, Rubettino, Soveria Mannelli, pp. 81-100.

- 2015: "Land and Labour Contestation in Manica, Mozambique. Historical Issues in Contemporary Dynamics", in A. Pallotti and C. Tornimbeni (eds.), State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africa, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 83-102

- 2015: (forthcoming), "Democrazia, nazionalismi e autoctonia: l'Africa nella congiuntura globale dell'appartenenza e il caso del Mozambico", in P. Borruso (ed.), L’Africa Postcoloniale. Nodi storiografici e prospettive di ricerca (titolo provvisorio), Rubettino.

- 2014: "Terra, sviluppo rurale e questione del lavoro nella politica coloniale portoghese in Mozambico", in R. Pellizzoli (ed.), "La questione della terra in Mozambico tra diritti delle comunità e investimenti", afriche e orienti, Numero Speciale 2014

- 2014: "Comunità rurali e questione della terra (o del lavoro) in Mozambico: per una prospettiva storica", in L. Ciabarri, C. Fiamingo, e M. Van Aken (eds.), I Conflitti sulla Terra. Tra accaparramento, consumo e accesso indisciplinato, Edizioni Altravista

- 2014: “Cittadinanza, identità, appartenenze” (Citizenship, Identites, Forms of Belonging), in A. Pallotti and M. Zamponi (eds.), Le parole dello sviluppo. Metodi e politiche della cooperazione internazionale, Carocci editore, Roma, pp. 111-125.

- 2013: “Nazionalismo e internazionalismo nella lotta di liberazione del FRELIMO in Mozambico, 1964-1975” (Nationalism and Internationalism in FRELIMO's Liberation War in Mozambique, 1964-1975), in M. Zamponi (ed.), "Fronti della guerra fredda in Africa sub-sahariana", afriche e orienti, anno XV, n. 3-4/2013, pp. 91-109.

- 2013: "Transmitting and Negotiating Paradigms on Citizenship, State and Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Introducing a Discussion on Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dynamics", in C. Tornimbeni (ed.), Working the System in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Values, National Citizenship and Local Politics in Historical Perspective, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 1 - 22

- 2012: “Lo stato coloniale portoghese in Mozambico, la mobilità della popolazione e la politica del territorio” (The Portguese Colonial State in Mozambique, Human Mobility and the Politics of Territory), in Isabella Rosoni & Uoldelul Chelati Dirar (eds.), Votare con i piedi: La mobilità degli individui nell’Africa coloniale italiana, EUM, Macerata, pp. 175 - 196

- 2012: 50 anni di FRELIMO. Le diverse stagioni della democrazia in Mozambico” (50 years of FRELIMO. The Various Seasons of Democracy in Mozambique), in M. Zamponi (ed.) “Percorsi della democrazia in Africa” (Paths of Democracy in Africa), afriche e orienti, year XIV, n. 1-2/2012, pp. 93-108

- 2012: "The Informalization of Formal Portuguese Controls on People’s Movements and Identity in the Colony of Mozambique. The Heritage of Portuguese Colonialism in Current Local African Politics", in in T. Green and M. Newitt (eds.), “Formal and Informal Empire: Portuguese Relations with the Non-European World”, Portuguese Studies, vol. 28, n. 2, pp. 216–229

- 2011: “Local Political Struggles, Accommodations and the Nation-Building Project. The Independence of Mozambique in the 1970s”, in A. Pallotti (ed.), “Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970s. Crises, Conflicts and Transformations”, afriche e orienti, Special Issue II-2011.

- 2011: “La ridefinizione locale della cittadinanza nazionale. Una discussione sulla politica e le politiche dell’appartenenza in Africa sub-sahariana” (National Citizenship and its Redefinition at Local Level. A Discussion on the Politics and the Policies of Belonging in sub-Saharan Africa), in C. Tornimbeni (ed.), “Cittadinanza e politiche dell’appartenenza in Africa sub-sahariana” (Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging in sub-Saharan Africa), afriche e orienti, year XII, n. 3-4/2011

- 2010: “The Construction of Internal Borders in a Borderland Region of Central Mozambique”, Journal of Borderland Studies, vol. 25, n. 2

- 2009: (with E. Baglioni), “Introduzione: povertà, sapere e potere in Africa sub-sahariana” / “Introduction: Poverty, Knowledge and Power in Sub-Saharan Africa”, in E. Baglioni & C. Tornimbeni (eds.), “La povertà in Africa sub-sahariana: approcci e politiche” / “Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Approaches and Politicies”, afriche e orienti, Numero speciale II / Special Issue II

- 2009: “Revolution in Portugal, independence in Africa: history and politics of a debated link” (transl. from Italian), in Vito Gironda, Michele Nani e Stefano Petrungaro (a cura di), “Imperi coloniali. Italia, Germania e la costruzione del “mondo coloniale””, ‘900, n. 1

- 2008: (with Malyn Newitt), “Transnational Networks and Internal Divisions in Central Mozambique: An Historical Perspective from the Colonial Period”, in Cahiers d'études africaines, vol. 4, n. 192, pp. 707-740

- 2008: “Charter Companies/Prazos”, in Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke, and Lars Jensen (eds.), A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in Continental Europe and its Empires, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

- 2008: “Negotiating the State through Inclusion in the Community. Elite Formation in Decentralised Resource Management in Chimanimani, Mozambique”, in M. Zamponi (a cura di), “Decentralising Power and Resource Control in Sub-Saharan Africa”, afriche e orienti, Special Issue II

- 2008: “Sviluppo decentrato in Mozambico. Dalle politiche coloniali alla good governance”, in M. Zamponi (a cura di), “Africa australe. Comunità rurali, sistemi di autorità e politiche di decentramento”, afriche e orienti, numero speciale I

- 2007: “Review of Sandra Evers, Marja Spierenburg, and Harry Wels (eds.), ‘Competing Jurisdictions: Settling land claims in Africa’”, African Affairs, vol. 106, n. 425

- 2007: ““O cadastro vivo da memória”. Community mapping, conservation and state-making in Mozambique”, in C. Tornimbeni and M. Zamponi (eds.), “Competing Rights. Land and Natural Resources in Africa”, afriche e orienti, Special Issue I

- 2007: ““Isto foi sempre assim”. The Politics of Land and Human Mobility in Chimanimani, central Mozambique”, Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 33, n. 3

- 2007: Review of Competing Jurisdictions: Setting Land Claims in Africa, by Sandra Evers, Marja Spierenburg and Harry Wels (eds.). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2005, African Affairs, forthcoming

- 2006: “Migrazioni e conflittualità sociale in Africa australe” (Migration and Social Conflict in Southern Africa), in C. Fiamingo (ed.), Conflitti d’Africa, Aracne, Roma, 2006

- 2005: “The State, Labour Migration and the Transnational Discourse - A Historical Perspective from Mozambique”, in Veronika Bilger, Albert Kraler (eds.), African Migrations. Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dynamics, Stichproben. Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien/ Vienna Journal of African Studies, special issue, n. 8/2005, Wien.

- 2005: Review of S. Lloyd-Jones and A. Costa Pinto (eds.), “The Last Empire. Thirty Years of Portuguese Decolonization”, in Leeds African Studies Bulletin, n. 67.

- 2005: “Stato e comunità nella gestione delle risorse naturali in Mozambico” (State and Community in Natural Resource Management in Mozambique), in afriche e orienti, n. 2/2005.

- 2005: “L’ultimo libro su ‘l’ultimo impero’” (The Last Book on “The Last Empire”), in M. Zamponi & L. Apa (eds.), Il colore rosso dei jacaranda. A 30 anni dall’indipendenza delle ex colonie portoghesi, I libri di afriche e orienti, AIEP Editore, San Marino, 2005.

- 2005: “Cartão Vermelho alle elezioni generali in Mozambico” (Cartão Vermelho at the elections in Mozambique), in afriche e orienti, nn. 4/2004-1/2005.

- 2005: “Migrant Workers and State Boundaries. Reflections on the Transnational Debate from the Colonial Past in Mozambique”, Lusotopie 2004, CEAN, Karthala, Bordeaux.

- 2004: “Lavoratori di frontiera: migrazioni e confini nelle regioni centrali del Mozambico” (Woking on borders: migrations and boundaries in the central regions of Mozambique), in Africa, n. 2, 2004.

- 2004: “Decentralisation for whom? Review of Rosemary Elizabeth Galli, Peoples' Spaces and State Spaces: Land and Governance in Mozambique", H-LusoAfrica, H-Net Reviews, February, 2004:

http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=253191078299446 .

- 2003: Review of “H. Englund, From War to Peace on the Mozambique-Malawi Borderland, London 2002” (transl. from Italian), in afriche e orienti, n. 3-4/2003.

- 2003: Review of “H. Englund, From War to Peace on the Mozambique-Malawi Borderland, London 2002”, in Lusotopie 2003, CEAN, Bordeaux.

- 2003: ‘Working boundaries’. Boundaries, colonial controls and labour circulation in Beira District, Mozambique, 1942 – 1960s, in Newitt M. (ed.), Community & the State in Lusophone Africa. London: King's College London, 2003.

- 2003: “Review of: M. Zamponi, Terra, produzione, lavoro. Storia agraria dell’Africa australe. Il caso dello Zimbabwe” (transl. from Italian), in Africa, n. 1, 2003.

- 2002: “Migrazioni e xenofobia in Africa australe: introduzione” (Migration and Xenophobia in Southern Africa: an Introduction), in afriche e orienti, n. 2/2002.

- 2000: “Nuovi spazi migratori in Africa australe” (New migrant spaces in Southern Africa), in afriche e orienti, n. 3-4/2000.

- 2000: (with Mario Zamponi), “Tanzania: elezioni per lo status quo?” (Tanzania: elections for status quo?), afriche e orienti, n. 3-4/2000.

- 2000: “Il Lavoro Migratorio in Africa Centro-Meridionale, e il Distretto di Tete, Mozambico, 1890-1945” (Labour Migration in Southern Africa and Tete District, Mozambique, 1890-1945), in Africa, anno LV, n. 3.

- 1999: (with M.P.Santarelli), Il sindacato in Sudafrica: dalla lotta per la democrazia alle contraddizioni economiche del nuovo Sudafrica democratico (The wokers’ unions in South Africa: from the struggle for democracy to the economic contradictions of the new South Africa), special issue of A-Zone, n. 3/1999.

- 1999: “Consolidamento della democrazia e transizione politica in Mozambico: le elezioni del ‘99” (Consolidation of Democracy and Political Transition in Mozambique: the 1999 Elections), in afriche e orienti, n. 4/99.

- 1999: “Il Debito Estero dell'Africa: intervista a Joseph Hanlon” (External Debt in Africa: Interview with Joseph Hanlon), in afriche e orienti, n. 4/99.

- 1997: “Eredi del Duemila: i reportage di Francesco Zizola” (Francesco Zizola’s Reportage), in Africa e Mediterraneo, n. 2/97.

- 1997: (with M.P. Santarelli) “Tutto ciò che vogliamo è la verità. Intervista con Barbara Watson, membro della Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Sudafrica” (All We Want Is the Truth. Interview with Barbara Watson, Member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa), in Africa e Mediterraneo, n. 2/97.

- 1995-1996: (et al.) “Calendario degli avvenimenti dei paesi africani” (Calendar of Facts in the African Countries), in Africa e Mediterraneo, nn. 3-4/95 – 4/96.