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Luca Puddu

Professore a contratto

Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà

Curriculum vitae

Working Experience

  • Current: Lecturer in African History and Institutions, Faculty of Humanities, Sapienza University, Rome.
  • Current: Research fellow in African History and Institutions, Department of History, Culture and Civilizations, University of Bologna. Project title: “Monetary transitions in East Africa”.
  • Current: Head of Africa programme, Institute for Global Studies, Rome & Brussels.
  • 2018: Lecturer of African History, Summer School, Sapienza University of Rome and University of Mekelle, Mekelle.
  • 2017-2018: Director of Research, Desk Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CEMISS), Italian Ministry of Defence.
  • January-March 2018: ASA Visiting Scholar, Centre for African Studies, University of Leiden. Project title: “Quest for control: the relationship between European multinationals, the World Bank and Imperial Ethiopia, c. 1960-1977”.
  • 2017: Lecturer, Master in International Journalism, Institute for Global Studies and Italian Chief of Staff, Rome.
  • 2016: Research assistant in the project “A history of the Ogaden, Ethiopia”, University of Cagliari.
  • 2016: Lecturer, Master in International Journalism, Institute for Global Studies and Italian Chief of Staff, Rome.
  • October-December 2015: Visiting research fellow, Nordic African Institute, Uppsala. Project title: “Rural development and border diplomacy in north-western Ethiopia”.
  • 2013-2016: Research Analyst, Institute for Global Studies, Rome & Brussels.
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral research fellow, African History and Institutions, University of Cagliari.
  • 2013: Junior Visiting scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, History and Public Policy Program, Washington DC. Project title: “The World Bank’s Grain Marketing Project in revolutionary Ethiopia, c. 1972-1977”.
  • 2010-2014: Desk Africa coordinator,, Milan.


  • 2012: Summer School, Euro-Mediterranean strategies, “Institute for Mediterranean Studies”
  • 2011: Ph.D. in International History, University of Florence.
  • 2010: Summer School, Euromediterranean Diplomacy, “Centro di Ricerca per l'Oriente e il Mediterraneo”, Ostuni.
  • 2007: Summer School, Professional English, “European School of Economics”, New York.
  • 2007: Master Degree in Diplomacy, “Società Italiana per l'Organizzazione Internazionale”.
  • 2006: Master of Arts in Law (major: International Law), University of Cagliari.

Awards, Scholarships, Research Projects

  • Current: Coordinator of the project “Governing borders in the Horn of Africa: challenges and opportunities”, Institute for Global Studies and Ministero Affari Esteri della Repubblica Italiana.
  • 2018: ASA scholarship, university of Leiden.
  • 2017: member of the UE-funded project “Africa in a globalized world”, University of Public Service and Institute for Global Studies.
  • 2015: Fellowship granted by Fondazione di Sardegna for a visiting research period at the Nordic African Institute, Uppsala.
  • 2012-2015: Post-doctoral fellowship, Master and Back Programme, Regione Sardegna.
  • 2012: “Enrico Augelli” award for PhD dissertation, FP CGIL Coordinamento Esteri at the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs & University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
  • 2010: Summer School fellowship, MESEURO Foundation.
  • 2007: Summer School fellowship, European School of Economics.
  • 2008-2011: PhD fellowship, Master and Back Program, Regione Sardegna.

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