Ilaria Favretto is Professor of Contemporary European History at Kingston University. She obtained her first degree in Milan and then a PhD at Queen Mary College (University of London). After a post-doctoral fellowship at St Antony's College, Oxford, she taught at the University of Milan and then joined Kingsto
n. She has published on the British and the Italian Left after 1945; on memory and identity in post-war Italy; and, lately, on protest and social movements.
Recent publications include: ‘Toilets and Resistance in Italian factories in the 1950s’, Labor History (vol 60, no. 6, 2019); Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western European History (co-edited with Xabier Itcaina, Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, 2017) and ‘Rough Music and Factory Protest in post-1945 Italy’, Past and Present (vol 228, no.1, August 2015). She is currently writing a cultural history of industrial conflict in twentieth century Italy (under contract with Oxford University Press).