Jennifer Illuzzi

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


Ruane Center for the Humanities 135


Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

Area(s) of Expertise:

Modern European History, Romani populations, Germany, Italy

Awards and Honors:

Grant for "Brought together by Providence: A story of Jewish and Catholic community at Providence College, 1917-1970." Rhode Island Foundation through the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Summer Seminar: Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento National Endowment for the Humanities

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship University of Minnesota

DAAD Student Grant program Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program: Italy Institute for International Education

Selected Publications:

Illuzzi, J. The Language of Human Rights in West Germany by Lora Wildenthal . (15), Springer

Illuzzi, J. (2014) Gypsies in Germany and Italy 1861-1914: Lives Outside the Law. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan

Illuzzi, J. (2010) Negotiating the “State of Exception:” Gypsies’ Encounter with the Judiciary in Germany and Italy, 1860-1914. Social History.(35), 418-438.

Selected Presentations:

Illuzzi, J. Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women 2014: Histories on the Edge. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, Canada - "Reimagining Colony and Metropole: Images of Italy and Libya during the Italo-Turkish War, 1911-1912" May, 2014

Illuzzi, J. European Social Science History Conference. International Institute of Social History, Vienna, Austria - "Questionable Continuities: Pre and Post-War Treatment of "Gypsies" in Germany and Italy" April, 2014

Illuzzi, J. German Studies Association Annual Meeting. , Denver, CO - "The 'State of Exception' and the Munich Zigeunerkonferenz of 1911" October, 2013

Illuzzi, J. American Historical Association. , Chicago, IL - "Paper: The 'Gypsies' of Europe and the Roots of Contemporary Statelessness" January, 2012

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