Education
BA in International Studies, Università di Bologna - Bologna, Italy
MA of Research in History and Civilization, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
MA in International Studies, Università di Bologna - Bologna, Italy
PhD. candidate at the Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

Biography

Prof. Potì’s expertise and research interests lie in modern European history, the international relations of the Mediterranean, comparative imperialism and nationalism, and international legal history. He has especially worked on the political, legal and ethical reconfiguration of colonial empires in the interwar years. His doctoral dissertation examines five cases of anti-colonial unrest and repression across European Mediterranean empires during the 1920s–notably, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Morocco and Syria, with a double focus. On the one hand, it traces the international resonance of those events, in terms of press coverage, diasporic mobilization, and the involvement of international organizations like the League of Nations. On the other, it seeks to assess the weight of publicity and international oversight in the shaping of British, French, Spanish and Italian imperial policies’.