Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Professor Anna Bull

Anna Bull

Professor of Italian History and Politics
Director of Studies Research students

1 West North 2.11
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6723


Professor Anna Bull was appointed Professor of Italian in 1996, having taught at Bath since 1987. She graduated from the University of Naples and wrote her doctorate at the University of Reading, where she subsequently held a lectureship.

Research Interests

  • Memory and legacy of conflict
  • Italian fascism and neofascism
  • The Lega Nord
  • Regionalism
  • Federalism and and devolution
  • Political Cultures and Identities


She teaches a final-year option ‘Political Terrorism and its Legacy in Italy' and contributes to the Italian Politics and Society courses. She also contributes to a postgraduate unit, Memory Cultures-memory Politics.


Her publications include From Peasant to Entrepreneur. The Survival of the Family Economy in Italy [with P. Corner] (1993), Entrepreneurial Textile Communities [with M. Pitt and J. Szarka] (1993), Social Identities and Political Cultures in Italy (2000), and [with M. Gilbert] The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics (2001), Italian Neofascism. The Strategy of Tension and the Politics of Nonreconciliation (2007) and Ending terrorism in Italy [with P. Cooke] (2013).

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