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Brian Tholl

Lecturer in Italian

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Brian Tholl earned his MA in Italian from Rutgers University, and he is currently a PhD student in Italian at Rutgers University, where he specializes in the confino, or the forced peripheral exile of anti-fascists and other “enemies” of Mussolini’s regime. 

In his dissertation, he seeks to examine the ways in which those in exile were able to engage in resistance, and how they conceptualized Italy in their writing and participated in the reconstruction of the nation, and Europe, after World War II. 

His other research interests include Italy’s “Southern Question,” Film Studies, and the Medical Humanities.