Vilas Associate Professor of History
College of Letters & Science l Department of History
Hometown: New York
Giuliana Chamedes is Mellon-Morgridge and Vilas Associate Professor of European History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed an MPhil in European History at the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. at Columbia University. Her first book, _A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe_, came out with Harvard University Press in 2019, and won the Michael Hunt Prize in International History (2020) as well as the Marraro Prize (2019). She is currently drafting her second book, tentatively titled _Failed Globalists: European Socialists, the Welfare State, and the Challenge of the Global South, 1919-2019_.
Anti-Fascism and Anti-Imperialism, from the Spanish Civil War to the Black Power Movement
Christian Identity and Europe
Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Radical Right, Then and Now
Economic Crises and Welfare Chauvinism: From the Great Depression to Today
This talk tracks three great moments of economic crisis in the 20th century: the Great Depression, the 1973 oil crisis, and the Great Recession (2007-2009). It investigates how Europe and the United States responded to these conditions of crisis and how their welfare states were fundamentally transformed in the process.