Claudia Sbuttoni is a PhD student at the Institute for Italian. Her research interests include the fascist era as well as the memory and remembrance of World War II in Europe. Her special focus is Italian fascism and nationalism along the eastern border as well as the Italianization of the areas annexed after the First World War.
Claudia graduated from New York University with a BA in Sociology and Italian in 2015, where she received the Italian Cultural Institute Award and was named Count Lorenzo Attolico di Adelfia Research Scholar. Her diploma thesis dealt with the fascist internment of Slovenian and Croatian civilians during the Second World War in Italy and in the Italian-occupied territory.
In 2017 she received her Masters in Italian from Columbia University. Claudia received certification from Columbia University's Innovative Teaching Summer Institute (ITSI) in June 2017 and was a Teaching Observation Fellow in the 2017/18 academic year. It was visualized with the PepsiCo Travel Fellowship in 2017 and the Harriman Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2018 and combines research on historical and transitional justice, human rights, and public and social memory. Claudia is currently the rapporteur for the Columbia University series of seminars in Modern Italian Studies at the Italian Academy.