Past Member

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Historical Studies

Field of Study

Modern European History

Home Institution

New York University

Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s research explores the experiences of the 1.4 million Italian military men held captive by the French, Germans, and British during World War II. Drawing on diaries, letters, and archival documents from six countries, the book recounts how this mass captivity changed a generation of men, their families, and the societies that hosted them.

Dates at IAS

School of Historical Studies