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Research interests

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


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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Projects 2011 2019

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Research Output 1980 2018

Brexit: views from around Europe on future relationship between UK and EU

Tannam, E., Lazowski, A., Cento Bull, A., Lozano Contreras, F., Berrod, F. & Nehring, H., 22 Nov 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Matteo Salvini: who is the firebrand politician shaking up Italian politics?

Bull, A., 29 Jun 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

The intricacies of coalition-making in the 2018 Italian election

Bull, A. & Ravelli, G., 19 Feb 2018, speri (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute).

Research output: Other contribution

The Pinochet Regime and the Trans-nationalization of Italian Neo-fascism

Ravelli, G. & Bull, A. C., 27 Oct 2018, Hayek: A Collaborative Biography : Part XIII: 'Fascism' and Liberalism in the (Austrian) Classical Tradition. Leeson, R. (ed.). Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 361-393 32 p. (Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Transnational Networks

War museums as agonistic spaces: possibilities, opportunities and constraints

Bull, A., Hansen, H. L., Kansteiner, W. & Parish, N., 14 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Democratic Practice and Policymaking at the Regional Level in Europe, Testing the Gender and Diversity Agenda

Author: Legg, J., 26 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Bull, A. (Supervisor) & Diamond, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Newcomers in organised crime: A case study of Giuseppe Rogoli’s Sacra Corona Unita, 1979-1999

Author: Kingston, N., 4 Jul 2012

Supervisor: Bull, A. (Supervisor) & Allum, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Regionalisation and the English regions

Author: Deacon, P., 1 Jan 2008

Supervisor: Bull, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Sub-National Mobilisation, Regional Autonomy, and EU Integration: The Basque Case

Author: Bienefeld, E., 30 Sep 2009

Supervisor: Bull, A. (Supervisor) & Kennedy, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The role of bridging and linking social capital in the development of the Northern Ireland women's movement after the 1998 Peace Agreement

Author: Priest, S., 9 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Bull, A. (Supervisor) & Diamond, H. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD