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My main expertise is in International Affairs and Cold War Europe. Over the years I have compiled progressive experience in researching and writing twentieth-century nationalism and border regions in post-war Europe, above all the Mediterranean countries. Meanwhile, I have also pursued my interest in the  politics of the European Union, the process of democratization and the establishment of a market economy in post-Communist Eastern Europe. In additional to my academic and scholarly interests, I also founded a consulting firm, which provides cultural resource management in and outside the United States.

About myself

I combine post-graduate academic training with hands-on experience in higher education, administration, and non-governmental organizations  to offer proven expertise in analysis, management, and communications.

Work experience

Oct 2015Present


Prostudio Research & Consulting
  • Conduct research for scholars and business professionals in the US and abroad
  • Provide intercultural consulting, develop communication strategies, and data analysis for private businesses and non-profit organizations 
  • Translation and editing services in Italian, Spanish, and English
Jan 2015Jan 2016

Administrative Coordinator

American University
  • Coordinate daily tasks and serve as a team leader for adjunct support assistants
  • Manage proctoring activities and prepare assessment materials for the Washington College of Law.
  • Maintain electronic databases of faculty materials and student records.
  • Develop operational manuals for the Faculty & Administrative Support Services.
  • Reported response data in CRM systems Zoho, E-Resources, and Ellucian Colleague.
  • Served as liaison between students and advisers in Graduate Advising Center.
May 2015Dec 2015

Transatlantic Analyst

Streit Council for a Union of Democracies
  • Conduct research and develop written reports about transatlantic security and analysis.
  • Write written reviews about suggested responses of the international community.
  • Assist in development of workshops, conferences, and seminars
Jun 2013May 2015


George Washington University
  • Taught Italian language and culture to an average of 25 undergraduates per semester.
  • Observed and reported student performance; developed course materials.
  • Counseled students about various academic and social difficulties.
  • Monitored student behavior and reported students in distress to university database(Care Network).
  • Edited and translated scholarly articles in Italian.
Aug 2013Dec 2014


American University
  • Taught an interdisciplinary course in intercultural understanding.
  • Located, contacted and secured guest speakers from organizations such as Brookings Institute, United States Institute of Peace and World Bank.
  • Mentored student interns as they worked at various local and international organizations.
  • Ran student workshops for professional development.
Aug 2013Dec 2013


George Mason University
  • Taught an undergraduate course in Western Civilization. 
  • Provide comprehensive, interactive and relevant instruction on the transformation of Western society from antiquity to present.
Aug 2006Jun 2013

Research Fellow and Graduate Instructor

West Virginia University
  • Carried out archival research both in Italy and the United States; delivered final manuscript by research timeline.
  • Planned transportation and lodging; requested authorization to access US Presidential Libraries and National Archives Prepared and submitted research grant proposals, authorization forms and FOIA requests.
  • Collected, translated and analyzed government reports and diplomatic cables.
  • Organized and categorized archival material.
  • Published scholarly articles; presented at national and international conferences.
  • Taught courses in Western civilization.
  • Completed graduate coursework.
  • Assisted in development & management of Study Abroad program in Rome in 2010.
  • Taught courses in Italian language and culture.
Jan 2000Jul 2006

Production Manager

  • Supervised production of pharmaceutical products, managed employee schedules, and maximized shift productivity.
  • Implemented standard production policies to maximize product quality and monitored effectiveness.
  • Drafted and supervised the implementation of internal Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP).
  • Served as liaison for employees to Chief Executive Officer and prepared guidelines for the renewal of contracts, and coordinated technical training and recruitment of employees
Jun 1998Oct 2001

Corporal (2001) and Soldier (1998-1999)

Italian Army and NATO
  • 2001: Provided logistical support to Atlantic military contingents deployed in Albania for a peace-keeping mission; guarded NATO military installments; escorted tracks carrying international aid
  • 1998-1999: Served as a specialist in radio transmission; received tactical training; participated in national and international military drills

Volunteer Work

  • F-r-e-e, NY, USA (January 2015-Present):
  • I define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities for F-r-e-e, an international non-profit organization that promotes peace building in the Balkans. I also coordinate with the members of our team in the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities.

  • ATAS Onlus, Trento, Italy (2005):
  • I assisted the director of the association in the registration process of incoming immigrants to the Trentino region of northern Italy. In this capacity, I mostly assisted North African residents. This experience required a great understanding of the Italian legal system as well as careful cross-cultural and multi-lingual communication skills.


Aug 2008Aug 2014

Ph.D. Doctorate in Modern Europe

West Virginia University

Acquired a deep and comprehensive understanding of historical disciplines, methods of inquiry, and  critical thinking. Specialized in nationalism, Cold War, and borderland regions in twentieth-century Europe.

Aug 2006Dec 2010

M.A in Public Policy

West Virginia University

Acquired a high level training in the study of public policy and policy making at international, national and sub-state levels.

Dec 2004Dec 2007

M.A. in International Relations

School of European and International Studies

Acquired multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts.

Sep 2001Dec 2004

B.A in Society, Politics, and European Institutions

University of Trento

Acquired analytical tools and competences for a broader understanding of sociopolitical transformations  in modern Europe and the process of European integration.


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Microsoft office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • SharePoint and Lotus Notes.


  • ECAS Doctoral Research Award, Eberly College, West Virginia University, 2014, 2012, 2010.
  • Chitwood Graduate Fellowship, Eberly College, West Virginia University, 2011-2012.
  • History Department Research Fellowship, Eberly College, West Virginia University, 2011.
  • Rebecca Donnally and Henry Thornburg Dissertation Fellowship 2011, Eberly College, Department of History, West Virginia University, 2011.
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
  • Golden Key International Honor Society.

Selected Publications

"From Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) to Mare Vestrum (Your Sea): Transatlantic Insecurity in the Mediterranean," Streit Talk (July 13, 2015).

“Resisting Détente: the Associative Network and the Osimo Treaties,” in Italy, Yugoslavia, and International Politics in the Age of Détente, ed. Massimo Bucarelli, Luciano Monzali, Raoul Pupo (forthcoming, Peter Lang, International Issues 2015).

“From Foes to Friends: Italy, Yugoslavia, and the Cold War in the Adriatic,” Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Arlington, Virginia, June 2015.

"A Bloody Borderland: Insight into the Ukrainian Crisis," Streit Talk (June 9, 2015).

Review of Garibaldi, by Andrea Possieri, H-Net Italy (February, 2015).

“Our Neighbors Are Fighting: The European Community and the Yugoslav Wars of Succession,” paper presented at the 21st International Conference of Europeanists, CES, Washington, D.C., March 2014.

“L'Associazionismo adriatico ed il mondo degli esuli: una risposta ad Osimo,” Qualestoria 21 (2) (2013): 109-131.

“Diplomacy at Work: the Dayton Agreement,” guest lecture presented at Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey, November 2012.


Dr. Joshua Arthurs

Associate Professor West Virginia University

Mr. Mitch Yoshida

Streit Council Research Fellow

Ms. Jessica Slattery

Foreign Affairs Officer at U.S. State Department