Angelo Matteo Caglioti received a PhD in History with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in August 2017. He completed a Laurea Specialistica in Modern European History at the University of Padua in 2011.
His research deals with the relationship between science, environment and European colonialism, with particular focus on Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth century. His dissertation is titled "Meteorological Imperialism. Science, Environment and Empire in Liberal and Fascist Italy (1870-1940)" and explores the history of Italian colonialism from the perspective of the history of the environmental and climate sciences.
He is also interested in the history of race, anthropology, and eugenics. At the European University Institute, he intends to revise his dissertation into a book and pursue his next research project, tentatively titled "Fascist Internationalism: Climatology, Italian Imperialism, and the Origins of the F.A.O. (1905-1950)." This project intends to explore scientific internationalism in fascist Italy and its legacies in the post-war period history of development.
At Berkeley, Angelo has taught the undergraduate seminar "Science, Environments and European Colonialism" as well as class sections in the history of science, Science&Technology Studies, and Italian history.