Giovanni Orsina is full professor of history at Luiss-Guido Carli University, Rome, where he is also deputy director of the School of Government and director of the Master in European Studies.
Orsina holds a PhD in history from the University of Roma Tre. He has taught in the Universities of Bologna (1996-97), l’Aquila (1998-2001) and Roma Sapienza (2001-2005). He has been British Council Italian visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford (1997-98), and visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Cachan (2006) and at Sciences-Po Paris (2003, 2009, 2012).
Orsina has published extensively, mostly but not only in Italian, on the political history of the late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. He is especially interested in the relationship between ideologies, institutions and political struggle, with a particular focus on liberalism.