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USF history professor selected as ANVUR finalist

USF History Professor selected as ANVUR finalist

TAMPA, Fla. -- Professor Fraser Ottanelli from the Department of History at the University of South Florida has been selected as a finalist to sit on the National Committee of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research Institutes (ANVUR).

Set up by the Italian Ministry of Education Universities and Research (MIUR), the committee is charged with evaluating all applicants for positions as associate or full professor in “Contemporary History--19th and 20th Century European History” in Italian universities.

The five-person committee is composed of four full professors affiliated with Italian universities and one from a non-Italian university in a country that is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Ottanelli, chair of USF’s history department, is in the running for a spot on the committee as a non-Italian university representative.

Five finalists from OECD countries were selected through a review of their scholarly accomplishments. The non-Italian member of the committee will be randomly selected from this group of names on Dec. 12, 2012.

“Not only does this reflect the international visibility of my work, but at the same time, by serving on this committee—as you can see I have a 20 percent chance—I would contribute to the development of higher education in the country where I was originally trained,” Ottanelli said.

Ottanelli’s areas of specialization are ethnic and labor history, comparative migration and U.S. history in a global age. Ottanelli has written two books “Italian Workers of the World: Labor Migration and the Formation of Multiethnic States” and “The Communist Party of the United States from the Depression to World War II” as well as numerous articles and essays.


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Author: Ella Farnsworth