A specialist in questions of dictatorship and genocide in the modern era, Stone's work emphasizes the relationship among culture, politics, and the state in the 20th century.
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- Website: faculty.oxy.edu/mstone/
- Office Hours: T 12:00-1:25 R 4:30-5:30 & by appointment
Education: B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Marla Stone is professor of Modern European history with a focus on Fascism and Nazism and the cultural history of Fascist Italy. Her books include The Patron State: Culture and Politics in Fascist Italy (Princeton University Press, 1998), winner of the Marraro Prize of the Society of Italian Historical Studies; When the Wall Came Down (Routledge, 1992), edited with Harold James; and The Fascist Revolution in Italy: A Brief History With Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012). Her work on Fascist art and politics, Italian political culture, and anti-communism has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, The Journal of Contemporary History, Constellations, and The Journal of Hate Studies. Professor Stone has been a fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is currently writing a book about anti-communism and the role played in Italian political culture by the mobilization of fear and hatred of a political enemy during Italy’s traumatic 20th century.