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Nicola Camilleri
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Trained as historian of 19th and 20th century, I am interested in the history of Europe, specifically of Italy and Germany in their global dimensions. In my PhD project (Freie Universität Berlin, 2017), I investigated citizenship policy in the German and Italian colonial empires by adopting a comparative perspective to answer the question of how two ‘late’ European nation states and colonial powers dealt with the heterogeneous populations of their colonies. At the same time, my work has analysed entanglements of colonial citizenship on different levels; the administrative as well as the scientific. Currently, my research focuses on popular militarism and sociability in Imperial Germany and its global entanglements, taking shooting associations in the metropole and in the colonies as object of investigation.

- Staatsangehörigkeit und Rassismus. Rechtsdiskurse und Verwaltungspraxis in der Kolonie Eritrea und Deutsch-Ostafrika (1882-1919), Frankfurt am Main, (forthcoming).

- Colonial Subjects and Others: Racism and Inequality during Italian Rule in the Horn of Africa, in: Northeast African Studies 20/1–2 (2020), pp. 27–58.

- Citizenship and Colonialism. The German and the Italian Case, in: Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell'800 e del '900 1 (2018), pp. 101–104.

- Costruire il dominio coloniale. La conquista dell’Africa orientale tedesca e la politica della cittadinanza, in: Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell'800 e del '900 2 (2016), pp. 233–258.

- How a colonial subject became an Italian citizen. Life and naturalization of Sengal Workneh between colonial Eritrea and Italy (1880-1929), in: Marcella Simoni, Davide Lombardo (eds.), The Languages of Discrimination and Racism in Twentieth Century Italy: History, Legacies and Practices, Palgrave (forthcoming).
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