Alessandro Saluppo received his BA from the University of Siena in 2006 and his PhD from Fordham University in 2016. His doctoral thesis analyses fascist paramilitary violence in the lower Po Valley provinces in the years preceding the dictatorship. He has published articles in professional journals and edited volumes on the organisation and operational models of right-wing paramilitary groups in the interwar period. At the same time, Alessandro has presented works at several conferences in the United States and Europe, including at the Columbia University Seminar in Italian Studies and at the International Colloquium on Political Violence in Twentieth Century at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, on paramilitaries, armed organizations, private security agents, self-defence units and irregular forces both before and after the First World War.
Aside from his research activity, Alessandro has taught Modern European history, global history and twentieth century military history at Fordham University and other universities in New York metropolitan area. Alessandro’s current academic research is focused on armed volunteerism in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain.