Andrea Azzarelli (Tradate, 1990) is currently a post-doc fellow at the University of Padua. After graduating in Historical Sciences at the University of Milan (2015), he got his PhD in March 2019 at the same university, carrying out between September and December 2017 a period of study at the Université Rennes 2. He then conducted, in autumn 2019, a three months research in Paris thanks to the Atlas research post-doc grant (Fondation Maison de Science de l’Homme – Fondazione Luigi Einaudi). From then on, and until August 2020, he was a research fellow at the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria.
His doctoral thesis focuses on territorial control in Italy, and especially in Sicily, from Unification to First World War. Particular attention is devoted to police forces deployment on Italian territory during that period and the consequent policing practices adopted by local and State authorities. Part of the research deals with repression and control of phenomena such as strikes, political dissent, brigandage and mafia in late Nineteenth century Sicily. Andrea has published articles in professional journals, and he has taken part in several international conferences in Europe.
His current research focuses on strikes and political demonstrations control in France and Italy during the thirty years preceding the First World War.