Andrea Azzarelli

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Short CV

Andrea Azzarelli (Tradate, 1990) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation at the Université Grenoble-Alpes and a member of the editorial board of the journal «Società e Storia».

Currently, he is the principal investigator of the research project «A global market of violence: Firearms surveillance in European ports from 1890 until 1939 (England, France, Italy)». This project delves into the historical shift in gun control policies across three European nations—France, England, and Italy—between 1890 and 1939, unraveling its impact on State power, violence and European police forces.

Prior to his current position, Andrea was a post-doctoral fellow at the Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano in Rome (December 2022 to November 2023), at the University of Padua in the ERC project «PREWArAs – The Dark Side of the Belle Epoque» (September 2020 to March 2022), and a visiting researcher at the Centre d’Histoire du XIXe siècle (Sorbonne Université, 2021). Additionally, he held positions at the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria (post-doc fellow, 2020), at the Fondation Maison de Science de l’Homme (Atlas post-doc, 2019) and at the University of Milan where he was assistant professor (2018-2020) and where he obtained his PhD in 2019. In 2017, during his doctoral course, he conducted a 3-month research stay at Université Rennes 2.

Andrea’s research interests focus on the history of State institutions, police and territorial control, gun-control, crime, and private armed associations between the mid-19th century and the Second World War.

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