Beatrice Falcucci is a Researcher and Lecturer at Università dell'Aquila. Her research on Italian colonialism, colonial culture, and its legacy in the building of the Italian character has been supported by several academic institutions including the American Academy in Rome, Fondazione Einaudi in Turin, and The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. She was awarded the Fondazione Spadolini Prize for the best doctoral thesis on Italian Modern History and the Association for the Study of Modern Italy prize for the best unpublished article in 2021.