Ms. Livia Tagliacozzo
Livia Tagliacozzo is a PhD candidate at the Department for Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry. She is a 2018 Felix Posen Doctoral Fellow at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, received the President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Students in the Humanities awarded by The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Institute in 2019, and research grants from the Yad Ben Zvi Institute and the Corinaldi Fund in 2020.
Her research focuses on racist and anti-Semitic policies carried out by the fascist regime of Italy in the African colonial setting (1922-1943). The object of this research is to fill the knowledge-gap on the scope, significance and impact of the Shoah in North Africa, highlighting links between colonial and metropolitan racist, antisemitic and genocidal practices.
Livia has received a BA in Liberal Arts from Tel Aviv University and holds an MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Her MA thesis, completed at the Department for Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, was titled “The Promised Land during the Ventennio Fascista: Colonial Policy and Semites” and dealt with fascist policy vis-à-vis Muslim and Jewish inhabitants of Libya in the period between 1922 and 1943.