Ms Maria Tumiotto

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Overview

My area of expertise is the history of colonial India, with a focus on the Bengal area. My research project investigates the agency and subjectivity of female students in colonial Bengal popular movements. In trying to locate the peculiar subjectivities of female students, my project will encompass activism, feminism, and student unrest in Bengal during the colonial time.

Biography

I received the B.A. in History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, graduating cum laude. Then I completed the M.A. in History and Oriental Studies at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, with an academic curriculum based on Indology. During the M.A. I won the "Overseas" scholarship, which had allowed me to attend a semester at the Jadavpur University of Kolkata. I graduated cum laude with a thesis focused on Subhas Chandra Bose's relations with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany between the 1930s and 1940s.

Outside of university life, I have a deep passion for post-colonial literature (Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, Sheena Kalayil), "old" Italian movies (Federico Fellini, Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli), cooking and baking, and scuba-diving.

Education / academic qualifications

  • Master of Arts, History and Oriental Studies, Universita Degli Studi Bologna (2016 - 2019)
  • Overseas exchange project, Jadavpur University (2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (2013 - 2016)

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