Ms Maria Tumiotto

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My academic curriculum is based on History and Oriental Studies, specifically on the history of colonial India, with a focus on the Bengal area. Currently I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History at The University of Manchester. My research project will investigate the role of female students in colonial Bengal popular movements. In trying to give voice to the peculiar subjectivities of female students, my project will encompass women activism, female education and student unrest in Bengal during the colonial time.


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

Outside of university life, I have a deep passion for post-colonial literature (Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, Gabriel Garcia Marquez), "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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