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Steven Forti (Trento, Italy - 1981) is a lecturer at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). After receiving his PhD in History from the UAB and the Università di Bologna (2011), he has also been a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2014-2022). His research focuses on fascism, populism, nationalism and the extreme right in contemporary times with a special focus on comparative and transnational history.

His publications include El peso de la nación. Nicola Bombacci, Paul Marion y Óscar Pérez Solís en la Europa de entreguerras (USC, 2014); with Enric Ucelay-Da Cal and Arnau Gonzàlez i Vilalta (Eds.), El proceso separatista en Cataluña. Análisis de un pasado reciente (2006-2017) (Comares, 2017); with Francisco Veiga, Carlos González-Villa and Alfredo Sasso, Patriotas indignados. Sobre la nueva ultraderecha en la Posguerra Fría. Neofascismo, posfascismo y nazbols (Alianza, 2019); and Extrema derecha 2.0. Qué es y cómo combatirla (Siglo XXI de España, 2021).

He is a member of the Centre d'Estudis sobre Dictadures i Democràcies (CEDID), the Grup de Recerca sobre Dictadures i Democràcies (GReDDD), the REsearch network for the study of Fascisms, Authoritarianisms, Totalitarianisms, and transitions to democracy (REFAT) and the network Derechas, Historia y Memoria (DHM). He is also a member of the editorial board of the journals Spagna Contemporanea, Tiempo Devorado. Revista de Historia Actual, Suite française. Rivista di cultura e politica, CTXT, Política & Prosa and Il Mulino.

He is currently local PI of the European research project "Analysis of and Response to Extremist Narratives" (ARENAS) (HEU-101094731) (2023-2027) and member of the research project "La derecha en la España democratica (1977-1996). Proyectos, actuación institucional y presencia social" (PID2020-112679GB-I00) (2021-2025).

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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Investigador, Instituto de História Contemporânea, FCSH-UNL

30 Jun 2001 → …


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