Michele Sollai

  • Italy

Currently a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) postdoctoral researcher at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, I am a historian working at the intersection of the global history of science, development, and the environment, specialized in colonial and postcolonial East Africa, and in the transnational history of fascism. My current project is titled “The Global Battle of Wheat: Mobilizing Science for Agrarian Development in Fascist Italy (1920s-1940s)”.

I hold a PhD in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, with a Dissertation titled “The Thin Green Line: Farmers, Experts, and the Practice of Agrarian Development in Ethiopia (1930s-1950s)”.