Mia Fuller Full List of Publications


Moderns Abroad: Architecture, Cities, and Italian Imperialism, London: Routledge (Architext series, series editors Anthony D. King and Thomas Markus), 2007.


Italian Colonialism, anthology of 20 essays co-edited with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Italian and Italian American Studies series, series editor Stanislao G. Pugliese), 2005.


“Figures and Frameworks,” in The Routledge Companion Guide to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, edited by Stephanie Zeier Pilat and Kay Bea Jones, London: Routledge, 2020.


“Building Power: Italy’s Colonial Architecture and Urbanism, 1923–1940,” Cultural Anthropology 3(4)(1988): 455–87.
• Republished as “Building Power: Italian Architecture and Urbanism in Libya and Ethiopia,” in Forms of Dominance. On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise, edited by Nezar AlSayyad, Aldershot: Avebury, 1992, 211–39.
• Published in Italian as “Edilizia e potere: l’urbanistica e l’architettura coloniale italiana, 1923–1940,” Studi Piacentini 9(1991): 117–55, 1988.

“Carlo Enrico Rava, the Radical: First Formulations of Colonial Rationalism,” Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre 15–16, 1–2(1994–5): 150–9.

“Wherever You Go, There You Are: Fascist Plans for the Colonial City of Addis Ababa and the Colonizing Suburb of EUR ’42,” Journal of Contemporary History 31(2)(1996): 397–418.
• Published in Italian as “I progetti fascisti per la città coloniale di Addis Abeba e per il quartiere EUR ‘42,” Studi Piacentini 22(1997): 81–103.

“Preservation and Self-Absorption: Italian Colonisation and the Walled City of Tripoli, Libya,” The Journal of North African Studies 5(4)(2000): 121–54.
• Republished in The Walled Arab City in Literature, Architecture and History: The Living Medina in the Maghrib, edited by Susan Slyomovics, London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2001, 121–54.
• Excerpted in Italian Colonialism, edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Mia Fuller, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 131–42.

“Tradition as a Means to the End of Tradition: Farmers’ Houses in Italy’s Fascist-Era ‘New Towns’,” in The End of Tradition?, edited by Nezar AlSayyad, London: Routledge, 2004, 171–86.

“Oases of Ambiguity: On How Italians Did Not Practice Urban Segregation in Tripoli,” in La Libia tra Mediterraneo e mondo islamico (Atti del convegno di Catania, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, 1–2 dicembre 2000, Aggiornamenti e approfondimenti), edited by Federico Cresti, Milan: Giuffrè, 2006, 163-81.

“Mediterraneanism: French and Italian Architects’ Designs in 1930s North African Cities,” in The City in the Islamic World, edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Renata Holod, Attilio Petruccioli, and André Raymond, Leiden: Brill, 2008, 977-92.

“Italy’s Colonial Futures: Colonial Inertia and Postcolonial Capital in Asmara,” California Italian Studies, 2(1)(2011). URL: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4mb1z7f8

“Italian Colonial Rule.” Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Ed. Thomas Spear. New York: Oxford University Press, 30 September 2014. URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199846733/obo-9780199846733-0150.xml

“Modelli urbani per i rurali: la paradossale identità civica dell’Agro Pontino,” in Borghi rurali e borgate. La tradizione del disegno urbano in Italia negli anni Trenta, edited by Gabriele Corsani and Heleni Porfyriou, Rome: Palombi, 2017, 249-62.
Revised and expanded as “Urban Designs for Rural Settlers: Paradoxical Civic Identity in the Pontine Marshes,” in The Routledge Companion Guide to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, edited by Stephanie Zeier Pilat and Kay Bea Jones, London: Routledge, 2020, 228-40.

“Equivocal Mussolinis (What the Proposed Predappio Museum Can Learn from the Piana delle Orme Collection),” Passés Furturs (Politika.io, LabEx Tepsis, France), 2018.

“Laying Claim: Mia Fuller on Italy’s Internal and External Colonies,” in A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, edited by Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari, and Elisa Pasqual, New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2019, 99-111.

“Figures and Frameworks” Section Introduction, in The Routledge Companion Guide to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, edited by Stephanie Zeier Pilat and Kay Bea Jones, London: Routledge, 2020, 259-62.


“Mediterraneanism,” Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre 8, 9–10(1990): 8–9.

‘’Les chantiers de la colonisation: l’architecture, l’urbanisme et la création de la société moderne dans les colonies italiennes 1869–1943,’’ Correspondances 44(1997): 3–8.

“The Medina and the Islamic City: Colonial Terms and Postcolonial Legacies,” Public Affairs Report 43, 4(2002): 4–6.
(URL: http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/publications/par/winter2002/mia%20fuller.htm)

“Libia,” in Il fascismo. Un dizionario critico, edited by Victoria De Grazia and Sergio Luzzatto, Turin: Einaudi, 2005, 45–8.

“Urbanism,” in The Columbia History of Twentieth Century French Thought, edited by Lawrence Kritzman, New York: Columbia University Press, 2006, 348–51.

“Libya,” in A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in Continental Europe and Its Empires, edited by Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke, and Lars Jensen; section on Italy edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat; Edinburgh University Press and Columbia University Press, 2008, 300-04.

“Libyan Genocide 2.0: Today’s Conflict in Light of the Colonial Past,” Fair Observer, 6 September 2011. URL: https://www.fairobserver.com/region/middle_east_north_africa/libyan-genocide-20-todays-conflict-light-colonial-past/

“Tripoli, Libya: Scale and (Im)Mobility in the Control of Colonial Territory,” The Funambulist Magazine 10(2017): 18-21.

“1931. Il leone del deserto e il suo boia,” in Storia mondiale dell’Italia, edited by Andrea Giardina, Rome and Bari: Laterza, 2017, 629-33.

“Levi’s Authority and the Italian South / L’autorità di Levi e l’Italia del sud,” in Carlo Levi a San Costantino Albanese, Archivi della Basilicata [Volume 2], edited by Chiara C. Siravo, Joseph Grima, and Achille Filipponi, Milan: Humboldt Books, 2019, 73-9.


The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasília (James Holston), Anthropological Quarterly 65(3)(1992): 156–7.

Oasi di italianità: La Libia della colonizzazione agraria tra fascismo, guerra e indipendenza (1935–1956) (Federico Cresti), The Journal of North African Studies 6(4)(2001): 93–6.

Une ville du Maghreb entre ancien régime et réformes ottomanes. Genèse des institutions municipales à Tripoli de Barbarie (1795-1911) (Nora Lafi), H-Urban, H-Net reviews, January 2003.
URL: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=175091053761785.

La colonia: Italiani in Eritrea, special issue of Quaderni Storici, 109 (2002), (Alessandro Triulzi, editor), Modern Italy 9(2)(2004): 294–7.

Oltremare. Storia dell’espansione coloniale italiana (Nicola Labanca), Journal of Modern History 79(2)(2007): 449–50.

Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (Zeynep Çelik), International Journal of Middle East Studies 42(3)(2010): 516-7.

Whispering City: Rome and Its Histories (R.J.B. Bosworth), Times Higher Education, 7 July 2011. URL: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=416709&sectioncode=26.

Colonia e postcolonia come spazi diasporici. Attraversamenti di memorie, identità e confini nel Corno d’Africa (Uoldelul Chelati Dirar, Silvana Palma, Alessandro Triulzi, and Alessandro Volterra, editors), Journal of African History 54(1)(2013): 128-9.

“Fascist Italy: Architectural and Urban Histories”: Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan (1922-1943) (Lucy M. Maulsby); The Battle for Modernism: Quadrante and the Politicization of Architectural Discourse in Fascist Italy (David Rifkind); Italy: Modern Architectures in History (Diane Ghirardo); Architetture per un’identità italiana. Progetti e opere per fare gli italiani fascisti (Paolo Nicoloso), Architectural Histories 3(1)(2015): 5, 29 January. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.ch

Architecture, Death and Nationhood: Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy (Hannah Malone), Modern Italy 23(4)(2018): 475-6. URL: https://doi.org//10.1017/mit.2018.24

Religion as Resistance: Negotiating Authority in Italian Libya (Eileen Ryan), The Journal of North African Studies, 2019. URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2019.1608626


“Monuments and Mussolini: Contested Landscapes of Memory,” recorded 27 March 2019 at the National Humanities Center: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/mia-fuller-monuments-mussolini-contested-landscapes-of-memory/


“Asmara, Eritrea” by Anonymous Productions / Caterina Borelli, Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 2008. Interviews by Mia Fuller.


“Afterword,” Pierre Bourdieu; in Paul Rabinow, Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985, 163–7.