Luca Codignola

Senior Fellow
Rome Global Gateway (Rome, Italy)

Luca Codignola joined the Cushwa Center as senior fellow in 2016. He chairs the center's Rome Advisory Committee.

A historian of the early modern era, Codignola is former professor of Early North American History at Università di Genova (Italy), where he served on the faculty for 25 years. His career also includes four years as head of the Institute of History of Mediterranean Europe of Italy's National Research Council and recent affiliations with University of Toronto, Université Laval, and Saint Mary's University (Halifax).

The author of 10 books and editor of more than a dozen volumes, Codignola’s recent publications include Little Do We Know: History and Historians of the North Atlantic, 1492–2010 (2011); and Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic: Traders, Priests, and Their Kin Travelling between North America and the Italian Peninsula, 1763–1846 (2019).

Past Cushwa Center Fellows


Philip Byers

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020–23

Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020–22

Rose Luminiello

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019–22

Jacqueline Willy Romero

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021–22

Peter Cajka

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017–19

Maggie Elmore

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2018–19

Valentina Ciciliot

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016–18

Benjamin J. Wetzel

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017–18

Matteo Binasco

Postdoctoral Fellow in Rome, 2014–17

Catherine Osborne

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2014–17

Jana Skjoldi

Visiting Fellow, Spring 2015