Stefania Bernini teaches at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. She has previously lectured in European history at UNSW Australia, and Collegium Civitas, Warsaw. She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of London and she has held research positions and fellowships at St Antony’s College, Oxford, the European University Institute in Florence, and the University of Warsaw.
Her main field of research is the comparative and transnational history of welfare and family life, child welfare, and migration.
Recent publications include Marrying and Divorcing in Postwar Europe. Ideological Struggles across the Iron Curtain, (Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2020), “Patrie, popoli, corpi”, Genesis (XVIII/1, 2019), “Consuming socialists: children, families and the state in postwar Poland”, Rivista di storia dell’educazione (4, 2017), “Mothers and Children in Postwar Europe: Martyrdom and National Reconstruction in Italy and Poland”, European Review of History, (Spring 2015), “Bambine e bambini nel tempo”, Genesis (2016) (with Adelisa Malena), “The Foundation of Civilised Society: family and social policy in Britain and Italy between 1946 and 1960’, in P. Ginsborg, J. Nautz, T. Nijhuis (eds.), The Golden Chain: Family, Civil Society and the State’, (Berghahn Books, 2013), Przemiany Rodziny w Polsce i we Wloszech (University of Warsaw Press, 2010); ‘Family Politics, the Catholic Church and the Transformation of Family Life in the Italian Second Republic’, in A. Mammone, G. A. Veltri (eds.), Italy Today. The Sick Man of Europe, (Routledge, 2010), Family Life and Individual Welfare in Postwar Europe, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007).