Areas of Expertise
19th- and 20th-century Italian social and cultural history: fascism; children; smoking; food.
Carl Ipsen has a Ph.D. in history and M.A. in demography from UC Berkeley and has been at IU since 1994. He won a Fulbright, was visiting professor at the Institute for Population Research in Rome and is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His major publications include "Dictating Demography: The Problem of Population in Fascist Italy" (Cambridge 1996); "Italy in the Age of Pinocchio: Children and Danger in the Liberal Era" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); and "Fumo: Italy’s Love Affair with the Cigarette" (Stanford, 2016). He directs Collins Living Learning Center and founded the IU Food Project in 2015.View full bio
Ipsen is currently working on a history of olive oil.
IU Food Project: https://iu.edu/~iufp/
Collins Living-Learning Center: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/
Updated on: July 3, 2018