Carl Ipsen

Department of History IU Bloomington

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Areas of Expertise

19th- and 20th-century Italian social and cultural history: fascism; children; smoking; food.

Expert Bio

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.

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Additional Information

Ipsen is currently working on a history of olive oil.



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Updated on: July 3, 2018