Lorenzo Santoro


Status and Affiliation


  • Dr

Affiliated Institution:

  • Warwick University


  • Write Lorenzo Santoro an e-mail


Special Interests

  • Fascism
  • Political religions

Recent project

Work in Progress: My next research project will be centred on the comparison between Italian Fascism and Nazism in the phase of the take of the power. This new project is planned to be realized not only by means of a full Archive research but also thanks to a methodological survey on the study of Fascism.

  • Written language: English, Italian


Related to the Bund

  • Book review of Anna Shternshis. Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006), in The European Legacy, Toward New Paradigms, Routledge, 13:3, (2008).


  • 'Roberto Farinacci and the Italian National Fascist Party 1923-1926', book (in Italian), Rubbettino Editore, Soveria Mannelli, (2008).
  • 'Giuseppe Dossetti tra storia ed attualità', Humanitas, Morcelliana, Brescia, (2002). (coedited with Paolo Acanfora)

Published and forthcoming articles

  • Entry 'Camp Meeting songs' in the Encyclopaedia of African American Music, Greenwood Press, 2008.
  • 'The Crisis of Authority, Speech and Religion in Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin' in 2006 ISSEI conference papers forthcoming publication.
  • ‘The Lester Young’s alternative to Blackness’, (in Italian), Ring Shout Rivista di Studi Musicali Afro-Americani, (2005).
  • ‘L'azione e il ritmico qui-ed-ora della comunità. Midrash, idoli e Simbolo nella riflessione di Giuseppe Dossetti , (Action and the rhythmical existence of Community. Midrash, Idol and Symbol in the Giuseppe Dossetti’s Thinking), Humanitas, Morcelliana, Brescia, (2002).
  • 'Simone Weil: il lavoro e l'oppressione sociale', Coscienza, 5, (2000).
  • 'La maledizione dei poveri, La povertà per Rousseau, Tocqueville, Arendt e Weil', [The Torment of poverty, Poverty in Rousseau, Tocqueville, Arendt e Weil], Appunti di cultura e politica, 10, (1998).
  • 'La guerra e le masse per Simone Weil', Segno7 nel mondo, 8, (1999).