Marco Armiero


Marco Armiero (Ph.D. in Economic History) is an environmental historian, currently working as a Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, Italy. He was among the founders of the environmental history field in Italy, co-authoring with Stefania Barca the first Italian textbook on the subject, Storia dell'Ambiente. Una Introduzione (2004). His main topics of study have been the history of environmental conflicts over property rights and access to common resources (forests and sea), the politics of nature and landscape in Italian-nation building and the environmental history of mass migrations. In English, he has published several essays ('Seeing Like a Protester'; 'Enclosing the Sea'; 'Nationalizing Italian Mountains'; 'The Tree and the Machine'; 'Right to Resist'), coedited with Marcus Hall the book Nature and History in Modern Italy (2010) and edited Views from the South. Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World (19th-20th cent.) (2006). After two short periods of research at the University of Kansas and Brown University, in recent years he has worked at the Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University; at the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley; and at The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the American West, Stanford University. From 2010 and 2012 he has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the L'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, working on a project about the political ecology of garbage in contemporary Naples, Italy. He is now associate researcher at CES, where he is also member of the faculty of the Marie Curie training program in Political Ecology (ENTITLE). Starting from August 2013 he is the Director of the Environmental Humanities Laboratoy at the Royal Institute of technology in Stockholm.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Armiero, Marco; De Angelis, Massimo (2017), "Anthropocene: victims, narrators, and revolutionaries", South Atlantic Quarterly, 116, 2, 345-361

Article in Scientific journal

Armiero, Marco; Amelie Huber, Santiago Gorostiza, Panagiota Kotsila, María J. Beltrán (2017), "Beyond "Socially Constructed" Disasters: Re-politicizing the Debate on Large Dams through a Political Ecology of Risk", Capitalism Nature Socialism, 28, 3, 46-68


Tucker, Richard; Armiero, Marco (orgs.) (2017), Environmental history of modern migrations.. London and New York: Routledge