Roberto Dainotto is Professor of Italian and of Literature at Duke University, where he teaches courses on modern and contemporary Italian culture. He has been Professeur invité at the Universitaris Ouest – Nanterre La Defense, and Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa. His publications include Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007), winner of the 2010 Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies; and Mafia: A Cultural History (Reaction Books, 2015). He has also edited Racconti Americani del ‘900 (Einaudi, 1999), a monographic issue of Italian Culture on Giambattista Vico (2017), and co-edited with Fredric Jameson Gramsci in the World (Duke UP, forthcoming). Roberto Dainotto is currently working on a monograph on Antonio Labriola.