Valerio Torreggiani (Rome, 1985) is research fellow in History at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
He received his PhD in the History of Europe (19th-20th centuries) from the Tuscia University of Viterbo. He has been Postdoctoral researcher in Economic History at Roma Tre University, visiting fellow at the University of Lisbon, and Postdoctoral researcher in Political Economy and the History of Economic Thought at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is a member of NETCOR (Network for the Analysis of Corporatism and Organized Interests), ESHET (European Society for the History of Economic Thought), HION (History of International Organization Network), COMFAS (International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies), SISSCO (Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea), SISLav (Società Italiana di Storia del Lavoro) and LISE (Laboratorio Italiano di Storia Economica).
His research focuses on the impact of the organized interest groups – trade unions, industrial federations, agricultural leagues, etc. – on the political, economic, juridical and social construction of the contemporary age between the 19th and the 20th century. More specifically, his research interests include: a) the trans-national diffusion of corporatist ideas, analysed under an interdisciplinary political, economic, juridical and cultural perspective; b) the history of trade unions and employers' federations; c) the history of contemporary financial systems; and d) the history of international organisations, specifically the International Labour Organization.
On these topics he has authored several articles and book chapters, published in Italian, English and Portuguese on peer-reviewed journals and volumes, as well as one single author monograph (Stato e culture corporative nel Regno Unito, 2018), and one co-authored volume (Istituzioni, capitali e moneta. Storia dei sistemi finanziari contemporanei, 2017).
He is currently working on a research project titled “Corporatism and the International Labour Organization: Actions, Networks and Hybridization (1919-1939)”.