Dr Bruno Settis

Dr Bruno Settis

Visiting Research Fellow

Department of International History

English, French, Italian
Key Expertise
Fordism, Cold War, Twentieth Century Marxism

About me

Bruno Settis holds a master’s degree from the University of Pisa and a PhD degree from the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and from the Center for History at Sciences Po, Paris (March 2019). He has taught tutorial courses in Cold War history and he is now a recipient of the Luigi Einaudi Foundation scholarship. His first monograph, Fordismi. Storia politica della produzione di massa (2016), was awarded the Best First Book Prize by the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History in 2017.

His research deals with the circulation and imitation of mass production technologies and models of labour relations, from the early twentieth century to the late 1960s, by combining the micro level of the workplace with a transatlantic macro framework. While holding a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Department of International History (April-July 2019), he will be revising his dissertation for publication.

His main research project at LSE investigates the "human relations movement" in Europe. Furthermore, he is developing two side projects, the first on the political activity of the manager of Ford UK, Sir Percival Perry, and the second on the labor attachés of the British Embassy in Italy in the postwar period.

Expertise Details

Fordism; Cold War; labour movement; automotive; industrial relations; comparative history; transnational history; business history; history of management; human relations; intellectual history; Twentieth Century Marxism


2019: “Rethinking Fordism”, in Revisiting Gramscis Laboratory. History, philosophy and politics in the Prison Notebooks, eds. Francesca Antonini et alii, Amsterdam: Brill (forthcoming)

2018: “Cold warriors : propagande, culture et guerre froide. Introduction”, in “Cold warriors: propagande, culture et guerre froide(with Michele Di Donato and Gaetano di Tommaso, eds.), Histoire@Politique. Revue électronique du Centre dHistoire de Sciences Po, 35

2017: “Il New Deal: tradizione, eccezione, modello”, in Contemporanea, 3

2016: Fordismi. Storia politica della produzione di massa, Bologna: Il Mulino (Premio Sissco Opera prima - Best First Book Prize by the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History, 2017)