I have been an Assistant Professor in Cultural and Historical Geography at Nottingham since August 2016. My research and teaching interests relate to animal, more-than-human and food geographies, specifically in Italy since the nineteenth century.
Professor Charles Watkins (Geography) and Dr Ross Balzaretti (History) at the University of Nottingham [the same University at which I studied for my BA(Hons) History and MA Environmental History].
I continued my research in Italian animal geographies at the Università degli Studi di Genova (2013-15) as a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow in the Laboratorio di Archeologia e Storia Ambientale (LASA), an interdisciplinary research group comprised of academics and researchers from the Dipartimento di Antichità, Filosofia e Storia (DAFIST) and the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita (DISTAV). I also received funding from the Fondazione Spinola for investigations into the cultural-historical geographies of entomological science in Europe by way of research into the life, times and scientific works of Massimiliano Spinola (1780-1857).
I have since held various postdoctoral research positions in the UK and Italy - in the Centre for Advanced Studies at Nottingham on the AHRC-funded 'Hidden Histories' project, as Rome Fellow at the British School of Rome (British Academy), and on the Leverhulme-funded 'Splicing Time' project at the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), with whom I continue to collaborate.
I have published articles in journals such Journal of Rural Studies, Rural History, and Biodiversity and Conservation, in books in English, French and Italian, as well as in The Conversation, and non-academic publications.
I continue to work closely with the Universita degli Studi di Genova and with the Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche where I contribute to teaching on their MA Gastronomy: Creativity, Ecology and Education.
I currently teach on a number of courses:
GEOG1005 Tutorials (Level 1)
GEOG1008 Exploring Human Geography (Level 1)
GEOG1001 Geographical Fieldcourse (Level 1)
GEOG2017 Cultural and Historical Geography (Level 2)
GEOG2001 Rural Environmental Geography (Level 2)
GEOG2004 Techniques in Human Geography (Level 2) [Convenor]
GEOG2030 Research Tutorial (Level 2)
GEOG2031 Dissertation Preparation (Level 2)
GEOG3004 Dissertation (Level 3)
GEOG3018 Geographies of Fashion and Food (Level 3)
GEOG3001 European Landscapes (Italy Fieldcourse) (Level 3) [Convenor]
BRUZZONE, R. HEARN, R. AND PIANA, P., 2019. ‘Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) dans les Alpes Maritimes: entre paysage et botanique'. In: VALETTE, P AND CAROZZA, J-M, ed., Géohistoire de l'environnement et des paysages Paris: CNSR. 107-116
2017. Wild boar: myth and reality in Ancient Rome 129-132