Stefano Bellucci

Stefano Bellucci (1971) studied political science and law at the University of Urbino in Italy. He received an MA in political science at Miami University in the USA and did his doctorate degree at the Université Paris XI, Faculté Jean Monnet.  Stefano taught at the University of Pavia and at the University of Perugia, courses on development economics, African history, Third World history and geography, Italian colonialism, decolonization and anti-colonial movements.  He joined the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in 2010 as both head collector for Africa and senior researcher.  He worked as head of the Africa Desk from 2010 to 2015.  He conducted research on the complex relationship between the capitalist mode of production and labour in Africa; on African social and radical movements; on economic development and theories.  Since 2013, he has been responsible for the ILO-funded project on the General Labour History of Africa.  As from 2014, Stefano has been working part-time for the IISH as he began also working as a lecturer in African history and economics at Leiden University.  In his capacity as collector for Africa he is involved in the digital data collection activities of the IISH. He still coordinates the activities of the IISH regional office in Addis Ababa.

Fellow member
International Institute of Social History & Leiden University