NYU Historian, writes on wars, dictatorships, politics of images. Latest book: Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema (February 2015).
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of Italian Studies and History at New York University and an associate researcher at the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent. She writes and lectures on war, empire, and dictatorship. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Getty, Library of Congress, NEH, and other fellowships, and the Chair of the 2014 George Louis Beer Prize in European International History. Her latest book, Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema, will appear with Indiana University Press in February 2015. She is creator and guest editor of "Legacies of World War I," a multimedia series on CNN.com/Opinion (June-November 2014). Follow her on Twitter @ruthbenghiat