Ilaria Scaglia

  • Assistant Professor
  • Columbus State University

A native of Italy, I completed my undergraduate studies in Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Venice. I spent several months in China at the Beijing Yuyan Xueyuan (Beijing Language and Culture University) in Beijing, PRC, and at the New Asia-Yale in China Chinese Language Center, in Hong Kong, SAR, before starting my graduate studies in history in the United States. I received my Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011. My dissertation, “The Diplomacy of Display: Art and International Cooperation in the 1920s and 1930s,” discussed the case of the 1935-1936 International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London to explore how public performances and displays served as vehicles for the dissemination of ideas and as tools for the conduct of both domestic and foreign policy during the interwar period. I am currently working on turning my dissertation into a book, which will deal more broadly with the “aesthetics of internationalism,” and the role of culture in shaping international cooperation in the 1920s and 1930s. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University, where I regularly teach a survey of World History from 1500 to the present, as well as advanced courses in Historical Methods, International Relations, Asian History, and "Orientalism, Europe, and the World."