AHRC Research Fellow
Martin Thom took his first degree in social anthropology at Cambridge University, and subsequently an M. Litt. at the Institute of Social Anthropology in Oxford.
He has worked for many years as a freelance writer and translator and in 2006 was joint-winner of the John Florio prize. His published writings include Republics, Nations and Tribes (London: Verso 1995), which was submitted as a PhD at Cambridge University, and a large number of essays and book chapters on the history of the Risorgimento, with a particular emphasis on Carlo Cattaneo. Between 1998 and 2001 he was an ESRC Research Fellow in history at Anglia Polytechnic University, studying pluralist and democratic federalist traditions in nineteenth-century Europe.
As well as the Zibaldone project, he is currently engaged in researching and writing a book on the theme of race and history in the years between 1750 and 1850.