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Steven Soper

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Associate Professor

Soper's study of associational life in nineteenth-century Italy, Building a Civil Society, was published last fall by the University of Toronto Press. It won the American Association of Italian Studies 2014 prize for the best book on 18th- or 19th-century Italy, and the Society for Italian Historical Studies 2014 Marraro prize for the best book on the history of Italy.  He is currently working on a second book project, concerning political prisoners in southern Italy on the eve of Italian unification.

Selected Publications:

Soper, Steven. Building A Civil Society: Associations, Public Life, And The Origins Of Modern Italy. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2013. Web.


PhD, The University of Michigan, Modern Italy 1996

Of note:

University of Georgia, Franklin College Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2015.

J. Howard Hatten III teaching award, University of Georgia Honors Program, 2014

Events featuring Steven Soper, John Short
101 LeConte

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Drs. Steve Soper and Jake Short. Professor Soper teaches courses on the history of modern Europe, Italy, microhistory, and the second half of western civ. He is working on a new book about political prisoners in southern…

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