Enzo Traverso is the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University. His research specializes on intellectual history and the political ideas of the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on the Holocaust and totalitarianism. Traverso’s academic career brought him from the University of Genoa, where he received his M.A., to the prestigious Parisian EHESS for a doctorate. Before coming to Cornell in 2013, he taught in Paris and Nanterre and he has been a Professor of Political Science in Amiens. His publications, originally in French but widely translated, investigate the impact of political and mass violence on the European culture. Since publishing À feu et à sang: de la guerre civile européenne, 1914-1945 (2008), he has been working on a book on the representations of the Jewish intellectual in Germany, France and Italy at the turn of the twentieth century.