Mia Fuller is a cultural anthropologist who has combined fieldwork and archival research in her studies of architecture and city planning in the Italian colonies between 1869 and 1943. Her book on the subject, Moderns Abroad: Architecture, Cities, and Italian Imperialism, will be published by Routledge in 2006. She is also the co-editor (with Ruth Ben-Ghiat) of Italian Colonialism (Palgrave, 2005). Currently, she is preparing an ethnographic, architectural, and oral-historical study of the ‘New Towns’ built in 1930s Italy.
Mia was in residence working with Caterina Borelli on their documentary “A Visit to Asmara,” about Italian fascist architecture in Eritrea.