Profile

Luca Provenzano is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Columbia University. His dissertation traces how police and soldiers in France, West Germany, and Great Britain/Northern Ireland refined the tactics and material artifacts used to manage demonstrations, strikes, and riots in response to new styles of protest and criticisms of state violence after 1968. Luca was the 2017-2018 Columbia selection for the Columbia/Sciences Po Ph.D. exchange program and was a 2015 recipient of the Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society since 2013. His academic interests include French poststructuralism, theories of violence and radicalization, the relationship between state practices and their critics, and the history of decolonization.