DAAD Visiting Professor
509 Hamilton Hall
Curriculum Vitae


MA Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2005
Dr. phil. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2009

Research Interests

Tobias Hof’s research centers on modern European History. He is especially interested in the history of Germany and Italy, international relations, security and Fascism. He is currently finishing his biography on Galeazzo Ciano, Italian Foreign Minister from 1936-1943. By looking at Ciano’s life he wants to examine the functioning of the fascist state apparatus, the international relations as well as the important role of ‘performance’ in fascist politics. His next project will focus on the development of ‘humanitarian regimes’ by analyzing the international food aid to Ethiopia since the 1970s.

Some Notable Publications

  • Anti-Terror-Gesetze und Sicherheitskräfte. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Italien und Großbritannien in den 1970er und frühen 1980er Jahren, in:Terrorismusbekämpfung in Westeuropa. Demokratie und Sicherheit in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren edited by Johannes Hürter(De Gruyter/Oldenbourg 2014).
  • The Success of Italian Anti-Terrorism-Policy, in:An International History of Terrorism. Western and non-Western Experiences, edited by Jussi Hanhimäki, Bernhard Blumenau (Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013).
  • ‘The Moro Affair’ – Left-Wing Terrorism, Conspiracy and Security in Italy in the late 1970s.Historical Social Research, Special Issue 1 (2013).
  • Die Tagebücher von Galeazzo Ciano. Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 60, 3 (2012).
  • Staat und Terrorismus in Italien 1969 - 1987(Oldenbourg Verlag, 2011).

Courses Offered

HIST257--Society and Culture in Postwar Germany
HIST458--Europe and the World Wars 1914-1945
HIST490--Extremism, Terrorism and Security in Post-war Europe