Maria Stella Rognoni is a tenured Researcher and Lecturer in the History and Institutions of Africa at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Florence. Since March 2014 she has been awarded the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor. After studying in the last years the bipolar confrontation in India and Africa, and the decolonisation process; she is currently working on the international relations of contemporary Africa with particular attention to the role played by international organisations and the relations between African States and ‘emerging’ powers.
Among her recent publications: “The Conundrum of Entanglement: India’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Congo”, Afriche e Orienti, Anno XX, volume 1-2, 2018; “L’India e le missioni di peacekeeping in Congo: etica, affari e politica di potenza”, in B. Bagnato, M. Guderzo, L. Nuti (eds.), Nuove questioni di Storia delle relazioni internazionali, Laterza, 2015; “Cosa resta del 1956: speranze e paure a sessant’anni dalle prime indipendenze africane”, in 1956, Marcello Flores (ed.), La crisi del “secolo breve”, Annali della Fondazione Ugo La Malfa, Storia e Politica, XXX, 2015, (1a ed., sett. 2016)