Department of History

Eden Knudsen McLean

Eden Knudsen McLean Assistant Professor
Thach 323
(334) 844-5865

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 10-11:30
  • Thursday 10-11:30


Eden Knudsen McLean, assistant professor of history, received her BA (2002) with high distinction from the University of Virginia, and her MA (2006), MPhil (2007), and PhD (2010) from Yale University. She comes to Auburn after teaching for two years at Western Connecticut State University.

Prof. McLean is lucky enough to focus on modern Italian history, which means that she is forced to spend much of her research time in places like Rome, Venice, and Florence. Her dissertation -- "Mussolini’s Children: Race and Childhood in Fascist Italy, 1922-1940,"  -- focuses on the important role of racism and youth culture under Mussolini’s regime. Her broader research interests include modern Italy, fascism, imperialism, concepts of collective identity (political, social, and cultural), and nation formation.

Prof. McLean looks forward to offering history courses in modern Europe, Italy, and imperialism, childhood, nationalism, fascism, and public health.


Last Updated: September 01, 2016