Enzo Traverso was born in Italy in 1957. After having lived and taught in France, he now teaches humanities at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York). He is the author of several books, translated into a dozen languages, including, in English, The Origins of Nazi Violence (New Press, 2003), Fire and Blood. The European Civil War, 1914–1945 (Verso, 2015), The New Faces of Fascism. Populism and the Far Right (Verso, 2019).