Domenico Maria Bruni graduated in History summa cum laude at University of Florence in 2001 and his thesis La macchina della censura: controllo delle stampe e circolazione delle idee nel Granducato di Toscana dal 1814 al 1847 was awarded the special prize “Medaglia d’argento del Presidente della Camera dei Deputati” at Premio Spadolini-Nuova Antologia. VI edizione.
In June 2003 he received a three-years scholarship from Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano (Rome) and carried on a research on the public opinion in Rome during the 1850s and edited one of the most important primary sources related to this topic, Nicola Roncalli’s Cronaca di Roma.
In 2006 he earned his PhD in Sociology of Communication from University of Florence with a dissertation on I partiti e la nazione. La questione di Trieste nella stampa politica italiana (1945-1948).
From September 2007 to August 2011, he was post-doc research fellow at the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche e Socio-politiche, LUISS Guido Carli, working on Guerra leadership e comunicazione pubblica nella Gran Bretagna degli anni ’80.
He was visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths University of London (2010) and at King’s College London (2014).
He has given lectures at Universities of Florence, Luiss Guido Carli, Cattolica (Milan), Poitiers, Toulon. In April 2014 he joined the Political History research unit at IMT as Assistant Professor in Comparative Political History.
His main research fields are Italian political history (19th and 20th centuries) and British political history (20th century) with a specific focus on the relationships among public sphere, political leadership and institutional changes.