He gained a joint PhD in Contemporary history at the University of Milan and the Free University in Berlin in 2013. He was visiting researcher at the University of Innsbruck twice, in 2013 and 2014. Between 2019 and 2021 he was temporary research fellow at the University of Milan and he is fixed-term research fellow B from 1st March 2021. He investigates the history of intellectuals and culture in twentieth-century Europe, with particular attention to associations, networks and forms of political commitment. His research also focuses on history of journalism, on the popular press, and on digital history.
Guidali, F., Piazzoni, I. (2020). »Modern American Literature in Italian Magazines during the 1930s.« Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 52-70.
Guidali, F. (2020). »Culture and Political Commitment in the Non-Orthodox Marxist Left: The Case of Quaderni Piacentini in pre-1968 Italy.« History of European Ideas.
Guidali, F. (2019). »Developing Middlebrow Culture in Fascist Italy: The Case of Rizzoli’s Illustrated Magazines.« Journal of European Periodical Studies, Vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp.106-121.