Marie Bossaert is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Naples Federico II and a fellow at the Institut Convergence Migrations. In 2016 she defended a dissertation entitled “Knowing the Turks and the Ottoman Empire in Italy: Construction and Use of Knowledge on the Orient from the Unification to the Italo-Turkish War.” Her research focuses on the history of scholarly orientalism, especially in Italy and Algeria, as well as on circulations and the political, social, and cultural history of the Mediterranean during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  She co-edited the special features “Transturcologiques” (European Journal of Turkish Studies, 2017) and “La fabrique transnationale de la ‘science nationale’ en Italie” (Mélanges de l’École française de Rome, 2018).