Corey Tazzara

Assistant Professor, Department of History
Scripps College


Core: European Civilizations

Corey received his PhD in history from Stanford University in 2011. His research focuses on the economic and political history of early modern Italy. His dissertation is entitled, "The Masterpiece of the Medici: Commerce, Politics, and the Making of the Free Port of Livorno, 1574-1790." By examining the theory and practice of the free port from its inception to the dawn of liberalism, his thesis establishes a distinctive Italian contribution to the debates over political economy whose history has been organized around the English and French contexts. In other projects he is interested in material culture, the problem of customs fraud in the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds, and information flows between Italy and the Ottoman Empire.