Kim Quinney is a full-time Lecturer in the History Department at the California State University, San Marcos, where she teaches courses on immigration, U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, and modern Europe. She previously taught at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She has an M.A. in international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in history from UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Quinney has spent two years researching in Italy, first as a student enrolled in the Nitze School’s program in Bologna, and then as a Fulbright Scholar in Pisa. Her work has focused on fascism, and her doctoral thesis examines the lackluster U.S. and British efforts to purge fascists from high-ranking positions in postwar Italy. In recent years, her focus has shifted to the relationship between U.S. foreign policy toward Italy and the domestic policies toward Italian immigrants during World War II and the early Cold War era.