Osvaldo Croci


SN 2034
Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada

Telephone: (709) 864-8185
Email: ocroci[at]mun[dot]ca
Website: https://www.mun.ca/faculty/ocroci/


  • BA, Laurea (University of Venice, Ca' Foscari)
  • Graduate Diploma and Certificat d'Études Supérieures des Communautés Européennes (Institut Européen des Hautes Études Internationales, Nice)
  • Graduate Diploma  (Bologna Center,  School of Advanced International Studies,  Johns Hopkins University)
  • MA (Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University)
  • PhD (McGill University)

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • European Union
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Foreign and defence policies of Western states, especially Italy, Canada and the U.S.
  • Sports and politics

Examples of Recent Courses Taught

1000 Introduction to Politics
2200 Intro to International Politics
3280 Canadian Foreign Policy
3285 Sport and Politics
4250 The European Union
4280 U.S. Foreign Policy
6906 Foreign Policy Analysis

Selected Publications

Mintz, E., D. Close and O. Croci (2021), 6th edition, Politics, Power and the Common Good: An Introduction to Politics. Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Croci, O. (2020) Review of Sonia Lucarelli, Cala il sipario sull’ordine liberale? Crisi di un sistema che ha cambiato il mondo (Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2020) in Contemporary Italian Politics, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23248823.2020.1794180

Croci, O. (2020) Review of Emidio Diodato e Federico Niglio, Berlusconi, ‘The Diplomat’ (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) in Il Mestiere di Storico

Croci, O. (2020) “Si può continuare ad essere italiani quando non si vive in Italia? Una via crucis canadese”, ParadoXa 14 (2): 79-94.

Croci, O. (2019) "Twice lost in translation: what referee Dattilo really said to Colombo in the greatest upset in World Cup history, England v USA, 1950" Soccer and Society, 20 (6): 848-854. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2018.1425683

Croci, O. (2019) “Association Football in St. John’s: The Pioneer Years, 1870-1896” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 34 (1): 5-56.

Croci, O. (2019). "(Association) Football and Newfoundland's national identity: 1878-1915" Soccer and Society,  20 (4): 642-659 https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2017.1380631

Croci, O. (2019) Review of Marco Valigi, Le medie potenze: teoria e prassi in politica estera, Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2017 in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 25 (1 ): 113-114 https://doi.org/10.1080/11926422.2018.1478316

Croci, O. (2017). "Football Supporters' Trusts in Italy: A Horizontal Survey and the Case of Sambenedettese," in B. Garcia and J. Zheng (eds.), Football and Supporter Activism in Europe. Whose Game Is It? London: Palgrave, pp. 65-88.


Department of Political Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000