Professor Giorgio Bertellini's 2019 monograph, The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Publicity in 1920s America, won the Italian American Studies Association Book Award and was a finalist for the Limina Book Award (Italy) for best International Book on Film Studies. Last spring, The Divo and the Duce won the American Association of Italian Studies book award. 

In mid-October, Bertellini reviewed The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy (Harvard UP/Belknap Press, 2020) by Columbia History Professor Victoria de Grazia, for La Lettura, the weekly cultural supplement of Italy's leading newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.