Larry Wolff is professor of history at New York University, and director of the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. His new book (2012) is "Paolina’s Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova’s Venice."

He is also the author of "The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture" (2010), "Venice and the 
Slavs: The 
Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment" (2001), "Inventing Eastern Europe: The 
Map of Civilization 
on the Mind of the Enlightenment" (1994), "The Vatican and Poland in the Age of the 
Partitions" (1988) and "Postcards from the End of the 
World: Child Abuse 
in Freud's Vienna" (1988). He has received Fulbright, American Council of Learned Societies, and Guggenheim fellowships, and he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.