- Ph.D. in English, University of Miami 1991
- M.A. in English, University of Miami 1986
- Laurea with Laude in Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Catania, Italy, 1983
Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo.Coedited with Nancy Caronia. Fordham University Press. 2014. Forthcoming.
Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework in the Italian Diaspora. Co-edited with Joseph Sciorra. The University of Mississippi Press. 2014. Forthcoming.
Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Co-edited with KathleenZamboni McCormick. New York: Modern Language Association. 2010.
Italian American Writers on New Jersey. Co-edited with Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.
The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture. Co-editor LouiseDeSalvo. New York: The Feminist Press, 2002. Pb. 2003.
Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Practitioners of Memory: Creating Italian American Archives. Special issue. Italian Americana.33.1 (Winter 2013): 7-39. Editorial: 7-10
Origini: Le scrittrici italo-americane. Special issue of tutteStorie 8 (March-May 2001). Co-editors Maria Rosa Cutrufelli and Caterina Romeo.
A Tavola: Food, Tradition, and Community Among Italian Americans. Proceedings of the 1996 American Italian Historical Association Conference. Co-edited with Samuel J. Patti. Staten Island, NY: American Italian Historical Association, 1998.
VIA: Voices in Italian Americana. Special Issue on Italian/American Women 7.2(Fall 1996). Editorial: i-ix.
“The Temple of Immigrant Memory: B. Amore’s Visual Memoir.” An Italian American Odyssey Lifeline—filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. 214-16. Bilingual text.
“Where They Come From: Italian American Women Writers as Public Intellectuals.” Hidden Histories: The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Politics, Labor, and Culture. Eds. Phil Cannistraro and Gerald Meyers. Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 2003. 301-11.
“'My Stories Aren't All True': Memory, Writing, and Salvation in Vertigo.” Introduction” to thereprint of Vertigo by Louise DeSalvo. New York: The Feminist Press, 2002. ix-xxiv.
“Figuring Race.” Are Italians White? How Race is Made in America. Jennifer Guglielmo and Sal Salerno eds. New York: Routledge. 2003. Reprinted in American Visual Memoirs. Ed. Mihaela Precup. University of Bucharest Press, 2010.
“Teaching Memoir at New Jersey City University.” Transformations 11.1 (Spring 2000): 80-89.
“Honor Thy Students: The Power of Writing.” What We Hold in Common: Working-Class Studies. Ed. Janet Zandy. New York: The Feminist Press, 2001: 265-68.
“An Immigrant Tapestry.” Afterword for the reprint of Helen Barolini's Umbertina (1979). New York: The Feminist Press, 1999. 425-53.
“The Quest for True Love: Ethnicity in Nancy Savoca’s Domestic Film Comedy.” MELUS 22.2 (Summer 1997): 75-89.
“Speaking Through Silences: Ethnicity in the Writings of Italian/American Women.” Race and Ethnic Discrimination in American Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 1997. 49-69.
“Crossing Critical Borders in Italian/American Women’s Studies.” The Italian American Review. Italian-American Studies: The State of the Field and New Directions for Development Part II 5.2 (Autumn-Winter 1996-97). 79-94.
“‘A Song from the Ghetto.'” Afterword for the reprint of Tina De Rosa’s Paper Fish (1980). New York: The Feminist Press, CUNY, 1996. 123-57. Reissued in 2003.
“Narratives of Loss: Voices of Ethnicity in Agnes Rossi and Nancy Savoca.” Canadian Journal of Italian Studies. Special Issue on Italian American Culture 19 (1996): 164-83.
“Blending ‘Literary’ Discourses: Helen Barolini’s Italian/American Narratives.” Beyond the Margin: Readings in Italian Americana. Eds. Paolo Giordano and Anthony Julian Tamburri. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998. 114-30.
“On the Streets of Gela.” George Summer Lecture. Marist College. 18 April 2013.
Memoir Reading. Brooklyn College. 18 February 2013.
“Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time.” Ridgewood Library. Ridgewood, NJ, 18 November 2013.
“Write Your Memoir—Five Minutes at a Time.” Cranford Public Library (sponsored by NJCH). Cranford, NJ. 7 January 2012.
Memoir reading and workshop. Casa Colombo. Jersey City. 20 May 2012.
“Write Your Memoir–Five Minutes at a Time,” Waldwick Public Library (sponsored by NJCH). 6 January, 2011.
Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Caa Italiana Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, New York University. 13 October 2010.
“Write Your Memoir—Five Minutes at a Time.” Spotswood Library. Spotswood, NJ (sponsored by NJCH). 25 June 2010.
Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Calandra Italian American Institute. New York. 17 May 2010.
Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Calandra Italian American Institute. Brooklyn College. 21 April 2010.
“Between Sugar and Salt.” “For a Rosary of Memories: Italian American Women Writers and Artists and Memory-Work.” Hofstra University. March 2009.
Italian American Literature and Culture; the Memoir; Ethnic Studies and Literature of US Immigration; Working-Class Studies; Pedagogy; Women’s Studies; Twentieth-Century Literature; Film.
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