Endowed Chair's Research
Dr. Fiore's Research, Fall 2017
Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, Book Presentations at Casa Italiana, Calandra and MSU, Invited Talks and Panel Contributions at Georgetown, NYU, Leaders of the World and Articles Published in New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2 (U of Illinois Press, Nov. 2017), Special Issue of Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (2018) and The Routledge History of Italian Americans (Routledge, 2018)
1. Dr. Fiore Invited to Become a Member of the Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies
In the late Spring of 2017, Dr. Teresa Fiore was invited to become a member of the prestigious Columbia Seminar Studies in Modern Italy. Founded in 1966, this seminar is concerned with political, social, cultural, and religious aspects of Italian life from 1815 to the present. In recent years, the seminar has stressed an interdisciplinary approach to Italian studies, increasing the participation of anthropologists and scholars of art, film, and literature. The seminar meets on the second Friday of the month, from October to April, to discuss a paper presented by a member or an invited speaker. Papers cover a wide range of topics, approaches, and methodologies. The seminar occasionally holds a day- long conference or a more restricted symposium to explore a topic in depth.
2. Conversation with Tiziana Rinaldi Castro and Jhumpa Lahiri about Rinaldi Castro's new book Come della rosa
Dr. Fiore participated in the presentation of author Tiziana Rinaldi's new book Come della rosa, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri at the prestigious Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. To learn more about the book and the presentation, read the article (in Italian). You can see the presentation's full video here.
3. Article on Nazione Indiana about Rinaldi Castro's new book Come della rosa (in Italian)
Dr. Fiore wrote an article about Tiziana Rinaldi Castro's new book Come della rosa for the website Nazione Indiana. To read the article (in Italian) click here.
4. Italian Language and Culture Conference “Innovation in Italian Programs and Pedagogy” at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
On Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 Dr. Fiore was invited to be part of a round table in the context of the prestigious Italian Language and Culture Conference “Innovation in Italian Programs and Pedagogy” at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (click here for the full program). Dr. Fiore presented the newly launched and completed projects in Italian Studies offered to students of Italian at Montclair State, such as the Summer Italian Immersion Course for College Credit, the Italian and Business Initiatives and the Italian Translation Curriculum and Internship Project.
5. Leaders of the World at Montclair State U
On Oct. 25, Dr. Fiore participated in the "Leaders of the World" Program on campus with a presentation titeld "Fulbright Scholars as Cultural Ambassadors: Bridging Italy and the U.S." The day-long program featured a number of scholars, Ambassador to the United Nations, representatives of government organizations, and administrators of foreign universities.
6. Presentation at NYU: “Former Empire and Current Migration”
Dr. Fiore was invited to give a presentation titled “Former Empire and Current Migration” at an international conference on The Crisis of Mediterranean Migration at NYU on Thur. Nov. 2. The event features presenters from NYU, Columbia U, The New School, Rutgers, the University of Chicago as well as a journalist from the New York Times.
7. Conversation at Calandra Institute with Ron Scapp and Peter Carravetta about Carravetta's new book After Identity: Migration, Critique, Italian American Culture (2017)
On Nov. 9, Dr. Fiore joined Dr. Ron Scapp of the College of Mt. Saint Vincent and author Peter Carravetta at the Calandra Italian American Institute to present After Identity: Migration, Critique, Italian American Culture, a book that proposes a fundamental shift in approaching social and cultural history from the viewpoint of migrations as opposed to employing the nation-state paradigm, arguing that a migration focus allows for a more nuanced and politically and existentially flexible notion of identity. For more on this event, click here.
8. Article by Teresa Fiore, "Migration Italian Style: Charting the Contemporary U.S.-Bound Exodus (1990-2013)" published in New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2 (U of Illinois Press, Nov. 2017)
An article by Teresa Fiore, titled "Migration Italian Style: Charting the Contemporary U.S.-Bound Exodus (1990-2013)" was published in New Italian Migrations to the United States Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945 (University of Illinois Press, Nov. 2017), which explores the evolution of artistic and cultural expressions created by and about Italian immigrants and their descendants starting with the end of World War II. The volume, edited by Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, features essays by prominent scholars in the field of Italian American Studies both in Italy and the United States. For more information, read the article
9. Book Presentation: Pre-Occupied Spaces Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies by Teresa Fiore (Dec. 2017)
On Dec. 11, 2017 the Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science and Law, and Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University hosted a conversation about Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies, Dr. Fiore's new book, published by Fordham University Press in May 2017. The panel featured a presentation by the author in discussion with Montclair State colleagues Nancy Carnevale from the History Department (coeditor of Fordham UP Critical Studies in Italian America), Stephen Ruszczyk from the Sociology Department and Tony Spanakos, Chair of Political Science and Law Department. See more here.
10. Dr. Fiore's Article Included in Special Issue of Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (2018)
An article by Teresa Fiore entitled "From exclusion to expression in A Sud di Lampedusa and Come un uomo sulla terra: Visualizing detention centres along Italy-bound migrant routes" was included in the special issue of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (Volume 6), devoted to documentary film and migration in 20th Century Italy (guest editor: Gaoheng Zhang, University of British Columbia, Vancouver). Read more here.
11. Article “Immigration From Italy Since 1990” by Dr. Fiore Included in The Routledge History of Italian Americans (2018)
An article titled “Immigration From Italy Since 1990” by Teresa Fiore was included in The Routledge History of Italian Americans (pp 581-95), a landmark volume on the trials and triumphs of one of the nation’s largest ethnic groups in the U.S. Edited by William J. Connell and Stanislao G. Pugliese and published in November 2017 by Routledge, the book features original essays by leading scholars in the field. To learn more, read the article.
Dr. Fiore's Research, Fall 2016
Publications, Invited Talks and Panel Contributions (Oxford, Italian Embassy, Columbia, NYU, and Seton Hall), Interview with i-Italy, Grants and Extramural Funding
1. Keynote speech at the University of Oxford (Sept. 2016)
On Sept. 23, Dr. Fiore gave a keynote speech at the University of Oxford, U.K. See full information on this news item.
2. Partecipation at the 2016 The Bridge Book Award Ceremony (Washington D.C., Oct. 2016)
On Oct. 24, Dr. Fiore was part of the 2016 The Bridge Book Award Ceremony held at the Italian Embassy of Washington D.C. Created by Casa delle Letterature of the Rome Municipality, the Embassy of the United States in Rome, and the American Initiative for Italian Culture (AIFIC) and endorsed by the Italian Embassy in D.C. and the American Academy in Rome, the award is meant to be a “bridge” that connects Italy and the U.S. by recognizing recent worthy works of fiction and nonfiction published on both sides of the Atlantic. Dr. Fiore served as one of the 25 jury members who selected the winners in September and contributed to the panel discussion together with Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and acclaimed Italian writer and journalist Domenico Starnone. See official page for full description of the award (winners, jury members, photos).
3. Talk at Seton Hall University (Oct. 2016)
On Oct. 25, Dr. Fiore gave a talk at Seton Hall University entitled "Migration Italian Style: 'New' Italians in the U.S. against the Backdrop of the Historical Italian Diaspora."The presentation was included in the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute Talk series for Fall 2016. The talk is part of Fiore's ongoing study on recent Italian immigration from Italy to the U.S. and is linked to two upcoming publications: “Immigration from Italy Since 1990” (Routledge, 2017) and “Migration Italian Style: Charting The Contemporary U.S.-Bound Exodus (1990-2012)” (University of Illinois Press, 2017).
4. Respondent at the Fall 2016 Third Meeting of the Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies (Nov. 2016)
Dr. Fiore was also invited to speak at the Fall 2016 Third Meeting of the Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies on Nov. 11, serving as a respondent to the paper "Immigrant Writing and the Power of Fear" presented by Dr. Lucia Re (UCLA).
5. Book discussion at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (NYU, Dec. 2016)
On Dec. 9th at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (NYU), Dr. Fiore contributed to the discussion of a recent book, Caring for a Living: Migrant Women, Aging Citizens, and Italian Families (Oxford University Press, 2016) along with the author Dr. Francesca Degiuli (Farleigh Dickinson University, NJ) and another panel presenter, Dr. Heidi Bludau (Monmouth University, NJ).
6. Affiliation with the CEMS at NYU as Visiting Fellow
Dr. Fiore started the first semester of her academic year long affiliation as Visiting Fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University (CEMS), at NYU.
7. Extramural funding
2016 MAECI (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) Funds for Translation (co-PI: Marisa Trubiano). Project: Surtitling for Theater and Opera (with Prescott Studio). See article.
8. External Member for Doctoral Dissertation and Senior Essays
Kim Ziegler, New York University: “Street-Smart: Critical Approaches to Space and Education in Contemporary Naples” (Aug. 2016, doctoral dissertation). Julia Schiantarelli, Brandeis University: “Family, Religion, Technology, and Education as Indicators of Shifting Attitudes on the Societal Role of Italian American Women” (Nov. 2016, senior essay undergraduate level).
9. Interview with i-Italy
On Nov. 8, 2016 Dr. Fiore was interviewed about the state of the field of Italian Studies on i-Italy: “The Future of the Italian Language” by Kayla Pantano.
Dr. Fiore's Research, AY 2015-16
Publications (articles and book under contract); Talk at Columbia University; Lecture at SUNY New Paltz; NYU Visiting Fellowship
1. Article “El ‘WOP’ de Raiz y las rutas ‘indocumentadas’ de la nación italiana” published in Spanish in Argentina (Dec. 2015)
Dr. Fiore's article “El ‘WOP’ de Raiz y las rutas ‘indocumentadas’ de la nación italiana" appeared in the journal El hilo de la fabula 15 (Year 13: Dec. 2015, pp. 123-40), published by the Universidad Nacionàl del Litoral of Santa Fe, Argentina. The article ueses the song 'El WOP' by Raiz to reflect on the notion of undocumentedness in connection to both the contemporary flows of foreign immigration towards Italy and those of Italian emigration abroad.
Online access at: http://bibliotecavirtual.unl.edu.ar/publicaciones/index.php/HilodelaFabula/article/view/5031/7674
2. Article “Builders, Mermaids and the Bauhaus" published in English in Italy (June 2016)
Dr. Fiore's article “Builders, Mermaids and the Bauhaus: New Visions of the Migrant Return in Andrea Camilleri’s Maruzza Musumeci” appears in the 2015 Special issue of: Scrittori tra Due Mondi/Writers Between Two Worlds of Studi Italiani (XXVII.2., edited by Simone Magherini). Enriched by original illustrations, this article reads Camilleri's novella by combining art theory (the notion of ekprhasis) and the history of Italian migration. The special issue of Studi Italiani results from a symposium titled Scrittori tra Due Mondi/Writers Between Two Worlds of Studi Italiani held at Montclair State University in Oct. 2014. See video.
Online access at: TBA
3. Book “Pre-Occupied Spaces" under contract with Fordham University Press as of Fall 2015
Dr. Fiore's book “Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies” is under contract with Fordham University Press, with a prospected publication in the Fall of 2016. “Pre-Occupied Spaces" is an interdisciplinary work on cultural spaces, in which the analysis of stories about outbound and inbound migrations as well as colonialism-related relocations sheds light on the history of Italian national formation and identity.
4. Invited talk at the Columbia Seminar in Italian Studies (February 2016)
On February 5, 2016, Dr. Fiore delivered the talk “Clandestini in the Mediterranean and in New York: The Ins and Outs of Italy’s Undocumented Migrations” at the Columbia Seminar in Italian Studies, held at the Italian Academy of Columbia University. The talk focused on Teatro delle Albe's play Noise in the Waters and Emanuele Crialese's film Once We Were Strangers to address the notion of undocumentedness among foreign immigrants in Italy and Italians in the U.S. today.
5. Invited lecture at at SUNY New Paltz, NY (April 2016)
On April 20, 2016, Dr. Fiore gave a lecture entitled “Pre-Occupied Liquid Spaces: The Journeys of Italian Emigrants Abroad and Foreign Immigrants Towards Italy” at SUNY New Paltz as part of the Lecture Series sponsored by the Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies. In expanding on the work developed for her forthcoming book, Dr. Fiore interwove the analysis of several texts, including the song "Solo andata" based on the verses by Erri De Luca and composed/performed by the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino to investigate the forms of overlapping of contemporary immigration to Italy and Italian emigration abroad. http://oracle.newpaltz.edu/treacherous-trekking-concerns-raised-over-immigration-route-patterns/
6. Affiliation with the CEMS at NYU as Visiting Fellow
For the sixth consecutive year, the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University selected Dr. Fiore as a Visiting Fellow for the AY 2016-17. During her previous year of affiliation (2015-16), she has carried out her research projects on migration from/to Italy with the assistance of the NYU library resources and services and as part of an interdisciplinary group of scholars. More specifically, Dr. Fiore completed and published the articles “El ‘WOP’ de Raiz y las rutas ‘indocumentadas’ de la nación italiana" and “Builders, Mermaids and the Bauhaus: New Visions of the Migrant Return in Andrea Camilleri’s Maruzza Musumeci.”
7. External Member for Dissertation Committees
a. External Member for Dissertation Committee at Rutgers University (April 2016) Dr. Fiore served as external member for the Ph.D. dissertation committee of Arianna Fognani, Rutgers University. Her dissertation titled “Sensuous Wanderings: Urban Spaces in the Literary Imagination of Italian Writers in Alexandria, Egypt” was successfully defended in April 2016.
b. External Member for Dissertation Committee at New York University (Summer 2015)
Ph.D. dissertation committee of Sarah DeMott, New York University. Her dissertation titled “Mediterranean Unbound: A Cultural History of Migration between Sicily and Tunisia” was successfully defended in the Summer of 2015.
Dr. Fiore's Research, Summer/Fall 2014
NYU Visiting Fellowship; Meeting with President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Presentation at IIC; Articles and Interviews on La Voce
1. Affiliation with the CEMS at NYU as Visiting Fellow with the CEMS at NYU as Visiting Fellow
For the fifth consecutive year, the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University has selected Dr. Fiore as a Visiting Fellow. From Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015 she has carried out her research projects on migration from/to Italy with the assistance of the NYU library resources and services and as part of an interdisciplinary group of scholars.
2. Meeting with President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
On May 23, 2014, Teresa Fiore participated in a meeting with the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini, at the Consulate of Italy in New York devoted to the work of “new Italians” in NYC. In a Facebook post, the President cited her research on current immigration from Italy to the U.S.: https://it-it.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=555647747878761&id=325228170920721
For a full report of the meeting see: http://tech-and-the-city.com/2014/05/presidente-della-camera-laura-boldrini-startup-italiane-a-nyc/
3. Presentation on Oriana Fallaci’s Journalism and Fiction at the Italian Cultural Institute
On October 23, 2014 Dr. Fiore presented the paper “Gender, Islam, and Migration in Oriana Fallaci’s Writings” at a panel entitled “Italian Women Writers between Journalism and Literature” and organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, NYC on the occasion of the annual Italian Language Week activities.
Full panel description: http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=784&citta=NewYork
The panel was covered in an article published in the newspaper La Voce di New York: http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/La-forza-della-scrittura-al-femminile-tra-letteratura-e-giornalismo/d/8322/
3. Article on Business Italian Style: A Videojournalism Project at MSU
Dr. Fiore wrote an article to illustrate an experimental project spearheaded and sponsored by the Inserra Chair to offer pre-professional opportunities to students of Italian at Montclair State University: designed in collaboration with the Italian digital newspaper La Voce di New York and the videography company Art Motion Picture based in Italy and NJ, it includes video interviews and articles with/about Italian businessmen and women active in NYC/NJ conducted by students in ITAL321 Business Italian. Italy and NJ, it includes video-interviews and articles with/about Italian businessmen and women active in NYC/NJ conducted by students in ITAL321 Business Italian.
Original Italian version: http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Studiare-l-italiano-a-che-serve-Video-giornalismo-e-universita-provano-a-rispondere-con-il-progetto-Business-Italian-Style/d/8244/
English translation: http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Why-study-Italian-in-2014-Business-Italian-Style-a-university-project-focusing-on-videojournalism-offers-a-possible-answer/d/8654/
4. Interviews Related to Italian American Studies
A. Comments on the meaning of Columbus Day on La Voce di New York http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Ma-quale-Colombo-Alla-ricerca-di-un-nuovo-posto-nella-storia-americana-per-l-esploratore-assassino/d/8066/
B. Article/interview on the Inserra program Writers between Two Worlds (Oct. 2, 2014)
In line with Dr. Fiore’s research, the program was designed to offer an academic setting for a conversation among international scholars (University of Florence, University of Bologna, Columbia University) on the topic of writing in more than one language and culture, as well as a public forum for the presentation of two recent anthologies on Italian writing abroad in the company of the volumes’ editors and contributors. http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/Pagine-italoamericane-ieri-oggi-e-domani-in-conversazione-con-Teresa-Fiore/d/8028/
Dr. Fiore's Research, Spring 2014
Article in Italian translation; Interview about research on Radio24; NYU Panel; presentations at La MaMa Theatre.
1. Article published in Italian translation
“La post’colonia’ degli emigranti nell’Italia dell’immigrazione.” L’Italia postcoloniale. Ed. Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo. Florence, Mondadori-Le Monnier, 2014. 61-74. (translation of “Post-‘Colonia:’ Emigration, Colonialism, and Immigration in Contemporary Italy.” Postcolonial Italy: The Colonial Past in Contemporary Italy. Ed. Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo. New York: Palgrave, 2012. 71-82).
2. Interview on Radio24
Radio interview on Radio 24 program "Giovani Talenti" about an in-progress article on recent immigration from Italy to the U.S. Radio 24 is the radio of Il sole 24 ore, theFinancial Times of Italy.
3. NYU Panel Contributions: Presenter and Moderator
Presentation of the book Noise in the Waters (Bordighera Press) with the theater company Teatro delle Albe. NYU, Casa Italiana, Jan. 28, 2014. Dr. Fiore presented the paper “Re/counting Immigration and Death in Today’s Mediterranean” and moderated the discussion with the actors, musicians, and director illustrating the collaborative project Montclair State University-La MaMA-NYU for the presentation of the play in NYC and NJ.
For the full video see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0j1hO_nAkI
For a related article see: www.i-italy.org/37325/nyu-voice-migrants-lost-sea
4. Public Presentations (La MaMa Theatre)
Three presentations on immigration in Italy and the Mediterranean as part of the talk back after the play Noise in the Waters, which was presented for three weekends at the prestigious La MaMa Experimental Theatre in NYC (Feb. 1, 14 and 15, 2014).http://lamama.org/first-floor-theatre/rumore-di-acque-noise-in-the-waters/
Dr. Fiore's Research, Summer and Fall 2013
Dr. Teresa Fiore presented at a panel at NYU, was selected as Visiting Fellow at the CEMS (NYU) and invited to join a journal’s editorial board
1. Presentation on migration in the Mediterranean (NYU School of Law, June 2013)
Focused on the issue of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and their representation in film, documentary and theater plays, Fiore’s presentation was part of a panel on the contemporary politics of integration and multiculturalism entitled “European and American Perspectives on Immigration Policy and National Identity.” For details, visit the NYU webpage.
2. Affiliation with the CEMS at NYU as Visiting Fellow
For the fourth consecutive year, the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University has selected Dr. Fiore as a Visiting Fellow. From Sept. 2013 to Aug. 2014 she will carry out her research projects on migration from/to Italy with the assistance of the NYU library resources and services and as part of an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Visit the CEMS webpage
3. Invitation to join the editorial board of a new online journal
gender/sexuality/Italy is a new online annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on gendered identities and the ways they produce and intersect with Italian politics, culture, and society. For details, visit the journal’s webpage.
Dr. Fiore's Research, Spring 2013
Dr. Teresa Fiore has published an article, participated in the presentation of a book at NYU that includes one of her essays, and given a lecture at Princeton University.
1. Publication (Winter 2013):
“From Family to Institutional Memory: John Fante’s Archive (A Conversation with Fante’s Biographer Stephen Cooper).” Italian Americana (Issue on Italian American archives, ed. Edvige Giunta) 31.1 (Winter 2013): 17-23.
A novelist, short story writer, and scenarist of Italian descent, John Fante is now considered to be one of the great "outsider" authors of 20th-century American letters. The story of his personal collection which was recently acquired by the UCLA Library was the occasion for this article. See: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/special/fante/index.htm
2. Book presentation at NYU (March 27, 2013):
Panel discussion on the book Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogenity(Palgrave, Dec. 2012), edited by Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo containing an essay by Teresa Fiore: “Post-‘Colonia:’ Emigration, Colonialism, and Immigration in Contemporary Italy.”
The article explores the meaning of national identity by looking at the experience of Italians who emigrated to Brazil in the late 1800s and Brazilians of Italian descent who return to Italy nowadays as contemporary immigrants after acquiring Italian citizenship.
3. Lecture at Princeton University (April 3, 2013): “Neither Chendi nor Potatoes: Abundance and Deprivation in Sciascia’s Post-WWII Sicily.” The lecture addressed food habits and international politics in the post-WWII era, a crucial historical moment for relations between Italy and the U.S. as illustrated in Leonardo Sciascia's novella "The American Aunt" (1963).
New Article Published, December 2012
Dr. Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair In Italian and Italian American Studies, has published the essay “Post-‘Colonia:’ Emigration, Colonialism, and Immigration in Contemporary Italy” in the volume Postcolonial Italy: The Colonial Past in Contemporary Italy, edited by Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo (New York: Palgrave, 2012: 71-82).
For more information see the Palgrave MacMillan site (Click on "Content" next to "Description")