Opportunities for Scholars

The Inserra Chair is committed to create opportunities for scholars to be in residence on campus for research reasons. While no formal program is in place at the moment and no funds can be guaranteed, ad hoc requests are considered on a regular basis (no specific deadline). The logistical aspects of the stay are managed by the Global Education office. Please write to Dr. Teresa Fiore (fiorete@montclair.edu) with a preliminary one-page proposal and a CV to explain the reasons for conducting research in the NJ-NY area and using Montclair State University as your base. Proposals related to Italian immigration and language acquisition are particularly welcome given the fields of specializations of the Italian program on campus.

Past visiting scholars

  • Spring 2016

Scholar: Bénédicte Deschamps, Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Paris Diderot, France (Université Paris Sorbonne Cité). 
Project: "History of the Italian Newspapers in the Diaspora" public presentation and “Gender roles and the IA Press (1880s-1920s)” in-class talk. With the co-sponsorship of the Global Education Center, the Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University.

  • Summer 2013

Scholar: Francesca Casavecchia, graduate student at the Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna, Italy (Master in Business Tourism and Destination Management). 
Project: Coordination and management of cultural programs in the field of Italian Studies in the U.S.