Nancy C Carnevale

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Associate Professor, History

Dickson Hall 418
BA, Rutgers University
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD, Rutgers University
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Nancy Carnevale is an Associate Professor in the Department of History where she teaches courses in the history of migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S., women's history, and Italian American history. Her research focuses on Italian migration to the U.S. Her book, "A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945" (University of Illinois Press, 2009),winner of a 2010 American Book Award, is the first full-length historical study of one immigrant/ethnic group's experience of language in the U.S. Currently, she is working on a comparative study of Italian American and African American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey to explore how local context affects ethnoracial relations. She has twice been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Her work has also been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Rockefeller Foundation. She is co-editor of the Critical Studies in Italian America book series with Fordham University Press.

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