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Two New Articles by Dr. Fiore About Recent Italian Immigration to the U.S. (Nov. 2017)

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Posted in: CHSS News, Inserra, Spanish-Italian News and Events, World Languages and Cultures

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An article by Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures) 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). Edited by Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, the volume 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 publication features essays by prominent scholars in the field of Italian American Studies both in Italy and the United States, with contributions that range from radio programs to food, literature and folklore. Fiore’s contribution includes an introduction to the causes, dimensions, and internal diversity of the phenomenon; a comprehensive survey of the publications available on the topic, mostly penned by journalists, and a specific focus on select topics  such as political implications of the recent diaspora, new Italians vs. Italian Americans, and the absence of a circulatory model for migrants from Italy.

Another article by Teresa Fiore, titled “Immigration From Italy Since 1990,” was included in The Routledge History of Italian Americans (2018), a landmark volume on the trials and triumphs of one of the nation’s largest ethnic groups. Edited by William J. Connell and Stanislao G. Pugliese, the book features original essays by leading scholars and critics as well as rich illustrations, addressing themes that range from immigration, discrimination and assimilation to anarchism, Fascism, and patriotism. After offering a general analysis of the latest Italian migration to the States, Fiore focuses on the personal stories of three individuals whose trajectories from Italy to the U.S. break from the standard narratives to provide new insights into the recent migratory phenomenon in terms of sexual politics, artistic creativity, and il/legal status. Fiore was also invited to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for the production of this important volume.

Learn more:
Teresa Fiore
Inserra Chair’s webpage
Italian Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Book’s webpage