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Endowed Chair’s Research

Fiore’s teaching and research interests include 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century Italian literature, Italian cinema, Italian American culture, and immigration in contemporary Italy, with a theoretical focus on space.

Her research has been supported over the years by internal and external funding (she is the recipient of fellowships such as De Bosis at Harvard, Rockefeller, and Fulbright), and enriched by teaching graduate seminars as Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University, NYU, and Rutgers University.

She is the author of Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Fordham UP 2017). The book has received multiple recognitions/awards in the U.S., U.K. and Italy, and has been presented at twenty campuses, and continues to be the occasion for invited lectures both in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, see Pre-Occupied Spaces: Prizes, Reviews and Presentations

Fiore is also the editor of the 2006 issue of Quaderni del ‘900, devoted to John Fante, and the co-editor of a special section of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies’ Fall 2018 issue about the migration “crisis” in the Mediterranean Sea. Her numerous articles on migration to/from Italy linked to 20th- and 21st-century Italian literature and cinema have been published in Italian, English and Spanish in both journals (Bollettino d’italianistica; Annali d’Italianistica; Studi italiani; El hilo de la fabula; DiasporaZibaldoneJournal of Italian Media and Cinema Studies) and edited collections (Postcolonial Italy; the MLA volume Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture; The Cultures of Italian MigrationThe Routledge History of Italian Americans; and New Italian Migrations to the United States, Vol. 2).  She has also published in the field of Translation (Donne in Traduzione), and on the topic of innovation in Italian Studies (TILCA) with a special focus on the concept of Critical Made in Italy. Fiore’s current project focuses on food and hunger in Sicily at the time of the Allied Landing in 1943.

For a full list of scholarly activities, see description and CV on her profile page.

To access some of her publications, see her page.