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Nancy Carnevale

Associate Professor, History

BA, Rutgers University
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD, Rutgers University
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Nancy Carnevale, associate professor, received a PhD from Rutgers University. A social and cultural historian of the late nineteenth and twentieth century United States, she specializes in the history of migration, race, and ethnicity and Italian American history in particular. Her research interests within Italian American history include language, women's/gender history, and ethnoracial relations. She teaches courses including: U.S. Immigration History; U.S. Women's History; Italian America: Past and Present; and, Women and Migration. She is the author of 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. Her current book manuscript in progress--"Neighbor and Nemesis: Italian Americans Encounter African Americans in the Postwar City"--is an exploration of relations between these two groups that uses Newark, New Jersey as a case study. She is co-editor of the Critical Studies in Italian America book series of Fordham University Press and has served as an historical consultant on a number of public history projects. For more information, view her profile on


Social and cultural history of the modern United States; history of migration, race and ethnicity; Italian American history; women and gender history.

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9:45 am - 11:15 am
9:30 am - 11:00 am