New Italian Migrations in the United States
with Joseph Sciorra & Laura Ruberto
The presentation will highlight the new, two-volume collection, New Italian Migrations to the United States, co-edited by Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, which explores Italian immigration to the United States from 1945 to the present day.
The books offer a radical rethinking of the history of Italian-Americans by focusing on immigration to the United States over the last 70 years. They include essays by an elite roster of fifteen scholars who collectively look at how the continual immigration from Italy influenced immigration laws, impacted urban communities, contributed to U.S. consumer culture and continues still today to reboot and reshape Italian-American culture and U.S. culture generally in still-unfolding ways.
New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1, Politics and History since 1945 and Vol. 2, Art and Culture since 1945 (Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, Editors; University of Illinois Press, 2017)
Both editors, Laura Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, as well as contributor Simone Cinotto, will present the volumes.