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This edition: The State of Italian American Studies

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 31, 2013.

First aired: July 31, 2013.

On this edition of ITALICS, join our host, Anthony Julian Tamburri in conversation with Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY, and Donna Chirico, Professor of Psychology at York College/CUNY, for a roundtable discussion of Italian Americana: Italian American studies in the college curricula, Italian American culture and its dissemination to younger generations and to university students at all levels, and what Italian American organizations and philanthropists can do to ensure a future for Italian American studies. Also discussed are the importance of knowing the Italian language and familiarity with Italy – in the historic and the contemporary; as well as representations of Italian Americans and Italians in the media, stereotypes, ethnic community vs. the broader community, and the focus and role of anti-defamation groups.

Guest List

Ph.D. Donna M. Chirico Keynote Speaker; Professor of Psychology, York College/CUNY

Fred Gardaphé Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College/CUNY

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute