Teresa Fiore

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Visiting Professor

Teresa Fiore is Professor of Italian and the Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA). The recipient of several fellowships (De Bosis, Rockefeller and Fulbright), she has been Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University, NYU and Rutgers University. Her book Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Fordham University Press, 2017) received the 2017 AAIS Book Prize, a 2018 MLA Marraro Prize Honorable Mention, and the 2019 Gadda Prize (Runner Up); the book is now available in an Italian edition by Mondadori/Le Monnier, 2021. Fiore is also the editor of the 2006 issue of Quaderni del ‘900, devoted to John Fante, and the co-editor of the section “Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean ‘Migrant Crisis’” in the Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2018). The author of numerous articles on migration to/from Italy and (post-)colonialism linked to twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature, theater, music and cinema have appeared in Italian, English, and Spanish both in journals (Annali d’Italianistica, Diaspora, Bollettino d’italianistica, Zibaldone, El hilo de la fábula, RSA - Rivista di Studi Americani, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies) and edited collections such as Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (MLA 2010), Postcolonial Italy (Palgrave, 2012), The Routledge History of Italian Americans (2017), New Italian Migrations to the United States, Vol. 2: Art and Culture Since 1945 (Illinois U Press, 2018), Donne in traduzione (Bompiani, 2018) and Transnational Italian Studies (Liverpool UP, 2020). An article of hers about the artwork of photographer Dawit L. Petros is forthcoming in a catalogue published by Mousse (2022). She is currently working on a research project about food practices at the time of the Allied Landing in Sicily during WWII, and on an initiative called Memoria presente: The Common Spanish Legacy in Italian and Latin American Cultures,” supported by an NEH Award. She directs a program of interdisciplinary events about Italian culture in a transnational perspective.