Diasporic Italy: Journal of the Italian American Studies Association


Diasporic Italy is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Italian American / Diaspora studies, focusing on timely and varied approaches to the criticism and analysis of the field by exploring new perspectives on issues of diversity, gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. It is the official publication of the Italian American Studies Association published by the University of Illinois Press.

Unique from other journals in the field, Diasporic Italy not only seeks to publish pieces in literature, cinema and media studies, history, art history, ethnic studies, migration studies and political science but also original works in sociology, psychology, theology, sexuality studies, women and gender studies, pedagogy and translation. Currently, we will publish one volume annually in October. The inaugural issue forthcoming in 2021. We will not review books or media.

Process and Timeline:

Manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt and are evaluated first by Diasporic Italy editorial staff. Then, if appropriate for Diasporic Italy, unidentified manuscripts are sent to two qualified anonymous referees for review.

Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; acceptance or rejection may be outright or under the condition of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. When a manuscript is submitted to Diasporic Italy, it should not have been published elsewhere nor be under consideration by any other journal. If an article is accepted for publication, the author is responsible for providing the journal staff with a clean, corrected copy of the manuscript in Word format.

Diasporic Italy will occasionally feature a “Notes and Documents” section for shorter works such as biographical sketches, obituaries, reproductions of historical documents, etc. These items should generally be no more than six pages (1500 words) in length.


Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Editor
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Danielle Battisti, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Department of History

Mark Pietralunga, Associate Editor
Professor, Florida State University, Department of Languages and Linguistics


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