Monthly Zoom Presentations for 2020-2021

Session #1: What’s the future have in store for the Italian American Studies Association?
Session #2: Clorinda Donato, George L. Graziadio Chair of Italian Studies and Professor of French and Italian, & Stephen Cooper present their book: John Fante's Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views

Session #3: Jonathan J. Cavallero, Associate Professor,
Bates College
July: "Directing The Sopranos: David Chase, Lorraine Senna, and the Visual."

IASA Updates in the time of COVID


We thank you all for supporting the Italian American Studies Association Symposium in Lucca, Italy and annual Conference. As you can imagine, much time, work, and organization has been put forth in planning these events. At this time, however, we must consider the safety of all involved and postpone our two main events for 2020. The entire committee is disappointed by this decision; nonetheless, the current public health situation in Italy and the US left the committee no other option.

On a positive note, the committee has already met with Fondazione Campus, and we have rescheduled the Lucca symposium for May 27-30, 2021 and the annual conference in Pittsburgh has been rescheduled for October 21-23. 2021.

Thanks again for supporting the Italian American Studies Association. We hope to see you in Lucca and in Pittsburgh in 2021.

The IASA Symposium and Annual Conference Committee
Ryan Calabretta-Sajder
Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto
Alan J. Gravano
Anthony D. Mitzel
Courtney J. Ruffner

Lina Insana
Melissa Marinaro
Nancy Caronia

Italian American Studies Association

The Association seeks to advance scholarship and creative expression of the wide-ranging experiences of Italians in the diaspora. The Association is open to scholars, students, teachers, artists, writers, and all who share this interest.