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Fraser  Ottanelli

Fraser Ottanelli

Fraser Ottanelli


Office: SOC 271
Phone: 813/974-6207
Fax: 813/974-6228



Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1987


My areas of specialization are ethnic and labor history, comparative migration, and US history in a global age. On these topics I have written two books and numerous articles and essays. I am currently completing a book manuscript, Migration and the Shaping of Ethnic Identity.

In recent years I have been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Civilization of European University Institute, Florence (Italy) and a Professeur Associé at the Université Paris VII—Denis Diderot (France). Currently I serve serve on the Executive Committee and am a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) at NYU.

I also serve as part of the research team of the Asaba Memorial Project—an effort to document and memorialize a mass killing of civilians that took place in 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War. Read more about the Asaba Memorial Project

Specialty Area

Post-1865 US History, U.S. Radical Movements, Ethnic and Labor History, US Immigration and Ethnic History; Comparative Migration, and US History in a Global Age.