Professor and Chair
Office: SOC 271
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
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.
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Radicalism Ph.D. students only/permit required.
Letters from the Spanish Civil War: A U.S. Volunteer Writes Home, co-author, Kent State University Press, 2013. click here for more information or here to view on amazon
Italian Workers of the World: Labor Migration and the Formation of Multiethnic States, co-editor, Urbana and Chicago: Illinois University Press, 2001. click here to view on amazon
The Communist Party of the United States from the Depression to World War II, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991. click here to view on amazon
“Salvemini, gli italo-americani e il fascismo,” in Il prezzo della libertà: Gaetano Salvemini in
Esilio (1925-1949), Patrizia Audenino ed., Turin: Rubbettino, 2009, 65-74.
“Internationalism and the Shaping of National and Ethnic Identity: Italian American Anti-
Fascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War,” Journal of American Ethnic History, (December2007), 9-31.
“?Hoy nuestra patria está en Madrid,? El antifascismo y el modelado de la identidad étnica,”
[“?Today our homeland is in Madrid,? Antifascism and the Shaping of Ethnic Identity”] essay in
La Guerra Civil Española, Santos Juliá editor, 2007.
“The New York City Left and the Spanish Civil War,” in Facing Fascism: New York
City and the Spanish Civil War, Peter Carroll and James D. Fernandez editors, New York: NYU
Press and the Museum of the City of New York, 2007. [The volume was simultaneously
published in Spanish by the same press.]
“Mussolini à East Harlem: police fasciste et la communauté italo-américaine,” in Les
Petites Italies dans le monde, Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard editor, Presses Universitaires de
Rennes, 2007, 261-271.
”Arturo Giovannitti: L?impegno antifascista” in Arturo Giovannitti, Norberto Lombardi
editor, Isernia: Cosmo Iannone, 2007.