Queens College celebrates
Forty Years of Italian American Studies
Wednesday, March 26, 12:15 p.m.
President's Conference Room 2
In 1974, Professor Richard Gambino, author of Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans, offered the first known course in the study of Italian American culture. Since then, the field has grown into a rich area of studies in the social sciences and Humanities.
In 2013 Professors Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies, created the first sequence of graduate courses in the field. Today, Italian American studies at Queens is a vibrant field with an undergraduate minor, a graduate concentration in the Master's of Arts in Liberal Studies, and a secondary field in the MA in Italian Studies.
The program features Queens College Interim President Evangelos Gizis, Professor Fred Gardaphe, Director of the Italian American Studies Program, Professor Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the Calandra Institute and Professor of Italian, and Professor Peter Vellon of the History Department, and a short video presentation which includes past and present developments in Italian American Studies at Queens College.
Refreshments will be served.