Evelyn Ferraro

Evelyn Ferraro

Winner of the  2020 Leonardo Award for Humanities

“Discovering a New Voice in the Italian American Experience: The Theme of Exile in Italian Jewish writer Ebe Cagli Seidenberg.”

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2020 at 5:30pm on Zoom 

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This presentation will led by Evelyn Ferraro, a native Italian and assistant professor of Italian Studies at Santa Clara University. Ferraro will explore the relationships between Italianità perceived as national belonging, and the transitional identities resulting from old and new migrations. 

A native of Italy, Evelyn Ferraro holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from Brown University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at Santa Clara University, where she teaches courses in Italian language, culture, literature and cinema, contemporary immigration to Italy, and the Italian American experience, which is also a central aspect of her research interests. Her scholarship in Transnational Italian Studies explores the relationships between Italianità perceived and constructed as national belonging and the transnational identities resulting from old and new migrations.  Evelyn’s scholarly work on migration narratives has appeared in national and international academic publications, such as California Italian Studies (2020), Quaderni d’italianistica (2018), the volume Artistic Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2016). She is also a Book Review Editor for Altreitalie, an International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World based in Turin, Italy.