“Made by Italians” The Economic and Social Impact of Italian Immigration to the United States: New Perspectives

The aim of this conference is to expand the range of investigations into the complex material and economic relationship between the United States and Italy over nearly a century and a half. This relationship has typically been studied from within specialized disciplines, from labor history to political treatises, from the import-export sector to the migration of talents and capitals from one side of the Atlantic to the other, from ethnographic discourse to popular culture, from literature to entertainment. “Made by Italians” wishes to break these disciplinary boundaries and have experts from the different fields enter into a dialogue.

Sponsored by: The Alfonse M. D’Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, SUNY Stony Brook, in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.