Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in the series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences. All participants engage in a special research project.

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar is open to graduate students (doctorate; advanced MA students may be considered) and professors from colleges and universities worldwide.

This is a collaborative program between the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute / Queens College of The City University of New York and the Roma Tre University. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty of the entire three weeks. This summer the program will take place June 12 through June 30, 2023. This will be the seventh year of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar. Fellowships of $1,500 per participant are available.

The program will be taking twenty participants for the 2023 summer program.

Cost of room, board (breakfast and lunch), and tuition (12 Roma Tre credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. Click here for the application form and here for more information on the program schedule and faculty.

Stay tuned to this page for information about the 2024 edition of IDSSS.

Application Deadline—March 10, 2023.