STANISLAO G. PUGLIESE, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549 USA
516.463.5611
stanislao.pugliese@hofstra.edu         
http://people.hofstra.edu/faculty/Stanislao_Pugliese/

Hofstra University Cultural Center Fellow, 2007-present
Visiting Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, June 2004.
Visiting Research Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Summer 2003.
Visiting Research Fellow, Italian Academy, Columbia University, Spring 2001.

Education
Ph.D. City University of New York Graduate School, 1995.
M.A. City College of New York, 1990.
B.A.  University Honors Degree in History & Philosophy, Hofstra University, 1987.
Certificato di Studio, Modern Italian Political History, University of Florence, 1988.   

Teaching Experience          
Fall 2004-present:                   Professor of History, Hofstra University
Fall 2000-August 2004:          Associate Professor of History, Hofstra University
Fall 1995-Spring 2000:           Assistant Professor of History, Hofstra University
Fall 1994-Spring 1995:           Instructor in History, Hofstra University
Fall 1993:                                Adjunct Instructor in History, Hofstra University
Fall 1989- Spring 1993:          Adjunct Lecturer in History, City College of New York, CUNY

Additional Teaching
Fall 2005:                                Adjunct Professor of History, New York University
Spring 1993:                            Adjunct Lecturer in History, John Jay College, CUNY
Spring 1992:                            Adjunct Lecturer in History, Mannes College of Music
Fall 1991:                                Adjunct Lecturer in History, New York University
Spring 1991:                            Adjunct Lecturer in History, Hunter College, CUNY
Spring 1991:                            Adjunct Lecturer in History, Marymount Manhattan College

Classes
Western Civilization I & II; World Civilizations; Europe: 1890-1939; Europe: 1939-1991;
Intellectual and Cultural History of Europe: Renaissance to Enlightenment; Intellectual and Cultural History of Europe: French Revolution to Twentieth Century; Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe; Seminar on Fascist Italy; Sex, Crime, and Violence in Venice (Hofstra in Venice, 1997, 1998); Modern Italy from Unification to the Present; Intellectuals and Exile; Seminar on History and the Holocaust; History of the Jews of Italy; European Historiography Seminar; Seminar on Comparative Dictatorships; The Italian American Experience;  Representations of the Holocaust; Italian Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the Resistance; Primo Levi.

Areas of Specialization
Modern Italy; Italian Fascism and Anti-Fascism; the Holocaust; Italian Jews; Italian-American history and culture; Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe; Historiography.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April 2009.

Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti from the Nazi Prison in Rome, Boca Raton, FL: Bordighera Press, 2002.

Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999; Winner, 2000 International Ignazio Silone Prize.
“Best Unpublished Manuscript”; Society for Italian Historical Studies, 1996.
Runner-up, Fraenkel Prize, Institute for Contemporary History, London.
Runner-up, Morris D. Forkosch Prize, Journal of the History of Ideas.
Carlo Rosselli. Socialista eretico ed esule antifascista (Italian translation by Davide Panzieri and Paolo Soddu) Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2001. 
Carlo Rosselli: exilul socialist, eretic si antifascist (Romanian translation by Aurora Martin) Bucharest: Polirom, 2003.
Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Russian translation by Ildar Rismukhamedov) Moscow: Praxis Publications, 2007.         

Edited volumes
After Auschwitz: Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism, Leicester: Troubador, 2009.
Carlo Levi, Fear of Freedom, New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
Michele Battini, Sins of Memory: The Missing Italian Nuremberg. New York: Palgrave, 2007.
The Legacy of Primo Levi. New York: Palgrave, 2005.
Frank Sinatra:  History, Identity, and Italian American Culture, New York: Palgrave, 2004.
Fascism, Anti-Fascism & the Resistance in Italy. Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
The Political Legacy of Margaret Thatcher, London: Politicos, 2003.
The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Galeazzo Ciano, Diary, 1937-1943. New York: Enigma Books, 2002.
Italian Fascism and Antifascism: A Critical Anthology. Manchester University Press, 2001.
Renzo De Felice, The Jews in Fascist Italy: A History. New York: Enigma Books, 2001.
Nino Favara: The Essence of Sicily. Edited, with a foreword and translations (with Francesca
Favara Magliochetti), Merrick, NY: Cross-Cultural Communications, 1999.
Contributing Editor, Seven Cultural Traditions, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

 

Translations

Carlo Levi, “Fear of Painting,” in Fear of Freedom. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
Ignazio Silone, Memoir from a Swiss Prison, Merrick, NY: Cross-Cultural Communications, 2006; awarded the Ignazio Silone International Prize for Translation, 2007.
Ignazio Silone, “Memoir from a Swiss Prison,” with notes and an introduction, in Dissent (Summer 2006).  
Ignazio Silone, “At the Foot of an Almond Tree,” at July 2005.
Andrea Bocelli, The Music of Silence, London: Virgin Books, 2000; New York: William Morrow, 2001.

Essays, Articles & Book Chapters
“Politiek als een ethisch ideaal. Het liberaal socialisme van Carlo Rosselli,” (Politics As An Ethical Ideal: Carlo Rosselli’s Liberal Socialism), in Europees humanisme in fragmenten. Grammatica van een ongesproken taal (European Humanism: The Grammar of a Silenced Language), edited by Rob Riemen. Amsterdam: Nexus Institute, 2008; adapted from Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile.
“Gendering the Resistance: Women Partisans in Italy,” in Resisting Bodies: An Anthology of Women Partisans in Italy, 1943-1945, Rosetta D’Angelo & Barbara Zaczek, eds. Vol. 27 of Annali d’Italianistica, University of North Carolina, 2007.
“Rethinking an Assassination: The Deaths of the Rosselli Brothers,” in Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy, Stephen Gundle & Lucia Rinaldi, eds. New York: Palgrave, 2007.
“In Defense of Liberal Socialism,” Italian Americana, Winter 2007, pp. 23-36.
“Sciatap: L’America secondo Silone,” in Regione Abruzzo, December 2006, pp. 40-44.;
in English as “Silone and America,” The Harvard College Journal of Italian American History and Culture, vol. 1, n. 1 (Winter 2007).
“Trauma/Transgression/Testimony” in The Legacy of Primo Levi, New York: Palgrave, 2005.
“Reflections From the Fountain,” afterword to Thomas V. Belmonte, The Broken Fountain, 3rd edition, New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
“The Double Bind of Ignazio Silone: Caught Between the Archives and Hagiography,” in Culture, Censorship and the State in Twentieth-Century Italy, eds. Guido Bonsaver and Robert Gordon, Oxford: Legenda, 2005. 
“The Antidote to Fascism,” in Carla Pekelis, My Version of the Facts. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005.
“Longing, Loss and Nostalgia,” in Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture, New York: Palgrave, 2004.
“Tortura incruente: i libri del ghetto di Roma sotto l’occupazione nazista,” in Il libro nella Shoah, edited by Jonathan Rose. Milan: Edizioni Silvestre Bonnard, 2003; (Italian translation of “Bloodless Torture”), pp. 69-83.
“Carlo e Nello Rosselli nella cultura politica degli Stati Uniti,” in Politica, valori, idealità. Carlo e Nello Rosselli maestri dell’Italia civile, Lauro Rossi, ed. Rome: Carocci, 2003, pp. 145-150.   

“Resisting Fascism: The Politics and Literature of Italian Jews, 1922-1945,” in Forging Modern Jewish Identities: Public Faces and Private Struggles, edited by M. Berkowitz, S. Bloom, and S. Tananbaum. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.
“Israel in Italy: Wrestling with the Lord in the Land of Divine Dew,” in The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy. Westport, CT: Greenwood, Press, 2002, pp. 1-10.
“Fuoruscitismo,” “Concentrazione Antifascista,” and “Emilio Lusso,” in Il Fascismo. Un dizionario critico, edited by V. De Grazia and S. Luzzatto. Turin: Einaudi, 2002, vol. I, pp. 329-331, 566-568; vol. II, pp. 65-66.
“Bloodless Torture: The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation,” in  The Holocaust and the Book. Jonathan Rose, ed. University of Massachusetts Press, 2001, pp. 47-58.
“Two Critiques Against the State,” Left History, vol. 7, no. 2 (Fall 2000), pp. 81-88.
“The Italian Cinema” and “The Italian Press,” in Europe Since 1945. Bernard Cook, ed. New  York: Garland, 2000, pp. 672-677.
“The Myth of Garibaldi,” in Italian Journal, vol. XVI, n. 11 (Autumn 2000): 11-15.
“Alla ricerca di un socialismo umanistico,” Quaderni del Circolo Rosselli, XX, 68 (January 2000), pp. 101-106.
“Reflections on the Priebke Affair,” The Italian Jewish Experience, Thomas DiNapoli, ed. Stony Brook, NY: Fililibrary Series, 2000, pp. 117-126.
“Garibaldi,” “Mazzini,” “Cavour,” “Verdi,” in Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences,  1800-1914, John Powell, ed. New York: Garland, 2000, pp. 80-81, 167-168, 430-431, 285-286.
“The Mazzini Society” and “Sacco and Vanzetti” in Italian-American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Salvatore LaGumina, et.al., eds. New York: Garland Press, 2000, pp. 362-363, 562-563.
“The Italian-American Experience,” in The Italian-American Heritage. Pellegrino D’Acierno, ed. New York: Garland, 1999, pp., 691-702.
“Bloodless Torture: The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation,” Libraries and Culture, v. 34, n. 3 (Summer 1999), pp.  241-253; (reprinted 2001; translated 2003).
“Il mito del ritorno: Simbolo e memoria ne La luna e i falò di Cesare Pavese,”  American Journal of Italian Studies vol. 21, n. 58 (1998), pp.  128-138.
“Resisting Fascism: The Politics and Literature of Italian Jews, 1922-1945,” in Memory, History and Critique. F. Brinkuis and S. Talmor, eds. Utrecht: University for Humanist Studies and Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998.
“Italian Historiography” and twelve biographical entries in Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing. D.R. Woolf, ed. New York: Garland, 1998.
“The Myth of Garibaldi,” in Giuseppe Garibaldi: Images & Icons (Hofstra University Exhibit Catalog), Fall 1998.
“Contesting Constraints: Amelia Pincherle Rosselli and Pre-Fascist Italy,”  Women in Judaism, vol. 1, n. 2 (Summer 1998) at <
“Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile,” Hofstra Horizons (Fall 1997), pp.  9-11.
“The Jews of Rome under Fascism, 1943-1944,” Mediterranean Perspectives. James E. Caraway, ed. Oakdale, NY: SSIPS, 1997, pp. 97-110.

“Death in Exile: The Assassination of Carlo Rosselli,” Journal of Contemporary History, v. 32, n.3 (July 1997), pp.  305-319.
“The Culture of Nostalgia: Fascism in the Memory of Italian-Americans,”  Italian Politics and Society, n. 44 (Fall 1995), pp.  12-17.
Reprinted in The Italian-American Review, vol. 5, n.2 (Autumn/Winter 1996/1997): 16-26; Reprinted at <http://h-net2.msu.edu/~itam> 31 July-1 August 1997; Reprinted as “La cultura di nostalgia: fascismo nella memoria degli italo-americani,”in Altreitalie at <www.fga.it/altreitalie/_contributi/00000004.htm> 12 March 1998.
“Resisting Evil: Italians and the Holocaust,”  The Genocide Forum, I, n. 10 (June 1995), pp.  1-3.
“Italian Exiles in America, 1922-1945,” The Italian Journal, VII, nn. 4& 5 (1993), pp.  32-35.

 

Journalism

“Wine Dark Me,” in special edition of Italian Americana, (Fall 2007) available online at http://italianamericana.com/pdf/PUGLIESE.pdf
“Primo Levi: al di là del suicidio,” in Oggi 7, special supplement to America Oggi, 15 April 2007, p. 3.         
“On Soccer and Suffering,” Monthly Review Press, July 2006, online at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/pugliese260706.html
“Iraq, History and the Politics of Forgetting,” in The Chronicle (Hofstra University), 18 March 2004, p. 8.
“L’ultimo appuntamento di Silone,” in America Oggi, 17 August 2003; p. 15.
“Ironia e paraddoso di Levi,” in America Oggi, 20 October 2002, p. 8.       
“In a Museum in Rome, Forgotten Partisans’ Stories,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 June 2001, pp. B13-14.
“L’eredità di Silone,” in America Oggi, 30 April 2000, p. 5B.
“Il Mazzini del XX secolo,”   in America Oggi, 14 November 1999, p.10B.

Book, Film, Theater, & Opera Reviews    
(Member: National Book Critics Circle, PEN)
Book review editor-in-chief, H-ITALY, academic listerv, 2001- 2006.
Book review editor-in-chief, H-Italian-American, academic listserv, 2002-present.
Contributor, Publishers Weekly, 1999-2006.
Contributor, Kirkus Reviews, 1994-1999.
The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi, edited by Robert S. C. Gordon, in Modern Italy, forthcoming.
Alexander Stille, The Sack of Rome, forthcoming in Italian Culture.
Primo Levi, A Tranquil Star, in Shofar, forthcoming.
Michele Sarfatti, The Jews in Mussolini’s Italy: From Equality to Persecution, forthcoming, Catholic Historical Review.
Lutz Klinkhammer, Stragi naziste in Italia, 1943-1944, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol 12, n. 4 (December 2007).

Romano Mussolini, My Father, Il Duce: A Memoir by Mussolini’s Son, forthcoming in Forum Italicum.
“Primo Levi’s First Draft of History,” review of Primo Levi and Leonardo De Benedetti,
Auschwitz Report
in The Jewish Forward, January 12, 2007; http://www.forward.com/articles/primo‑levi‑s‑first‑draft‑of‑history/
“Tragedy in Trieste,” review of Silvia Bonucci’s Voices from a Time in The Jewish Forward, 9 August  2006; http://www.forward.com/articles/a‑trieste‑tragedy/
“Excellent Cadavers,” film review, H-Italy, July 2006, online at
http://www.h-net.org/~italy/
“Cadaveri excellenti,” film review of “Excellent Cadavers” directed by Marco Turco, in Oggi 7, 9 July 2006.
R. J. B. Bosworth, “Mussolini’s Italy,” in US Italia, Sunday, June 4, 2006, p. 3.
“Questo, davvero, era un uomo,” theater review of “Primo,” AmericaOggi, July 31, 2005.

Richard Drake, Apostles and Agitators: Italy’s Marxist Revolutionary Tradition in The Journal of Modern History, Volume 77, n. 3 (September 2005).
Paul Ginsborg, Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony in Publisher’s Weekly (June 7, 2004).
Ray Moseley, Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce in Publisher’s Weekly (May 31, 2004).
Tobias Jones, The Dark Heart of Italy in Publisher’s Weekly (April 19, 2004).
Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism in Publisher’s Weekly (March 1, 2004).
Peter Godman, Hitler and the Vatican in Publisher’s Weekly (January 26, 2004).
Peter Neville, Mussolini in Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Summer 2004).
Piero Gobetti, Liberal Revolution, H-Italy (January 2004).
Alan Perry, Il santo partigiano martire in the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Volume 8, n. 4  (Winter 2003).
A. James Gregor, Giovanni Gentile: Philosopher of Fascism  in Italian Americana, vol. XXI, n. 1 (Winter 2003), pp. 112-113
“Un viaggio nelle radici; quelle vere,” (review of Stolen Figs by Mark Rotella), America Oggi, 14 September 2003; pg. 22;

English translation “The Pleasure of Stolen Figs,” printed in (12 October 2003).
The Grey Zone, dir. Tim Blake Nelson, (2002) in   The American Historical Review vol. 108, n. 3 (June 2003).
Antonio Bechelloni, ed. Carlo e Nello Rosselli e l’antifascismo europeon in the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 8, n. 2 (Summer 2003).
Bill Tonelli, ed. The Italian American Reader (New York: HarperCollins, 2003) on H- ITALY <http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=121051057291899>.
Paul Ginsborg, Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State, in The New York Times Book Review, 23 February 2003; reprinted at H-ITALY <http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=255561058849263>.
Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary, dir. André Heller, (2002) in The American Historical Review, vol. 108. n. 1 (February 2003).
Massimo Mila. Argomenti strettamente famigliari: Lettere dal carcere, 1935-1940, in the Journal of Modern Italian Studies (Fall 2002).

Primo Levi’s Ordinary Virtues: From Testimony to Ethics by Robert S. C. Gordon, in Forum Italicum (Fall 2002).
On The Spine of Italy: A Year in the Abruzzi by Harry Clifton. New York: Macmillan, 2000 on H-Italy, October 2002. <http://www.h‑net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=124791059720162>.
Fenoglio’s Binoculars, Johnny's Eyes, by Philip Cooke, in Modern Italy vol. 7, n. 2 (Autumn 2002).
Memory and Mastery: Primo Levi as Writer and Witness, Roberta S. Kremer, ed., in Modern Italy vol. 7, n. 2 (Autumn 2002).
A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair by Daniel J. Goldhagen, in Publishers Weekly, 23 September 2002, pp. 57-58.
Amelia Rosselli. Memorie in America Oggi, 28 July 2002, p. 11; originally in  in Sissco Annuale III 2002; English translation on H-Italy, June 2002.
Ross King, Brunelleschi’s Dome. New York: Walker & Co., 2001, H-Italy, May 2002
<http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=213741058571836>
“I buchi neri di una strage,” in America Oggi, 24 March 2002, “Oggi 7,” p. 4; reprinted in English as Alessandro Portelli, L’ordine è gia stato eseguito. H-Italy, March 2002 <http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=292851058686841>.
“The Way We Laughed,” dir. Gianni Amelio, in American Historical Review, vol. 107. n.1. (February 2002).
“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” dir. John Madden, in American Historical Review, vol. 106, n. 5 (December 2001).
Cesare Pavese. Una vita imperfetta by Vincenzo Binetti in Modern Italy vol. 6, n. 2 (November 2001), pp. 238-239.
Hitler and the Holocaust by R. Wistrich, in Publishers Weekly, 3 September 2001, pp. 76-77.
Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World by Peter D’Epiro and Mary Desmond, in Publishers Weekly, 3 September 2001, p. 80.
October 16, 1943/Eight Jews by Giacomo Debenedetti, in Publishers Weekly, 13 August 2001, pp. 302-303.
Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture by Leoluca Orlando, in Publishers Weekly, 13 August 2001, p. 303.
Maria Nicolai Paynter, Ignazio Silone: Beyond the Tragic Vision, in Italian Politics and Society, n. 54, Summer 2001.
Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy, and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); and

Hitler’s Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

by MacGregor Knox, in Italian Politics and Society, n. 55, Spring 2002.

Antonio Gramsci and the Anarchists by Carl Levy in American Historical Review, vol. 106, n. 3 (June 2001).
“I cento passi,” dir. Marco Tullio Giordana, in American Historical Review, vol. 106, n. 3 (June 2001).
“Malena,” dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, in American Historical Review, vol. 106, n. 2 (April 2001).
“Levi sconosciuto e pubblico,” in America Oggi, April 22, 2001, 5B.
“Dietro il simbolo, gli uomini,” in America Oggi, March 25, 2001, 4B-5B.
Blackshirts in Little Italy: Fascism and Italian Americans by Philip V. Cannistraro, in Italian Americana, v. XIX, n. 2 (Summer 2001); reprinted at H-ITALY
<http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=17661066521831>.       
“Parole e ricordi nella storia,” in America Oggi, 11 March 2001, 4B.
“I fallimenti di un Papa,” in America Oggi, 21 January 2001, 15B.
A Nation Collapses: The Italian Surrender of September 1943 by Elena Aga Rossi, in The Italian Journal, vol. XVI, n. 11, (Autumn 2000): 42
“Una storia di memorie,” in America Oggi, 10 December 2000, 4B.
“Fascinating Fascism in North America,” in Left History, vol 7, n. 1 (Spring 2000): 115-118.
“Una cupola per umanità, in America Oggi, 12 November 2000, 5B.
“Quei fascisti italoamericani,” in America Oggi, 29 October 2000, 16B.
“Una vita tormentata,” in America Oggi, 15 October 2000, 15B.
“Un genero maladetto,” in America Oggi, 1 October 2000, 4B.
“La sconfitta necessaria,” in America Oggi, 10 September 2000, 5B.
Father/Land: A Personal Search for the New Germany by Frederick Kempe and

From Weimar to the Wall: My Life in German Politics by Richard Von Weizsäcker, 3 January 2000, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Tea With Mussolini” (film) dir. Franco Zeffirelli, 1999. American Historical Review, vol. 104, n. 5 (December 1999): 1809-1810.
A People Apart: The Jews in Europe, 1789-1939 by David Vital in The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 September 1999.
“Antifascism(s),” Italian Politics and Society, n. 50 (Autumn 1998): 92-96.
 Fantasies of Salvation: Democracy, Nationalism, and Myth in Post-Communist Europe, by Vladimir Tismaneanu, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 July 1998; reprinted at
<http://books.realcities.com/reviews/0713/salvation.htm>
“Fascism: The Cultural Side,” Italian Politics and Society, n. 49 (Spring 1998): 80-84.
Modern Italy: A Political History by Denis Mack Smith, History Reviews On Line at <www.depauw.edu/~dtrinkle/hrol/reviews.htmlx>, Fall 1998.
The First World War and Its Consequences [CD ROM] Journal of MultiMedia History, vol. 1, n. 1, September 1998 at <
Varieties of Cultural History by Peter Burke at <www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=7371903016802>, August 1998.
“Fascinating Fascism,” review essay Italian Politics and Society, n. 48 (Autumn 1997): 71-75; Reprinted at <www.laurentian.ca/www/polsci/ips/48-11.htm>
The Kidnaping of Edgardo Mortara, by D. Kertzer; The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 June 1997.
Italian Journalism, ed. R. Lumley; Italian Politics and Society, n.47 (Spring 1997): 72-73.
Autobiography of a Generation: Italy, 1968, by Luisa Passerini. <www.h-net.msu.edu/h-italy/reviews>; 24 February, 1997; <www.h-net.msu.edu/h-it-am/reviews>;
25 February 1997; Sozial und Kulturgeschichte, <www.h-soz-u-kult>, 16 May 1997.
Italian Politics: Ending the First Republic. Mershon and Pasquino, eds.; Italian Politics and Society, n. 46 (Fall 1996): 53-56.
Fascism: Past, Present, Future, by Walter Laqueur, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 April 1996.

The Ideology of Death, by John Weiss; The Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 February 1996.
Getting the Boot: Italy’s Unfinished Revolution, by Matt Frei; The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 November 1995.
The Naked Heart, by Peter Gay; The Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 October 1995.
A Concise History of Italy by C. Duggan; in The Italian Journal, vol. VIII, nn. 5-6 (1994): 72-73.

 

Papers Presented       

2008   

“Primo Levi’s Politics: Giustizia e Libertà, the Partito d’Azione and ‘Jewish’ Antifascism,” Yale University Conference on Primo Levi and Annual Meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS), Taormina, Italy.

2007   

“Reflections on Immigration,” Ellis Island Opening Ceremony for “Sicilian Crossings.”
“The Ignazio Silone Scandal,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

2006   

“Ignazio Silone and America,” American Italian Historical Association annual conference, Orlando, Florida.
“Italian Americans, Labor, and Unions in American History,” Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus.
“Five Centuries of Italian Jewish Life: From the Ghetto to the Nobel Prize,” Westport, CT.

2005   

“Carlo Rosselli’s Heretical Socialism,” Queens College, CUNY
“The Double Bind of Ignazio Silone: Between Archive and Historiography,” at the New York State European Historians’ Annual Meeting, West Point, NY.
“The Image of Brooklyn in the Minds of Italians,” Italian American Lecture Series, Hofstra University.

2004   

“Longing, Loss, and Nostalgia: Frank Sinatra and Italian American Culture,” American Italian Historical Association, Long Island Chapter.
“Frank Sinatra,” 92nd Street “Y” Makor Center, NYC.
“The First Post-Marxist: Carlo Rosselli’s Heretical Socialism,” Columbia University Seminar on Political Economy.
“The Most Ancient of Minorities: 2000 Years of Italian Jewish History,” Bronfmann-Wiener Lecture, Williams College.
“Longing, Loss, and Nostalgia: Frank Sinatra and Italian American Culture,”
Hofstra University Italian American Lecture Series.

2003   

“Rethinking an Assassination: Mussolini and the Rosselli Brothers,” invited speaker,
Association for the Study of Modern Italy Conference, “Assassinations, Murders and Mysteries in Modern Italy”, London (paper read in my absence).
“Trauma, Transgression, Testimony” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
“The First Post-Marxist: Carlo Rosselli’s Heretical Socialism,” invited speaker at
the “Victor Serge and Anti-Totalitarian Socialism” international
conference, Moscow (paper read in my absence).
“Italian-Jewish Anti-Fascism,” Issues in Judaism Series, Hofstra University.
“The Paradox and Irony of Primo Levi,” the Bilha Chesner Fish. M.D. Featured Lecture of the Year at Pathway’s Women’s Health Adult Seminar Series,
Manhasset, NY

2002   

“Reconsidering Jewish Anti-Fascism,” invited speaker, Yeshiva University.
“The Beautiful Idea: Italian Anarchism from Malatesta to Tresca,” Hofstra
University Symposium Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Executions of Sacco & Vanzetti.
“Italian American Stereotypes in American Popular Culture,” Hofstra University Italian American Lecture Series.
“The Most Ancient of Minorities: 2000 Years of Italian Jewish History,” Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library.
“Primo Levi’s Atheism and the Moral Politics of His Suicide,” invited speaker, Siena Spirituality Center, Water Mill, NY.

2001   

“The Culture of Nostalgia: Fascism in the Memory of Italian Americans” invited
speaker; American Italian Historical Association annual conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The First Post-Marxist: Carlo Rosselli’s Heretical Socialism,” invited speaker: University of Michigan.

2000   

“Fascism and Anti-Fascism in the Italian American Community, 1922-2000,” American Italian Historical Association, Westbury, NY.
“Carlo e Nello Rosselli,” Campidoglio, Rome; Nello Rosselli centenary.
“The Heretical Socialism of Carlo Rosselli,” Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto.
“Poems Before Death: Anti-Fascist Graffiti from a Nazi Prison in Rome,” NYSAEH, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
“Italian Jewish Anti-Fascism,” Mid-Island “Y”, Plainview NY.
“The First Post-Marxist: The Heretical Socialism of Carlo Rosselli,” Harvard University Center for European Studies.
"Carlo Rosselli, Primo Levi and Italian Jewish Antifascism,” Hillcrest Jewish Center, NY.                                       

1999                               

“Alla ricerca di un socialismo umanistico” invited speaker at the centenary of Carlo Rosselli’s birth, 15 November 1999 at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.
“The Political Spectrum of Twentieth-Century Italy,” Richmond College, Florence, Italy.
“Recent Developments in Italian Historiography,” Italian Cultural Society, Long Island.

1998


“The Priebke Affair: On Massacres, Trials, History and Memory,” Stony Brook University, NY.
“The Myth of Garibaldi,” Garibaldi Symposium, Hofstra University.
“The First Ghetto: History of the Jews of Italy,” Hofstra University.
“La morte in esilio: l’assassinio di Carlo Rosselli,” Italian Cultural Institute, Paris.
“Representations of the Holocaust,” Danforth Associates, Pawling, NY.
“Bloodless Torture: The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation,” Italian-American Lecture Series, Hofstra University.

1997   

“The Historians’ Controversy: Recent Attempts to Master the Holocaust,”   Issues in Judaism series, Hofstra University.
“Poems Before Death: Graffiti from a Nazi Prison Cell in Rome, 1943-1944,” Italian-American Lecture Series, Hofstra University.
“The Struggle to Interpret the Holocaust,” Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY.
“Two Critiques Against the State: Errico Malatesta and Carlo Rosselli,” New York State Political Science Association, John Jay College, New York.
“The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti,” Hofstra University.

1996   

“History and Culture of Italian Jews under the Nazi Regime,” Peninsula PublicLibrary; Lawrence High School.
“Carlo Rosselli’s Liberal Socialism,” Hofstra University, Great Books Series.
“Bloodless Torture: The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation,” Drew University, New Jersey.
“Carlo Rosselli’s Legacy,” Casa Italiana, Columbia University, New York, NY.
“Fascism and Anti-Fascism in the Italian-American Community of New York City,” Italian-American Lecture Series, Hofstra University.
“Resisting Fascism: Memory and Identity of Italian Jews,” Utrecht, Holland.
“The Jews of Rome Under Fascism,” Dante Alighieri Institute, Rome, Italy.
“Italian Anti-Fascist Volunteers and the Spanish Civil War,” Siena College,  NY.

1995   

“The Culture of Nostalgia: Fascism in the Memory of Italian-Americans,” National Conference on Italian-American Studies, New York, NY.
“The Dreyfus Affair and French History,” Hofstra School of Continuing Education.
“Carlo Rosselli and Italian Anti-Fascism,” Hofstra University History Faculty Seminar.
“The Vichy Syndrome: History, Myth, and Memory in Post-World War II France,” Drama Department, Hofstra University.     

1994   

“The Language of the Witness: Italian Jews under Fascism,” Hebrew University, Israel.
“Between Liberalism and Marxism: Carlo Rosselli’s Analysis of Fascism,” New York State Association of European Historians; Cornell University.

Awards and Honors
International Ignazio Silone Translation prize for Memoir from a Swiss Prison, 2007.
Geno Baroni Award for best essay, Italian Americana, 2006: “In Defense of Liberal Socialism.”
Puffin Foundation Grant ($1,000) for Carlo Levi, Fear of Freedom, 2006.
National Italian American Foundation Grant for Distinguished Professorship in Italian and Italian American Studies at Hofstra University ($5,000), 2006.
Annual Sephardic Lecture, Temple Israel, Westport, CT; March 2006.
Lecturer, Sally First Endowed Lecture Series, Merrick Jewish Center, March 2006.
Honorable M. Marvin Berger Memorial Lecture, Hillcrest Jewish Center, Flushing, NY.
Presidential Research Award, Hofstra University, 2005, 2006.
Member, Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence, Hofstra University, 2005-2008.
2005 Teacher of the Year Award, Association of Italian American Educators.
Remarks, Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Hofstra University, April 2005.
Leonard Hastings Schoff Award at Columbia University ($3,500) for a Russian
translation of  Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile, March 2005.
The Bronfman-Wiener Lecture at Williams College, September 2004.
Visiting Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, June 2004.
National Italian American Foundation grant ($2,000) for Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture.
Visiting Research Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Summer 2003.
Nominated by Hofstra University for an NEH Senior Faculty Award, 2002.
Visiting Fellowship, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, 2001.
City University of New York Alumni Achievement Award, 2001.
Silone Prize, for Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile, March 2000.
Dr. Louis Cooper Memorial Lecture, Hillcrest Jewish Center, March 2000.
Peter E. Herman Literary Award, Hofstra University, April 1999.
Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Hofstra University, February 1999.
Hofstra University Presidential Research Award, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004.
Runner-Up, Fraenkel Prize, Wiener Library/Institute of Contemporary History, London,1998.
Hofstra University Faculty Research and Development Grant, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
Columbia University, Leonard Hastings Schoff Publication Subsidy, 1997.
National Italian-American Foundation Grant, 1997.
Order Sons of Italy, New York Grand Lodge Grant, 1997.
Citation, Associazione Castelvetranesi d’America, 1997.
Society for Italian Historical Studies Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, 1996.
Nominated by Hofstra for NEH Junior Faculty Award, 1996.
Mellon Dissertation Stipend, Summer 1995.
National Endowment for the Humanities Stipend, April 1995.
City University of New York “University Fellowship”, 1990-1992.
Who’s Who Among American Graduate Students, 1991 & 1993.
City University of New York Fellowship, 1987-1990.
Harold W. McGraw Graduate School Fellowship, 1987-1990.
Phi Beta Kappa & Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Societies.
Hofstra University Honor’s Degree, 1987.

 

Academic Activities and Professional Service

Series Editor, Italian and Italian-American Studies, Palgrave, 2003-present.
Roundtables, “A Pleasant Fascist: The Memoirs of Romano Mussolini,”
“Resisting Bodies: Women in the Italian Resistance,”
Annual Conference of the AAIS, Taormina, Italy, May 2008.
Invited Speaker, “2000 Years of Italian Jewish History,” Montclair State University, 14 April 2008.
Invited Speaker, “The Holocaust in Italy,” Italian American Women’s Center, Manhasset, 15 September 2007.
Invited Speaker, Symposium on Primo Levi, Padova, Italy; 26 June 2007 (declined).
Invited Speaker, “Showcase Italian: Pedagogical Approaches to Italian Language, Italian Studies, and Italian American Studies,” Rutgers, March 2007.
Panel Chair, two panels, American Italian Historical Association annual conference, 2006.
Panel Chair, “The New Europe,” Conference at Stony Brook University, April 2005.
Executive Committee, American Italian Historical Association, 2004-2007.
Guest Curator, Photo Exhibition: “Poems Before Death: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome,” John J. Calandra Italian American Museum, CUNY, February 2004.
Referee, American Council of Learned Societies(European History), 2003.
Dissertation Committee, Maria Luisa Graziano, Columbia University, September 2003.
Panel Chair, Conference: “The Italian American Press: Its History and Its Future,” Hunter College, May 2003.
Invited Speaker, “Invito al ricordo di Carlo e Nello Rosselli,” Florence, Italy, June 2003.

Closing Remarks, “Reflections on Exile” at the international conference, “Beyond the Patria: Exile, Border Crossing and Transnationalism in the Spanish-Speaking World,” Hofstra University, April 2003.
Advisory Editor, Routledge Press, 1998-2003.
Manuscript Reader, Yale University Press, University of Nebraska Press, HarperCollins, Rowman & Littlefield, SUNY Press, Lexington Books, Patterns of Prejudice, Pearson/Longman, The Humanities and Social Science  Foundation of Canada, MLA, Transformations, Pluto Press, Northern Illinois University Press.
Book Review Editor-in-Chief, H-Italy, (www.h-net.org/~italy), 2001-present.
Book Review Editor-in-Chief, H-Italian-American(www.h-net.org/~itam),  2002-present.
Member, National Book Critics Circle, 1995-present.
Board of Editors, Italian Journal, Italian Academy Foundation, 2000-
Associate Member, Columbia University Seminar on Studies in Modern Italy, 1997-
Chair, “Utopias?” New York State Political Science Association Meeting, April 1997.
Invited Discussant, “Political Theorists and the Contemporary City,” New York State
Political Science Association Meeting, Ithaca College, March 1996.
NEH Participant, “Italy and America, 1943-1944,” University of Connecticut, April 1995.
Participant, Survivors of the Shoah, Oral History Seminar; October 1994.
Consulting Reader, Penguin USA, 1992-93; St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Member, CCNY Committee on Core Courses, 1990-1993.              
Contributing Editor, The Italian Journal, 1992-1995.

 

Departmental Service

Reader, Jessica Knobler Department Honor’s Thesis, Spring 2008.
Chair, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. Benjamin Talton, Fall 2007.
Reader, Jennifer Hernandez Department Honor’s Thesis Committee, 2006.
Chair, History Department DPC, Fall 2003-2005.
Chair, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. Sally Charnow, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
Chair, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. Simon Doubleday, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
Interim Chair, Department Personnel Committee, Fall 2000, Fall 2002-Spring 2003.
Department representative, University Committee on new history building, 2003-2004.
Coordinator, Alumni Mentor Program, 1996-present.
Chair, Curriculum Committee, 1998-2000.
Member, Teaching and Profession Committee, 1996-2002.
Member, Curriculum Committee, 2003-2004.
Co-Advisor, Hofstra Historical Society, 1995-1997.

University Service
Member, Ad- Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. David Kaufman, Department of Religion, 2008.
Panel Chair, “At Whom Are We Laughing: Humor in Romance Language Literatures,” Spring 2008.
Conference Director: “Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism After the Fall,” April 2007.
Lecture Series Director: “The Italian-American Experience,” 1996-present.
Speaker, “The Myth of Garibaldi,” Italian American Lecture Series, October 2007.
Invited Speaker, Poet and Writer’s Piazza, Italian Festival, 16 September 2007.
Member, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. Amy Baehr, Fall 2007.
Conference Committee, “Defining Culture Through Dress,” April 2007.
Member and Faculty Advisor for Publishing, Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence, 2005-2008. 
Faculty Mentor, Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007.
Speaker, “Ignazio Silone’s Prison Memoir,” for the Italian American Lecture Series, May 2007.
Chair, Ad-Hoc Promotion Committee for Professor Leslie Feldman, 2006.
Member, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. Julie Byrne, Department of Religion, 2006.
Department Representative, Hofstra University Open House, November 2006.
Guest Speaker, “Liebe Perle” The Disabled in Nazi Germany, film screening, March 2006.
Director, Symposium on Fiorello LaGuardia, May 2005.
Member, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Dr. David Green, 2004-2005.
Guest Curator, Moderator, Panelist, William J. Clinton Presidential Conference, 2004-2005.
Member, Committee for the Panel on the Impeachment, Clinton Conference, 2004-2005.
Panel Speaker, AAUP workshop for Not-Yet-Tenured Faculty, October 2003.
Speaker, “The Slow Food Movement,” for the Italian American Lecture Series, October 2003.
Member, HCLAS Faculty Personnel Board, Fall 2002-Spring 2003.
Guest Curator, “Italian Renaissance Portraits,” Lowenfeld Hall, January-March 2003.
Department Representative, Admitted Students Day, April 2003.
Panel Moderator, Bing Crosby Conference, November 2002.
Guest Curator, “Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti from the Nazi Prison in Rome, 1943-1944,” Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, September-October, 2002.
Conference Director, “If This Is A Man: The Life and Legacy of Primo Levi,” October 2002.
Symposium Coordinator, “Italy in the 21st Century” with Senator Learco Saporito, October 2002.
Invited Speaker, University Symposium, “Representing Sacco & Vanzetti,” October 2002.
Member, European Studies Coordinating Committee, 2002-2003.
Member, Faculty Personnel Board, Fall 2001, Fall 2002-Spring 2003.
Treasurer, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000.
Conference Co-Director, “The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?” Hofstra University,  March 2000.
Conference Director, “The Most Ancient of Minorities: The History and Culture of Italian Jews”Hofstra University, April 1999.
Conference Committee; Chair of Panel; Editor of Conference Proceedings, “Frank Sinatra” Hofstra University, November 1998.
Symposium Coordinator, “Giuseppe Garibaldi” Hofstra University, October 1998.
Invited Speaker, “Marxism as a Secular Religion: The Passing of an Illusion?” Hofstra University Philosophy Club, March 1998
Lecture Series Co-Director, “Issues in Judaism,” Fall 1997, Spring 1999.
Exhibition Co-coordinator, “Nino Favara. The Essence of Sicily: A People and Their Spirit,” Hofstra Hall, September 1997.
Senator-at-Large, Graduate Academic Affairs, 1995-1997.
Member, HCLAS Curriculum Proposals Committee, 1996-1997; 1998-2001.
Participant, Center for Teaching Excellence Mentor Program 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004.
Co-Advisor, Amnesty International at Hofstra University, 1995.
Volunteer, College for A Day, 1996, 1997.
Guest Speaker, Symposium on The Workroom; Drama Department, March 22, 1995.

Public Service
Trustee, Museum of Italian Culture (Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents).
Invited Speaker, “The Vatican and the Holocaust,” Bellmore Presbyterian Church, September 2008.
Invited Speaker, “The Vatican and the Holocaust,” Haddasah Greens, Long Island, September 2008.
Book Presentation, Carlo Levi’s Fear of Freedom at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, June 2008.
Invited Speaker, “The Vatican and the Holocaust,” Sterling Glen Retirement Home, Lynbrook, NY, April 2008.
Invited Speaker, “The Vatican and the Holocaust,” Bellmore Jewish Center, March 2008.
Invited Speaker, “Frank Sinatra and Italian American Culture,” Bellmore Presbyterian Church, January 2008.
Invited Speaker, Italian Cultural Institute, NYC, Un giorno con Lucia, December 2007.
Invited Speaker, Italian American Writers’ Association, Cornelia Street Café, November 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Italian Jews,” Stony Brook University, October, 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Frank Sinatra and Italian American Culture,” Oceanside JCC, October 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Primo Levi Twenty Years After His Death,” Mid-Island Y-JCC, June 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Frank Sinatra and American Culture,” Rockville Centre Library, May 2007.
Invited Speaker, “2000 Years of Italian Jewish History,” The Greens Adult Community, Melville, April 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Carlo Levi’s Anti-Fascism,” Shelter Rock Library, October 2006.
Invited Speaker, “Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism,” Oceanside JCC, September 2006.
Invited Speaker, “Remembering Peter Treves,” Jewish Center of the Hamptons, August 2006.
Invited Speaker, “Italian Fascism and Anti-Semitism,” Jewish Center of the Hamptons, June 2006.
Book reading and signing, Canio’s Bookshop, Sag Harbor, NY, August 2005.
Invited Speaker, “An Overview of Contemporary Italy,” Programma Ponte, Association of Italian American Educators, Italian Cultural Institute, New York City, June 2005.
Invited Speaker, “500 Years of Italian Jewish History,” Suffolk “Y” JCC, May 2005.
Invited Speaker, Hewitt Elementary School, Rockville Centre, “What Is a History Professor?”
Invited Speaker, “Frank Sinatra,” Riverside Goddard Community Center, NYC.
Commentator, Smithtown High School AP History Conference, May 2004.
Invited Speaker, “The History of Italian Jews,” Oceanside Jewish Community Center, September  2004.
Invited Speaker, “The Italian American Experience” Merrick Senior Center, May 2004.
Book Presentation, Desperate Inscriptions at Canio’s Bookstore, Sag Harbor, NY, May 2004.
Invited Speaker, “Pope Pius XII, the Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy,” Plainview MidIsland Jewish Community Center, March 2004.
Invited Speaker, Photo Exhibition: “Poems Before Death: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome,” John J. Calandra Italian American Museum, CUNY, February 2004.
Invited Speaker, “The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy,” City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, NY, NY, February 2004.
Invited Speaker, “Galeazzo Ciano and the End of Fascism,” Italian Heritage Association,October 2003.
Invited Speaker, “Pope Pius XII, The Vatican and the Holocaust,” Suffolk “Y” Jewish Center, October, 2003.
Invited Speaker, Massapequa Park Senior Center, “Stereotypes of Italian Americans,” September 2003.
Public Workshop, “Jewish Resistance and Jews in National Resistance Movement During World War II,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Invited Speaker, “The Legacy of Primo Levi,” Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, July 2003.
Book Presentation, The Most Ancient of Minorities, Casa Italiana, NYU, April 2003.
Invited Speaker, “A Tribute to Peter Treves,” Casa Italiana, NYU, April 2003.
Invited Speaker, “Fascism’s Tangled Web: The Strange Case of Ignazio Silone” Trinity College, 3 March 2003.
Invited Speaker, “La Giornata della Memoria” (Holocaust Memorial Day in Italy), Casa Italiana at New York University, 27 January 2003.
Book Presentation, Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome at the Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 23 January 2003.
Invited Speaker, “Italy, the Vatican and the Holocaust,” Wagner College, November 2002.
Invited Speaker, “The First Ghetto: Italian Jews,” Suffolk Jewish “Y”, November 2002.
Invited Speaker, “The Life & Times of Primo Levi,” WIZO, New York City, September 2002.
Invited Speaker, “2000 Years of Italian Jewish History,” Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, April 2002.
Invited Speaker, “Primo Levi’s Holocaust Memoirs,” Reconstructionist Temple, Hewlett, NY, December 2001.
Invited Speaker,“Primo Levi’s Legacy,” Suffolk Community “Y”, September 2001.
Invited Speaker, book presentation of Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust by Susan Zuccotti, 17 May 2001, Italian Cultural Institute, New York.
Invited Speaker, “Malena”, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, Great Neck Arts Center, March 2001.
Invited Speaker, Canio’s Bookstore, Sag Harbor, May 2000.
Invited Speaker, Italian American Writers’ Association, Casa Italiana, NYU, February 2000.
Invited Speaker, Suffolk Y CC, “Italian Jewish Anti-Fascism,” February 2000.
Invited Speaker, Suffolk Y Jewish CC, “Two Thousand Years of Italian Jewish History,” May 1999.
Invited Speaker, Life Is Beautiful, dir. Roberto Begnini,  October 1998.
Invited Speaker, “Is Human Worth Possible After the Holocaust?” Danforth Associates of New York, Pawling, NY, September 1998.
Invited Speaker, US premier of La Tregua, dir. Francesco Rosi, Great Neck, April 1998.
Invited Discussant, “Alberto Moravia,” Italian Cultural Society, Glen Cove,  September 1997.
Judge, National History Day, Hofstra University, 1995, 1996.

Public Service (Media)
Radio interview, Carlo Levi’s Fear of Freedom, WPKN,  Montauk, Long Island, June 2008.
Interview, “Primo Levi’s Tranquil Star,” National Public Radio, April 15, 2007.
Interview, “Rat Pack Encore?”, The Boston Globe, May 18, 2006.
Interview, “Turin’s Witness: Primo Levi,” in The Jewish Week, February 24, 2006.
Guest, “In Conversation with Rabbi Potasniak”, Channel 25 Telecare, May 2005.
Invited Speaker, “The Italian Odyssey,” Radio Interview, WLIE 520 AM, November 14, 2004.
“Contemporary Italy,” Radio Interview with Linda Jameson, WORT-FM, Madison, Wisconsin, February 2004.
“Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome,” Television interview with Vito De Simone on Public Access Television (Channel 20), Spring 2003.
“Italian and Jewish,” Newsday, April 29, 2003, pp. B3, B20.
“Primo Levi,” WRHU, Hofstra Univesity, October 18,  2002.         
“Italian American Organized Crime,” KPCC Radio, Pasadena, September 13, 2002
“Carlo Rosselli,” Journal Interview, Democratic Left, Spring/Summer 2000.
“Pensiero e azione,” Newspaper interview, America Oggi, June 11, 2000, p. 15B
Television Interview, RAI International (Italian), “Carlo Rosselli,” February 6, 2000
Radio Interview, WUSB, “Carlo Rosselli and Italian Anti-Fascism,” January 31, 2000
Radio Interview, WGBB, “The Moral Problem of Kosovo,” May 10, 1999.
Radio Interview, “The Italian Cinema,” WHPC Radio, 25 March 1999.
Radio Interview, “Italy, Pius XII and the Holocaust,” SUNY Radio, 11 November 1998.
Television Commentary, Columbus Day Parade, NY 1 NEWS, October 1998.
Television Interview, WLIW, “Italian-Americans,” Summer 1998.
Television Commentary, Columbus Day Parade, NY 1 NEWS, October 1997.
Cable TV Interview, ITALICS: The Italian American Magazine, CUNY TV, May 1995.

Professional and Academic Associations

American Historical Association, PEN American Center, Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society, Circolo di Cultura Politica “Fratelli Rosselli”, SISSCO (Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea), Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, American Italian Historical Association, Society for Italian Historical Studies, New York State Association of European Historians, National Book Critics Circle, Hofstra Chapter of AAUP, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Order Sons of Italy in America.