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East Lansing, MI 48823



Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Ph.D. History May 2013

Dissertation: "Get Skilled and Leave:"Post-WWII Transnational Training of Italian Immigrants.

Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH

Master of Arts, History May 2008

Thesis: Silent Presences: Italian-American Women’s Experiences in the Mahoning Valley, 1880-1930. num=ysu1210604919
La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Bachelor of Art (Laurea in Lettere), Medieval History July 2005


Michigan State University East Lansing, MI


Historical Methods and Skills Spring 2014

The Peopling of America: From Assimilation to Multiculturalism
European History Fall 2013

The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1870s.
Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues Spring 2013

E Pluribus Unum? Historical Perspectives on American Immigration.
Teaching Assistant

History of Sex and sexuality since 18th century Spring 2011/Spring 2012

European History since 1500 Spring 2009

IAH Europe and the World Fall2009 -Fall 2010

IAH (Integrative Studies in Arts & Humanities) Africa and the World Fall 2008
Teaching Assistant- online courses

College Sports History Summer 2013

College Sports History Summer 2012

US History to 1876 Summer 2011

World History Since 1500 Summer 2010

Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH

Instructor of Italian Language August 2006-May 2008


"Good at Everything and Good at Nothing: Italian Postwar Immigration to the United States and Canada" (Under Review)
Review of Three Worlds of Relief. Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, by Cybelle Fox, 49th Parallel (Summer 2013)
“Silent Presence: Italian-American Women’s Experiences in the Mahoning Valley, 1880-1930,” Italian Americana (Spring 2010)

Conference Presentations:

  • Local Responses to International Challenges: Migration and Labor Patterns of Italians in the United States and Canada during the Cold War Era. Social Science History Association, November, Chicago, Ill. November 2013

  • Get Skilled and Leave: Italian Immigrants to the United States and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. Migration Without Boundaries. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. October, 2013

  • Manufacturing Skilled Workers: Italian Post-WWII Immigration. Great Lakes History Conference. Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. October, 2013.

  • Italian Unskilled Entrepreneurs in Post-WWII North America. 49th Parallel, September, Birmingham, UK September 2012.

  • Immigrant Letters, Women and Empowerment. Social Science History Association, Chicago, Ill. November 2010

  • Emerging Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Italian Migration in the Modern West. Social Science History Association, Long Beach CA. November 2009

  • Silent Presences: Italian-American Women’s Experiences in the Mahoning Valley, 1880-1930. Graduate Historians’ Association. Michigan State University. November 2008

Invited Presentations:

  • The Italian Risorgimento. Lake Erie College, Cleveland, OH. September 2007

  • Six Seminars on Italian History. Sponsored by the Italian Consulate of Detroit and the NOI Foundation. Youngstown State University, January-May 2006

  • A Woman’s Life: Italian Style. March, Youngstown State University, March 2006

  • The Other Part of the Boot. Sponsored by the American Association University Women (AAUW) Youngstown, Ohio, February 2006


Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Fred Williams Award April 2013

Milton E. Muelder Award April 2012

Jeff Rooney Memorial Prize April 2012

Department of History Summer Research Fellowship Summer 2011

David G. LoRomer Recruitment Fellowship 2008-2013

External Fellowships

American Italian Historical Association Memorial Fellowship October 2011

Social Science History Association Graduate Student Travel Award October 2010
Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH

B’nai B’rith History Graduate Award April 2008



Italian (native speaker)

French (reading competency)

Latin (reading competency)

Ancient Greek (reading competency)
Translation Skills:

Translator of the "Lucia Bisceglia Lariccia Correspondence, 1917-1999" part of the Italian Heritage Collection at Maag Library of Youngstown State University.
Digital Skills:

Microsoft Office

WordPress (content management system)

Camtasia and Snagit (screen recording and video editing software applications)


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