Queens College's Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Dr. Fred Gardaphe, has published an overview of Italian-American Literature appearing in Oxford Bibliographies Online.
Fred L. Gardaphe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1976), a Master’s Degree in English at the University of Chicago (1982) and his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1993) with an emphasis on cultural criticism and American multicultural literature.
A leading expert in the field, Gardaphe is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies. He directs the Italian American Studies Program at Queens College, City University of New York and also works at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Previously he helped to create the Italian American Studies program at Stony Brook University, which he directed from 1998-2008. He taught five years at the high school level before taking a position in English and Educational Studies at Columbia College in Chicago. At Columbia College he created and taught writing, literature courses and courses in Italian American film and literature from 1978-1998.
Distinguished Professor in English and Italian American Studies
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Room 1700