On February 7th, Dr. Peter Carravetta, Alfonse D’Amato Professor in Italian & Italian American Studies at Stony Brook University, spoke at the library as part of a discussion of his recently published book, After Identity: Migration, Critique, Italian American Culture. He was joined by two respondents, Dr. Mary Jo Bona (Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University) and Dr. Nikos Panou (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Peter V. Tsantes Endowed Professor in Hellenic Studies at Stony Brook University), in a rich conversation about questions of identity, migration, and culture.
Dr. Carravetta shared his own experiences of migration between Italy and the United States, adding a personal aspect to his scholarly treatment of the complex relationship between place, context, perception, and identity. In their responses, Dr. Bona and Dr. Panou highlighted meaningful intersections between Dr. Carravetta’s work and that of other cultural critics and theorists, underscoring its importance as a book capable of questioning received ideas about the construction and stability of identity.
After Identity: Migration, Critique, Italian American Culture is held at Stony Brook University Libraries as part of the circulating collection, and as part of the Stony Brook University Authors collection in Special Collections & University Archives.
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