The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

NEW!!! Watch videos from the Calandra Institute's recent annual conference, "Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità."


Celebrating the release of New Italian Migrations to the United States, Volume 1: Politics and History since 1945, edited by Joseph Sciorra and Laura Ruberto. To buy the book, click here.


Click here for the Call for Papers for the 2018 Calandra Annual Conference:

Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms:
Italian Interventions on the Body

April 26–28, 2018


To relive the presentations and performances from the 2017 edition of the Calandra annual conference, "Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità," click here for a playlist of videos from the spectacular two-day event.






NEW: Click here to read the Book, Film, Digital Media, and Exhibition reviews in the latest edition of the Italian American Review, 7.1. Click here to subscribe and support the IAR.



This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) is now in its third edition. The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) takes place June 12-30, 2017, and is designed to introduce participants (advanced graduate and/or 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 will engage in a special research project.

This is a collaborative program between the University of Calabria and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty for the program.

Cost of room, board, and tuition (6 UniCal credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. For more information about the program schedule and faculty, contact Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri at 212.642.2094 or via email at

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This is open to all CUNY doctoral students and/or faculty interested in the Italian diaspora, and not just to Italian Americans.