Italian American Review

A conversation with Marcella Bencivenni, the new editor of the Italian American Review.

Italian American Review

Marcella Bencivenni, Editor
The Italian American Review (IAR), a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, publishes scholarly articles about the history and culture of Italian Americans, as well as other aspects of the Italian diaspora. The journal embraces a wide range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in the social sciences and in cultural studies. The journal entertains articles about such topics as migration, politics, labor, race and ethnicity, urban studies, gender studies, as well as various forms of cultural production (religious feasts, cinema, music, etc.), especially those addressing societal aspects. The IAR does not publish or review literary criticism or creative work such as poetry, fiction, or memoir. The IAR publishes book reviews, film and digital media reviews, and an occasional section of “Notes and Documents.” The IAR does not review creative work or literary criticism.
Social Science Journal
ISSN: 0535-9120


Editorial Office
Editor: Marcella Bencivenni: Hostos Community College
Associate Editor: Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Associate Editor: Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished Professor of English & Italian American Studies, Queens College
Editorial Director: Joseph Sciorra, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Managing Editor: Rosangela Briscese, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Assistant Editor: Siân Gibby, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Design and Production Manager: Lisa Cicchetti, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Book Review Editor: Robert Oppedisano, Independent Scholar
Film and Digital Media Review Editor: JoAnne Ruvoli, Ball State University
Exhibition Review Editor: Melissa Marinaro, Senator John Heinz History Center
Subscription Manager: Marianna Prestigiacomo, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Copy Editor: Ernestine Franco, Pern Editorial Services

Editorial Board
Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan
Nancy C. Carnevale, Montclair State University
Donna Chirico, York College, CUNY
Simone Cinotto, Università degli Studi di Torino
Donna Gabaccia, University of Toronto Scarborough
John Gennari, University of Vermont
Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College
Nicholas Harney, University of Windsor
Stefano Luconi, Università degli Studi di Padova
Leonard Norman Primiano, Cabrini University
Laura E. Ruberto, Berkeley City College

Annual subscription rates are:

$30.00 Individual
$20.00 Students or Seniors
$60.00 Institution
$60.00 International Airmail

To subscribe by mail, send a note along with your check or money order made payable to “Queens College/Calandra Italian American Institute,” to:

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John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036

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Italian American Review, Volumes 1-5