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David Aliano
David Aliano Chairperson
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., Graduate Center of the City University of New York
M.Phil., Graduate Center of the City University of New York
B.A., Fordham University 

david.aliano@mountsaintvincent.edu

Areas of Interest
  • Modern Italian and Latin American history and culture

Recent Publications

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina, Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012.

Book Review: Intimacy and Italian Migration: Gender and Domestic Lives in a Mobile World, Edited by Loretta Baldassar and Donna R. Gabaccia, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, July, 2012.

Book Review: Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence, and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy 1919-1945, by Federico Finchelstein, European History Quarterly, July, 2011.

“Citizenship and Belonging: The Case of the Italian Vote Abroad,” Ethnic Studies Review, Volume 33, Issue 1, 2010.

“Revisiting Saint Domingue: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution in the French Colonial Debates of the Late Nineteenth Century (1870-1900),” French Colonial History, Volume 9, January-June 2008.

“Curing the Ills of Central America: The United Fruit Company Medical Department and Corporate America’s Mission to Civilize,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y El Caribe, Volume 17, Number 2, July-December 2006.

“Brazil through Italian Eyes: The Debate over Emigration to São Paulo during the 1920s,” Altreitalie, Number 31, July-December 2005.

Recent Conference Presentations 
“The Transcultural Life of Cuban Ethnographer Fernando Ortiz,” National Association for Ethnic Studies Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO, April 11-12, 2013.

“The City of Rome as a Classroom,” Excellence in Teaching Committee Annual Symposium,
 College of Mount Saint Vincent, January 16, 2013.
 
“Transnational Migration Then and Now: Italian and Central American Experiences Compared,”
National Association for Ethnic Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 5-7, 2012.

“Re-Imagining the Nation: Italian National Narratives Abroad (1922-1945)” New Directions in Italian and Italian American History: A Conference in Honor of Philip V. Cannistraro, November 5, 2011.  

“The Challenges and Rewards to Teaching in a Study Abroad Program,” XXXIII Alpha Mu Gamma
 National Convention, Los Angeles, CA, October 21-22, 2011. 

“The Value of Research-Based Writing in a Language Class,” Writing-To-Learn Committee, Spring
 Colloquium, College of Mount Saint Vincent, May 20, 2011.

“Lessons from Abroad? Racial Discourse and Immigration in Europe and the United States” National
 Association of Ethnic Studies, Annual Conference, Claremont, California, April 7-9, 2011.

“Debating the Nation Abroad: Fascist Propaganda and the Italian Diaspora” American Historical
 Association, Annual Conference Boston, January 6-9, 2011.

“Making the Italians of Tomorrow: Fascism and Italian Emigrant Identity” College of  Mount Saint
 Vincent, Reunion Weekend, June 5, 2010.

“Citizenship and Belonging: The Case of the Italian Vote Abroad,” Who Counts and Who’s Counting:
Annual National Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, Washington D.C., April 8-10 2010.

“Between Two Worlds: Negotiating Italian Identity in Argentina during the Interwar Years” Columbia University Modern Italian Studies Seminar, February 12, 2010.

“Anxieties of Assimilation: Folco Testena and the Italian Community in Argentina during the Interwar Years,” Borders and Boundaries: Annual National Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, San Diego, California, April 2-4 2009.

“The ‘New Italy’ in the New World: A Comparative Look at Mussolini’s Propaganda in New York and Buenos Aires,” Faculty Lecture Series, College of Mount Saint Vincent, March 10, 2009.

“Teaching Students How to Self-Evaluate,” Active Teaching, Active Learning, Excellence in Teaching Committee Annual Symposium, College of Mount Saint Vincent, January 15, 2009.

“Responses to Fascism from the Italian Community in Argentina,” Italians in the Americas: An International Conference, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, NY, April 24-27, 2008.

“An Italian Education in Latin America: The Scuole Italiane all’Estero in Argentina (1922-1945),” Dagli Appennini alle Ande: The Italian Presence in Latin and Central America, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, March 28-29, 2008.