Italian American Review
Journal of the Calandra Italian American Institute
The Italian American Review (IAR), an interdisciplinary, 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, literary criticism, as well as various forms of cultural production (religious feasts, cinema, music, etc.), especially those addressing societal aspects. The IAR publishes book reviews, film and digital media reviews, exhibition reviews, and an occasional section of “Notes and Documents.”
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Editor: David Aliano, Associate Professor of Italian and History, College of MountSaint Vincent
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, Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, John D. CalandraItalian American Institute
Managing Editor: Rosangela Briscese, Assistant Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, John D.Calandra Italian American Institute
Assistant Editor: Siân Gibby, Communications Writer-Editor, John D.Calandra Italian American Institute
Book Review Editor: Robert Oppedisano, Independent Scholar
Exhibition Review Editor: Melissa Marinaro, Director, Italian AmericanProgram, Senator John Heinz History Center
Film and Digital Media Review Editor: Rebecca Bauman, Fashion Institute ofTechnology
Marcella Bencivenni Hostos, Community College
Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan
Nancy C. Carnevale, Montclair State University
Donna Chirico, York College, CUNY
Simone Cinotto, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo Campus
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 Firenze
Loredana Polezzi, Stony Brook University
Laura E. Ruberto, Berkeley City College
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Italian American Review
The Italian American Review (IAR) is accepting submissions of articles. Authors wishing to have an article manuscript considered for publication should email the following three items in Microsoft Word format as attachments to both the editor, David Aliano (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the managing editor, Rosangela Briscese (email@example.com):
A copy of the manuscript, including page headers with the author's name throughout
A copy of the manuscript without any author identification--no title page, no header
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Articles should be around twenty-five/thirty pages (6,250-8,000 words) in length, double-spaced, not including bibliography and endnotes. The IAR follows the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and uses the Chicago Style author-date system for citations, with authors' full names included in the Works Cited list. For example:
In-text citation: (Doniger 1999, 65)
Works Cited list: Doniger, Wendy. 1999. Splitting the difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Article manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt and are evaluated first by the IAR editor, and then, if appropriate for the IAR, unidentified manuscripts are sent to two qualified anonymous referees for review. Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; rejection may be outright or with the possibility of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. When a manuscript is submitted to the IAR, it should not have been published elsewhere nor be under consideration by any other journal.
The journal will occasionally feature a "Notes and Documents" section for shorter works such as biographical sketches, obituaries, reproductions of historical documents, etc. These items should generally be no more than six pages (1,500 words) in length.
About the Italian American Review: The IAR is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal 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, entertaining 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 is currently listed as a scientific publication by the Italian ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) and has achieved the status of "class A" for area studies A5 (Cultural, ethnic and anthropological studies) and C2 (Sociology). It is also listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals. Full text of the IAR is available in EBSCO's America: History and Life database, and, starting in January 2020, full text will also be available on JSTOR.
Italian Immigrants, Whiteness, and Race: A Regional Perspective
“I Tell Heem Nothing!”: Education and the Americanization of Italian Immigrants at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century