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Call for Papers: Italian American Intersections: Crossroads of Place, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion

Date: October 17 – 20, 2024

Where: Florida Atlantic University, Sonesta Select Boca Raton

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-sixth year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. The conference is interdisciplinary in its perspective and methods and will focus on the Intersections / Crossroads of Place, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion. The conference committee welcomes scholars from all disciplines, especially those interested in the race, ethnicity, gender, and religion.

IASA encourages proposals in diverse formats, including round tables, debates, workshops, teaching sessions, and performances. In addition to individual paper proposals, we encourage the submission of abstracts and/or fully formed sessions. We especially encourage interdisciplinary panels and round-tables that provide a structure for creating dialogue at the crossroads of Place, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion. The conference committee will consider proposals that do not specifically address but may complement this year’s conference theme. Organized panels should feature no more than three presenters, (or creative writers or artists, as the case may be) not including the chair and respondent. All presentations are limited to 15-20 minutes based upon the number of people on the panel. 

This year’s conference will feature Dr. Anthony Tamburri as its keynote speaker. Dr. Tamburri is the Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. 

All presenters, respondents, and discussants must be members in good standing of the Italian American Studies Association by September 1, 2024.

For the complete Call for Papers and additional information about the conference, please see 



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