Italian Language and Literature

“Unwanted”: conversation with author Maddalena Marinari

Join “Caffe Letterario – Portland” for a discussion with author and Professor Maddalena Marinari about her new book Unwanted.

About this Event

Dr. Marinari joined the history department at Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall semester of 2015. She teaches a broad range of courses on twentieth-century U.S. history, immigration history, American identity, U.S. in the world, and world history. In the classroom, she seeks to empower students to look at U.S. history in a global perspective, think critically about who makes history, and grapple with how the past influences the present. She loves hearing from students so feel free to stop by and say hi!

Dr. Marinari also has an active research agenda. She has published extensively on immigration restriction and immigrant mobilization, including articles published in the Journal of Policy History, Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Social Science History, and Journal of American Ethnic History. She is the author of Unwanted: Italian And Jewish Mobilization Against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965 and, along with Maria Cristina Garcia and Madeline Hsu, a co-editor of A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered: U.S. Society in an Age of Restriction, 1924-1965. Finally, she is an active public intellectual, who regularly gives public talks and has written for media outlets like the Washington Post, Public Radio International, and MinnPost.

Her new book Unwanted: Italian And Jewish Mobilization Against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965 is a must read for anyone interested in immigration.

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/irpinaingiro

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