Professor Nancy Caronia’s research interests include the roles of stereotype, privilege, and agency in popular and material culture related to issues of (im)migration and transnationalism in the twentieth and twenty-first century. She teaches in the department’s undergraduate writing program and serves as a senior undergraduate advisor.
Professor Caronia has co-edited Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (Fordham UP, 2015) and wrote the introduction to the reprint of Louise DeSalvo’s Casting Off (Bordighera Press, 2014). Her scholarship appears in peer-reviewed journals, including AEQ, Italian American Review, and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture. A Pushcart Prize nominated author, her creative non-fiction and fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Animal, New Delta Review, Lowestoft Chronicles, biostories, and Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers.She received a 2016 NeMLA Summer Research Fellowship with the Italian Diaspora Summer Seminar at the University of Calabria to support her current project on Italian American migration and the dime novel. In 2017, she attended the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute American Material Culture: Nineteenth Century New York at Bard College.