Coccia Institute Welcomes New Director

Aug 11, 2020 713

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Rotella as its new director. Rotella joins the Coccia Institute from Publisher’s Weekly, where he has been Senior Editor since 2006. 

Rotella is an internationally recognized writer on the Italian American Experience, including his books Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point Press, 2003) and Amore: The Story of Italian American Song (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010) as well as the introduction to the reissue of Carlo Levi’s classic memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006).

Read more


You may be interested