Italy Is “Pre-Occupied”… And So Are We

May 17, 2019 570

BY: Yulia Lapina

On Thursday May 9th Teresa Fiore, Associate Professor and Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University, was a guest of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, where she presented her book, Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legaciespublished in 2017 by Fordham University Press.

The book addresses the topic of transnational migrations from, and to Italy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Two years after its publication, Fiore claims that the book “still creates an occasion to speak about migration.” Indeed, the book came out when migration was not only an “academic” topic, but also made headlines, was in everyone’s conversations, and even influenced political agendas.

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