Graziella Parati

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Italian

  • Joint Appointment in Comparative Literature

  • Paul D. Paganucci Professor of Italian Language and Literature


(603) 646 2088
Dartmouth Hall, Room 310C
HB 6087


French and Italian


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • "Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere Moderne" Università Statale di Milano, Italy
  • M.A. University of Washington
  • Ph.D. Northwestern University

Selected Publications

  • Diversity and Decolonisation in Italian Studies, co-edited with Simone Brioni, Marie Orton, and Gaoheng Zhang, Special issue of Italian Studies in Southern Africa (Fall 2022)

    Contemporary Italian Diversity in Critical and Fictional Narratives (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2021) co-edited with Marie Orton and Ron Kubati.

    Migrant Writers and Urban Space in Italy: Proximities and Affect in Literature and Film (London: Palgrave McMillan, 2017).

    Italy and the Cultural Politics of WWI (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016).

    New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies: Definitions, Theory, and Accented Practices (volume 1)

    New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies: The Arts and History (volume 2)

    (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2012).

    The Cultures of Italian Migration co-edited with Anthony Tamburri (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP 2011).

    Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Italy, co-edited with Marie Orton (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007).

    Migration Italy: The Art of Talking Back in A Destination Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005). Released in paperback in 2014.

    Italian Cultural Studies, co-edited with Anthony Tamburri, Myriam Swennen Ruthenberg, and Ben Lawton (Boca Raton: Bordighera Press, 2002).

    Italian Feminist Theory and Practice: Equality and Sexual Difference co-edited with Rebecca West, (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002).

    Italian Cultural Studies co-edited with Ben Lawton, (Boca Raton: Bordighera Press, 2001).

    Mediterranean Crossroads: Migration Literature in Italy, (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999).

    Public History, Private Stories: Italian Women's Autobiographies, (Minneapolis and London: Minnesota UP, 1996).