Member Joseph Sciorra Publishes a Book and an Article

12 Oct 2018 12:35 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

The University of Tennessee Press recently published a paperback edition of Joseph Sciorra’s book Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City (2015).


His article, co-written with Laura E. Ruberto, “Migrating Objects: Italian American Museums and the Creation of Collective Identity” was published in Altreitalie 56 (2018). Looking closely at U.S. museums dedicated to Italian American history and culture, as well as the now closed Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana in Rome, the authors “examine what happens when objects are removed from their previous sites of use and re-contextualized in the setting of eight Italian American museums, a process that involves privileging certain lived experiences and constructing authorial narratives of identity.”

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