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[Laura E. Ruberto’s Twitter handle @LauraRuberto ]
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, (Department of Literature)
M.A. San Francisco State University, (Department of World and Comparative Literature)
B.A. University of California, Davis, (Department of Italian; Department of English; Department of Psychology)
AUTHORED BOOKS and EDITED COLLECTIONS
- New Italian Migrations to the United States, Volume 2, Art and Culture since 1945, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, Eds. University of Illinois Press, 2017.
- New Italian Migrations to the United States, Volume 1, Politics and History since 1945, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, Eds. University of Illinois Press, 2017.
- Italian Americans and Television, Jonathan Cavallero and Laura E. Ruberto, Eds, special issue of Italian American Review, Spring, Volume 6, Number 2, 2016
- Gramsci, Migration, and the Representation of Women’s Work in Italy and the U.S., Laura E. Ruberto, Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2007/2010.
- Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema, Laura E. Ruberto and Kristi M. Wilson, Eds. Wayne State University Press, 2007.
- Immigration to the American West, invited guest editor, Laura E. Ruberto, special issue of The Journal of the West, 2004.
- Bakhtin and the Nation, San Diego Bakhtin Circle (Barry Brown, Christopher Conway, Rhett Gambol, Susan Kalter, Laura E. Ruberto, Tomás Taraborrelli, and Donald Wesling), Eds. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1999.
- Threshold (Sulla soglia), Gianna Manzini (translation by Laura E. Ruberto and Irena Stanic Rasin), Introduction by Laura E. Ruberto, New York: Italica Press, 2016.
- Such is Life: an Italian American Woman’s Memoir, Leonilde Frieri Ruberto (translation & preface, Laura E. Ruberto), Introduction by Ilaria Serra, New York: Bordighera Press, 2010.
ARTICLES/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (select)
- “Migrating Objects: Italian American Museums and the Creation of Collective Identity” Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra (co-authored), Altreitalie, Vol. 5, 2018, 131-156.
- “Recontextualizing the Ocean Blue: Italian Americans and the Commemoration of Columbus,” Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra (co-authored), Process: A Blog for American History, October 4, 2017.
- “‘Hot-Blooded Eye-talian’ Women: The Lascivious and Desperate Post-World War II Italian Immigrant in U.S. Cinema,” in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Volume II: Art and Culture, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra, Eds, Ubrana, IL: Illinois University Press, 2017, 65-92.
- “Italian Neorealism and Transnational Horizons” (Laura E. Ruberto and Kristi M. Wilson, co-authored), in A Companion to Italian Cinema, Ed. Frank Burke, New York: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2017, 139-156 .
- “Al di la di Sabato Rodia: Qualche appunto sugli ambienti Italo-Californiani,” Osservatorio Outsider Art Palermo, Fall 2016, 56-79.
- “Italian Films, New York City Television, and the Work of Martin Scorsese” A Companion to Martin Scorsese, Ed. Aaron Baker, New York: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2015, 53-70.
- “A California Detour on the Road to Italy: The Hubcap Ranch, the Napa Valley, and Italian American Identity,” Sabato Rodia and the Watts Towers in Los Angeles: Art, Migrations, Development, Ed. Luisa del Giudice, Fordham University Press, 2014, 109-124.
- “Always Italian, Still Foreign: Connecting Women’s Lives Through Transnational Migration,” La Questione Meridionale, Num. 2, Feb. 2011, 77-97.
- “Dopo il neorealismo, sull’esempio di Rossellini: una svolta nel cinema mondiale,” Co-authored with Kristi M. Wilson. Quaderni di Cinemasud: Periodico di cultura cinematografica. 3(2), 2006, 181-183.
- “Grains of Truth: Rice, Labor, and Cultural Identity,” In Our Own Voices: MultidisciplinaryPerspectives on Italian and Italian American Women, Ed. Elizabeth G. Messina, Florida Atlantic University: Bordighera Press, 2003.
- “CON LE NOSTRE MANI: Italian Americans at Work in the East Bay,” authored with Teri Ann Bengiveno and Kathleen L. Rogers, Italian Immigrants Go West: The Impact of Locale on Ethnicity, Eds. Janet E. Worrall, Carol Bonomo Albright, and Elvira G. Di Fabio, Cambridge, MA: American Italian Historical Association, 2003, 1-9.
- “Where Did the Goodfellas Learn How to Cook? Gender, Labor, and the Italian American Experience,” Italian Americana: Cultural and Historical Review, Summer 2003, 164-176.
- “La contadina si ribella: Gendered Resistance in L’Agnese va a morire.” Romance Languages Annual. Vol. IX, 1998, 328-335.
- “Immigrants Speak: Italian Literature from the Border.” Forum Italicum. 3 (1), 1997, 127-144.
MAJOR EDITORIAL WORK
- Book Series Co-Editor, Critical Studies in Italian America, Fordham University Press, 2009 to present
- Board Member, Italian American Review, 2017-2020.
- Film and Digital Media Review Editor, Italian American Review, 2009 to 2016.
- Fulbright Scholar Research Award, Italy, Universita’ di Napoli, Federico II, 2006.(Related BLOG: http://rubertolaura.blogspot.com/ )
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute (at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture), “Material Culture of New York City,” 2011.
- “Raccogli e passa: Dispatches from California” (invited blogger at i-italy.org)