About the FORum Pamphlet Series Editor
David Aliano, Ph.D.
Editor, FORum Pamphlet Series
David Aliano is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and History at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Dr. Aliano is also Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. He earned his Ph.D. and M. Phil. Degrees at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and his Bachelor of the Arts Degree at Fordham University.
David specializes in the study of transnational and migrant identities. Living and working in the immigrant communities of New York City has made him especially aware of the importance of ethnic studies as an integral part of college curricula. At the College of Mount Saint Vincent he offers a wide range of courses in Italian and Spanish as well as European and Latin American History. He has developed new courses and programs related to ethnic and international studies, including a Study Abroad program to Rome, Italy. He also has experience in community outreach having worked for the Ecuadorian Civic Committee of New York as well as the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College (CUNY).
Publications include, “Brazil through Italian Eyes: The Debate over Emigration to São Paulo during the 1920s,” in Altreitalie (2005); “Curing the Ills of Central America: The United Fruit Company Medical Department and Corporate America’s Mission to Civilize,” in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe (2006); “Revisiting Saint Domingue: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution in the French Colonial Debates of the Late Nineteenth Century (1870-1900),” in French Colonial History (2008), “Citizenship and Belonging: The Case of the Italian Vote Abroad” in the Ethnic Studies Review (2010), and most recently published Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina, a book that explores the historical case of the Italian community in Argentina and its interaction with the Italian fascist regime (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press).