David Aliano is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and History and is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. He earned his Ph.D. and M. Phil. Degrees at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and his B.A. Degree at Fordham University. He specializes in the study of transnational migrant identities in Latin America and Italy.
He is the author of Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012), which was the recipient of the 2012 National Association for Ethnic Studies Book Award. He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Ethnic Studies Review (2010); French Colonial History (2008); Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe (2006), and Altreitalie (2005). He has also written book and film reviews for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, the Italian American Review, and the European History Quarterly. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Ethnic Studies Review and the Editor of the FORum Pamphlet Series.
He teaches a variety of courses in Italian and Spanish as well as in European and Latin American history and culture. At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, he has developed and promoted new programs related to ethnic studies, including a Latin American Studies Minor and a Philippine Studies Minor. 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. 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.