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Diasporic Italy: Journal of the Italian American Studies Association


Diasporic Italy is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the Italian American / Diaspora, focusing on timely and varied approaches to criticism and analysis of the field by presenting new perspectives and research on transnational issues. Published by the University of Illinois Press, it is the official publication of the Italian American Studies Association replacing the annual Conference Proceedings. 

Interdisciplinary in nature, Diasporic Italy publishes in all aspects of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies, and is particularly interested in comparative studies, pedagogy, and translation. Additionally, the journal encourages submissions on movement to, from, and within Italy conceptualizing all aspects of the diaspora including inter-coloniality and post(-)colonialism.

The journal does not publish creative works outside of translations, nor book or media reviews. Initially, one volume will be published in October.

Process and Timeline:

Manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt and are evaluated first by Diasporic Italy editorial staff. Then, if appropriate for Diasporic Italy, unidentified manuscripts are sent to two qualified anonymous referees for review.

Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; acceptance or rejection may be outright or under the condition of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. When a manuscript is submitted to Diasporic Italy, it should not have been published elsewhere nor be under consideration by any other journal. If an article is accepted for publication, the author is responsible for providing the journal staff with a clean, corrected copy of the manuscript in Word format.

Diasporic Italy will occasionally feature a “Notes and Documents” section for shorter works such as biographical sketches, obituaries, reproductions of historical documents, etc. These items should generally be no more than six pages (1500 words) in length.


Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Editor
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Danielle Battisti, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Department of History

Mark Pietralunga, Associate Editor
Professor, Florida State University, Department of Languages and Linguistics


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Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Editor