About Us

The AISNA Graduate Forum is a group of early career scholars in American Studies affiliated with the AISNA (Italian Association for North American Studies). Our activities are organized by, and aimed at, M.A. and Ph.D. students, Post-Docs, Adjunct Instructors from institutions in Italy and abroad as well as Independent Scholars with an intellectual investment in North American culture, literature, history, and politics. While we value American Studies as a canonical field formation, we also offer spaces that foster innovation to the field. We are invested in engaging with new ways of producing scholarship, with particular attention to interdisciplinary, transnational, and decolonizing work.

Contact us at info@aisna-graduates.online, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For information on membership to AISNA, please refer to this page.

Starting in September 2019, the AISNA Graduates Board will be elected every three years, concurrently with the AISNA Board.

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Current Board

Co-Chairs (ad-interim):
Lorenzo Costaguta, University of Birmingham
Stefano Morello, The Graduate Center – CUNY
Virginia Pignagnoli, Universidad de Zaragoza

Event Planning and Coordination:
Virginia Pignagnoli, Universidad de Zaragoza
Marta Gara, Università Cattolica di Milano
Alice Balestrino, Università degli Studi di Roma, “La Sapienza”
Lorenza Mammarella, Università “G. d’Annunzio,” Chieti – Pescara
Monia Dal Checco, Università di Padova
Agnese Marino, Heidelberg Center for American Studies

Outreach and Communication:
Edoardo Frezet, Université de la Côte d’Azur
Marco Antonio Loi, Independent Scholar
Alice Casarini, Independent Scholar
Leonardo Nolè, The Graduate Center – CUNY

Recruiting and Networking
Lorenzo Costaguta, University of Birmingham
Nicola Paladin, Università di Ragusa

JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
Stefano Morello, The Graduate Center – CUNY
Nicola Paladin, Università di Ragusa
Alice Balestrino, Università degli Studi di Roma, “La Sapienza”
Marco Petrelli, Università di Ragusa
Angela Zottola, Nottingham University
Claudio de Majo, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Giulia Crisanti, Fordham University
Robert Moscaliuc, Università di Torino

Misc
Matteo Muzio, Università degli Studi di Genova
Giulia Affede, Università degli Studi di Urbino
Rosita D’Elia, Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara