Stanislao G. Pugliese
Stanislao G. Pugliese is professor of modern European history at Hofstra University. In the spring of 2001, he was a visiting research fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University; in the summer of 2003 he was a visiting research scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.; in June 2004, he was a visiting fellow at Oxford University. A specialist on the Italian anti-fascist Resistance and Italian Jews, he is the author of Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Harvard University Press, 1999), which won the 2000 International "Ignazio Silone" Prize as well as the Lawrence Stessin Prize for Outstanding Faculty Publication at Hofstra University. Professor Pugliese is also the editor of Italian Fascism and Antifascism: A Critical Anthology, as well as The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy. His essays on Italian and Italian-American history and culture regularly appear in academic and popular journals. He is the translator of Andrea Bocelli's autobiography, The Music of Silence, and editor of the Italian and Italian-American Studies series published by Palgrave. At Hofstra University, Professor Pugliese directs the Italian-American Lecture Series and has edited a volume, Frank Sinatra: History, Identity and Italian-American Culture. He has organized several international conferences at Hofstra and has been named curator for the next Presidential conference, on Bill Clinton, scheduled for 2005. His essay "The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation" was presented as the seventeenth Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1999 and was awarded the Peter E. Herman Literary Award at Hofstra University. A frequent book reviewer, he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and his film reviews regularly appear in The American Historical Review. His most recent books are Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome, 1943-1944, an anthology, Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the Resistance in Italy, and a volume of collected essays, The Legacy of Primo Levi. He is presently editing a new edition of Carlo Levi's Fear of Freedom and writing a biography of the Italian anti-fascist writer Ignazio Silone, to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.