Nancy Carnevale, associate professor, received a PhD from Rutgers University. A social and cultural historian of the late nineteenth and twentieth century United States, she specializes in the history of migration, race, and ethnicity. Her research interests within Italian American history include language, women's and gender history, and ethnoracial relations. She teaches courses including: U.S. Immigration History; U.S. Women's History; Italian America: Past and Present; and, Women and Migration. She is the author of A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press, 2009), winner of a 2010 American Book Award. Her current book project is: Neighbor and Nemesis: African Americans and Italian Americans in the City and the Suburb. It is an examination of the role of local context in ethnoracial relations using the examples of Newark and Montclair. She is co-editor of the Critical Studies in Italian America book series of Fordham University Press and has served as an historical consultant on a number of public history projects. For more information, view her profile on