Mary Jo Bona


Mary Jo Bona is the author of By the Breath of Their Mouths: Narratives of Resistance in Italian AmericaClaiming a Tradition: Italian American Women Writers, editor of The Voices We Carry: Recent Italian American Women's Fiction and co-editor of Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates. She was guest editor of MELUS (Multiethnic Literature of the United States) on Italian American literature. Bona received a stipendiary award and entrance into the Academy of Teacher Scholars at Stony Brook, Dr. Bona teaches both literature and cultural courses for European Languages, English and Women's and Gender Studies. Such courses include Italian American and African American Women Writers, Italian Americans and Ethnic Relations, Images of Women in Italian American Culture and Italian American Film. She served as president of AIHA, the American Italian Historical Association and the advisory committee of NIAF, the National Italian American Foundation. Professor Bona serves as an officer of MELUS, the association for the study of multiethnic literature of the United States. Professor Bona's scholarly interests are inclusive of Italian American literature and culture, and multiethnic and women's literature.





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CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 

Co-Sponsored Events

Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


Kudos Newsletter 

February 2014

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