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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March 25, 2015
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Provost's Graduate Student 

Lecture Series

Speaker: Beth Tsai
Lecture: Tsai Ming-liang at the Museum: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery 

Humanities Institute room 1008, Wednesday, February 25,2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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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"


Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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July 2014

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