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Mario B. Mignone

Distinguished Service Professor of Italian
Director of the Center for Italian Studies
Editor of Forum Italicum

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Mario Mignone, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, is the founder and Director of the Center for Italian Studies. He is also the Director of the Summer Program in Rome and the student exchange programs with both the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the University of Messina. He served as Chairman of the Department of French and Italian at Stony Brook for nine years, founded the Association of Italian American Educators and served as its first president, he is a former president of the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Italian and has taken an active role in many professional, civic, and fraternal organizations. He has given numerous lectures and presentations at international, national and regional forums. In addition he has organized over twenty conferences.

Professional Activities:

Editor of Forum Italicum, a journal of Italian Studies

Editor of Filibrary, a book series in Italian and Italian American Studies

Member of the Executive Committee of American Italian Historical Association

Appointed by Governor George Pataki for a six year term, he is member of the College Council at SUNY at Old Westbury.


Selected Honors:

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana conferred by the President of the Italian Republic.



Il mondo di Eduardo De Filippo: Critica sociale. Roma: Trevi, 1974

Anomalità e angoscia nella narrativa di Dino Buzzati. Ravenna: Longo, 1981.

Eduardo De Filippo. Boston: World Author Series, 1984.

Pirandello in America, ed. Roma: Bulzoni, 1988.

Columbus: Meeting of Cultures, ed. Stony Brook, FILibrary, 1993.

Homage to Moravia, ed. Stony Brook, FILibrary, 1993.

Italy: A Country in Transition. New York: Peter Lang, 1995

Italy Today: At the Crossroads of the New Millennium, Peter Lang, 1998

Altreitalie: Cittadinanza e diritto al voto, ed. Stony Brook: Forum Italicum Publishing, 2008

Italy Today: Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008

Leucò va in America: Cesare Pavese nel centenario della nascita, ed. Salerno: Edisud, 2010

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