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Since its establishment in 1985, the Center for Italian Studies has become an integral part of the Italian and Italian-American community on Long Island. Its mission is multifaceted:

  • First, to stimulate interdisciplinary research by the local academic community on issues that encourage a better understanding of Italy and of Italian Americans;
  • Second, to become a national and international focus for Italian and Italian American affairs;
  • Third, to promote a better understanding of Italy and of Italian Americans by bringing the latest scholarly findings on Italy and Italian Americans to the general public as well as by organizing cultural activities of general interest.

The Center for Italian Studies takes pride in its efforts to focus both on scholarly endeavors as well as cultural enrichment for the community.

The Center for Italian Studies is located at Stony Brook University, in the Frank Melville Library, fourth floor, room E-4340. If you would like to visit us, please contact Josephine Fusco, our Assistant Director, at (631) 632-7444 or via email at