Peter Carravetta

Born in Italy in 1951, immigrated to the US in 1963 and American citizen since 1969, at present he is “Alfonse M. D’Amato” Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, in the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, at Stony Brook University, NY. Previously he was Professor of Italian, European Languages and Literatures, Queens College/CUNY, 1983-2008; & Doctoral Faculty, Comparative Literature, Graduate Center/CUNY.
He was Visiting Professor in many Faculties: Professore a Contratto, Faculty of Aesthetics, Univ. of Rome/2, Spring 1990; Exchange Professor, Dept. of European Studies, Univ. of Paris/8, Fall 1999; Visiting Professor, Dept. of Italian, Middlebury College, Summer 2001; Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Univ. of Madrid/Complutense, Spring 2003; Visiting Professor, Dept. of Italian, Columbia University, Fall 2006; Visiting Professor, Dept. of American Studies, Nanjing University, January, 2009.Peter Carravetta resides in Queens, NY. While at CUNY, served as Chair of Dept of European Languages (1995-99), and Director of a World Studies Program (1993-99). Served on different committees while at Queens College and at Stony Brook University. Curated four art exhibits, and organized over twenty conferences and panels in philosophy, cultural studies, Italian Studies, and Italian American Studies. Presently developing a MA & PhD Program in European Studies with two tracks (Literatures and Cultures & Globalization and Migrations) at Stony Brook University; expected to start in September, 2014.
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