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Faculty Directory » Teresa Fava Thomas

Economics, History, and Political Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall, 314A
Phone: 978-665-4587

Courses Taught:

World Civilizations II (HIST 1100)
Italian American History: Immigration and Identity (HIST 2420)
Modern Italian History: Risorgimento to Today (HIST 3000)
Vietnam: A Century of Conflict (HIST 3740)
Cold War: A Global History (HIST 3750)
U.S. in World Affairs: 1898 to the Present (HIST 3850)


Ph.D., Clark University
M.A., Clark University
B.S., Fitchburg State University
Professor of History, 1998

Research Interests:

Italian immigration history, modern Italian history, and American foreign relations and the role of State Department diplomats in the Cold War era Middle East.

Current Projects:

Research in the twentieth century history of northern Italy and the Veneto region.

Representative Publications:

The Reluctant Migrants: Migration from the Italian Veneto to Central Massachusetts, Teneo Press, New York, 2015.

[forthcoming in 2016] American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East: From Orientalism to Professionalism, Anthem Press, London, England].


[forthcoming 2016] "The Assimilationists:  Sarah Wool Moore and the Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants" Italian American Studies Association book:  What is Italian American?  Selected Essays from the Italian American Studies Association, editor, George Guida.

[forthcoming 2016] "Occupation, Hunger and Disease:  the Great War as Experienced by the Women of Revine Lago in Italy and America," to be published in the DEP Conferenza journal, Universita Ca'Foscari, Venezia, Italia [Ca'Foscari University, Venice, Italy] in "Living War. Thinking Peace 1914-1921 Women's Experiences, Feminist Thought and International Relations."

"Retrospective Review: the Historians of Revine Lago, Giuseppe Grava and Giovanni Tomasi" in News on the Rialto: Newsletter for Studies on Venetian History, Brigham Young University, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, 2012.

"Arresting the Padroni Problem in America 1881-1901: Italian Diplomats, Immigration Restrictionists, and the Italian Bureau," January-June 2010, Altreitalie: International Journal of Studies on the People of Italian Origin in the World, Torino, Italia (Turin, Italy).
"The Druze" entry,  Encyclopedia of the Modern World, editor in chief Peter N. Stearns, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Book review, Nissim Dana's Druze in Middle East: Their Faith, Leadership, Identity and Status, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2005.
Review, Jon Alterman's Egypt and American Foreign Assistance 1952-56 Hopes Dashed, H-Net Levant, 2003.