Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


UIC Professor Gloria Nardini visits the JFRC

UIC Professor Gloria Nardini visits the JFRC

Professor Nardini describes the lives of Italo-American to JFRC students

On 18 March, 2014, UIC professor of communications and Italo-American ethnographer, Gloria Nardini conducted a reading and critical examination of her two books, Che Bella Figura! and Italian Women in Chicago. Students were taken on a journey from the Northside of Chicago to Italian citizenship, from immigrant experiences to feelings of true belonging. Bicultural and bilingual, Dr. Nardini exemplifies what she calls “transnationalism”—a relatively new phenomenon in an increasingly connected globe.