The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

3/6 – History Alumni Event: Carol Quirke and Marcella Bencivenni

You are invited to an Alumni Event in Honor of Carol Quirke and Marcella Bencivenni on Wednesday March 6, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Marcella Bencivenni

(Ph.D., History, 2003)

Today, Italian Americans are perceived as ultraconservatives interested in food and family—a perception reinforced by the Mafioso stereotype popularized and even glorified by Hollywood movies, television series, and commercials. Drawing from her book, Italian Immigrant Radical Culture (New York University Press, 2011)Bencivenni shows that Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past.

Carol Quirke

(Ph.D., History, 2005)

“A United Nations in One Union Shop” is drawn from: Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America’s Working Class (Oxford University Press, 2012). The talk explores how a mid-century New York City labor union used photography to build a union that fought racism and sexism in and outside the union.

Introduction by Joshua B. Freeman, History, The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY

History Lounge—Room 5114

The Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue

New York City

RSVP preferred to Marilyn Weber at or 212.817.8430.