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Joseph Sciorra
My interests are in the vernacular culture of New York City, in particular material culture, public performances, and architecture. I have written on Italian American religious practices, Puerto Rican casitas (little houses) and community gardens, and contemporary graffiti.

Affiliation: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/ Queens College
Email: jsciorra@qc.edu
URL: www.italianrap.com
Past Productions: R.I.P: Memorial Wall Art. (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002). Malidittu la lingua/Damned Language: Vincenzo Ancona, Poetry and Miniatures. (New York: Legas Press, 1990).
Category: Scholars/Experts
Subject: General NYC History , Ethnicity & Immigration
Time Period: 20th Century since WW2


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