Stefano Morello is a doctoral candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY and a Teaching Fellow at Queens College, CUNY. His academic interests include American Studies, pop culture, poetics, and digital humanities. His dissertation, “Let’s Make a Scene! East Bay Punk and Subcultural Worlding,” explores the heterotopic space of the East Bay punk scene, its modes of resistance and (dis-)association, and the clashes between its politics and aesthetics. He serves as co-chair of the Graduate Forum of the Italian Association for American Studies (AISNA) and is a founding editor of its journal, JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy). As a digital humanist, Stefano focuses on archival practices, with a knack for archival pedagogy and public-facing initiatives. He created the East Bay Punk Digital Archive, an open access archive of East Bay punk-zines, and worked as a curator and consultant for Lawrence Livermore’s archive. He is currently working on a book with architectural historian Kerri Culhane on urban and public health policy responses to poverty and disease at the turn of the 20th century. The book is based on “The Lung Block: A New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian Immigrant Community,” an exhibit they curated at the Municipal Archives of the City of New York in 2019.