Stefano Morello

Doctoral Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY

EDUCATION

Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Expected 2021
Certificate in American Studies
Dissertation: “Let’s Make a Scene! East Bay Punk and Subcultural Worlding”
Eric Lott (Director), Wayne Koestenbaum, Ammiel Alcalay, Cindi Katz, and Ivy Wilson

M.A. English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2017
Thesis: “Experiencing Wallace Stevens’ Poetry. Towards a Neuroaesthetics of Pragmatism”

M.A. English, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” (Italy), 2015
Thesis: “The Lung Block, a New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian-American Community”

M.A. American Studies, Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy), 2013
Thesis: “Dematerializing Little Italy – From Buffer Zone to State of Mind”

B.S. Business Information and Communication Management, Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy), 2012
Thesis: “Put Me on Stage and I will be Beautiful: Film Setting and Place-Making”

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

2019The Wellcome Fellowship for Transdisciplinary Research
2019Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Science Grant, The Futures Initiative
2019GC Urban Studies Core Dissertation Fellowship
2019Digital Dissertation Award, The New Media Lab
2018-19 Provost’s Digital Innovation Start-up Grant, GC Digital Initiatives
2018-20GC Digital Fellowship
2018-19Lost & Found Archival Research Grant
2018Participatory Budget Grant, Doctoral Student Council
2017Jacqueline Schiller Scholarship, City University of New York
2015-18Graduate Center Fellow (GCF), Ph.D. Program in English

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2020 Morello, Stefano. “Kinship at the Margins: Punk-Rock Modes of (Dis-)Association.” Family in Crisis? Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives. Andrea Carosso and Eva-Sabine Zehelein, eds., forthcoming.
2019 Morello, Stefano. “On Jamming: ‘Study’ and the Unstudied.” Jam It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy, n.1 (2019): 4-9.
2018 Morello, Stefano. “Like Mother Like Daughter, Like Father Like Son. The Spell of Age in The O.C.” Comparative Studies in Modernism, n. 11 (2018): 121-136.

BOOK REVIEWS

2017 Morello, Stefano. “The Birth of a Nation.” Il Mestiere di Storico, n. IX (1, 2017): 15.
2016 Morello, Stefano. “Scott McCloud, The Sculptor.” L’Indice dei Libri del Mese, n. 12 (2016): 27.
2015 Morello, Stefano. “Gregory Corso, Gasoline.” L’Indice dei Libri del Mese, n. 4 (2015): 25.
2015 Morello, Stefano. “Nick Hornby, Funny Girl.” L’Indice dei Libri del Mese, n. 7/8 (2015): 46.

INVITED TALKS

2019 “Digital Humanities is/as…” Dottorato in Digital Humanities – Tecnologie Digitali, Arti, Lingue, Culture e Comunicazione. Università degli Studi di Torino. Torino, Italy.  
2019 “The Italian Community of the Lung Block.” Departments of Modern Languages, Urban Studies, and Labor Studies. Manhattan College. New York, NY.
2019 “Curator’s Talk: The Lung Block Exhibit.” Department of Records and Information Services. New York, NY.
2019 “Putting the Lung Block on the Map.” – “Mapping Contagion,” a symposium hosted by The Center for the Humanities, New York Public Library, and The Wellcome Collection. New York Public Library. New York, NY.
2018 “‘Mom and Dad Will Never Understand’ – Subcultural Modes of (Dis-)association.” Family in Crisis? International Conference. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
2017 “The Lung Block: Immigrant Displacement in the Name of Public Health.” Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere. Università degli Studi di Torino. Torino, Italy.
2016 “Like Mother Like Daughter, Like Father Like Son. The Spell of Age in The O.C.Transnational Perspectives on the State of the Family in Europe (Germany and Italy) and the United States. International Conference. Villa Vigoni. Menaggio, Italy.

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2019 “Towards a Punk Epistemology: Reflections on the Making of the East Bay Punk Digital Archive.” 25th Biennial AISNA Conference. Università di Catania. Ragusa, Italy.
2018 “An Uncommon Commons – 924 Gilman and the Making of a Punk Heterotopia.” Ne-MLA. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.
2017 “Una città dalle due anime: Setting, Atmosphere, and Local Identity in Gomorra La Serie and Un posto al sole.” AAIS / CSIS Joint Conference. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
2017 “‘At Least It’s not Bill Graham!’ – 924 Gilman and the Making of a Punk-Rock Commons.” Peripheral Matters. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2017 “Mapping the Punk Rock Commons: Unity and Dissent in the East Bay.” 24th Biennial AISNA Conference. Università di Milano. Milan, Italy.
2017 “Rock Against Bush and the Political Awakening of Mainstream Punk.” The Vibrating World: Soundscapes and Undersongs. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2016 “Elitist Whisperers: Snobbery and the Self-Exposure of High Society from Daisy Miller to Gossip Girl.” I Love Pop. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.

DIGITAL PROJECTS, PUBLICATIONS, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

2019Curator, broker, and consultant for Larry Livermore’s archive at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
2019 “Introduction to Omeka,” a resource for educators, scholars, and archivists interested in understanding the conceptual challenges of digital archives and creating an online database of digital archival items and a public-facing exhibition using Omeka, an open-access Content Management System. 
2018-20 Web developer and editor for QC Voices, a collaborative publication featuring writers from Queens College.  
2017-20 East Bay Punk Digital Archive. An award-winning website that aims to preserve and make available the subjugated knowledge – zines, artworks, and other ephemera – produced by participants in the punk-rock commons that loomed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s.  
2017-19 “The Lung Block: A New York City Slum & Its Forgotten Italian Community.” Exhibit co-curated with architectural historian Kerri Culhane and hosted by the Department of Records and Information Services of the City of New York and The Graduate Center, CUNY  
2017-19 Web developer and administrator for the Italian Association of American Studies website.
2016-19 Web developer and administrator for the Graduate Forum of the Italian Association of American Studies website, a repository of opportunities and events for early career scholars in the field.

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES AND LEADERSHIP

2019-20 Faculty Membership Committee, Ph.D. Program in English. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2018-20 CUNY 2020 Committee. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2018-22 American Studies Certificate Advisory Committee. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2018-19 Participatory Budget Committee, Doctoral Student Council. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2017-19 Executive Committee, Ph.D. Program in English. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2018-20 Lounge and Library Committee, English Student Association. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2017-18 Chair and Grantee, ad-hoc English Lounge Renovation Committee, English Student Association. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2017-18 Curriculum Committee, First-Year Writing Program. Queens College, CUNY.
2017-18 Co-chair, English Student Association. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2017- Founding Editor-in-Chief, JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy).
2017- Editor, Amèrica Critica, Università di Cagliari.
2017-18 Co-organizer and web developer, Graduate Student Conference Committee.
2016-17Librarian, English Student Association. The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2016-20 Co-chair, AISNA Graduates.

TEACHING AND OTHER ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

The Graduate Center, CUNY

2018-20 Digital Fellow, GC Digital Initiatives.
2017-18 Research Assistant for Eric Lott, Distinguished Professor.
2015-16 Research Assistant for Ashley Dawson, Professor.

Queens College, CUNY

2018-20 Writing at Queens Fellow.
2016-18 Instructor of Record: College Writing, Writing About Literature.

ORGANIZED PANELS AND SELECT PUBLIC EVENTS

2019 “Decolonizing the Digital Archive.” Co-organizer and panelist. 25th Biennial AISNA Conference. Università di Catania. Ragusa, Italy.
2019 “A Dialogue with Lawrence Livermore.” Punk Rock Raduno. Bergamo, Italy.
2019 “Women in Comics: The State of Scholarship and Opportunities for Professionalization.” Organizer. English Program Friday Forum. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2019 “The Making of a Slum: A Discussion on Immigration, Housing & Health Policy in New York City, Past & Present.” Organizer and discussant. The James Gallery. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2019 “Critical Karaoke.” English Program Friday Forum. The Graduate Center, CUNY. 
2018 “Rethinking 1968 and the Global Sixties.” Graduate Student Conference. Co-Organizer. Centro Studi Americani. Rome, Italy.
2018 Breaking Through: Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture. Graduate Student Conference. Co-organizer. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2017 “West Coast, Left Coast.” Co-organizer and panelist. 24th Biennial AISNA Conference. Università di Milano. Milan, Italy.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

American Studies

2017-19The Futures Institute of American Studies. Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH.

Digital Humanities

2020Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. University of Oxford. Oxford, UK.
2019 Advanced Omeka Workshop. NYCDH Week. New York University. New York, NY.
2018 Introduction to Omeka Workshop. NYCDH Week. New York University. New York, NY.
2018 GC Digital Research Institute. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.
2017 Digital Writing Workshop. Queens College, CUNY. New York, NY.
2016 The Lexicon of DH Workshop. The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY.

Poetics

2019 “Critical Poesis” Workshop (led by Sara Jane Stoner). St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York, NY.
2019 “The Vocal Trace” Workshop (led by Judah Rubin). St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York, NY.
2018 “Prosody, Privatization, Performance, and Peace” Workshop (led by Robert Kocik). St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York, NY.
2018 “A Verse Record: Poet’s Journals/Journal Poems” Master Class (led by Stacy Szymaszek). St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York, NY.
2017 “Embodying Voice in Page and Performance” Workshop (led by Tracey Morris). St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York, NY.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Web developer. The Graduate Center. New York, NY.
2017 Web developer. CUNY Research Foundation. New York, NY.
2010-2012Student Services and Educational Programs Assistant. YouAbroad SRL (Foreign exchange program). Torino, Italy.
2007-2010 Communications Assistant. World Exchange Program Italia SRL. Torino, Italy.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA); American Studies Association (ASA).

LANGUAGE COMPETENCES

Fluent in Italian and English (spoken and written). Beginner-intermediate skills in Spanish and French.

REFERENCES

Eric Lott, Distinguished Professor
English and American Studies Programs
The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Cindi Katz, Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences Program,
The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Duncan Faherty, Assistant Professor
English and American Studies Programs
Queens College, City University of New York.