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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Fred Gardaphe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Melrose Park, IL. He attended Triton College in River Grove, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree.

Biographical and Professional Information

He is a Professor of American Studies and Director of the Italian American Studies Program at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. He earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master's Degree in English at the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D in Literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He taught writing, literature and courses in Italian/American film and literature at Columbia College.

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-- Grants from Illinois Humanities Council, American Italian Historical Association.