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Jennifer Guglielmo
Associate Professor

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Jennifer Guglielmo specializes in the histories of labor, race, women, immigration, transnational cultures and activisms, and revolutionary social movements in the modern United States. She has a BA in history and women's studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in history from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD in history from the University of Minnesota. She taught at SUNY-New Paltz, Ulster County Community College, and William Paterson University before joining the Smith College faculty in 2003. She is a recipient of the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching.

Guglielmo is the author of Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for best book in U.S. immigration history from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Book Prize from the American Historical Association and Society for Italian Historical Studies, and Honorable Mention from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' First Book Prize.  She also received the Organization of American Historians Lerner-Scott Prize in 2003 for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history, and her work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the American Association of University Women. 

Guglielmo’s publications also include Are Italians White? How Race Is Made In America (co-edited with Salvatore Salerno; Routledge, 2003), which was published in Italy as Gli Italiani sono bianchi? Come l'America ha costruito la razza (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2006); and the following essays:

Guglielmo is currently translating short essays written in Italian by immigrant women anarchists in early twentieth-century New York City and northeastern New Jersey, which will be reprinted in her next book, My Rebellious Heart. She is also researching the complexity of intimacy in revolutionary movements for social justice through the lives of two sisters, Angela and Marie Bambace.