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     Fiore Sireci teaches social history, and English literature at The New School and Hunter College, as well as courses in advanced writing, research, and analytical reading for international graduate students. He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant in English literature and pedagogy in Argentina, where he was also a curriculum consultant. Professor Sireci has published articles and chapters in two primary areas: Mary Wollstonecraft in the context of Enlightenment thought, and memoirs of the World War II generation in Southern Italy and New York City. An instructor of a wide range of courses, from humanities to language, he is fully committed to student success.

    As editor, translator, and consultant, he has worked extensively for the Metropolitan Opera and Pratt Art Properties. He edits doctoral theses, articles, and essays destined for publication, and trains executives from Brazil and Italy in case study methods, and develops educational and training materials. 

    Degrees Held:



    Ph.D., English Literature, University of Edinburgh

    M.Sc. by Research, Enlightenment Studies, University of Edinburgh

    B.Sc., Music Performance and Education, Brooklyn College, and BC Conservatory of Music, City University of New York

    Professional Affiliations:

    Modern Language Association

    New York Flute Club

    Italian Cultural Institute

    American Historical Association

    Recent Publications:


    “The Spiritual Vindications of Mary Wollstonecraft.” Enlightenment and Dissent 26



     “‘Defects of Temper’: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Strategic Self-Representations,” in Called to Civil Existence: Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of      the Rights of Woman, Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 2013.


    "Wollstonecraft, Mary," in the Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, volume 2, SAGE publications, 2013.


    Translation of Gli Scorpioni del Deserto (6 vols.) by Hugo Pratt, Cong SA, 2014, and iTunes, 2015. 600 pages.


    Translation of Wheeling (a tale of the French and Indian War) by Hugo Pratt, Cong SA,2015, and iTunes, 2016. Second printing, 2017. 400 pages, including historical commentary.


    "Coney Island ‘Guinea’" in La Voce di New York (Chapter 1 of After Italy) 2016.


    “50 Ways to Be Italian,” review of New Italian Migrations to the United States: 1945-1973, eds., Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra.  Brooklyn Rail. October, 2017.


    “Mary Wollstonecraft and ‘Writers Who have Rendered Women Objects of Pity’: Critical Strategies in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” Journal of the History of Ideas. To be published April, 2018.  

    Research Interests:

    Enlightenment studies, 18th-century English Literature and political culture, history of migration and labor, Italian and Italian-American literature, social history and material culture

    Awards And Honors:

    Awards and Grants

    2017              PSC/CUNY Research Grant to help fund lecture series at Chieti/Pescara University (Italy). May, 2017.

    2012-13         Co-Recipient of the Faculty Research Fund Grant, The New School.

    2009-2012     Faculty Development Grants for Chaired Panels in Literature and Political Science, The New School.

                                 2000-2002     All-Britain Chess Team, and top new player in Scotland in 2000. 

    1999              Fulbright Scholar in English Literature and Pedagogy, San Jujuy, Argentina. Held seminars on English literature, literary  theory, and the language pedagogy. Spoke at the national convention for curriculum reform.