Stefano Morello is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in English. His academic interests include American Studies, pop culture, poetics, digital humanities, and archival theory. Oh, and punk-rock.
He wishes he spent more time writing poetry and hanging out at the Poetry Project.
M.A. in American Literature, University of Naples “L’Orientale”
M.A. in American Studies, University of Torino
Stefano Morello is a doctoral candidate in English at The Graduate Center, 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 zines and co-curated “The Lung Block: A New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian Immigrant Community,” an exhibition based on his yet unpublished M.A. dissertation.