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Single-Authored Books



Empire's Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.

The Beautiful Country: Tourism & the Impossible State of Destination Italy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Edited Volumes


Italian Mobilities, edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Stephanie Malia Hom.

London: Routledge, 2016.

Italy Souvenirs Tourism Colosseum Rome

Read more about the tourists & the souvenirs of Italy in The Beautiful Country.

Peer-Reviewed Articles


"La terra in Sicilia: A Dundesian Reading of the Festival of Saint Agatha." Western Folklore 73, no. 2-3

(2014): 142-172.

"Simulated Imperialism."  Traditional Dwellings & Settlements Review  25, no. 1 (2013): 25-44.

"On the Origins of Making Italy: Massimo D'Azeglio and 'Fatta l'Italia, bisogna fare gli Italiani." Italian Culture 31, no. 1 (2013): 1-16.

"Empires of Tourism: Travel & Rhetoric in Italian Colonial Libya and Albania, 1911-1943."  Journal of Tourism History 4, no. 3 (2012): 281-300.

"Italy Without Borders: Simulacra, Tourism, Suburbia, and the New Grand Tour." Italian Studies 65, no. 3 (2010): 376-397.

"Consuming the View: Tourism, Rome, and the Topos of the Eternal City." Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 91-116.

"Set into Motion: Identity and Mobility in Nassera Chohra's Volevo diventare bianca." The Italianist 29, no. 3 (2009): 425-447.

"Patria-otic Incarnations and Italian Character: Discourses of Nationalism in Ippolito Nievo's Confessioni d'un Italiano." Italica 84, no. 2-3 (2007): 214-232.

"The Tourist Moment." Annals of Tourism Research 31, no. 1 (2004): 61-77.


Book Chapters



“All Empire is a Stage: Italian Colonial Exhibitions in Continuum.” In Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, edited by Daniel Coslett. Architext Series. London: Routledge, 2020. 106-123.

“The City of Light in the City of Signs: Virtuality and Tourism in Paris, Las Vegas.” In Tourism Fictions, Simulacra, and Virtualities, edited by Maria Gravari-Barbas, Nelson Graburn, and Jean-François Staszak. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism, and Mobility Series. London: Routledge, 2019. 183-196.

“Notes on Rhetoric and Repetition in Tourism.” In Repetition, Recurrence, Returns: How Cultural Renewal Works, edited by Joan Ramon Resina and Christoph Wulf. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019. 109-127.


“Becoming Ospite: Hospitality and Mobility at the Center of Temporary Permanence.” In Italian Mobilities, edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Stephanie Malia Hom. London: Routledge, 2016. 88-110.


Special Journal Issues

California Italian Studies. Special Issue on “Italia senza frontiere/Borderless Italy.” Edited by Claudio Fogu, Stephanie Malia Hom, and Laura Ruberto. 9 (2019). 


Journal & Book Contributions


“On Italian Mobilities and  Ecological Fretwork.” Special Issue on Environment and Italianness: Socio-Natures on the Move, edited by Roberta Biasillo, Claudio De Majo, and Daniele Valisena. Modern Italy 29, no. 2 (2021): 1-6.

“Discussion: Tourism & Empire.” With Shelley Baranowski, Christopher Endy, Waleed Hazbun, Gordon Pirie, Trevor Simmons, and Eric G.E. Zuelow. Journal of Tourism History 7, no. 1 (2015): 1-31.


“Italy’s Other Mafias: Contributions by Colleagues Attending the Roundtable Panel.” Special Issue on Italian Film. The Italianist 33, no. 2 (2013): 222-223.


“Processes of Becoming: Academic Journeys, Moments and Reflections.” In The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies, edited by  Irena Ateljevic, Nigel Morgan, & Annette Pritchard, 389-390. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd., 2007.


Book Reviews

Review of Heather Merrill, “Black Spaces: African Diaspora in Italy.” Social and Cultural Geography 21, no. 6 (2020): 888-890.

Review of Elizabeth Zanoni, “Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America.” H-Italy (2020).


Review of Eric G.E. Zuelow, ed., “Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History.” Journal of Tourism History 4, no. 2 (2012): 233-235.

Review of Jerri Daboo, “Ritual, Rapture and Remorse: A Study of Tarantism and Pizzica in Salento.” Anthropos 106, no. 1 (2011): 235-236.


Review of Giuseppe Maria Finaldi, “Italian National Identity in the Scramble for Africa: Italy’s African Wars in the Era of Nation-Building, 1870-1900.” Geschichte.Transnational (November 2010)


Review of Suzanne Magnanini, “Fairy-Tale Science: Monstrous Generation in the Tales of Straparola and Basile.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 23, no. 2 (2009): 423-425.


Digital Exhibition Reviews

Review of “DP Camps and Hachsharot in Italy after the War.” Digital Exhibition ( Curated by Yad Varshem. Italian American Review 7, no. 1 (Winter 2017): 109–12.

Exhibition Texts & Catalogs


“Ente Turistico ed Alberghiero della Libia (‘Libyan Tourism and Hotel Association’).” Metropole/Colony: Africa and Italy. Curated by David Rifkind. Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery, Frost Museum of Art, Florida International University, Miami, FL (January 25–April 1, 2012).


“Introduction.” Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection, edited by Mark A. White, 5-6. Norman, OK: The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the University of Oklahoma, 2011.



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