Frances Hill Fox Professor of English (2011 - 2016)
Professor Thomas Ferraro is an aficionado of great Americans such as Emily Dickinson, Edward Hopper, the Marx Brothers, and Nina Simone. He writes on literature, film, and the performing arts. He is the author of Ethnic Passages: Literary Immigrants in 20th-Century America, the editor of Catholic Lives, Contemporary America. He has contributed to The Columbia History of the American Novel, Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Prof. Ferraro’s book, Feeling Italian: the Art of Ethnicity in America (NYU, 2005), explores the Italian aesthetic seduction of the United States and won the 2006 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.