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Nelson Moe

Associate Professor
320 Milbank Hall
3009 Broadway
New York , NY 10027


Phone
work: +1 212-854-5418


Email
njm11@columbia.edu

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Nelson Moe
Associate Professor
Barnard College

Italian, Barnard College

Biography

Nelson Moe is associate professor of Italian at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of The View from Vesuvius: Italian Culture and the Southern Question (University of California Press, 2002), which received the Modern Language Association Scaglione Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. The Italian edition was published as Un paradiso abitato da diavoli: identità nazionale e immagini nel Mezzogiorno (L’Ancora del Mediterraneo, 2004). He has written widely in cultural theory (on Gramsci in particular) and has published essays on diverse aspects of 19th- and 20th-century Italian history and culture. He is currently writing a comparative study of the image of the Mafia in Italy and America and a cultural history of Naples. He has recently served on the jury of the “Premio Napoli” and has worked as a consultant to Warner Bros. Pictures on a film project set in Naples. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of California Italian Studies.

Recent article on the Southern Question

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