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Past Tony Pizzo Lectures

2006

Ana María Varela-Lago


“Between Two Worlds : A Tampa Cigarmaker’s Journal and Transnational Identities”

The 2006 Pizzo lecturer received her B.A. in education from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and her M.A. in history from the University of South Florida. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in modern European history at the University of California San Diego. Varela-Lago has received numerous awards and honors for her research, including the University of South Florida Outstanding Master’s Thesis Prize, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives George Watt Memorial Prize for the best graduate student essay about the Spanish Civil War, and the USF Libraries’ Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Fellowship from the Florida Studies Center. She has published and lectured widely on Spanish immigration to the United States and served as project coordinator for “The Tampa Latin Immigrant Community and the Spanish Civil War,” funded by the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities, and the Florida Humanities Council.
USF Florida Studies Center and The Tampa Bay History Center present The 2006 Tony Pizzo Lecture in Florida Immigration History featuring Ana María Varela-Lago, UC San Diego “Between Two Worlds: A Tampa Cigarmaker’s Journal and Transnational Identities” Tuesday, February 21, 2006. Columbia Restaurant Museum, 2029 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa. 6:00 PM Reception Catered by Columbia Restaurant, 7:00 PM Lecture.


2005

Nancy A. Hewitt


“Global Crises and Political Mobilizations: Latin Women’s Activism in Tampa in the 1930s”

Nancy Hewitt is professor of history and women’s and gender studies and is director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. From 1981 through 1992 she served on the history faculty at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hewitt has published extensively on American women’s history. She has authored or edited seven books and several dozen articles and book chapters, including Women’s Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822-1872; Women, Families and Communities: Readings in American History; and Visible Women: New Essays on American Activism. Southern Discomfort: Women’s Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s appeared with the University of Illinois Press in 2001. Current projects include a study of Tampa women during the Great Depression, a book project on Amy Post, and an American history textbook coauthored with Steven F. Lawson.

USF Florida Studies Center and The Tampa Bay History Center present The 2005 Tony Pizzo Lecture in Florida Immigration History featuring Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University “Global Crises and Political Mobilizations: Latin Women’s Activism in Tampa in the 1930s” Wednesday, March 16, 2005, Columbia Restaurant Museum, 2029 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa. 6:00 PM Reception Catered by Columbia Restaurant, 7:00 PM Lecture.


2004

Adrian Burgos, Jr.


“A Cuban-American Giant in America’s Game : Tampa’s Alejandro Pompéz, Black Baseball, and a Transnational Circuit”

Adrian Burgos is assistant professor of history at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and serves as a faculty member in the Latino/Latina Studies Program and African American Studies & Research Program. He has published extensively on Latinos in professional baseball in the 19th and 20th centuries. His book Playing America’s Game(s): Baseball, Race, and Latinos, 1868-1959 will appear in the University of California Press’s American Crossroads Series. Other book projects in progress include The “Latins from Manhattan”: The New York Cubans, Latinos, and the Politics of Community in Harlem, 1910-1950; Capitalizing on Sport: America, Democracy and Everyday Life, co-edited with C. L. Cole; and Living Intersections: Transnational Life in Latino America, co-edited with Frank A. Guridy and Gina Pérez. Dr. Burgos lectures extensively across the country and has served as an advisor to the Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Washington, DC.

USF Florida Studies Center with USF Latin & Caribbean Studies and Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo present The 2004 Tony Pizzo Lecture in Florida Immigration History featuring Adrian Burgos, Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “A Cuban-American Giant in America’s Game: Tampa’s Alejandro Pompéz, Black Baseball, and a Transnational Circuit”, Sunday, March 21, 2004, Social Hall, Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo, 1226 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, 2:00 P.M.


2002

Clive Webb, University of Sussex


“Ethnic Violence Against Italian Immigrants in the American South, 1886-1910″

Clive Webb is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Awarded his doctoral degree from Cambridge University in 1997, he specializes in U.S. race relations and immigration to the American South. His published works include books on the Civil Rights Movement and essays on mob violence against Hispanic and Italian immigrants. Dr. Webb is the recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Reading Research Board Award and Webb-Smith Essay Competition from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Resource Center for Florida History & Politics and L’Unione Italiana present The Tony Pizzo Lecture in Florida Immigration History with Clive Webb, University of Sussex. “Ethnic Violence Against Italian Immigrants i

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