Thomas Ferraro

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Thomas J. Ferraro is an American non-fiction writer, and Frances Hill Fox Professor of English at Duke University.


He graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College,[1] and earned his Ph.D. at Yale University, where he took the Theron Rockwell Field Prize for Distinguished Humanities Dissertation. He teaches American literature and cultural studies at Duke University, with a special emphasis on Catholicity, immigrant literature, and visual media.[2]


  • 2006 American Book Award, for Feeling Italian: the art of ethnicity in America
  • 2010, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Duke's most prestigious undergraduate teaching award
  • 2011, Bass Society of Fellows, endowed chair in English for excellence in scholarship and pedagogy




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