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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

William J. Connell
Professor of History and La Motta Chair of Italian Studies, Seton Hall University

William J. Connell, a professor of history and holder of the Joseph and Geraldine La Motta Chair in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University, is an expert in the history of both Renaissance Europe and Italian immigration. His research has encompassed topics as varied as Machiavelli and Italians in the United States in the 19th century. Dr. Connell is the editor of several books, and his work has been featured on many major media outlets, including NPR and The Times Literary Supplement.

Project Title: Tracking Migrant Labor in Renaissance Florence