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Anthony Tamburri Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0046

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Anthony Tamburri is the Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, City University of New York; Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures at Queens College; and the co-founder of the Bordighera Press. As the COVID-19 pandemic grew worrisome in the United States, Tamburri recalls how the daily tasks and projects he had been working on at the Calandra Institute came to a halt when states began to enforce a stay-at-home quarantine in March 2020. Tamburri shares how the pandemic affected faculty, staff, and students of Queens College and how he expects the Calandra Institute to continue to adapt to remote work for the upcoming semesters.


  • 2020



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Oral history conducted as part of the Queens Memory Project (, a collaborative program of the Queens Public Library and Queens College to collect stories, images, and other evidence of life in the borough of Queens. This interview was specifically collected for the COVID-19 Project, an effort to document life under pandemic in Queens and at the college.


Anthony Tamburri Oral History
Annie Tummino
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Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

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