Political scientist and historian Patrick Gallo is the author of nine books, including two classic works about the Italian-American experience, Ethnic Alienation and Old Bread, New Wine. Dr. Gallo has been a Fulbright Scholar, an NEH Fellow, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome, and he has taught at New York University, SUNY-Purchase, Queens College, Loyola of Chicago’s Rome Center, and American University.

His published works include: The American Paradox: Politics and Justice; Enemies: Mussolini and the Antifascists; The Urban Experience of Italian- Americans; Swords and Plowshares: The United States and Disarmament and, India’s Image of the International System. His most recent books are: Pius XII, the Holocaust and the Revisionists, an important contribution to the disputed biography of PopePius; and For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance, which filled a void in our understanding of the resistance movement in Italy during World War II.

Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Avellino, Italy, Dr. Gallo received his B.A. from Montclair State University, his M.A. from Seton Hall University, and his Ph.D. inpolitical science from NYU, where he was awarded the DAS Prize for research. Named New Jersey Social Science Teacher of the Year and the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Chicago, he has served as a consultant on Holocaust education studies and ethnic studies and, mostly recently, for the documentary, “Gold Makes You Free.”

Dr. Gallo has lectured widely throughout the United States on a variety of topics, including “The Partisans of Rome,” “The Italian America Experience: From Columbus to Watergate,”

“Casablanca, Warner Brothers and Anti-Fascism,” and “The Political Trial of the Hollywood Ten.”  His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Seattle Catholic, Journal of International Politics and, Journal of Italian Sociology. He currently is writing a book on the Jews of Rome during a critical four month period in 1943. The father of three and proud nonno of six grandchildren, he lives in New Jersey with his wife Grace.

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    " Gallo's analyses are perceptive and penetrating...Much of his work is applicable not only to the Italian-American Experience, but to those of other ethnic groups..."  
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  • Michael P. Riccards,  State University College at Buffalo
    " Gallo's study is the first monograph to deal systematically with Italian-American political behavior. As such it is important reading for anyone doing original research in the area of ethnic politics."
    Michael P. Riccards, State University College at Buffalo