SCF Professor to Serve as Associate Editor of Specialized Publication

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018) — Courtney J. Ruffner, a professor with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), has been selected to serve a three-year term as Associate Editor on the Italian American Studies Association (IASA) Annual’s editorial board. The IASA Annual is a nonprofit journal published by SUNY Press.

Ruffner, who earned her doctorate in literature and criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is a literature professor at SCF. Her first project in this position, a book of selected essays, “Theorizing the Italian Diaspora” was released last month. The essays explore the after effects of migration.

For more information about the Italian American Studies Association, visit For information about the editorial board, contact Ruffner at or 941-752-5478.

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