Violetta Ravagnoli


Violetta Ravagnoli is Associate Professor of History.
She teaches Asian History and Migration and Diaspora History.
She is the coordinator of the Colleges of the Fenway shared Minor in Migration Studies.


Her latest research project focuses on a comparative historical analysis of Italian and Chinese migrations to Boston from the late nineteenth century to today. She is mostly interested in notions of identity and belonging and their formation through glocal frameworks.


** Check my latest post on Food History

Eat Free or Die: Immigrant Foodways in New England

**Dr. Ravagnoli will discuss David Northrup’s book AFRICA’S DISCOVERY OF EUROPE with the author at the New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA)’s Colloquium on September 26 at 1pm


**Dr. Ravagnoli will speak at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference in Boston, March 19-22.

She is part of a panel titled: Bound and Unbound: Asian Women as Agents of Change in Modern Science And Health Practices

Her paper title is: Eat Drink China America: Chinese Cooking and Cookbooks at the Crossroad of Ethnicization And Emplacement.

Check out the program here.

**Dr. Ravagnoli will speak at IDEA BOSTON on November 2, 2019.

What is it? Check it out here:


HIST 1111 Traveling East: An Introduction to East Asian History
HIST 1101 Introduction to Migration Studies
HIST 1108 World History: from the origin to 1500
HIST 1109 World History: since 1500
HIST 2401 Modern China: Continuity and Change
HIST 2124 History Through Fiction
HIST 2126 A History of Japan Since 1600
HIST 2701 Historical Methods and Research
HIST 3412 Immigrant Kitchens: a Glocal Perspective on Identity, Ethnicity and Foodways
HIST 3404 East Asian Migration and Diaspora in Global Perspective


Please feel free to contact Dr. Ravagnoli with any questions you might have at:

ravagnoliv AT emmanuel DOT edu

or you can schedule an appointment via