That is a loaded question. Without getting into philosophical quagmires, I am a researcher in Anthropology, a human rights activist, I have been a research coordinator at Cultural Survival, I am a member of the Italian League of Human Rights, an artist and teacher, a poet and writer, a photographer and, last but not least, a mom and wife. In other words, just an average woman. I love painting, knitting little things for my granddaughter, cooking ancient Roman foods, herb gardening, folk dancing and walking around archaeological sites or active volcanoes. I had been a stay-at-home-mom for many years before I went back to college, earning so far a Master degree in Anthropology. Did you notice the "so far"?...I love spending time with my grown children, when their busy schedules permit, and with my granchildren. I grew up in Italy and I have based most of my research there. I have been visiting Hawai'i lately and I have worked on a line of research on human rights issues concerning native Hawaiians. But, being Hawai'i, it's impossible not to sketch and write poetry...and do a step ot two of Hula....
Let's procede to my Curriculum Vitae, which is a little long, but then I have been busy for this many years.
(Full legal name: Lucia Dentice-Clark)
38 Adams Rd Boxford, MA 01921
WEB page: www.luciadentice.com
2004 Harvard University: Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, Social Anthropology
1999 to 2004 Harvard University:
Special Student status during year 1999-2000, and Spring 2003
1996 to 2004 Harvard University Extension School, Harvard College and Summer School:
Graduate courses in Anthropology, Sociology, International Management, Linguistics, Computer Technologies and Human Resources
1982-92 University of Lowell and De Cordova Museum
Art lessons in various media
1977-96 Long sabbatical to raise my family.
1976-77 Wesleyan University
Graduate courses in Anthropology
1974-76 Southern Connecticut University
Batchelor of Arts in Art History and Anthropology
1965-66 Accademia di Leonardo Da Vinci, Rome, Italy
Painting and Art History
1962-65 Universita’ di Roma
Architecture and Art History
1959-62 Liceo Classico Dante Alighieri, Latina, Italy
Baccalaureate in Classical Studies
LANGUAGES: Italian, French, Latin, Classical Greek, some proficiency in Spanish
RECENT ACTIVITIES, ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS and RECENT RESEARCH:
2008-present Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Historian and Newsletter Editor
2004-2008 Cultural Education<>Cultural Sustainability, University of Jerusalem, Affiliate
2002- 2008 Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme, Lega Italiana: Commissione Culturale
2001-2004 Cultural Survival: Research Coordinator
2000-2001 Cultural Survival: Research Intern
2008-present Initiated research on the history of the Dante Alighieri society of Massachusetts. The result of this research is a book completed in September 2009
June 2003 to 2005 Initiated research on the native movements in Hawai’i, continued in 2004 and 2005
September 2000 to 2006: Field research in Italy on the Roma (Gypsies) and their integration in Italian society, on the Griki and Grecanici, linguistic minorities in Southern Italy, and on the linguistic minorities in the Padania region in Northern Italy
From June 2000 to 2005: Library, Internet and field research in Canada on the Innu of Labrador
From June1999 to present Library, Internet and field research in Italy on Italian Ethnic Minorities on the Internet
2010-present Various papers in La Dante, newsletter of the Dante Alighieri Society
2009 The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts: One Hundred Years in the Defense of Italian Language and Culture Book on the history of the Society. In English and Italian
Quinn Press, University of Massachusetts.
2009 The Promise Poem winner of 1st prize in a poetry contest sponsored by the newspaper The Village Reporter and the Boxford Cultural Council
2009 Here Poem published in The Village Reporter
2008 Cyberspace and Ethnic Identities: the Creation of Virtual Communities.
The Case of Italy
paper derived from Master Thesis included in "Cultural Education<>Cultural Sustainability. Identity, Tolerance and Multicultural Issues in Minority/Diaspora and Indigenous Education”
Zvi Bekerman, Editor, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group Publisher
a volume on defense of ethnic identities sponsored by the University of Jerusalem .
2006 Dietro l’Immagine nella Finestra Poem winner of 2nd prize of an art and literature contest sponsored by the Accademia Litteraria Italo-Australiana Scrittori, Melbourne, Australia, published in the ALIAS Antologia 2006.
Monarchie e Missionari, i Marines e la Democrazia paper on history of Hawai’i, publicated in Italian magazine Il Cerchio.
NATO Interests versus “Invisible” People: Low flying Maneuvers over Innu Lands in Labrador Paper presented at the XXVII Convegno Internazionale di Americanistica
In Perugia, Italy, May 2005, published in conference proceedings volume.
2003 The Roma in Italy paper on the issues regarding the Roma children in the Italian school system. BHUMI Magazine, Harvard University, October 2003
2000 The Dancer Poem included in the Dudley Review, edited by the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Harvard University
2000 Il Grido di Aiuto degli Innu del Labrador Paper on the substance abuse among the Innu of Labrador published in Italian magazine Parlamento December 2001,
at the request of Onorevole Pasquale Bandiera, President of the Lega Italiana dei Diritti dell’Uomo. An English version was submitted to the United Nations
2001 On the Brink: Griko: a Language of Resistance and Celebration. Paper on a minority language in Southern Italy in Cultural Survival, Summer 2001
Per Le Minoranze Etniche l’incolumita` e` un lusso Article published in Il Resto, September 28 2001, Italy
Innu Children Face a Hard Future. Paper on the hardships of solvent abuse among the Innu of Labrador. Cultural Survival, Summer 2001 issue.
My home town is a URL in Cyberspace. Paper on the phenomenon of ethnicity in the Internet.. Cultural Survival Winter 2001 issue
2000 When Outrage is a Scarce Commodity Paper on the struggle for survival of the Innu of Labrador. Cultural Survival :Fall 2000 issue
2010-present Dante Alighieri Society, Chairperson of publication committee and co-editor of La Dante
2009-present Dante Alighieri society, Historian
2008-present Dante Alighieri society, board member
2005-2010 Italian Heritage Month, committee member
2006-present Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council, Boxford chapter, Grant coordinator and co-chairperson
SPECIAL PROJECTS and speaking engagement
2010 The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts: Lecture at the Burlington chapter of the Sons of Italy
2009 The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts: Presentation of the book at the headquarters of the Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lecture repeated at Salem College on April 21 2010
June 2009 Spokesperson of the Dante Alighieri Society at the Conference of Italo- American societies in New York, at the request of the Secretary General Alessandro Masi
2009 Simultaneous translator at various events at the Dante Alighieri Society
2007 women Healers or Witches? The perception of Women Healers in Italy through the ages. With Augusto Ferraiuolo. Lecture given at the Dante Alighieri Society, Cambridge, MA
2006 and 2007 Cena Romana an authentic ancient Roman banquet in occasion of October Italian Heritage Month with the cooperation of the Dante Alighieri Society and October Italian Heritage Month committee
2006 Ethnic Identities in Cyberspace: Italy, Ethnicity, the European Union and the Internet. The URL as Villaggio Virtuale. Lecture given at the Dante Alighieri Society, Cambridge, MA. A copy of thesis presented to the society.
2005 Citizens School Project: Directing a group of Middle School students in producing a mural at Robinson Middle School, Lowell, MA
2005 and 2006 An Evening of Italian Culture. Readings of local Italian American poets and of Italian dialectical poets, translated in English and Italian. At the Caffe` Paradiso, Lowell, MA.
2005 NATO Interests versus “Invisible” People: Low Flying Maneuvers over Innu Lands in Labrador. Paper given at the Convegno Internazionale di Americanistica, in Perugia, Italy, May 6-19
2005 Children for Sale: Traffic of Minors in Italy. Paper presented in June 2005 at the International Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu, Hawai’i
2004 The Roman origins of Carnevale: Lecture given at the Sons of Italy Association, Burlington, MA
2004 Heroes and Villains, Archetypes and Icons in the Perception of History and
Demeter the Mater Dolorosa and her Daughter the Son of God: both papers presented in June 2004 at the International Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
2004 Identita` Etniche nell’Internet. Lecture given at the Istituto Regionale Superiore di studi Elleno-Calabri, Bova Marina, October 16 2004, in Italian
2004 Two Artists in Italy. Lecture and artwork show on being an artist and anthropologist in Italy. With Antony Riccardi. Given at the Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, May 29 2004
2002 Il Ruolo dell'Internet nella Celebrazione delle Identita` Regionali: il Villaggio Virtuale. Paper presented at the Associazione Linguistica Padana (ALP) "Il futuro degli idiomi padani e il ruolo della nostra Associazione” in Viapro (Milan), Italy, October 13 2002, in Italian.
2002 Church Politics in Counter-Reformation Italy: The Dominican, the Butcher Knife, and the Santa Inquisizione. Paper presented at the Association of American Teachers of Italian conference in Toronto, Canada November 6-10 2002
2002 Carnevale: Guest Lecturer at Wellesley College Department of Foreign Languages, January 2002.
2001 Who are we? We are Different, and The Modern Family in a linguistic Minority in Italy. Guest Lecturer, M.I.T. Department of Anthropology.
Cornomannia: the Jester of the Sacristy Lecture on a ceremony in Medieval Rome given in Treviso and Venice, Italy, for the annual Conference of the Association of American Teachers of Italian Language
2000 The Roman origins of Carnevale: lecture given at the annual Conference of American Teachers of Italian, Boston, MA
“I Dialetti Italiani” Lecture on the origin of some Italian dialects given at the Centro Letterario Italiano, Boston MA. In Italian.
1999 “From the past to the Millennium: Food as Natural Medicine in Italy” A treatise on current Italian foods used as medicines in ancient Rome. And
History of Carnival: from the Roman Saturnalia to Mardi Gras” An historical survey of the history of Carnival. Lectures given at the Massachusetts Foreign Languages Teachers Association in Sturbridge, Ma, on October 28/29
1988-2004 Lectures on ancient art and life style in the Lexington area
1995-2006 MUNROE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Resident Artist, 1995-2004, and faculty member, classes in art and poetry
2003 Harvard University Extension School: Research Assistant to Prof. David Rezvani of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
2001-2002 CULTURAL SURVIVAL ETHNOSPHERE PROJECT Web pilot designer with a site on the Innu/Montagnais of Labrador and Quebec
Spring 2000 F.A. Day Junior High School, Newton. Part-time long term substitute teacher in Italian
1996-present CLARK STRATEGIES: Family IT firm, involved in Human Resources
ACADEMIC HONORS IN ITALY
While a Baccalaureate candidate
1961 Palazzo Internazionale delle Esposizioni, Rome. Mostra Nazionale dello Studente. Participant with a painting
BSE Poesie del Terzo Concorso Fra Studenti. One of the winners of a national poetry competition. Poem included in an Anthology published in 1962
ACADEMIC HONORS IN THE UNITED STATES
2004 Harvard University: Derek Bok award for public service, 2nd place; graduated with Honors
1978 Wesleyan University: Sigma Xi Lecture-Competition, 2nd prize: Stregoneria: Etruscan Medicine and Witchcraft in Today's Italy
1977 Wesleyan University: Cushing award for best graduate paper in Medical Anthropology
1974-76 University of Southern Connecticut: Dean's List; Departmental Honors; Graduated Magna Cum Laude
2009 Societa` Dante Alighieri Travel Grant
2004 University of Jerusalem Travel Grant
1976-77 State of Connecticut Graduate Grant;
Wesleyan University Graduate Scholarship
1977 Wesleyan University Travel and Research Grant
1977-78 State of Connecticut Graduate Grant;
Wesleyan University Graduate Scholarship
2005 Hawai’i, the Land that Pele Built. Photography and visual art show on field research conducted in Hawai’i, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, February 16-March 30
2003 Friends in Faraway Places. Photography Show and Lecture on Field research work in Italy, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, February 14- March 28
2002 Munroe Center for the Arts, personal exhibit on the Camera as the Artist’s Tool
2001 Munroe Center for the Arts, resident artists exhibits
1999-2000: Boston State House, Office of Hon. Jay Kaufmann. Participant in group art exhibits.
1994 “Intimate Voices”: participant in a multimedia group exhibit organized by Sally Santosuosso at the Parson Gallery, Lexington Arts and Craft Society. Participant with a sculpture and a poem
1992-96 Lexington Arts and Crafts Society: Photographs, Painting and Sculpture exhibits.
2001 January: Interview with Native Solidarity News in Canada, on the Innu of Labrador
April: Interview with Northwestern University radio in Chicago, on the Roma people.