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posted Jun 17, 2020, 3:05 PM by Michael Di Giovine   [ updated Jun 17, 2020, 3:06 PM ]
June 26, 2016
Michael Di Giovine was elected to the board of the American Anthropological Association in one of the largest voter turnouts in the association's history. Di Giovine will serve as on the Nominations committee as the cultural chair.

March 20, 2016
Members of the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group (ATIG) elected Michael A. Di Giovine as the organization's next Convenor. The founding convenor, Quetzil Castaneda, will finish his term in November.

October 21, 2015
The Seductions of Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys Afar and Astray in the Western Religious Tradition, has published today! See what people are saying about the book here!

September 23, 2015
On the feast day of St. Padre Pio, Michael Di Giovine talks about the growth and development of Padre Pio's shrine of San Giovanni Rotondo, and the importance of religious kitsch in "Miracle Towns: Where Plastic Junk Becomes Holy Relics" in the online magazine, Atlas Obscura.

October 29, 2014
Michael Di Giovine was featured on WCHE's weekly radio show, "Passing Time with Dr. Rob," where he discussed museum studies, psychedelic drinks as cultural heritage, and research with Padre Pio, with Chester County Historical Society President Rob Lukens!

September 28
edible identities
, 2014
Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage, co-edited by Ronda Brulotte and Michael A. Di Giovine, has been published by Ashgate! See what people are saying about the book here.

January 15, 2014
Tourism and the Power of Otherness: Seductions of Difference, co-edited by David Picard and Michael A. Di Giovine, has been published by Channel View Press! See what people are saying about the book here.

November 2013
Michael Di Giovine is appointed to the American Anthropological Association's Presidential Task Force on Cultural Heritage, and is elected Program Chair of the newly formed Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group (ATIG).

August 8, 2013
Dean MacCannell, one of the "fathers" of the social scientific study of tourism, lists Michael Di Giovine as one of the top emerging scholars in an interview with The Vacationer.

April 2, 2013
Michael Di Giovine speaks with Jerome McDonnell of Chicago Public Radio's Worldview (WBEZ FM) on the politics and logistics of a UNESCO designation. Listen to the podcast here.

August 13, 2010
Michael Di Giovine interviewed on NTR24 TV, Benevento, Italy, on Padre Pio, pilgrimage, and revitalization in Pietrelcina, during the celebration marking the 100th Anniversary of Padre Pio's ordination.