Dr. Angela D. Danzi

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ethnicity
  • Family
  • Health
  • Work and Occupations

Along with Dr. Marilyn Blumenthal, psychology department, Dr. Danzi is currently researching the issue of family disconnection; that is, a break in contact between family members for an extended period of time, and its causes and consequences.

Since 1990 Dr. Danzi has been a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Farmingdale State. Dr. Danzi served as Chairperson of the department from 2000- 2006. She has taught and developed a variety of courses including family, society and health, women's studies, and work and occupations, as well as a team-taught interdisciplinary course about the industrial revolution. She has taught courses at the graduate level in the School of Professional Studies, and the Department of French and Italian at Stony Brook University.

She has presented papers at national and international conferences, and was the campus coordinator for a conference for sociologists and social scientists, "Diversity in Society and Research" in spring 2001.

She received a PhD in Sociology from New York University in 1993, and earned a BA in Urban Studies from SUNY Old Westbury in 1983.

Dr. Danzi is a recipient of both the Elena Cornaro Award for Outstanding Achievement, presented by Grand Lodge Sons of Italy, New York State Chapter, and the Farmingdale State Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Education.

She has presented informal lectures to local community groups, libraries and genealogical associations about historical and contemporary immigration to the United States.

She is currently Secretary to the American Italian Historical Association.



  • the movement from home to hospital birth and the medicalization of childbirth
  • ethnicity and health
  • immigration to the United States
  • family conflict and interaction


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