John Alcorn

Trinity College

John Alcorn is Principal Lecturer in Formal Organizations, Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment, Trinity College, Connecticut. He received his Ph.D in History from Columbia University, with a dissertation about Social Strife in Sicily 1892-94: The Rise and Fall of Peasant Leagues on the Latifondo before the Great Emigration. Alcorn has previously served as an international doctoral research fellow at the Social Science Research Council, and a Whiting Fellow at Columbia University. Alcorn is working on four manuscripts: Prohibitions, The Godfather and Game Theory: The Art of Hard Choices by Mafiosi, Giacomo Leopardi’s Art and Science of Psychology, and Justice in Hell: A Fresh Look at Dante's Inferno. Alcorn has also published academic papers in scholarly journals such as Science & Society and Modern Language Review, and the Journal of Modern Italian Studies. Alcorn has additionally published a chapter in Italian Socialism: Between Politics and History, and has edited three books. Alcorn's non-academic work has featured extensively on Liberty Fund network sites. Alcorn also serves as a board of directors member for the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a trustee and executive committee member for the Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture, and selection committee member for the Trinity College Research Grant in Modern Italian History.