Rafaele Fierro was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of
Italian immigrants. He went to Bulkeley High School in Hartford, got his
B.A. from Trinity College in 1992 and his doctorate in immigration
history from the University of Connecticut in 2000. He was inspired to
to teach history while at Trinity by Professor Jack Chatfield. Rafaele
is Associate professor of history and political science at Tunxis
Community College in Farmington, Connecticut. He also adjuncts at the
University of Hartford.
Rafaele has written numerous articles for the Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online (ECHO). He resides in Wethersfield, Connecticut with his wife and three children.