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School of Liberal Arts News, Academic Year 2017-18

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

ARTHUR H. KOPELMAN

Published

  • Alves, F., Towers, J., Baird, R. W., Olson, P. A. Bearzi, G., Bonizzoni, S., Ferreira, R., Halicka, Z., Alessandrini, A., Kopelman, A. H., Yzoard, C.,Rasmussen, M. H., Bertulli, C. G., Jourdain, E., Gullan, A., Rocha, D., Hupman, K., Mrusczok, M., Samarra, F., Maghales, SD., Weir, C., Ford, J. K. B., Dinis, A. 2018. The incidence of bent dorsal fins in free-ranging cetaceans. Journal of Anatomy, 232(2), 263-269.

In review

  • Ricardo Antunes, Arthur Kopelman, Paul Sieswerda, Robert DiGiovanni, Chris Spagnoli, Howard Rosenbaum. 2018. Occurrence and distribution of large whales in the New York Bight: establishing baselines in an expansive and complex environment

Lectures

  • CRESLI Seal Volunteer Training: a. October 2017 and November 2017 at Seatuck Environmental Association, South Shore Nature Center
  • CRESLI Whale Watch Volunteer Training: a. May 2018 and June 2018 at 2017 at Seatuck Environmental Association, South Shore Nature Center May 20, 2017 at Seatuck Environmental Association, South Shore nature Center
  • 27 Seal lectures and walks (for the public; ~ 2500 people) from November 2017 through April 2018 at Cupsogue Beach Park. Westhampton Beach NY
  • Marine Mammals of New York, Glen Cove Senior Center, Glen Cove NY, September 6, 2017
  • Decades Amongst the Seals of Cupsogue, Long Island Maritime Museum West Sayville, NY, February 25, 2018

Workshop/Lecture

  • Seals of NY, NY State Marine Educators Association 2018 Annual meeting, May 19, 2018, Kingsborough Community College

Other

  • Invited by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Government of France to 'At the crossroads: Global Shipping Lanes and Whale Conservation,' UN Headquarters, February 15, 2017
  • Appointed Temporary Lecturer, Stony Brook University School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences (SOMAS), taught Marine Mammals (MAR 370), Spring 2017 and Spring 2018
  • Article in NY Times, April 26, 2018: Arthur Kopelman Works the Other Hamptons: New York’s waters are home to 20 species of whales and dolphins. One man aims to count them all.

Guest Speaker List

  • Whales of NY
  • Seals of NY
  • Marine mammals of NY

 

KAREN PEARSON

Grant Awards

  • Principle Investigator on the awarded NEA ArtsWorks Design grants project, New Sustainable Design: How Materials Advance Innovation

Conference Participation

  • 10/10/2017: The SUNY Leaders Sustainability Summit, SUNY EFS, Syracuse, New York.
  • 10/18/2017 - 10/20/2017: The 54th Annual ICFAD Conference “Crossing Boundaries”, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 05/17/2018: Sustainable NY Summit & Awards, National Geographic Encounter, New York, NY.
  • 6/3/2018 - 6/5/2018: SUNY-Industry Conference and Showcase, Stony Brook, New York.

Guest Speaker List

  • Accessories Design: The Physics of Footwear (Ellen Lynch A&D partner)
  • Jewelry Design: Adhesives
  • ESA New York, Ripped at the Seams Featured Speaker, Sustainable Cotton, Is It A Real Thing, Brooklyn, New York. (5/19/2019)

 

GEOFFREY ROGERS

Publication 

  • Journal of the Optical Society of America A. The article calculates the effect on the color of a printed image of the diffusion of light within the paper upon which the image is printed, the Yule-Nielsen effect. The calculation uses his model of light interacting with turbid media, the multiple-path model of reflection.

 

THEANNE SCHIROS

  • Co-authored journal article: Engineering the structural and electronic phases of MoTe2 through W substitution, Nano Lett.(2017)
  • Interviewed by Vogue as a sustainability expert for an article on Gisele Bunchen’s environmental initiatives for the July 2018 issue
  • Gave a TEDxFIT talk in October 2017: Biodesign: A materials (r)evolution
  • Received National Science Foundation funding through the Columbia University MRSEC, “Biomaterials for Sustainable Textiles”, for a materials science research program to expand a new program on biomaterials for sustainable textiles for clothing, displays and interiors
  • Received a CEAS-FIT Collaborative grant for the project:  Waste to feedstock:  Green chemistry degradation of cotton muslin waste to cellulosic precursors for circular economy textiles and biomaterials, together with Profs. Asta Skocir and Gary Halada at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Science

FIT originating start-up Algiknit emerging from the 2016 Biodesign Challenge, for which Schiros is a co-founder and scientific lead, was:

  • Awarded the 2017 National Geographic Chasing Genius Award in the category of Sustainable Planet
  • Accepted into the 2018 RebelBio Accelerator in London for scale-up of this concept
  • Plug and Play Fashion for Good Accelerator program in Amsterdam awarded to innovative technologies and business models that have the greatest potential to support a circular apparel industry
  • Read articles on this progress that have appeared in numerous journals and articles from JSTOR to Forbes to a full list of awards and achievements

FIT Biodesign Challenge

  • campus chair and faculty advisor for FIT Biodesign Challenge selected to compete at the international BDC Challenge Summit for three years since the challenges’ inaugural year in 2016. The FIT team #growapair that, Profs. Schiros, Susanne Goetz and ANNE MARIKA VERPLOEGH CHASSE co-advised, were featured on “Nature Knows Best” television show, NHK news (Japan), NY1 and the Morning and Day shows in New York
  • 2018 FIT BDC Team selected to compete at the MoMA Summit, which Schiros co-advised, along with Profs. Susanne Goetz and Barbara Trippeer, and Evelyn Rynkiewicz, and Sebastian Cocioba of Bionimica, is one of 3 finalists across 26 schools and 6 continents for the Stella McCartney x PETA Animal-Free Wool Prize

Invited panelist representing FIT at:

  • the New York area Women in Physics (WiP) meeting as part of the American Physical Society’s (APS) national program (1/2018)
  • “The Future of Design is Biology” at DesignxNYC
  • “Technology in Fashion” for Nanoscience initiative of the CUNY ASRC (MRSEC) and Futureworks NYC

Student work advised by Schiros was exhibited at:

  • “Feeling Cutting Edge Textiles” at MAGIC Sourcing in Las Vegas (2/2018)
  • “Crafting Change” and “Force of Nature” exhibits at the FIT Museum (Fall 2017)
  • the Spring 2018 Sustainability Conference at FIT
  • the Peabody Museum at Harvard University (Spring 2018)

 

HISTORY OF ART

JENNIFER MIYUKI BABCOCK

Conference Activity

  • Presenter:  “The Nudity of Cats and What it Reveals”
    VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists
    Lisbon, Portugal, June 27- July 1, 2017

Invited Talks

  • Title: “An Ancient Egyptian Zootopia: Animal Fables as Allegories of Social Order”
    Egyptological Seminar of New York
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, May 18, 2018

 

RACHEL BAUM

Conference Activity

  • Paper: “Kim Joon’s Virtual Anatomy”
    Panel: “Beautiful Lies: Artists Working with Digital Simulation and Illusion”
    College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, February 16, 2017

Publications

  • Book contribution: “Over the Threshold: Recent Work by Slater Bradley” in Sundoor
    (Kerber Verlag: Berlin), forthcoming 2018
  • Exhibition text (essay) “Ketu” for Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal (May 2018)
  • Exhibition texts (essays) for there-there Gallery, Los Angeles:
    “Seffa Klein: Fire Blankets” (forthcoming, October 2018)
    “Max Jansons: Animal Style” (forthcoming, September 2018)
    “Robert Gunderman: Other End” (July 2018)
    “Patrick Braden Woody: Cloth Mother, Wire Mother” (May 2018)
    “Danny Fox” (April 2018)
    “Jillian Mayer: Survivalist Art” (April 2018)
    “Aaron Wrinkle: LA Salon” (February 2018)
    “Salomon Huerta: Still Lifes” (January 2018)
    “Anthony James: Absolute Zero” (August 2017)

 

CELIA BERGOFFEN

Professional Service

  • Board Member American Institute of Archaeology, New York City Chapter 2017-2018
  • Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Archaeology, Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly

Grants and Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut), Berlin, Germany, June 2 to Aug. 2, 2017
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, May 2018 (for academic year 2018-2019)
  • Dorsch Fellowship, History of Art Department, FIT, March 2017 (for academic year 2018-2019)

Conference Papers presented and Public Lectures:

  • American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), Boston, MA, Nov. 15-18, 2017
    "The Ashdoda Figurine as Anthropomorphized Object"
  • Int’l Congress for the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Mar. 31-Apr. 7, Munich, Germany
    "Late Cypriot Bichrome Ware as an Expression of Commercial Mobility"
  • Friends of the American Institute of Archaeology, New York Chapter, Oct. 11, 2018
    "Schnaderbeck's Brewery Vaults"
  • Oceania Riviera, Destination Lecturer, ­­­Dec. 22 - Jan. 3, 2018
    "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Colonial Life on Caribbean Plantations", "Historic Forts, Ports and Dockyards of the Caribbean", "Pre-Columbians and the Conquest of the Caribbean"
  • Secrets of the Shining Sword, Anthropology Club of Nassau Community College, Apr. 21, 2018
    "Beautiful Bronze Age Daggers"
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruise, Destination lecturer,  May 22-May 31, 2018
    "Pilgrim’s progress from Santiago de Compostela to the Guggenheim: La Coruna and Bilbao", "In the Wine Country: Bordeaux and St. Emilion", "Submarines and Citadels: Lorient, St. Malo and Guernsey", "Artists' Views of French and English Towns and Countrysides"

Publications and Reports

  • “The Ashdoda Figurine as Anthropomorphized Object”. In: Tell it in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel. Essays in Honor of A. M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday”, Ägypten Und Altes Testament (ÄAT), Ugarit-Verlag, 2018
  • "Cypriot Pottery found in Middle Bronze Age Ashkelon," Chapter 7 in: Stager, Lawrence E., Schloen, David and Ross Voss. Ashkelon 5.
    The Middle Bronze Age Ramparts and Gates of the North Slope and Later Fortifications
    . Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2018
  • Phase IA Archaeological Assessment, Inwood Rezoning, Manhattan, New York, New York City Department of City Planning, September 2017
  • Phase IA Archaeological Assessment, Haven Green, Block 493, Lot 30, Borough of Manhattan, April 2018

 

ANNA BLUME

Conference Activity

  • Presenter: “Hunger: Levinas and the Possibility of Post-Human Ethics”
    New York University Symposium on Post Human Ethics April 20 - 21, 2018

Publication

  • “Ancient Architecture along the Mississippi: Monumentality Seen and Unseen” in RES Anthropology and aesthetics, The University of Chicago Press Journals in association with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Volume 69) 2018.

Ongoing Web-Based Project

  • Development of the FIT Archaic Bannerstone site in collaboration with Joseph Anderson, Fit Digital Initiatives Librarian; Molly Schoen, Visual Resources Curator; Nanja Andriananjason, Technologist

Awards and Prizes

  • FIT FDGA Research Grant January, 2018 for Month Long Research and Photographic Work in North-Central India

Interdisciplinary Academic Minor Coordination

  • Coordination of the Ethics and Sustainability Minor in collaboration with Arthur Kopelman, Professor of Environmental Science; Sandra Krasovec, Professor of Packaging Design; Ann Cantrell, Assistant Professor of Fashion Business Management

 

JUSTINE DEYOUNG

Conference Activity/Presentations

  • Invited speaker, “Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925,”
    Fashion Cultures series, Museum at FIT – March 2018
  • Invited speaker, Faculty Show and Tell, FIT Office of Online Learning – March 2018
  • Invited speaker, “Rethinking Student Research as Public Scholarship,” Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH) panel, “Championing the Relevancy of Studio Art and Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Stories of Success and Advocacy,” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles – February 2018
  • Poster session participant, “The Fashion History Timeline: A Digital Hub for Fashion Research,” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles – February 2018
  • Invited speaker, “Making the Modern Man: Fashion and Male Portraiture in Impressionist Paris.” Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) panel, “Painting Style: Fashion and Portraiture in Nineteenth-Century France,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Annual Colloquium at the University of Virginia – November 2017
  • Invited speaker/roundtable participant, “How to Make Writing Online Engaging, Informed, and Fun,” FIT Writing Center “Digital Pedagogy” Spotlight series – September/October 2017

Publications

  • Editor, Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.
  • “Introduction: Addressing Fashion in Art” in Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925, edited by Justine De Young, 1-10. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.
  • “Mourning for Paris: The Art and Politics of Dress after ‘l’année terrible’ (1870-71)” in Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925, edited by Justine De Young, 120-49. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.

Awards and Prizes

  • Release Time for Research, “The Fashion History Timeline,” Spring 2018
  • Faculty Development Grant for Travel, February 2018
  • Faculty Development Grant for Travel, November 2017
  • Faculty Development Grant for Research, June 2017

Ongoing Web-Based Projects

  • Co-Creator, Early Fashion Designer Database
  • Organizer, Fashion History Timeline Launch Symposium (February 2018)
  • Creator and Editor, Fashion History Timeline

Service to Field

  • Organizer, NYC 19th-century art/fashion history reading group (Spring 2017-present)
  • Article Peer Reviewer, “Unseen Political Spaces: Gender and Nationhood in the Berlin and Paris Fashion Press during the Franco-Prussian War,” Journal of European Periodical Studies – Summer 2017
  • Proposal Reviewer, History of Fashion: 500 BCE to 1850 (Lawrence King Press)

 

DAVID DROGIN

Conference Activity

  • Presenter: “Jacopo della Quercia in Bologna: Strategies of Style”
    In the panel, “The Problem of Style in 15th-Century Italian Art”
    Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, March 22, 2018
  • Panel organizer: “The Problem of Style in 15th-Century Italian Art” (2 sessions)
    Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, March 22, 2018
  • Presenter: “The Body and Space in Jacopo della Quercia’s Relief Sculpture”
    Eighth Quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 28, 2017

Publications

  • “Art and Patronage in Bologna’s ‘Long’ Quattrocento,” in A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna, ed. Sarah Blanshei, pp. 559–600 (Leiden: Brill, 2018)

Awards and Prizes

  • FIT FDGA conference travel grant, March 2018

 

BETH HARRIS AND STEVEN ZUCKER

  • In 2017 Smarthistory was awarded numerous grants including from:
    Samuel H. Kress Foundation
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    Terra Foundation for American Art
  • Worked with 12 museums and cultural organizations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian well as more than 50 art historians, curators, conservators, and archaeologists to publish more than 100 videos and essays.

 

NATALIE NUDELL

Conference Activity

  • Presented “The Fashion Calendar
    The Canadian Fashion Scholars Fourth Annual Symposium
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 23, 2017

Publications

Press Interviews

Invited Talks

  • Presenter: ““Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar
    Fashion Studies Alliance Book Launch for The Hidden History of American Fashion.
    Edited by Nancy Deihl (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2018)
    New York University, New York, March 19, 2018
  • Panel Moderator: “Dialogue and Discourse, Interweaving Cultures: Melanie El-Turk and Michelle Honig,” The Gertrude and David Fogelson Lecture for the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY,  Thursday, January 11, 2018

Professional Service

  • Histories Contributing Editor and Peer-Reviewer for the Fashion Studies Journal
    Co-Founder of the Fashion Studies Alliance

Awards and Prizes

  • Art Directors Club, OneShow Award
    Textile Consultant to Stella Giovanni for their award-winning book design for Supima, New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2018.

 

KYUNGHEE PYUN

Conference Activity

  • “Bamboo Canvas: Immersive Technology with Project-Based Learning (Immersive Learning: Presentation).” Conference on Instruction and Technology SUNY CIT 2017 for Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher. State University of New York Cortland, 22–25 May 2018
  • “Visualizing Cardinals in Illuminated Books during the Renaissance.” Portraying the Prince of the Church: Cardinal Portraits in Early Modern Europe 1431-1621 at the RSA New Orleans 2018, Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference in New Orleans, 22 March 2018
  • “Reflections on Immigrant Entrepreneurs in a COIL Project.” COIL Conference 2018: Global Learning for All, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, 16–17 March 2018 (co-presenter with Angelica Sterling)
  • “Connecting and collaborating with Japan.” COIL Conference 2018: Global Learning for All, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, 16–17 March 2018 (Organizer: Keiko Ikeda; panelist)
  • “Establishing Virtual Mobility for a Globalized Classroom: Institutional Support Structure for the Bamboo Canvas at Fashion Institute of Technology.” 2017 Global Learning Conference: Transcending Boundaries through COIL, De Paul University, Chicago, 30–31 October 2017
  • “A Couture Collection for the Valois Family? Inventories and Manuscript Illuminations as Sources of Dress History.” 2017 Conference for the Dressing the Early Modern Network, Kunstgewerbemuseum & Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany, 14–15 September 2017
  • “Comparative Perspectives on Collectors of East Asian Art: Oh Se-chang (1864–1953) and his Contemporaries.” 142nd Colloquium of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea, 10 August 2017

Sessions/Conferences chaired or organized

  • Modernity and Visibility of Asian-ness in Popular Culture: A Reconsideration. Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Annual Conference, International Christian University in Tokyo, June 30-July 1, 2018 (Organizer/Discussant: Kyunghee Pyun)
  • Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the Middle Ages. 38th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus, 17–18 March 2018 (Session 7B: Ornaments and Adornments, chair)  

Publications

  • Book project
    (continued from the previous year 2016)
    Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia, edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018)
“Dress Reform and Modernization in East Asia” (introduction) “Hybrid Dandyism: European Woolen Fabric in East Asia” (essay)
  • Peer-reivewed journal articles
    “Temporality in Late Medieval Art: A Study on Sartorial Dimensions in Illuminated Manuscripts.” Journal for the Korean Society of Art and Design [Johyung Design Yeongu] 20 no. 4 (Dec. 2017), 57–82.
  • Book chapters
    “The Master of the Remède de Fortune and Parisian Manuscript Production circa 1350.” In An Illuminated Manuscript of the ‘Collected Works’ of Guillaume de Machaut (BnF, ms. fr. 1586): A Vocabulary for Exegesis, ed. by Domenic Leo (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), forthcoming.
    “Dress Reform and Modernization in East Asia” (introduction). Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia, edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018)
    “Hybrid Dandyism: European Woolen Fabric in East Asia.” Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia, edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018)
    “Undulation Between Identity Politics and Cosmopolitanism: Korean Artists in the United States, 1950-2000. Oscillation: Between Korea and the United States, A Special Exhibition held in June-November 2018 (Seoul: Seoul National University Museum of Art, 2018), 2-8.
  • Encyclopedia entries, catalogue entries and other publications
    “Curatorial Statement” and “Shrines for Violated Intimacy.” Violated Bodies: New Languages or Justice and Humanity. A special exhibition held at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (February 28 to April 13, 2018), 5-8.
    “From Immigrant to Transnational: Nostalgia for an Imagined Homeland.” Time Zone Converter edited by Xi Zhang and Joo Yeon Woo, exhibition for China-Korea Exchange held at Korean Cultural Center in Beijing, China (6–20 December 2017), 4-8.
    “Jean Pucelle” with Anna Russakoff. In Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (Encyclopedia of the Artists of the World) (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017), Vol. 97 (PRETSCH-RAUH): 117-119.

Invited Public Lectures

  • “Reflections on Cultural Tourism: Cross Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation.”  Universidad del Caribe, 15 May 2018
  • “Addressing Identity Politics in Modern Asia: Hybrid Fashion and Cultural Cross-dressing.” Keynote Lecture, Fashioning Identities in Asia, 2018 Symposium at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco, 4–5 April 2018
  • “Fashion Identity, and Power in Modern Asia: The Modernization of Dresses and Cultural Cross-dressing.” Evening Lecture Series 2017, Asian/Asian American Studies (AARI), City University of New York in New York City, 1 December 2017

Exhibitions and Curatorial Activities

  • Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity. The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) (28 February–13 April 2018); The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, Old Westbury (5 February–15 March 2018); The Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College (September–October 2018): co-curator and catalogue editor
  • Outside reviewer. Art Department, 7-year Review. Brooklyn College. Report on 7 May 2018.

Awards and Fellowships

  • NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) Humanities Connections Implementation Grant (Division of Education Programs), 2018–2021: received a grant of $100,000 to create new interdisciplinary curriculum to incorporate history of business and labor with existing or new courses with a project entitled Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students,  with Daniel Levinson-Wilk.
  • FACT2 Award for Excellence in Instruction 2017–2018 on 23 May 2018. The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2): received an award for creating the Bamboo Canvas: Diverse Techniques of Asian Arts and Crafts.
  • President’s Faculty Excellence Award 2018 on 21 May 2018. Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • FIT FDGA conference travel grant, March 2018
  • FIT FDGA research grant, July 2017
  • SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG), 2017–2018: received a grant of $50,000 to enhance a web-based platform, bamcanvas.org and to organize a conference with a project entitled Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation in a Globalized Classroom (http://bamboocanvas.org)
  • Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Fellowship for the project entitled Collecting Asian Art: Discerning Languages for Exotic in the Late Joseon Dynasty, July–August 2017

Certificate

  • Curatorial Workshop of the Korean Historical Costume, The Korean Society of Costume, August 2017
  • Summer Workshop, Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies, Seoul National University, July 2017
  • Certificate of SUNY COTE Online Course Quality Review, OSCQR (Open SUNY Course Quality Review), State University of New York, Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) June 2017

 

MOLLY SCHOEN

Conference Activity

  • ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society North America) annual conference, February 26-March 1, New York, NY
    Presenter – Boundless: Digital Publishing & Online Scholarship
    Presenter – Scope Drift: Blending and Rebranding in Visual Resources
    Panelist – ArLiSNAP Career Development Workshop

Publications

  • “Visual Resources” in The Handbook of Art & Design Librarianship, 2nd ed., edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki, 53-61. London: Facet Publishing, 2017.
  • “You Be the Judge: Teaching Students Fair Use by Letting Them Rule” in Fair Use in Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians, edited by Alexander Watkins. Oak Creek, WI: Art Libraries Society of North America, 2018.

Ongoing Web-based projects

  • FIT Bannerstone Project – assist with coordinating and cataloging
  • Fashion History Timeline – assist with coordinating and cataloging

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, Membership Committee, Visual Resources Association
  • Mentor, ARLIS/NA Mentorship Program
  • Advisor, FIT College Democrats

 

ANDREW WEINSTEIN

Conference Papers/Panels:        

  • Moderator, “Baneful Medicine: Panel Discussion with the Artists”
    Public event at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    April 24, 2018
  • Presenter, “Posthumanism and Post-Holocaust: Ethical Challenges from Contemporary Art”
    Conference: Artificial Lives: Debating Medical Modernity,” University of California, Riverside.
    April 19-21, 2018

Invited Lectures

  • Lecturer, Seven-hour mini-course on the history of industrial design for Oxo
    September 6-7, 2017
  • Lecturer, New York City Walking Tour for Moscow State University,
    June 18, 2017
  • Lecturer, Various topics, Explore NY for Road Scholar
    June 2017 - May 2018

Publications:

  • “Baneful Medicine: Artists Reflect,” Baneful Medicine. Ed. Andrew Weinstein. New York: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2018: 3-7.
  • “The Bridge.” Boulevard Spring 2018: 191-95.
  • “The Forest Tent Caterpillars.” Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers. Ed. Bertha Rogers. Treadwell, NY: Bright Hill Press, 2017: 435-37.
  • Essay contribution to “Symposium: "Have the recent campus protests--ranging from demonstrations to the use of safe spaces—against mainly right-wing speakers contributed to a dumbing down of American colleges or are they effective and necessary?” Boulevard Fall 2017: 123-25.

Exhibition Curated:

  • Curator, “Baneful Medicine”
    Art Exhibition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    April 2 – May 11, 2018

Professional Service:

  • Juror, Annual Fine Art Contest organized by the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural
    Center New York, December.                                                                       

Grants/Awards:

  • Faculty Development Travel Grant. For presenting at Artificial Lives: Debating Medical Modernity,” University of California, Riverside. April 19-21, 2018.
  • Grant for the Dean of Liberal Arts. For presenting at Artificial Lives: Debating Medical Modernity,” University of California, Riverside. April 19-21, 2018.
  • Third Place for “Neversink,” 2017 Annual Memoir Contest, The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC., January.

 

AMY WERBEL

Conference Activity

  • Presenter: “Researching the Influence of Art Censorship on New York City Collectors in the Gilded Age” Frick Center for the History of Collecting Fellows’ Forum, New York City (May 9th, 2018).
  • Presenter: “State v. Charles Conroy: New York Photographers’ Battle for Free Speech in the Tangled Web of Late-Nineteenth Century English and American Law,” Winterthur Conference on Images and Copyright in the Nineteenth Century (March, 2018).

Publications

Awards and Fellowships

  • FIT FDGA conference travel grant, March 2018
  • Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, Leon Levy Senior Fellow, 2018

Professional Service

  • Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador, delivered presentations on six campuses.
  • Member of the Advisory Board and Peer Reviewer, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
  • Co-organizer, with Sylvia Yount, New York City Area American Art History Reading Group

Audio / Video

  • Podcast, “So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast. “Anthony Comstock and the Role of Artists in the Emergence of American Free Speech Rights” (May 3, 2018).
  • Commentator, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of Movies, documentary by filmmaker Andrew Ferrett. Provided on-air discussion of photographic innovations in nineteenth-century Philadelphia (released October, 2017).

 

GENERAL UPDATES FROM VISUAL RESOURCES

The Visual Resources staff (Molly Schoen, curator; Nanja Andriananjason, technologist) in the History of Art Department has had a productive year. By numbers:

  • 2,365 new images were added to FITDIL (FIT Digital Image Library).
  • 125 high-quality PDFs with 4,581 pages total, were created for HA course readings
  • 10 in-class presentations were given to acquaint students with concepts related to visual literacy

 

MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

REBECCA BAUMAN

  • Invited lecturer, Week of Italian Cinema, University of New Hampshire
  • Published book article, "Visions of Virility: Masculinity and Memory in the Italian War Film,” in Resistance, Heroism, Loss: World War II in Italian Literature and Film, ed. Thomas Cragin and Laura A. Salsini, Lanham, MD: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018
  • Published journal article, “Masculinity, Melodrama and Quality TV: Re-viewing La Piovra,” Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, March 2018
  • Published book review of Anna Bisogno's La TV invadenteJournal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, March 2018
  • Presented in roundtable on study abroad and chair panel at AAIS in Sorrento, Italy (June 2018)

 

ISABELLA BERTOLETTI

  • Member of Organizing committee of FIT Town Hall Forum: Diversity. Equity. (February 2018)
  • At NeMLA (North Eastern Modern Language Association) in Pittsburgh, PA, delivered a presentation “Primo Levi: Margins and Mainstream;” additionally, was one of the discussants at the roundtable titled “Milan, 1960: Rocco and his Brothers Transition into the Economic Miracle” (April 2018)
  • Lecture “Ekphrasis: Reading and Writing Literature about the Visual Arts” at the 11th Year Digital Graffiti Projected Art Festival (Alys Beach FL, May 2018)
  • Attended 39th annual Community College Conference. Saratoga Spring, NY (October 2017)
  • Attended NEA Higher Education Conference, Chicago (March, 2018)
  • Served as president of UCE Leadership Scholarship Awards and Chaired the selection Committee
  • Served as a member of NYSUT Civil and Human Rights Committee
  • Served as VP for Faculty for the UCE of FIT

 

PILAR BLANCO

Applied and received grants for the MLC to organize the following activities for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Diversity Grants

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ($1000). This grant will be used to invite the following speakers
    • Alejandro Anreus to give a talk on The Cuban Modernist Painters Exhibition of 1944 at the MOMA that was so crucial in the development of modernist Cuban culture.
    • Judith Escalona, filmmaker, writer and gallerist to present and discuss her latest film project.,BX3M which has garnered awards in multiple festivals in the U.S. and Europe,
    • Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of The Hispanic Society of America to give a talk on the art treasures from Spain, Latin America and Asia exhibited and housed at the Hispanic Society.
  • Acapulco-Manila Exchange ($1000). This grant will be used to continue organizing a series of talks concerning the East-West exchange and its contribution to material and social intercultural evolution.
  • The Ninth International Dance Festival ($1000)
    • The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will team up with the Department of Film, Media and Performances to showcase the dance and musical traditions of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA.
  • The New Italy: Migrations and Cultural Inter-Sections ($1000)
    • The Modern Languages and Cultures will host the Italian-Egyptian rapper and music producer Amir Isaac to the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY.
    • Director Luca Martera will screen and discuss his documentary: “Americans according to Alberto Sordi”
    • Director Valerio Ciriaci will screen and discuss his documentary on the Jewish m Italian community in Rome
  • Diversity and Teachable Moments In The Performing Arts –co-author ($5000)
    • To create a global-focused agenda that encourages academic and creative excellence and that empowers the student community. It will help students, staff and other members of the FIT community to celebrate cultural diversity and integration through cinema, dance and music. Events open to the public and embedded in classroom curricula throughout the academic year.

 

SARA FRUNER

  • Book Publication: Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills, a poetry collection (NYC: Bordighera Press, 2018)
  • Contributor to La Voce di New York
  • Organized the following events/lectures
    Savinio: Myths and Heroines. An Evening of Literature at CIMA. A talk on Alberto Savinio and his female Greek mythology at Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA)
    Alberto Savinio and His Other: Nivasio Dolcemare. A talk on Alberto Savinio’s doppelganger Nivasio Dolcemare, with Franco Baldasso, Director of the Italian Program at Bard College and myself as performer of Savinio’s texts at Center for Italian Modern Art (February 8, 2018)
    An Art Pot from the World, An evening featuring readings from my collection of poems Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills, intertwined with opera (mezzo soprano Magda Gartner), piano (pianist Kanae Matsumoto) and dancing (dancer Dani Goldstein), presented by Gramercy Opera, February 16, 2018, Cell Theatre, Chelsea, New York City
    The Unfaltering Whisper of a Dream, talk as invited speaker at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Italian class at the Modern Foreign languages Department, April 10, 2018
  • Ruggero Savinio: Reflections on His Father, interpreter of artist Ruggero Savinio, April 25, 2018, during “Alberto Savinio Study Days at Center for Italian Modern Art
  • “Made in Italy in the 21st Century”. La moda è una cosa seria, article on the Italian symposium organized by FIT on May 4, 2018, published in La Voce di New York (May 8, 2018).
  • Article ‘Blameless’ by Claudio Magris. A Review, accepted for publication by literary journal Brick, Issue 101, due end of May 2018
  • “Tra pino e pane l’amore”, poem accepted on Italian Poetry as part of the call “Venti Poesie di Natale” by the Board of Italian Poetry.
  • Translation in English of article Gilberto Zorio: La scultura come essere nel mondo by Lara Conte, for Magazzino Italian Art
  • Translation in Italian of essay Immigration from Italy since the 1990s by Professor Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University, for a non-fiction collection to be published in Italy in fall 2018
  • Ongoing activity on Let’s Movie, the crowd-based movie-club on cinema with weekly Newsletter, Community and website which I established in 2009, featuring reviews on movies — 369 as of yet.
  • Accepted in ArtSlant, with work-in-progress project The Beauty and the Gist
  • Accepted Writer-in-Residence in the Writer’s Room at the Betsy, Miami, Florida, January 3-7, 2018
  • Accepted in A.I.R. Program as Poet-in-Residence at Hannacc Creative Center, Castellvì de la Marca, Barcelona, Spain, July 30-August 12, 2018
  • Accepted Writer-in-Residence at Casa Tagumerche, La Gomera, Canary Island, August 13-26, 2018

 

ANDREA CASSON

  • Awarded the 2017-28 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
  • Promoted to the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Translations with Prof Berenice Cocciolillo of John Cabot University in Rome of Il conto e' servito di sara vanelli  (2016) ( will be Your goose is cooked ) a one act political satire and il volo verticale di  rosa filardi (2008)

 

NIKOLE KIVIAT

  • Lecture at Columbia, “From Pizzaiola to Phenom: Heimat through Sophia Loren” (Italian Dept, Columbia University, Feb 2018)
  • NeMLA a paper: “The Big Feast, or the Disembowelment of the Boom” (Pittsburgh, April 2018)
  • Received a named endowment through the Frederic Zeller Memorial Fund (April 2018)
  • Accepted for publication: “From Pizzaiola to Phenom: Viewing Sophia Loren through Food,” in Francesca Calamita, Claudia Bernardi, and Daniele De Feo, erds, Eve’s Sinful Bite: Foodscapes in Women’s Writing, Culture, and Society.

 

SUMAN MALLIPPATTANA

  • Authored textbook, Le Bon Séjour (New Delhi, India: Goyal Saab, June 2018)
  • Completing book manuscript, Victor Hugo face a la Philosophie hindoue (forthcoming, France).

 

NOBUKO KODAMA

  • Chaired the bi-annual workshop for Committee on Japanese Language Education at Japanese American Association.  The topic was “Animation, Manga and Japanese Language Education.”
  • Delivered a lecture in Japanese, “Buddhism and Japanese Tradition” at New York Buddhist Church (October 2017)
  • Chaired the bi-annual workshop for Committee of Japanese Language Education at Japanese American Association.
  • Attended the 24th Princeton Japanese pedagogy Forum. The topic was ‘Living Language, Transforming Learners, Teachers, and Community: Ecological Approaches toward Language Education” (May 2018).

 

ELENA MARTINEZ

  • Book Publication: Elena M. Martínez and Francisco Soto, Editors. Entre islas: la imaginación poética de Magali Alabau, Alina Galliano, Lourdes Gil, Maya Islas e Iraida Iturralde. Valencia, Spain: Aduana Vieja, 2018.

 

MADELINE MILLAN

 

ERICA MORETTI

  • Designed new curriculum Mediterranean Crossings for the Modern Cultures minor and the Sustainability Studies minor
    Co-organized the screening and Q&A with Algerian-Italian writer Amara Lakous in Daniel Levinson Wilk's Class
  • Wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post
  • Interviewed by Alhurra TV on education for refugees.
  • Interviewed by filmmaker Emily Green for a documentary on education and pacifism.
  • Published in the double blind peer-reviewed journal Annali di Storia dell’Educazione e delle Istituzioni Scolastiche on Maria Montessori and the Papacy during World War One. The article was co-written with Archivio Segreto Vaticano archivist Alejandro Dieguez
  • Published “Quota Zero. Messina dopo il terremoto: la ricostruzione infinita” for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies
  • Co-Applied and received with Professor Pilar Blanco a Diversity Grant to invite the Italian Egyptian rapper Amir Issaa at the Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Received $4,000 from the Barbieri Endowment in Modern Italian History to support my research in Italy over the summer
  • Received a Presidential Award to support my research on Italy and sustainable tourism
  • Served as a featured speaker in the Fall 2017, three parts symposium Spotlight: Experts Talk Writing Pedagogy at the Writing Studio
  • Presented at a two-days symposium on Maria Montessori at Università di Roma Tre on November 9 and 10, 2017
  • Presented lecture “The Child as Agent of Radical Change: Maria Montessori’s Years in India”  at Johns Hopkins University, German and Romance Languages and Literatures April 2018Presented at a symposium on Italian writer Dacia Maraini on February 26th at the University of Rhode Island

 

MARIKO NARASAKI

  • Will be lead teacher of Japanese to students from all over the world in summer program Kanda University for International Studies Chiba, Japan) July ~August, 2018
  • Was invited judge in Japanese section @Annual Orlando Saa Poetry Recitation Contest

 

NICOLE PARONZINI

  • Presented paper: "Suicide adolescents in Pirandello’s short stories" at the Pirandello Society of America in New York City (Hunter College, September 2017)
  • Co-organized the annual graduate conference at the Graduate Center. The title of the conference was "Peripheral Matters: an Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference" (October 27th 2017)
  • Chaired a panel at the 2018 NeMLA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The title of the panel was "Disruptive Clothes" (April 2018) 

 

ANNEMARIE TAMIS

  • Film Review: If Only I Were That Warrior, 2015 dir, Valerio Ciriaci, Italian American Review, Summer 2017
  • Moderator, Panel: Corporeal Inscriptions “Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms. Italian Interventions on the Body.” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Conference, April 27 - 28, 2018
  • Presenter, Panel: Bodies On and Off Screen. Paper: The Racialized Body Under the Southern Cross. “Corporeal Restrictions, Embodied Freedoms. Italian Interventions on the Body.” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Conference, April 27 - 28, 2018

 

MARIO VALERO

  • Presenting paper “Dress/Undress: Photographic traces of a Coolie Woman in the Caribbean” at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in Barcelona Spain on May 26, 2018
  • Fiction text “Buscando al Maestro de Linares” will be published in the textbook On the Move! Spanish Grammar for Everyday Situations: A Cultural Journey by Pablo Pintado-Casas, Margarita Sánchez, Katica Urbanc and Enrique Yepe (Hackett Publishing on Spring 2019)
  • Authored course “Mexican Cinema: Between the National and the Global” The course will be offer as part of the Spanish, Latin American and Film and Media Studies Minors and the Film and Media Major
  • Organized the talk “Latin American Text into Film and the Kitsch Aesthetics” by professor Alejandro Varderi from the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 2, 2018.
  • Videotaped the introductory interview and two vignettes from Miguel de Cervantes and Luigi Pirandello performed along other faculty members from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures as part of a project to promote language teaching through theater.
  • Organized the talk “Strategic Planning” by professor Angelica Sterling from the Universidad del Caribe in Cancún, México, a participant of the SUNY COIL program.
  • Director of the Twenty-Eight Annual Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition.
  • Edited the Spanish version of the brochure “FIT Comes to Brooklyn” for Lisa Wager, Director of Government and Communications Relations.
  • Authored the course “Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean” was approved by the School of Liberal Arts on October 10. The course was accepted as part of the Presidential Scholars Program and of the Caribbean Minor.
  • Gave a presentation on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” at professor Rebecca Bauman’s Presidential Scholars Senior Seminar on September 18.

 

AMY ZABOROWSKI-SMITH

  • Diversity Grant: Diversity and Teachable Moments In The Performing Arts

 

LUCA ZAMPARINI

  • Publication: “Facing the Failure. Characters as Political Allegory in La terrazza ” for The Cinema of Ettore Scola, edited by Edward Bowen and Rémi Lanzoni. Wayne State University Press (forthcoming)

 

CHEN ZHANG

  • Participated in the annual ChalkFIT at invitation by Prof. Dan Shefelman.  A video interview, “FIT Professor Chen Zhao reading and translating his poem on our Dream Theme”, on Oct 20, 2017, posted on Facebook by ChalkFIT.
  • Launched the new series of Reading Modern Chinese Literature at China Institute in America, a program for public combining the appreciation of literature and language education with focus on modern China for the first time at the newly established School of Chinese Studies at the Institute.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

DANIEL BENKENDORF

  • Paper presented, "Hope and Change: How Experimentally Induced Hope Inspires Pro-Environmental Behavior" - 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association - August 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Skill-building session, "Make Your Workplace Environmentally Sustainable Using I/O Psychology Principles" - 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association - August 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Invited Lecture, "Sustainability and Leading New York City Businesses," presented at the Environmental Psychology Forum at Fordham University - October 2017 - New York, NY
  • Paper presented, "Fashionable and Fit: How Media Exposure and Social Pressures Undermine Body Esteem in Women and Men" at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology - March, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
  • Invited Talk, "There Are No Environmental Problems: Psychology and Sustainability" - 12th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference. Sponsored by the President's Sustainability Council of FIT - April 2018 - New York, NY
  • Invited Lecture - "Bros, Brews, and Buttons" - Talk and experiential exercises on masculinity, femininity, sustainability, and clothing repair. Sponsored by ESA New York - May 2018 - New York, NY
  • Paper presented, "Trait Emotions at Work: How Emotions Impact Stereotypes and Discrimination in Hiring Decisions" - 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology - June 2018 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Paper presented, "Wellness Through Wilderness--Multiple Perspectives on the Benefits of Wilderness Experience" - Symposium at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association - August 2018 - San Francisco, CA
  • Discussant for "Psychologist as Artist and as Creative Arts Therapist," a Symposium at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association - August 2018 - San Francisco, CA

 

PRAVEEN CHAUDHRY

  • The New Development Bank (NDB): Symptoms of a Declining US Hegemony, FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference, Quito, Ecuador, July 2018
  • Contextualizing India, International Seminar on The First World War: Indian Context, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India, January 2018
  • What Students Say About COIL: Perspectives from a Collaboration that Studies Current Global Events and Human Rights: SUNY COIL Conference 2018 , New York City, March, 2018
  • Notes from the Road, Tibet Policy Institute, Dharamshala, India, June 2017
  • Teaching Global Affairs/Human Rights in a Complex World Order: Opportunities, Challenges and Transcending Boundaries Through COIL; Global Learning Conference: Transcending Boundaries through COIL, De Paul University, Chicago, October 2017
  • August 2017: Academy of Management- Multi-Generational Networking Professional Development Workshop
  • April 2018: Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology- Perceptions of Female Leaders in Crises
  • May 2018: Teaching of Psychology Conference- Speed Networking with Students

 

DANIEL LEVINSON WILK

  • SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Grant with Dr. Kyunghee Pyun, "Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students
  • NEH Grant ($100,000)  with Dr. Kyunghee Pyun, "Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students
  • “Recent Works in the History of American Food, ” review essay of Gergely Baics, Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860, David S. Shields, Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine, Cindy R. Lobel, Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, in American Quarterly 70:1 (March 2018), 113-121.
  • “Best and Worst Elevator Art and Design of 2017: An Opinion,” Elevator World, November 2017
  • “Hellevator,” Elevator World Online, October 2017
  • “Angelo Ippolito: Chiropractor to the Elevator Set,” Elevator World, September 2017

 

CHRYSOULA GITSOULIS

  • Paper presentation: “Overcoming the ‘Means Objection’ to Utilitarianism”New York State Political Science Association. (Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, April 13-14, 2018)
  • Comments on Santiago Ramos’ “The Special Status of Beauty in the Phaedrus and Hippias Major” Conference of the Ancient Philosophy Society.  (Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, April 26-29, 2018)
  • Paper presentation: “The Medical Interpretation of Katharsis in Aristotle’s Poetics” 26th International Conference of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture.  Conference theme: Philosophy and the Arts. (Ancient Olympia, Greece, July 28-31, 2017)
  • Paper presentation: “Plato vs Aristotle on the Educative Value of Poetry”
  • 29th International Conference of the International Association for Greek Philosophy.  Conference theme:  Greek Moral and Political Philosophy - From the Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonism. (Rhodes, Greece, July 7-12, 2017)

 

YUNI KAWAMURA

  • Invited as a guest speaker to talk about "A Complex Dialogue between Cultural Appropriation and Creative Inspiration in Fashion Design" at the International Conference on History and Culture in Kyoto, Japan. The conference was sponsored and organized by the International Economic Development and Research Center based in Hong Kong. December 2017
  • Presented a paper entitled "The Status Elevation of Japanese Sashiko from Poverty to Luxury" at the Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion Conference organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi, India. February 2018
  • Presented a paper entitled "Asian Designers and Teen Consumers as Global Disseminators of Fashion" at the Asian Conference for Arts and Humanities Conference organized by the International Academic Forum in Kobe, Japan. April 2018
  • Received sari donations as an ongoing educational resource from Border & Fall, a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in New Delhi, India, and taught all of the students in her Cultural Expressions of Non-Western Dress/Fashion class how to drape the saris. April 2018
  • Completed a revised edition of "Fashion-ology" with two additional chapters on subcultures and technology which was published by Bloomsbury in the UK. April 2018

 

EMRE OZSOZ

  • Presented paper titled "CEO Compensation and Firm Performance in Fashion and Apparel Companies" at the West East Institute Conference  held at the University of Vienna between on April 18, 2018

 

GLEN RAWLINS

  • "Puerto Rico's Economic Missteps", A paper presented at the 19th. Annual Meeting of the National Business and Economics Society in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 8, 2018

 

PAUL CLEMENT

  • Author and Discussant, Cambridge University Business and Economics Conference, Cambridge, U.K., "The Influence of National Parliaments On Caribbean Integration: A Political Economy Perspective," July 2-3, 2018
  • Author and Discussant. Oxford Business and Economics  Conference. "The Economic Impact of Brexit on the Caribbean Community." University of Oxford, U.K. July 1, 2017
  • Session Chair and Discussant, International Economics. Exporting and Frictions in Input Markets. Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference. New York, February 25, 2017
  • Panel Presentation, "Brexit: Economic Consequences for the Caribbean Community." Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference. New York, February 25, 2017

 

KAHLIL KING

  • August 2017: Academy of Management- Multi-Generational Networking Professional Development Workshop; April 2018: Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology- Perceptions of Female Leaders in Crises; May 2018: Teaching of Psychology Conference- Speed Networking with Students

 

EDUCATIONAL SKILLS

MARK GOLDBLATT

  • Published an essay “Sex, Love, and God of St. Valentine’s Day” for the website Patheos, a theology portal. His novel Finding the Worm was selected book of the month for the PJ Our Way national book club for Jewish middle grade students.

 

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIOIN STUDIES

ELIZABETH BALLA

  • Producing two episodes of five episodes season of NYC TV Series “Half-Life,” which was developed to promote women working in film and television.

JESSICA ANYA BLAU

  • Ghostwrote a book for a celebrity psychic, forthcoming from HarperCollins.
  • Published short story, “Waiting for my Rape,” in The Sun Magazine. August 2018.
  • Submitted book proposal for a CIA operative (a woman) who worked undercover in the Middle East and Europe. Proposal received competing bids from major Hollywood studios and is still in negotiations.

MARCUS BROCK

  • Published essay: “Call Me Kerosene.” The Tenth. February 2018.
  • Published introduction and interview: “Kent Monkman: In Conversation with Marcus Brock.” The Tenth. February 2018.

 

PRUDENCE COSTA

  • Participant in yearlong weekly 2-hour teleconference seminar on Bhagavad Gita run by Sanskrit Studies.org.
  • Participant in yearlong weekly 2-hour teleconference seminar on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Participant, Sanskrit Level II telecourse at Sanskrit Studies; 6 hours of class monthly.

 

JAY DESHPANDE

  • Published chapbook, The Rest of the Body (YesYes Books), August 2017.
  • Published translations of Egyptian poet Georges Henein in Boston Review (April 2017)
  • Published poems in The Poetry Project Newsletter (November 2017), Oversound (March 2018), and The Rumpus (April 2018).
  • Received six-week writing fellowship at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy, for summer 2018.
  • Selected as one of five poetry fellows for Stanford University’s Stegner Fellowship. 2018.

 

ERIC FALLEN

  • Performance of short play The Hunt at Bank Street Theater. July 11-15, 2018.

 

TED FOLKE

  • Awarded grant in October of 2017, from Sweden’s Holger and Thyra Lauritzen Foundation for work on my doctoral dissertation titled: “ Documentary in the Age of New Media : Three Case Studies” for Professor Lars Gustav Anderson of the Department of Film and Media Studies for Sweden’s University of Lund
  • Independent feature documentary titled “ Congo Calling”, produced with Congolese colleague Horeb Bulambo Shindano as director, has now recieved rights to all UN Material from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Department of Public Information, and MONUSCO - the UN Mission to Congo - and is now in post production.
  • Produced new demo reel for The Samba Project, LLC

 

GLENDA FRANK

  • Award:  Jerry Kaufman Playwriting Award (Third Place) from the American Renaissance Theatre, May 2018, New York City.
  • Presented: Scenes from “Little Images,” a full-length drama about Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner, at the Untold Stories of Jewish Women Festival, March 20-22, 2018, Museum of Jewish Heritage.
  • Presented: “Head of House” the Equity Library Theatre Summer Festival, Aug. 2018.
  • Published. Four plays -- “Badass” (Marie Colvin), “Purloined Papers” (Samantha Powers, Barbara Demick, and Laura Pitter ), “Little Bear” (Susan Glaspell), “Little Images” (Lee Krasner, Elaine De Kooning, and Mercedes Cordoba Carles Matter) -- accepted by the 365 Women a Year Project and added to the database. Dec. 2017.
  • Published four articles on New York theatre in Plays International and Europe, 2017-2018. (Limited online availability)
  • Published 14 articles on New York theatre in nytheatre-wire.com, 2017-2018.

 

SARA FREEMAN

  • Work-study Administrative Staff Scholarship, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Summer 2018.
  • Participant in the BRAWN (Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network) SUMMER INSTITUTE, Boston College, May 2018.
  • Work-Study “Waiter” Scholarship, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Summer 2017.

 

ELIZABETH GREENWOOD

  • Published profile, “The Women of Triple Threat,” in the New York Times. April 2018.
  • Published, “Our Prison Love Affair,” five-part series on Medium.com March 2018
  • Published, “The Month of Giving Dangerously,” article in Longreads February 2018
  • Invited author and panelist at University of San Francisco’s Emerging Writers Festival, April 2018
  • Writer-in-Residence, Hedgebrook, Summer 2018

 

REGAN GOOD

  • Won an Editor’s Award for the essay “The Double Punch: Trumpian Violence VS. NYPD Patriarchy“ published in Scoundrel Times, 2017.
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for the poem “Back in the Province Lands” published in Denver Quarterly, 2017.
  • Published a photographic essay on Bed-Stuy street murals at Private Photo Review called “A Street Mural Examines Modern Slavery,” 2017.
  • Published four poems in the Literary Review: “Elegy for David Bowie,” “On Seeing a Drawing of a Tomb on my Fiftieth Birthday,” “Sparrow’s Song,” and “Clear as a Bell in the Cool Green Liar” (Poetry Issue, 2018)

 

DALE MEGAN HEALEY

  • Two-month fellowship and residency at the MacDowell Colony, accompanied by funding from The Whiting Foundation, July-August 2017.
  • Writer in Residence at the Catwalk Institute, Summer 2018.
  • Published essay, “Have You Seen This Broken Statue? On Dismembered Goddesses, Confederate Monuments, and Shifting Our Gaze,” in The Believer, Summer 2018.

 

NANCY HIGHTOWER

  • Published poem, “Ouroboros,” in Heavy Feather Review, January 31, 2018.
  • Published essay, “We Are the Time Travelers,” in Joyland Magazine, March 3, 2018.
  • Published essay, “Strange Bedfellows,” in Who Will Speak for America? Ed. Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin, Temple UP, July 2018.
  • Presenter: Panel, Monster Cultures, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL, March 10, 2018.
  • Featured reader, “A Reading by Women of Speculative Fiction,” AWP, March 2018.
  • Featured reader, Linebreak Reading Series, QED Astoria, Queens, March 3, 2018.
  • Poet a Day/Microresidency Project, Strand Bookstore, April 4th, 2018.
  • “Female pleasure and Societal Shame: Recovering from Trauma” The Pleasure Panel, New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, April 5th, 7-9 pm
  • Member, Board of Directors, Epiphany: A Literary Magazine.
  • Taught workshop, “Writing the Hybrid Essay,” Writer’s Conference, William Paterson University, April 14th, 2018.

 

CARLIE HOFFMAN

  • Listed as one of Narrative Magazine’s 30 below 30 poets, 2017.
  • Published poem, “Wishbone,” in New England Review, 2017.
  • Published poems, “Mime in Anchorage Station” and “Postcard from Alaska,” in Bennington Review, 2017.
  • Published poem, “Pact,” in Chicago Quarterly Review, 2017.
  • Founded Small Orange Poetry Journal, 2017.
  • Received a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, 2018.
  • Published poem, “Disposing the Animal,” in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, 2018.
  • Published poems forthcoming in TriQuarterly, Poet’s Country and JuxtaProse, 2018.

 

MICHAEL HYDE

  • Published “Bois,” short story, in Confrontation, Issue 22, Fall 2017.
  • Published “Hit Lists,” short story, in Megacity Fictions, October 2017.
  • Published “Bacchanal,” short story, in Philadelphia Stories, Summer 2017.
  • Published “Look Closely,” craft essay, as educator resource for the Reflections series, The History Press, March 2018.vited author and panel moderator at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley, March 14-18, 2018.

 

PATRICIA IACOBAZZO

  • Presenter, International Journal of Arts and Sciences conference, Paris, France, June 17-21, 2018.

 

BARBARA JANOFF

  • Participated in New York State Summer Writers Institute. July 17-28, 2017.

 

JUSTINE EL-KHAZEN

  • Published interview: “Poet of The Week.” Brooklyn Poets website. April 2-8, 2018.
  • Published poem: “Hummingbird Effect,” Bettering American Poetry, Bettering Books, 2018.

 

DAN KRAINES

  • Published poem, “Body, Remember,”in The Adroit Journal. October 2017.
  • Published poems, “Hail Storm” and “Cataract River,” in The Carolina Quarterly. October 2017.
  • Published poem, “Ascension,” in La Presa. January 2018.
  • Published poem, “Venus,” in A Small Orange Journal. January 2018.
  • Published poem, “At the Teaching Hospital,” in AntiBody. April 2018.
  • Featured reader: “Dead Rabbits Reading Series,” January 2018.

 

JONATHAN KRAVETZ

  • Published short story “Conch,” Fall 2017, Cardinal Sins. The story was also named the fiction category winner for the issue.
  • Published short story, “Another Alien Invasion,” January 2018, All The Sins.
  • Published short story, “Dear Carlotta,” due summer, 2018, The Rappahannock Review.
  • Optioned play, “Sing Sing,” Spring, 2018.

 

AMY KURZWEIL

  • Published short story “The Actuary’s Dilemma” in H.O.W. Journal, July 2017.
  • Published graphic essay “The Telephone Museum” for The Believer Magazine, August 2017.
  • Received a Foreword INDIES Gold Medal Award for 2016 graphic memoir Flying Couch, August 2018.
  • Presented and read from Flying Couch at bookstores and museums around the country including The Holocaust Center in Michigan, The Bookstore in Lenox, MA, and other places.
  • Published comic “My Tiny, Green, Self-Driving, Smart HouseCarPhone” in She’s Mercedes, September 2017.
  • Participated in “Not O.K.: Great Cartoons that Weren’t Great Enough,” a show of rejected New Yorker cartoons at Kave Espresso Bar in Bushwick, and then Rye Library. The show was featured in The New York Times. Presented for the show at Rye Library and on Rye Access Television, Winter 2017-18.
  • Published cartoons in The New Yorker, Narrative Magazine, Journal of Alta California, and other places.
  • Published two New Yorker “Daily Shouts” online, August 2017, and January 2018.
  • Presenter: Panel, Graphic Women, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL, March 9, 2018.
  • Sold book, a graphic memoir titled Artificial: a love story to Catapult, June 2018.

 

AMY LEMMON

  • Book of poems, The Miracles, accepted for publication by C&R Press. Forthcoming Spring 2019.
  • Coordinated Exhibition of Communicating Climate Change Student Projects in Feldman Lobby, December 14, 2017 - February 5, 2018.
  • Judge for Poetry Out Loud competition, February 8, 2018.
  • Published poem, “Curator,” in Post Road 33, Winter 2018.
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for poem, “Curator,” by the editors of Post Road magazine.
  • Presenter: Panel, A Year of Intersectional Thinking: Identity in the Classroom, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL, March 9, 2018.
  • President of Art School Writing Faculty Caucus (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), presided at Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, March 10, 2018.
  • Taught a three-day workshop, “Your Brain on Poetry: A Generative Workshop” at the West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, June 6-9, 2018.

 

ALEXANDER MOUDROV

  • Published article, “The Man Who Counted All Prostitutes in New York City: John Robert McDowall and the Scandal of the ‘Magdalen Report.’” The European Journal of American Studies. Summer 2018.
  • Presented “Nabokov’s Lolita and Early American Crime Narratives.” NeMLA Convention, Pittsburgh, April 2018.

 

RICHIE NARVAEZ

  • Participated on the panel “Latino Genre Writers: Diversity in Mystery, Science Fiction, and Horror,” New York Society Library, on September 17, 2017
  • Presented “Diverse Characters in Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Horror,” Indie Author Day, Williamsburg Public Library, Brooklyn, on October 14, 2017
  • Conducted the workshop “Say What? Using Dialogue in Your Writing,” Bronx Writers Center, Bronx Library Center, on January 20, 2018
  • Published a short story, “Withhold the Dawn,” in Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder (June 2018)

 

GINO PERROTTE

  • Published scholarly research: Howard, W.; Perrotte, G.; Lee, M.; and Frisone, J. (2017). A Formative Case Evaluation for the Design of an Online Delivery Model Providing Access to Study Abroad Activities. Online Learning Journal, (21:3)

 

MATTHEW PETRUNIA

  • Presented “Not Dogging It: Developing Your Online Classroom Persona” with Dr. Lasse Savola, Conference on Instruction and Technology, Cortland, NY, May 2018.
  • Awarded 2018 FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Civility
  • Presented “The Pussyhat Resistance: The Persuasive Operations of Feminist Knitwear,” Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2018--Winner of the Voices of Diversity Top Panel Award.
  • Presented, “Arguing for the Implausible: Creating Space for Belief in a Skeptical World,” International Journal of Arts and Science Conference, London, UK, November 2017.

 

APOLLINAIRE SCHERR

  • Commissioned to write an 8,000-word essay for a new anthology The Oxford Handbook on Contemporary Ballet on the renowned Russo-American ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. Forthcoming 2019.
  • Dramaturge for original student choreography, Princeton University Ballet, at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton campus, 2017-18.

 

MELISSA TOMBRO

  • Awarded $4000 Diversity Grant with colleagues for project “What is Feminism Now?”
  • Published nonfiction essay, “Blue Elastic Pants,” in Four Ties Literary Journal
  • Presented paper “Constructing Missing Narratives: Feminist Rhetorical Pedagogy and Experimentation” at the 11th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Dayton, OH Fall 2017
  • Presented paper “To Write and Be Heard: Freedom Making Across Difference” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Baltimore, MD Fall 2017
  • Created and Chaired Panel “What is Feminism Now? Global Feminisms, Politics and the Classroom Space” and presented paper “Feminism and Activism in Classroom Spaces” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Pittsburgh, PA Spring 2018
  • Chaired panel and presented paper “Women Write New York City” at the Fourth World Conference on Women’s Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka Spring 2018 – received award for best research presentation from conference committee

 

JERI ZUILLI

  • Presented “Scientist or Sex Object? The Trials of a Second-Wave Feminist in a Third-Wave (Fourth Wave?) Classroom” at Transitions and Transactions IV: Literature Pedagogies and Social Justice in Community Colleges, BMCC, New York, April 2018.
  • Organized and presented, with Julia Jacquette in the Department of Fine Arts, an evening with the Guerrilla Girls at FIT, May 2, 2018.

 

TARA KUN

  • Published short story, “La Ligne Violette (Ligne 8),” Sky Island Journal, January, 2018.
  • Presented “Digital Curation Boards: A Tool for Introspection” at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Spotlight Conference, Experts Talk Digital Writing Pedagogy. March, 2018

 

KATELYN BURTON PRAGER

Presentations

  • Presented “Point-of-Interest & Point-of-Need Faculty Development: Raising the Bar and Meeting Diverse Needs” with Sarah Blazer at SUNY Conference on Writing, September 2017.
  • Presented “A Rhetorical Analysis of the Pussyhat Project: Women’s ‘Craftivism’ as Serious Statement or Frivolous Gimmick?” at Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, October 2017.
  • Presented “Living the #ad Life: Exploring the Commodified Digital Identity and the Implications of the Sponsored Life” at Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2018. Presentation research conducted with student during Independent Study and presented with student.
  • Presented “The Evolution of the ‘Catfish:’ Revisiting Ethopoeia for a Digital World” at Rhetoric Society of America Conference, June 2018.

Grants

  • Received and planned Diversity Grant, What is Feminism Now? Art and Activism, with Melissa Tombro, Sandra Markus, Kim Cunningham, and Leslie Blum, Fall 2017.
  • Awarded CET Faculty Development Grant for research project, “Big Data in the Humanities,” June 2018-May 2019.

Campus Involvement

  • Planned, hosted, and presented at Spotlight series with Sarah Blazer and CTL, Fall 2017-present.
  • Planned and facilitated department writing workshops
  • Fall 2017: Student Revision: Fostering Skills and Habits, December 5, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Commenting on Student Writing: Best Practices and Common Challenges, April 26, 2018

 

KATHRINE VARNES

  • Presented poem,”The Bra Burners,” at the Nasty Women Poets Anthology launch, NYC, October 2017.
  • Published poem, “Context for their Budget Requests: A Half Septina for the CDC,” CDC Poetry Project.
  • Resident Faculty Poet, West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester, PA, June 6-9, 2018.

 

CHARLIE AHEARN

Events and Exhibitions

  • The Kennedy Center Washington DC. A live Wild Style event “Scratch Slides,” with DJ, film screening, talks, performances etc. March 16
  • “Beyond The Streets:” LA, May thru July, a wall of photo silkscreen paintings in large historic group exhibition on street art.
  • “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat.” May, Howl NYC. Silkscreen painting.
  • “The Deadly Art of Survival,” MOMA, super8mm film screening.
  • Club 57 exhibition. MOMA  Wild Style screening event.
  • Screening and talk, Martin Wong video. U C Berkeley Art Museum. Martin Wong video also featured in UCBAM exhibition Human Instamatic
  • Wild Style screening at the Basquiat retrospective, Barbican Center London.
  • Wild Style screening live event, demos, lectures. MICA Baltimore.
  • Solo exhibition. PPOW Gallery. Slide show, video work and silk screen painting.
  • Downtown Archive (joint show with Jane Dickson), Cornell University Library.

 

DARREN ANDERSON

  • Quest] (co-author). Feature film has played in several international/national film festivals this year, including the Austin FF.
  • Kung Fu Cowboy (co-author). Feature film featuring Mickey Rourke and Aidan Gillen, slated to start production the fall.
  • Marion Clay. Original feature film, currently in development with Relic Pictures.

 

ANDREA BEEMAN

  • Choreagraphy and Performance with dance ensemble the Dancing Rubies, produced, choreographed & performed in a fundraiser for the United Nations' World Food Program.
  • Costumes, Props & Choreography as Enchantress of Bioluminosity, presented collaboration with sound artist Gen Ken Montgomery at ab uno pluribus, a monthly, experimental, audio-visual concert event in New York City.
  • "Tribute to the Sun, Surya Ra." Lotus Music & Dance provided support for Odissi dancer & choreographer Bani Ray & myself to collaborate on a synthesis of Middle Eastern & classical Indian dance, "Tribute to the Sun, Surya Ra."
  • Received a Creative Learning grant, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 

 

MARIANNE V. CARBON

Select Performances

  • Fuse Factory, Columbus, OH. Solo performance, cello, electronics, amplified objects
  • Pioneerworks: Four Simultanious Soloists, NY.  Collaboration with Che Chen, Miya Masaoka, and Ben Vida as part of Anthony McCall’s Solid Lightworks Exhibition
  • Unsound Festival, Adelaide, AU.   Collaboration with Wolf Eyes, with cello, and electronics.
  • Panel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  Solo performance with cello and electronics.
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI.  Strange Beautiful Music Fest. Collaboration with Wolf Eyes, with cello, and electronics.
  • Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, CA. Collaboration with Wolf Eyes, cello, electronics
  • The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St, NY, NY. The Quarky Lepotonic.  Solo performance with multi-channel sound with cello, magnetic tape, amplified objects, and reactive video.

Publications/Releases

  • “Shelley Hirsch: The Flourishing Fields of Reception.” Article. The Brooklyn Rail (US) written by MV Carbon
  • “Continuous Variable Harmonics.” Article. The Brooklyn Rail (US)  written by MV Carbon

 

K. MEIRA GOLDBERG

  • Books in Press, Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). How is the politics of blackness written on the flamenco body? Release date, Dec. 3; available for pre-order by mid-October.
  • Book Chapter “Spain in the Basement: Dancing Race and Nation at the Paris Exposition, 1900,” with Kiko Mora. In Brynn Shiovitz, ed., Writing the Body; Staging the Other: Essays on Corporeal Marking, Creating, and Resisting (McFarland, forthcoming, 2018).

Translations:

  • “To Marginalize, Relegate, and Other: Order and Difference in Mid-Nineteenth Century Colombia” (Max Hering Torres, with Anna de la Paz), in K. Meira Goldberg, Walter Clark, and Antoni Pizà, eds., Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Roma: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song and Dance (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2018).
  • “’Es California una tierra ideal…’ Spanish Sounds of the California Gold Rush,” by Víctor Sánchez Sánchez. In K. Meira Goldberg, Walter Clark, and Antoni Pizà, eds., Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Roma: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song and Dance (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2018).
  • Conference: Organized 3rd in the series: Indígenas, africanos, roma y europeos: Ritmos transatlánticos en música, canto y baile, With Pizà, Clark, Rafael Figueroa, Raquel Paraíso, and Jessica Gottfried.  organizing the third conference in this series, to be held at the Instituto Veracruzano de la Cultura in Veracruz, México on April 11 – 13, 2019.
  • Performance, “R A Í Z.” With Rafael Abolafia, prize-winning Lighting Designer and Director at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro in Spain, an evening of experimental flamenco. Presented at La Nacional in June, 2017, Instituto Cervantes Feb. 12, 2018, and Dixon Place May 12, 2018. A trailer of this work can be viewed on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diFDeYp7MQE&t=2s

Conference Presentations, etc.

  • “Musical Dynasties: A Conversation with the Habichuela Clan.” Radio program in collaboration with Afropop Worldwide as part of the New York Flamenco Festival programming.
  • Organized screening of Miguel Ángel Rosales’s important documentary on Afro-Andalusian memory in flamenco, Gurumbé: Canciones de tu memoria negra, along with a performance by Yinka Esi Graves.
  • “Good Shepherd, Bumpkin Shepherd: Distinction in Villano Gambetas (Gambols) and Zapatetas (Stamps).” Presentation at the inaugural conference of the Dance Studies Association, Ohio State University.
  • “’The Name Might Change, but the Form Will Not:’ Figuring Race and Empire from the Villano to the Guaracha.” presentation at the conference Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance, University of California Riverside. Listen to a recording of this presentation.

 

FILM, MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS

MICHELLE HANDELMAN

Film Commissions

  • Hustlers & Empires,The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissioned this new film project from Michelle Handelman for their 2018 Limited Edition series. The project discusses issues of race, class and gender from the perspective of queer subcultural icons.

Grants

  • The New York State Council on the Arts (2018), and The FIT faculty Development Grant Award (2017) in support of Hustlers & Empires.

Exhibitions and Screenings

  • Solo exhibition, Hustlers & Empires, curated by Frank Smigiel, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Handelman’s solo exhibition with two sold-out live performances premiered in March 2018.
  • Fashion in Film Festival, curated by Tom Gunning/Marketa Uhlirova, Museum of the Moving Image, NYC. Irma Vep,The Last Breath (Dir. Michelle Handelman) screened as part of the Festival in April 2018.
  • Kathy Acker: Blood & Guts in High School, Performance Space New York, NYC. Handelman was invited to participate in a day-long reading of Kathy Acker’s seminal novel Blood & Guts in High School in April 2018
  • Beware The Lily Law, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA. Handelman’s video installation on transgender inmates opened the May 2018 season. The installation is now in its fifth year on public display.
  • Cast of Characters, curated by Liz Collins, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, NYC. Handelman exhibited a portrait from her film project Dorian, A Cinematic Perfume, opening June 2018.

Lectures

Reviews

Publications  

  • Open Space, edited by Claudia La Rocco, SFMOMA, March 2018. Handelman wrote The Pimp, The Actor and The French Intellectual: Notes from Hustlers & Empires
  • Dirty Looks: Volume III, edited by Bradford Nordeen, Los Angeles, Spring 2018. Handelman wrote about her work with drag legend Flawless Sabrina.
  • Filmmaker Magazine, Spring Issue, Independent Feature Project, NYC (March 2018). Handelman write a piece for “Reflections” on the last 25 years of independent film.
  • Filmmaker Magazine, Director Interviews, Independent Feature Project, NYC (May 2018). Handelman interviewed video pioneer Charles Atlas.

 

JOSHUA KOURY

  • Voyeur (director; 95mins, 2017). A Netflix Original Documentary: Distributed Worldwide. December 1, 2017

Film Festival Screenings

  • New York Film Festival – World Premiere
  • Hamptons International Film Festival
  • True/False Film Festival (special screening)
  • Double Exposure Film Festival
  • Doc Stories San Francisco
  • Picturehouse Film Series

 

CHAD LAIRD

Performances

Sound Work

Other

 

BILL MOONEY

Journal Article

Presentation

  • “Adapting Villainy: Rome Open City (1945) and The Lives of Others (2006)”
    South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. November 3, 2017.

 

SHERESE ROBINSON-LEE

  • "The Rise of Social Voice -- How Women Can Lead in the Digital Social Audio Space"
  • Digital audio soap opera Sugar (created, scripted).
  • Deathdealer. Co-writing this TV pilot with Executive Producer Andrew T. Watts for Punk Rock icon Henry Rollins titled. Based on characters created by Andy Watts from the award-winning HBO short film Deathdealer: a documentary starring Henry Rollins.
  • New partner and head of academic content for Digital Audio app Ense, created by the co-founder of Venmo, Iqram Magdon-Ismail.
  • Renewed contracts for both of my short films If I Were A Bell and Clean Woman to screen on cable in the US and the UK on the ShortsHD channel.
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