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School of Liberal Arts News, Academic Year 2018-19

History of Art

SAMUEL D. ALBERT

Conference Presentations
  • “Building Jerusalem: British, Arab and Jewish Architects in the Holy City” I. International Conference, Colonial and Post Colonial Landscapes: Architecture, Cities, Infrastructures, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, January 16-18, 2019.
  • “Austria-Hungary at the Paris and St. Louis Fairs: Divisible and Separable,” Monarchy and Modernity, 1500-1945, Cambridge, England, January 8-9, 2019.
Publications
  • “Building Jerusalem: British, Arab and Jewish Architects in the Holy City,” Africana Studies, Forthcoming   
  • "Central European Modern Church Design" Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, Forthcoming
Reviews
  • Itohan Osayimwese, Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany, in ABE Journal, Forthcoming.
Professional Activities
  • Outside Peer Reviewer, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

 

JENNIFER MIYUKI BABCOCK

Conference Presentations
  • “Curating the Wild: Rethinking the ‘Chaos and Order’ Dichotomy in Tomb Imagery,”
    ARCE Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, April 12-14, 2019
Grants and Awards
  • Part-time Faculty Development Award, Parsons School of Design, The New School

 

RACHEL BAUM

Writing and Publications 2018
  • Body Myth (working title), proposal in progress to edit a volume of essays for Palgrave Macmillan with Lina Aboujieb as Commissioning Editor (Film, Television and Visual Culture)
  • “Over the Threshold: Recent Work by Slater Bradley” in Sundoor
    (Kerber Verlag, Berlin, 2018) ISBN-10: 3735605265
  • “Ketu: Slater Bradley” for Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (May 2018)
Writing and Research Consultant, there-there Gallery, Los Angeles
  • “On the walls: The Photography of Michele Asselin” (April 2019)
  • “Anthony James’ Water Paintings” (November 2018)
  • “Max Jansons: Animal Style” (September 2018)
  • “Robert Gunderman: Other End” (July 2018)
  • “Seffa Klein” (July 2018)
  • “Jillian Mayer: Survivalist Art” (April 2018)
  • “Danny Fox” (April 2018)
  • “Aaron Wrinkle: LA Salon” (February 2018)
  • “Salomon Huerta: Still Lifes” (January 2018)

 

CELIA J. BERGOFFEN

Grants and Awards
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 2018-2019.
  • George T. Dorsch Award, History of Art Dept, FIT 2018-2019
Invited Speaker
  • Destination Lecturer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Mediterranean and Western Europe, May 2018.
  • Destination Lecturer, Seabourn Cruises, Caribbean, Dec.-Jan. 2018-2019.
  • Destination Lecturer, Seabourn Cruises, Mediterranean / Greek islands, July 2019.
Workshop
  • “The Tandy Excavations at Tel Gezer”, co-presented with S. Wolff, The Albright Institute of Archaeological Research,
    Jerusalem, March 28, 2019.
Publications
  • “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”. Pp. 283-293 in: I. Shai, J.R. Chadwick, L. Hitchcock, A. Dagan, C. McKinny, and J. Uziel eds. Ägypten Und Altes Testament 90, Münster: Zaphon, 2018.
  • Review article: Badre, L., Capet, E. and B. Vitale. Tell Kazel au Bronze Récent: Études céramiques. Bibliothèque Archéologique et Historique 211. Beirut: Presses de l'Ifpo. American Journal of Archaeology, (submitted / forthcoming).
Certifications
  • Registry of Professional Archaeologists 2018-2019
  • Women Business Enterprise 2018-2019

 

ANNA BLUME

Publications
  • “Ancient Architecture in the Mississippi Valley,” in Writing Prehistory. Special Issue of RES A Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics.
    Edited by Stefanos Geroulanos and Maria Stavrinaki. Spring, /Autumn 2018, pp. 294-309.
Grants and Awards
  • Faculty Development Grant for Research, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC June 10-16th,
    study of 44 bannerstones in their collection.
Other Activities
  • Launched and continue to edit our FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project open source site on the FIT server in collaboration with Joseph Anderson (Digital Initiatives Librarian), Molly Schoen (Visual Resources Curator), and Nanja Andriananjason (Visual Resources Technologist).
  • In collaboration with Emre Ozsoz, Associate Professor of Economics, prepared a fall 2018 report on the hiring of part-time faculty at FIT.
    We also prepared a more general report on hiring that was presented to the Board of Trustees on April 11th, 2019 along with a prepared Statement of Concern regarding the need for an achievable plan to meet our goals to hire more full-time faculty at FIT.

 

JUSTINE DE YOUNG

Conference Presentations
  • Poster session participant, “Decoding Dress: The Fashion History Timeline – a hub for fashion research,” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, New York – February 2019
  • Chair, “Artistic Constructions of Celebrity,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Annual Colloquium at UC Riverside – October 2018
  • Invited speaker, “‘The scandal and the toast of Paris’ : Courtesans, Fashion and Art in the 1860s and 70s,” as part of the panel, “Fashionably (Un)Dressed: Clothed Courtesans, Mannequins & le Luxe vêstimentaire,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Annual Colloquium at UC Riverside – October 2018
Invited Talks
  • Keynote speaker, Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art, “Morisot and the Parisienne: Fashion and Art in Impressionist Paris” – April 2019
  • Invited participant, “Sargent & Fashion Convening,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tate Britain, funded by Terra Foundation – April 2019
  • Invited speaker, “PhD Chat,” Fashion Studies Alliance – March 2019
  • Invited webinar leader, Open Education Initiatives (SUNY) & Open Education Consortium, “The Fashion History Timeline” – March 2019
  • Invited panelist, “Modernism à la Mode: A Presentation on Fashion and Literature,” FIT English and Communication Studies Department and the School of Liberal Arts – November 2018
  • Invited speaker, “Fashion, Masculinity & the Interior in the 19th century,” at Pratt Institute – September 2018
  • Keynote speaker, “The Politics of Fashion,” New York Historical Society’s Chancellor's Day event – June 2018
Publications
Grants and Awards
  • Faculty Development Grant for Travel, October 2018
  • Faculty Development Grant for Research, June 2018
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation - Digital Resources for Art History Grant, 2018-19

 

DAVID DROGIN

Conference Activity
  • Attendee, Renaissance Society of America annual conference, Toronto, March 17–19, 2019.
  • Presenter: “Shaping the Bentivoglio Dynasty: Giovanni II’s Decoration of the Bentivoglio Chapel, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna.” Sixteenth Century Society annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2 November 2018
Publications
  • “The Body, Space, and Narrative in the Work of Early Fifteenth-Century Tuscan Sculptors.” In Making and Unmaking Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy, ed. Amy Bloch and Daniel Zolli. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

 

MARIANNE EGGLER

Publications
  • Eggler, Marianne, Erica Morawski, and Sara Desvernine Reed. “The Case of William Pahlmann: Challenging the Canon of Modern Design,” Design History Beyond the Canon, edited by Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Victoria Rose Pass, and Christopher S. Wilson. Bloomsbury, 2019.

 

ALEX NAGEL

Publications
  • “Painter’s Workshops in the Ancient Near East: A Reassessment,” in L’Orient est son jardin. Hommage à Remy Boucharlat, edited by Sebastien Gondet and Ernie Haerinck. Leuven: Peeters. 2019: 379-88.
  • “Research on Color Matters: Towards a Modern Archaeology of Ancient Polychromies,” Science in Color. Visualizing Achromatic Knowledge, edited by Bettina Bock von Wülfingen. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2019: 45-58.
Conference Activity
  • Achaemenid Art and Architecture in the Museum, The 107th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, New York City, February 16, 2019 (Session Co-Organizer & Chair with Martina Rugiadi, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art), Reception with Student Displays on Topics related to research on Persepolis in NYC museums, held at the Morgan Library and Museum, February 15.
Conference Presentations
  • American Oriental Society Annual Meeting, March 17, Chicago
    Paper Presented, Buildings, Pottery and the Environment in Context: Elamite and Achaemenid Persian Materials in the 21st Century Classroom.
  • Middle East Studies Association, Annual Meeting, Roundtable “Challenges facing Yemen's Millennia-Long Cultural Heritage,” November 17, San Antonio, Texas
    Paper Presented, Advocating for a "People not Things" Approach.
  • 1st Workshop “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond,” National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece, and The Getty Foundation,October 7, 2018, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Paper Presented, Pots and People: Ceramic Containers and Craftsmen between the Mediterranean and Central Asia.
  • Workshop "Teaching with Collections in Higher Education," June 10, University of Reading Museums and Special Collections. Presentation, Teaching with Museums Collections in Manhattan: The Art History and Museum Professions Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. (with Rachel Baum)
  • Workshop “Collectors, Curators and Cataloguers: Hidden Women in Archaeology in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” June 12, Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading. Presentation, Gisela Richter and Edith Porada on Achaemenid Persia: Curating the Old World in 20th Century New York City
  • Broadening Horizons: Disciplines, Sciences, and Spaces in Dialogue. International Conference, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, June 26, 2019
    Paper: Achaemenid Persian Material Culture in Berlin: An Introduction and Recent Investigations.
  • Symposium on the Greeks. Paros, Greece, Conference Center, June 28, 2019
    Paper: Developing an Archive on Ancient Greek Art in Washington, D.C: The Past, Present and Future of the Ancient Mediterranean Collections and Materials in the Smithsonian Institution.
Invited Talks
  • “Safeguarding Yemen’s Past, Present and Future,” Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, December 7, 2018.
Awards
  • SUNY FIT Faculty Development Grant ($1,000) to participate at annual meeting of the American Oriental Society in Chicago,
    March 15-17, 2019.
  • SUNY FIT Diversity Grant for Project “Fine Lines” (co-written with Amy Lemmon) for 2019/2020
  • Getty Foundation, Travel Grant to participate in 1st Workshop “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond,” National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece, October 2018.   
Other Activities
  • Organizer of FIT AHMP students curated display on Babylon at the Iraqi Embassy, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2019.
  • Organizer of FIT AHMP students curated display on Achaemenid Persia in New York City at the Morgan Library & Museum, February 2019.
  • Co-Organizer of Event “Yemen’s War: Ignored or Forgotten?” with the FIT Department of Social Sciences, April 2, 2019.

 

KYUNGHEE PYUN

Publications
  • Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia, edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
    “Dress Reform and Modernization in East Asia” (introduction), 1–19
    “Hybrid Dandyism: European Woolen Fabric in East Asia” (essay), 285–306
  • “Visualizing Cardinals in Illuminated Books during the Renaissance.” Art History and Visual Culture 22 (2018): 224–253.
  • “Reflecting on Immigrant Entrepreneurs in a COIL Project—Student Voices: Perspectives on International Learning through COIL.” 2018 COIL Conference Proceedings. Writings on COIL Courses, Programs, and Projects from Session Presenters and Contributors. 2018 SUNY COIL Conference, March 16–17, 2018 (Albany, NY: SUNY COIL Center, 2018). 151–164.
  • “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.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
  • Asian Physiques of Mannequins in American Art Museums.” Nearly Human: Mannequins and Museums, edited by Bridget R. Cooks and Jennifer Wagelie (London: Routledge, 2020), forthcoming.
  • “Ethics of Cultural Appropriation in Fashion.” The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies, edited by Eugenia Paulicelli, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis, Elizabeth Wissinger, and Veronica Manlow (London: Routledge, 2020), forthcoming.
Conference Activity

Sessions/conferences chaired or organized

  • Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture. International Symposium for the Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley to be funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and to be held at the University of California Berkeley on March 14–15, 2019 (Organizer & Grant Writer: Kyunghee Pyun)
  • Business of Contemporary Art in the Demise of Small or Midsize Galleries. The 107th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, New York City, 16 February 2019 (Organizer & Chair: Kyunghee Pyun)
  • Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction in a Globalized Classroom. Conference for the Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG), State University of New York and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Fashion Institute of Technology, The Dubinsky Student Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 2 November 2018 (Organizers: Kyunghee Pyun and Elaine Maldonado)
  • Shibori Workshop with Mr. Hiroshi Murase of the Suzusan Company, Arimatsu, Japan. Workshop funded by the Japan Foundation Global Partnership and held at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1 November 2018 (Organizer: Kyunghee Pyun)
  • 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)
Select Public Lectures (Invited)
  • “Dressed to Fit In: Fashion, Food, and Ethnicity in Modern Asia.” Distinguished Lecture Series in Art History. Hollins University, Roanoke, West Virginia, 24 October 2018
  • “Reflections on Cultural Tourism: Cross Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation.”  Universidad del Caribe, Cancun, Mexico, 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
Paper Delivered
  • “Hybrid Dandyism and Cultural Appropriation in Modern Korea.” Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture. International Symposium for the Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and held at the University of California Berkeley, March 14–15, 2019
  • “Pedagogical Challenges of Silk Road Textiles: Twenty Years after When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles.” Silk Road Textiles: Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Symposium and 3rd IASSRT Meeting, International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT), hosted by the Korea National University of Culture Heritage and the China National Silk Museum in Buyeo, the Republic of Korea, 5–9 November 2018 in Buyeo, the Republic of Korea (Organizers: Sim Yeon-ok and Feng Zhao)
  • “Marketable Potential of Hanbok: Textile Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Seol Won Foundation’s International Embroidery Study Summer Program, Seol Won Foundation Headquarter, New York City, 25 August 2018
  • “Hybrid Dandyism in East Asia: Torn between Masculinity and National Identity.” Modernity and Visibility of Asian-ness in Popular Culture: A Reconsideration. Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Annual Conference, International Christian University in Tokyo, 30 June–1 July 2018 (Organizer/Discussant: Kyunghee Pyun)
Exhibitions and Curatorial Activities
  • Postmodernism and Aesthetics: Collide or Steer? Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Center New York (October 10–December 14, 2018): commissioner and catalogue editor
  • 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 (18 October–10 November 2018): co-curator and catalogue editor
Awards and Fellowships
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster 2019-2022, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning
  • Nomination for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, December 2018
  • Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership (CGP), 2018: received a grant of $4,310 to invite a Japanese master of artisanal crafts for the conference, Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction in a Globalized Classroom at Fashion Institute of Technology on 2 November 2018
  • SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Grant (CID), 2018–2019: received a grant of $3,000 to organize a conference with a project entitled “Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students” as additional funding to execute NEH-funded project
  • NEH (National Endowments for the 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 (co-PI for PI, Daniel Levinson Wilk at Fashion Institute of Technology)
  • Kyujanggak Archive Travel Grant, Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies, Seoul National University, July 2018
  • 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 by engaging innovative uses of technology in the teaching and learning process and incorporating new or existing technology in ways that enhance the curriculum and engage students using methods and strategies that are scalable and transportable to other settings
  • President’s Faculty Excellence Award 2018 on 21 May 2018. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York: only one or two faculty members receive this award each year

 

MOLLY SCHOEN

Conference Activity
  • Visual Resources Association annual conference, March 26-29 2019, Los Angeles, CA
    Workshop Presenter, Lesson Planning for Fair Use and Visual Literacy
Publications
  • Schoen, Molly and Sarah Blazer. “Copyright and Citations for Multimedia Sources,” Multimodal Composing: Strategies for Twenty-First-Century Writing Consultations, edited by Brian Fallon and Lindsay Sabatino. University Press of Colorado, 2019.
Invited Talks
  • Spotlight: Experts Talk {Digital} Writing Pedagogy. Lecture series at the Fashion Institute of Technology Writing Studio.
Professional Service
  • Advisor, FIT College Democrats
  • Member, Visual Resources Association Travel Awards Committee

 

SANDRA SKURVIDA

Peer Reviewed Book Chapter
  • “Technologies of Indeterminacy: John Cage Invents” in Hybrid Practices: Arts in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s, edited by David Cateforis, Steven Duval, and Shepherd Steiner (University of California Press, 2018), 165-186.
Conference Presentations
  • Co-presenter (with Natasha Degen) of the Field Study Course at the UAE at Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) Field Meeting 6: Thinking Collections, Dubai, UAE, January 2019; supported by FIT Faculty Development grant.
  • Presenter, “Scoring Time: John Cage’s Diary,” Session Making/Writing Artists Lives (chairs Monica Bravo & Sarah Kanouse), Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA), New York, February 2019

 

LORENZA SMITH

Conference Activity
  • OLC Innovate 2019, April 3-5, 2019, Denver Colorado
    Co-speaker: “Teaching Online Through Visual Storytelling”
Publications
  • Edited: Maurizio Pellegrin: Selected Installation 1987 - 2015. A Visual Journey. The Hub Tantrums, New York, 2019
  • Author:
    The Red Craze in Fashion History Timeline, July, 2018
    Titian. Two Portraits of Pietro Aretino, in Smarthistory, August, 2018
    Aldo Manuzio, the man who invented the modern book, in Smarthistory, April 2019

 

WHITNEY THOMPSON

Conference Activity
  • College Art Association annual conference, February 13-16, 2019, New York, NY
    Paper Presented, TheHuddled Masses” Made Human: Using Nineteenth-Century Nativist Imagery to Discuss Immigration Policy
  • Association of Historians of American Art fifth biennial symposium, October 4-6, 2018, Twin Cities, MN
    Paper Presented, “The Last Embraces were Terrible to See:” Thomas Hovenden’s Breaking Home Ties in the Context of Irish Immigration

 

RICHARD TURNBULL

Public lectures
  • 8-part series on “The Art and Culture of Melanesia,” Seabourn Sojourn, November-December 2018
  • 8-part series on “The Art and Culture of Polynesia,” Oceania Marina, January 2019
  • “Siah Armajani,” Met Breuer, New York, April-May 2019
  • “Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock’n’Roll,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
  • “Home is a Foreign Place,” Met Breuer, New York, July 2019
Exhibitions (curated)
  • “Self-Reflexive,” Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA, May 2019
Exhibitions (participant)
  • “The Power of Two,” APE Gallery, Northampton, MA, October-November 2018
  • “Narratives (Various),” Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, October 2018
  • “The Blues,” Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, May 2019
Workshops taught
  • “The Chemigram,” International Center of Photography, New York, November 2018
  • “Chemigrams,” Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, April 2019

 

ANDREW WEINSTEIN

Publications
  • “Baneful Medicine and a Radical Bioethics in Contemporary Art,” Medicine and the Holocaust:
    New Studies on Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies for the 21st Century. Eds. Sabine Hildebrandt, Miriam Offer and Michael Grodin.
    New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming.
  • Review of A Thousand Natural Shocks: Selected Stories by Richard Burgin, ed. Joseph D Haske, American Book Review, forthcoming.
  • “Baneful Medicine: Artists Reflect,” Baneful Medicine. Ed. Andrew Weinstein. New York: Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2019: forthcoming.
  • “Beyond Argument: Contemporary Artists on Euthanasia.” Medical Ethics in the 70 Years Since the Nuremberg Code: 1947 to the Present. Eds. Herwig Czech, Christiane Druml, and Paul Weindling. Special issue of the Wiener klinische Wochenschrift/The Central European Journal of Medicine 2018 (vol. 130: supplement 3) 231-38.
Exhibition Curated
  • “Baneful Medicine” (contemporary artists on medical ethics)
    Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
    1 May – 27 June
Presentations
  • Interviewer
    Filmmaker Marshall Curry
    Holocaust commemorative event, FIT
    11 April
Discussant
  • Panel: From Monuments to Anti-Monuments of Contemporary Art in the Age of Globalization
    College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
    16 February
Paper
  • “Baneful Medicine: Particularly, Excess, and a Radical Bioethics in Contemporary Art.”
    13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law, Jerusalem, Israel
    27 November
Awards
  • Finalist for “The Bridge,” 46th New Millenium Award for Creative Nonfiction (2018).
  • Faculty Development Grant, FIT, for travel to present at conference in November.
  • Faculty Development Grant, FIT, for travel to present at conference in April.
  • Grant from the Dean of Liberal Arts for travel to present at conference in April.

 

AMY WERBEL

Publications: Peer-Reviewed Journal Essays
  • State v. Charles Conroy: New York City Photographers’ Battle for Free Speech in the Late-Nineteenth Century,” New York History Journal 99, no. 3-4 (Summer/Fall, 2018), 356-369.
Invited Lectures
  • "Obscenity in Law and Culture in the Age of Anthony Comstock," University of New Hampshire School of Law, The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, March 27, 2019.
  • “From Charles Willson Peale to Robert Mapplethorpe: Philadelphia on the Front Lines of the Fight for Artistic Freedom,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,  March 6, 2019.
  • Lust on Trial. In Conversation with Nadine Strossen,” First Amendment Salon, Ballard Spar LLP, New York City, December 4, 2018.
  • “Met Perspectives: Art and Truth in the American Wing,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 16, 2018.
  • "Lunchbag Book Talk: Lust on Trial," Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2018.
  • "The Quagmire of Government Censorship Efforts in the Age of Anthony Comstock" Archer Center, The University of Texas System in Washington, D.C., November 14, 2018.
  • "John Haberle's Bachelor's Drawer: Public and Private (Still) Life in 1894," Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, October 19, 2018.
  • "Lust on Trial," History Book Festival, Lewes, Delaware, Sept. 28-29, 2018.
  • "Lust on Trial," New York City Bar Association, New York, September 26, 2018.
  • "Lust on Trial," Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, September 25, 2018.
  • "Lust on Trial," Amagansett Free Library, New York, August 25, 2018.
Public Presentations
  • "The Past, Present, and Future of American Free Speech: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen, Amy Werbel, and Daniel Levinson-Wilk," Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater, October 23, 2018.
  • “Lessons from 1915: Why We Cannot Retreat from the Fight for Academic Freedom” AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, June 15, 2018.
  • “Fool’s Errand: Art Censorship and the #Resistance,” 2018 Joint Annual Meeting on Law and Society, June 7, 2018.
Audio
  • Podcast, American Bar Association, Modern Law Library, “How Anthony Comstock’s Anti-Obscenity Crusade Changed American Law (released June 6, 2018).
Fellowships                  
  • Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, Leon Levy Senior Fellow, 2018
Professional Leadership
  • Session Chair, “Go Public, Young Scholar,” College Art Association Annual Conference, forthcoming, 2019
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, 2017-

 

STEVEN ZUCKER (with BETH HARRIS)

Conference Activity
  • Session Chairs, “Creating a Community of Scholars for a Community of Learners: Smarthistory as a Platform for the Discipline of Art History,” College Art Association Annual Conference, NYC, February, 2019
  • Organized convening of 14 museum curators and educators for Seeing America from 7 museums, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, February 2019
  • Organized Mellon Foundation funded media workshop for 11 faculty members, Ph.D. students, museum staff members, NYC, August 2018
Awards
  • Ampersand Foundation, grant, awarded fall 2018
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation, grant, awarded summer 2018
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grant, awarded winter 2019
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, grant, awarded spring 2019
  • Terra Foundation for American Art, grant, renewed, spring 2019
Recent Institutional Activity (have worked with curators at):
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • British Library
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
  • Harvard Art Museums
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Newark Museum
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

 

English and Communication Studies

JEAN AMATO

Presentations
  • National Conference Presentation: Diverging Narratives of the Ancestral Home/Homeland in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Memoir “I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011)” Literary Border-Crossings Panel. American Comparative Literature Association. Georgetown University, Washington, DC. March 7-10, 2019
Publications
  • “Spatio-Temporal Reterritorializing of Queer Urban Spaces and Bodies in Bai Xianyong’s 1983 Taipei novel Nei Zi孽子 (Crystal Boys).” The City and Time: essay collection. Eds. Anne-Marie Evans and Dr Kaley Kramer. Palgrave Macmillan Literary Urban Studies Series. Forthcoming
Coordinated Events
  • NERM New Earth Resiliency Training. FIT Presidential Scholars Fall Orientation Outing with Artist, Community Activist and Educator Tattfoo Tan. August 26, 2019
  • Modernism A La Mode: Elizabeth Sheehan Presentation on Fashion and Literature and Panel with Sarah Byrd, Justine De Young & Jeri Zulli. FIT, November 29th, 2018
  • Beautiful Things: Film Screening and Sustainability Conversation with Director Giorgio Ferrero and Q&A Panelists. Josh Koury, Brando Crespi and Ishani Shah.
Lecturer
  • Martial Arts Impact: Demo, Lecture and Film Event, Teachable Moments: Criss-crossing the globe FIT Diversity Council Series. March 2019
  • Open Pedagogy Webinar Series. Open Education Consortium. SUNY Center for Professional Development, February – March, 2019
New Courses
  • Taught three new courses: Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact, Gender and Nationalism in World Literature (Honors) & Contemporary Korean Cinema
  • Created two new courses: Contemporary US Immigrant Literature: Border Crossings and Migrations & Gender and Nationalism in World Literature (Honors)

 

NADA AYAD

Publications
  • “Reproducing, Mothering and Caretaking: Forms of Resistance in Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the Sun,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2018).
  • Article under review: “The Ambivalence of Revolutionary Cleaning in Mona Prince’s Revolution is my Name”differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.
  • Article under preparation: “Arresting Time: The Function of the Photography in Documenting Egyptian Revolution.”
Presentations
  • “The Ambivalence of Revolutionary cleaning in Mona Prince’s My Name Is Revolution,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  • “The Ancient, the Spiritual, and the Occult in Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the Sun,American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 2019.
  • “Egypt as Other in Sudanese Literature: The Challenges of a South-South Conversation,” 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies, Bangkok, Thailand. April 2019.
  • Invited talk, “The Politics of Home in the 2011 Tahrir Revolution,” invited speaker for the Presidential Scholars Colloquium, FIT-SUNY, February 2019.
  • Organized and moderated Q&A for presentation by Simeon Marsalis, March 5, 2019.
  • Multimodal Assignments for the Writing Classroom, English and Communication Studies Department, November 27, 2019.
Collaborator on Diversity Council Grant project
  • Fine Lines -- Reclaiming Imperiled Language and Culture, Dr. Amy Lemmon (ECS) and Dr. Alexander Nagel (History of Art).
New Course
  • EN 3XX Arab Women and the War Story, for Presidential Scholars program.

 

MARCUS BROCK

Scholarship
  • Colgate Writers’ Conference - Essay Workshop
Article

 

REBECCA COLLIER

  • Excellent in Acting Award - Salome Reversed. New York State Theatre Association, adjudicated performance. November 2018.

 

TED FOLKE

Producer
  • Screening of Daniel McCabe’s 2017 Documentary THIS IS CONGO at Rosendale Community Theatre, Rosendale, NY, July 25, 2018
  • Showcase Reel of Ted Folke’s Productions
  • Screening of Iara Lee’s 2018 Documentary : BURKINABE RISING at Rosendale Community Theatre, Rosendale, NY, May 22, 2019
Grant Recipient
  • Holger and Thyra Lauritzen Foundation grant for completion of final draft of doctoral dissertation DOCUMENTARY IN THE AGE OF NEW MEDIA for Lund University’s Centre for Languages and Literature: Supervisor: Professor Lars Gustaf Andersson. Completion Date: August 30, 2019.

 

GLENDA FRANK

Publications
  • Reviews of theatre productions on Nytheatre-wire.com: Tevye, Conflict, The Dog in the Dressing Room, Galileo, Daddy, Good for Otto, Strangers in the world, Downstairs, Sycorax, Lehman Trilogy, Do You Feel Anger?, and Mary Stuart
  • Articles in Plays International and Europe:
    “Award Season,” Summer 2018
    “A Slow Beginning to the New Season,” Autumn 2018
    “Homage to the Older Woman,” Winter 2018
    “A new look at Sean O’Casey,” Spring 2019
    Women in Theatre, the magazine of the League of Professional Theatre Women.
    “Celebrating Women in the House and on the Stage.” December 2018
Playwright/ Presenter
  • “Little Images,” a two-act drama about painters Lee Krasner andJackson Pollock, Developmental play workshop sponsored by the American Renaissance Theatre Company. Two stage readings of “Little Images,” at the Arc Theatre, New York City. Oct. 2018
    “Little Images.” Reading of scenes from “Little Images” for the Sculptors’Guild. March 2019
Voting membership in
  • Drama Desk, 2018-2019 theatre season.
  • Outer Critics Circle, 2018-2019 theatre season.

 

REGAN GOOD

Publications
  • All the Ships Have Come and Gone,” On the Seawall, May 14, 2019.
  • “Star Paste of the Milky Way,” Oversound 5, 2019.
  • “Birches are the Gods’ Favorite Tree,” Coppernickle 28, 2019.
  • Published poem, “The White Cows of the Cheviots: Chillingham Castle,” Birmingham Poetry Review 46, Spring 2019.
  • “The Sacred Grove – The Barron’s Land, Westport, Connecticut” and “The Hunt at Hayden Bridge--Northumberland, England,” The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review 44, Fall 2018.
  • Photographic essay in Private Photo Review called The Vanishing Murals of Bed-Stuy
  • “Walking Them Down the Droveway,” Harvard Review 52, 2018.
  • Contributing Editor at Interim Journal – University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Participant 

 

MARWA HELAL

Publications
Presentations

 

NANCY HIGHTOWER

Publications
Curator
  • Along with Hip Lip and Les Bleus, Holiday Salon and Reading, St. Peters, NY, NY, December 2018
Featured Reader
  • Risk of Discovery Reading Series, Blue Chips, Queens, NY, May 2019
  • Spoonbill Studio presents Poetry 99, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, Brooklyn, NY, February 2019
  • Razor Blade Readings, Tannat Wine and Cheese, New York, NY, December 2018         
  • Who Will Speak for America Book Launch, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY, October 2018
  • A Reading at Transmitter: Barlow/Hightower/Valente, Brooklyn, NY, June 2018

 

CARLIE HOFFMAN

  • First collection of poems, This Alaska, accepted by Four Way Books to be published in 2021
Publications
Forthcoming published poem
  • “Riding Home on the 1 Train at 5 AM” Texas Review, July 2019
  • “Active Shooter: When Language isn’t Enough” AWP: The Writer’s Notebook, July 2019
  • “Shipping and Handling” Fiction Southeast, July 2019
Featured reader
  • Poet’s Country, HOWL: Happening Now, Manhattan, October 2018
  • Pour Mouth Poets, An Beal Bocht Cafe, Bronx, April 2019
  • Amy Awards Ceremony, Poets & Writers, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, October 2018
  • Pigeon Pages, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, October 2018
Presentations
  • Publishing and Editing Panel, Columbia University, Manhattan, March 2019
  • AWP Offsite: Forthcoming First Books Panel, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, March 2019
Judge
  • Small Orange Journal’s Emerging Woman Poet Honor, March 2019
Hosted reading and reception
  • Small Orange Journal’s Emerging Woman Poet Honor, April 2019

 

MICHAEL HYDE

Participant
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop at 2019 Disquiet International Literary Program, Lisbon, Portugal, June 23 – July 5, 2019.

 

DAN KRAINES

  • Featured as a 2019 Djanikian Scholar in The Adroit Journal, March 2019
  • Published poem in Cleaver magazine: “Lines on the Way to a March,” March 2019
  • Named as a fellow to the Vermont College of Fine Arts in February for August 2019
  • Poems forthcoming in Upstreet: “The Dictator Lets You Out, The Dictator Keeps You in” and “Incident Report,” July 2019
  • Named as the Assistant Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute

 

AMY KURZWEIL

Publications
  • Several cartoons in The New Yorker and other places, and comics and humor pieces with New Yorker Daily Shouts and other online publications
  • “An Illustrated Review of Nora Krug’s Belonging” with Moment Magazine, November 2018
  • “An Illustrated Interview with Liana Finck,” with LitHub, October 2018
  • “Re: Hate Mail” with Longreads, November 2018
  • “Crossing Over” with The Believer Magazine, August 2018
Nomination
  • Reuben Award for “Crossing Over”
Workshops
  • Taught several classes and workshops for writers and cartoonists with Catapult
Fellowship
  • Named a 2019-20 Shearing Fellow with the Black Mountain Institute

 

AMY LEMMON

Judge
  • Poetry Out Loud regional competition, February 7, 2019.
  • Poetry Out Loud state finals, March 8, 2019.
Publications
  • Book of poems, The Miracles, published by C&R Press, May 13, 2019.
  • Collaborative piece, poem with graphic design by Nanja Andriananjason Don’t Give Up, featured in Expressions of Civility Exhibition, November 19, 2018 – March 31, 2019.
  • Poems and poems of students from EN 364 Poetry Writing were incorporated into Six Pillars of Civility, a mixed media piece by Marielena Andre, featured in Expressions of Civility Exhibition (November 14, 2018 – October 2019), and traveling exhibition by the National Civility Foundation, March 26, 2019.
  • “The Miracles” and “Another Day,” in Literary Matters 11:2, Winter 2019.
  • ”Supermooning,” in Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle: 44 Poetic Temptations, ed. Marilyn L. Taylor and James Roberts, Kelsay Books, 2019.
  • Published poem, “Duration,” in SWWIM Every Day, February 2, 2019.
  • “Man and Widow,” “Anatomical Life Drawing for the Illustrator,” and “Creature Comfort,” Birmingham Poetry Review 46, Spring 2019.
Presenter
  • C&R Press Reading Party, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Portland, OR, March 28, 2019.
  • West Chester Poetry Conference Reading, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Portland, OR, March 29, 2019.
  • Panel, Women Poets Mentoring Women Poets: Slapering Hol Press Conversation Chapbooks, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Portland, OR, March 29, 2019.
  • Panel: Examples of Sustainability in the FIT Classroom, Innovation in Sustainability Conference, Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY, April 3, 2019.
Featured reader
  • Drunken! Careening! Writers! National Poetry Month: Poets Are the Best, KGB Bar, NYC, April 18, 2019.
  • Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest, Sleepy Hollow, NY, May 18, 2019.
  • C&R Press Spontaneous Reading Party, Williamsburg, NY, June 8, 2019.
Faculty teaching a three-day workshop
  • “Better Together: A Workshop in Collaborative Poetry” with Kathrine Varnes at the West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, June 5-8, 2019.
Awarded
  • 2019-20 FIT Diversity Council Grant for Fine Lines -- Reclaiming Imperiled Language and Culture, co-coordinated with Dr. Alexander Nagel of History of Art.
New course
  • EN 280A Special Topics: Creativity – Theory and Practice, featured on the Innovation Kiosk in the Feldman Lobby.

 

RICHIE NARVAEZ

  • Promoted to rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor, August 2018
  • Created and taught new course: EN303 Crime Fiction and Mystery Writing, August 2018 (launched Spring 2019)
  • Appointed Bronx Council on the Arts Artist in Residence, Morris Park Library, Bronx, October 2018–April 2019
Presentations
  • Panel, “The Bicenntennial of Frankenstein” at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx, NY, October 27, 2018
  • Panel, “Excitable Lawyers,” CrimeCONN, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, May 18, 2019
Publications
  • “I’m Starting to Think about Leaving Tonight,” The Black Car Business,Volume 2 (Down and Out Books, September 2018)
  • “Black Friday,” Skin & Bones (Down and Out Books, November 2018)
  • “Southside Valentine,” Mondays Are Murder, Akashic Books (February 2019)
  • Hipster Death Rattle, Down and Out Books (March 2019)
  • “The Eyes of a Crime Fiction Writer,” Criminal Element, March 4, 2019
  • “I Met Hercule Poirot in Brooklyn,” Criminal Element, March 12, 2019
  • “Five Things I Did Not Learn Writing a Novel,” Crimespree, March 16, 2019
  • “Sra. Figueroa’s Badass Baby Boy,” Palabritas, Spring 2019

 

MATTHEW PETRUNIA

Presentations
  • Deciphering Hidden Meanings in Victorian-Era Gravestones and in Victorian Flower Language, Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA (Feb. 2019)
  • Clinton Global Initiative Workshop hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, September 20, 2018
  • Delivered presentation on how student recipients should deliver elevator pitches.
Tournament Judge
  • New York/New Jersey State Championships--Collegiate Forensic Tournament, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY (Feb. 2, 2019)
  • Off Broadway Swing (Part 1) Collegiate Forensic Tournament, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY (Dec. 1, 2019)
  • Off Broadway Swing (Part 2) Collegiate Forensic Tournament, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (Dec. 2, 2019)
New Course
  • Developed new course, EN 3XX Conflict Management and Negotiation

 

KATELYN BURTON PRAGER

Presentations
  • “Authentication Error: Monetizing the Female Body and the Implications of Digital Gender Norms.” 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies, Bangkok, Thailand. April 2019
  • “A New MLA for a Digital Age: Developing a Student-generated Style Guide for Digital Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019.
  • “Insta-Assignments: Using Social Media to Scaffold Student Learning.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Washington DC. March 2019.
  • Presentation Accepted: “Life after the Pussyhat: An Exploration of Intersectional Activism in the Digital Knitting Community.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, Harrisonburg, VA. November 2019.
  • Panel/Moderator: “Communication in the Digital Age: Understanding and Accepting Digital Literacies.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Washington DC. March 2019.
Research Grant
  • Awarded CET Faculty Development Grant for research project, “Big Data in the Humanities,” investigating the pedagogical applications of big data software such as Wolfram Language for the classroom. June 2018-May 2019.
  • Collaborator on Diversity Council Grant project Fine Lines -- Reclaiming Imperiled Language and Culture, Dr. Amy Lemmon (ECS) and Dr. Alexander Nagel (History of Art).
New Course
  • EN 203 Your Digital Life, and student work featured in Hue magazine. Spring 2019.

 

MELISSA TOMBRO

Award
  • 2019 FIT Faculty Excellence Award
Presentations
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference. “Women Write NYC.” Newcastle, UK. September 2018.
  • Association for Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Art School Writing Faculty Caucus. Portland, Oregon. April 2019.
  • Co-host and Delegate: Fifth World Conference on Women’s Studies. “Activist Writing: Participatory Writing and Protest Texts” & Keynote Address. Bangkok, Thailand. April 2019.
  • Presentation Accepted: National Women’s Studies Association Conference.Digital Intervention: Using Technology to Transmit Experience.” San Francisco, CA. November 2019.
  • Research Release Grant: One course release received for work on forthcoming book Women Write NYC
  • Research Presentation Award: Fifth World Conference on Women’s Studies. “Activist Writing: Participatory Writing and Protest Texts.” Bangkok, Thailand. April 2019.
  • Diversity Event Grant: “50th Anniversary of Stonewall.” Fall 2019
  • Diversity Event: Soraya Chemaly for Women’s History Month, March 2019.
  • Accepted for Publication: “Translation” – poem forthcoming in Sinister Wisdom Fall 2019
Artwork
  • Sculpture featured in Expressions of Civility Exhibition, November 14, 2018 – March 31, 2019.
Courses
  • Taught Two New Courses: EN 202 Women Write NYC & EN 304 Writing as Activism (Presidential Scholars)
  • Developed New Course: EN 202 Women Write NYC Online, conversion with augmented reality technology

 

CLAIRE VAN WINKLE

Publications
  • “Fixed,” “Peach Picking,” “Mother Tongue,” “Rabbits” (Sixfold, Winter 2018 Issue)
  • “The Hummingbird Factory ii: Visions,” (The American Journal of Poetry, Vol. 6, January 2019)
  •  4th Place Winner: (Sixfold Poetry Contest, Winter 2018)
Featured Reader
  • Queens Public Library (Forest Hills Branch, 9/27/18)
Interview
  • By Truth to Power Show on Radio Free Brooklyn (Episode 14: The Grammar Poetics)
Guest Co-Host
  • Truth to Power Show (Fall/Winter 2018)

 

KATHRINE VARNES

Publications
  • “Dance Lessons,” in Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle: 44 Poetic Temptations, ed. Marilyn L. Taylor and James Roberts, Kelsay Books, 2019.
Workshop
  • Faculty teaching a three-day workshop, “Better Together: A Workshop in Collaborative Poetry” with Amy Lemmon at the West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, June 5-8, 2019.

 

JERI ZULLI

  • Approved for promotion from Adjunct Assistant Professor to Adjunct Associate Professor.
  • Co-chair, International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, March 2019.

 

Film, Media, and Performing Arts

MICHELLE HANDELMAN

Solo Exhibitions/ Screenings
  • LOVER HATER CUNTY INTELLECTUAL, Signs and Symbols gallery, New York
  • Beware the Lily Law, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
Group Exhibitions/ Screenings
  • 20/20, curated by Vlad Smolkin, Peter Blum Gallery, NYC
  • Ruffles, Repair & Ritual: The Fine Art of Fixing, The Dirt Palace, Providence, RI
  • Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the American Justice System,
  • Contemporary Art Museum, Houston       
  • Circus of Books, organized by Rachel Mason, Fierman Gallery, NYC
  • Framework: Journal of Cinema and Media, Launch Screening, Ludlow House, New York
Publications
  • Framework: Journal of Cinema and Media, edited by Drake Stutesman, Wayne State Univ. Press
Awards
  • Creative Capital Awardee
  • Rauschenberg Foundation Residency Award
  • New York State Council on the Arts/Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant
Lectures/Panels – 2018  
  • Mount Royal School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series, MICA, Baltimore
  • Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Bard College, New York
Reviews
  • Jones, Alex A., “Michelle Handelman: LOVER HATER CUNTY INTELLECTUAL” Brooklyn Rail (May 2019)
  • Cascone, Sarah, “11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World” Artnet (April 15, 2019)
  • Carrigan, Margaret, “Michelle Handelman’s Look at Otherness”, The Art Newspaper (May 9, 2019)

 

JOSHUA KOURY

  • Received a deal to direct the new HBO series Gone in the Dark
  • Accepted into the Director's Guild of America. 


WILLIAM MOONEY

Presentations
  • September 27-29, 2018: Conference Presentation: “Deliberately Other: Imitation and Difference in Fassbinder’s Approach to Adapting Douglas Sirk.” Association of Adaptation Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • November 2-4, 2018: Conference Presentation: “Performing Marginalization: Charlie Chaplin in City Lights and Denis Levant in Lovers on the Bridge.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Birmingham, Alabama
  • November 30-December 1, 2018 : Conference Presentation: “Space and Place in Leos Carax’s Les Amants du Pont-Neuf.” Literature/Film Association Conference, New Orleans, LA

 

STEPHANIE BIRD

  • Completed a Chair Yoga certification course at Sivananda Yoga Center
  • Wrote an Integrative Wellness Minor which was approved by Liberal Arts   

 

CHARLIE AHEARN

Exhibitions
  • Page Gallery SSAC (Seoul Sup Art Center) Korea - works of video, photography, and silkscreen painting in a group exhibition called Elements of Style 2019
  • The Schunck exhibition in Heerlen Netherlands Deadly Art of Survival 1979 video and silkscreen work and drawings from 1980 The Times Square Show.
  • The Annenburg Space for Photography – Los Angeles - Scratch Slide Show A group photo exhibition Contact High opened April 2019
  • The Fullerton Art Museum in California silk-screen paintings, photography and videos in a group show Custom Beats: The Art of Hip Hop 2019
  • Spool Art Space Binghamton NY screened recent experimental videos 2019
  • Red Bull Arts Space New York screened Doin’ Time In Times Square video
  • Film Forum New York screened Deadly Art of Survival and Wild Style Fall 2018

 

ELIZABETH HOPE CLANCY

  • Costume design credits
  • “The War Party”, NY Fringe Festival, 2018
  • “ALONG”, Sally Silvers & Dancers, Roulette, 2019.
  • “The Secret Life of Seaweed”, Collider/ HB Studios, 2019.

 

ELEANOR DIPALMA

  • Yeshiva University’s School of Social Work contacted Eleanor DiPalma and requested dance movement therapy for seniors at the Riverstone Senior Center in Washington Heights. On January 23, 2019, Eleanor led a session with help from former FIT modern dance student, Karina Ochoa who provided Spanish interpretation and physical assistance guiding seniors in the dance. The program was provided through “Care Cafe” a new community based concept introduced by Yeshiva Univ. School of Social Work and supported by New York City Council Member (CM) Mark Levine from the 7th District.
  • On January 14, 2010, Eleanor gave a Dance Movement Therapy presentation to Student Services, Faculty Development and Counseling staff at SUNY Delhi.
  • On May 23, 2018, Eleanor visited the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland where she initiated discussion regarding a possible collaborative research project in dance and music therapy. 

 

LAWRENCE GALANTE

  • Teaching a series of “Opera in Movies and Videos” at Dorot, Senior Center on W. 95th Street., through Summer 2019 and 2020.
  • Scheduled to teach Homeopathic classes at the National Guild of Hypnotists conference.  

 

K. MEIRA GOLDBERG

  • Received promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor Spring, 2019.
Grants
  • Humanities New York Action Grant, $5,000 support for “The Body Questions” conference and festival.
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, $5,000 support for “The Body Questions” conference and festival.
Publications
  • Flamenco: History, Theory, and Practice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).Co-authoring with Peter Manuel and Michelle Heffner-Hayes
  • Prospectus for The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Heterotopia: The Body Questions, an anthology of articles growing out of The Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots, with Antoni Pizàan. International symposium held at the CUNY Graduate Center on Oct. 16, 2018.
  • Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (Oxford University Press, 2018). How is the politics of blackness written on the flamenco body? Or, to put this question in another way, What does flamenco dance tell us about the construction of race in the Atlantic world?
  • “Dancing in Shackles: Gestures of Vice and Transcendence in the Seventeenth-Century Jácara,” with Thomas Baird and Anna de la Paz, in K. Meira Goldberg and Antoni Pizà, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Heterotopia: The Body Questions (prospectus).
  • “Raising Cain: Dancing the Ethics and Poetics of Diaspora in Flamenco,” in Naomi Jackson, Rebecca Pappas, and Toni Shapiro-Phim, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance in Contemporary Perspective (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • “La Perra Mora and Lucy Long: Confusion and Contest in the Renaissance Morisca” in Nicholas Jones and Chad Leahy, eds., Iberian Pornographies, 1300-1850: Archiving Flesh, Perversion, and the Visceral (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, forthcoming).
  • Kiko Mora and K. Meira Goldberg, “Spain in the Basement: Dancing Race and Nation at the Paris Exposition, 1900,” in Brynn Shiovitz, ed., The Body, the Dance and the Text: Essays on Performance and the Margins of History (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019).
Translation
English to Spanish
  • Mark Franko, “Serge Lifar y el discurso neoclasicista de la danza de entreguerras (1930-1939).” Conference presentation, XI Jornadas de Investigación en Danza 2018, HISTORIANDO LA COREOGRAFÍA, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Spanish to English
  • Alberto de Campo Tejedor, “The barber of Enlightened Spain: On the Politics and Practice of Grooming a Modern Nation,” Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies (under review).
  • With Anna de la Paz: Max Hering Torres, “Order and Difference in Mid-Nineteenth Century Colombia,” in K. Meira Goldberg, Walter Clark, and Antoni Pizà, eds., Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song and Dance: Spaniards, Natives, Africans, Roma (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2019).
  • Álvaro Ochoa Serrano, “The Jarabe at a Fandango: Mariachi in México and California” in K. Meira Goldberg, Walter Clark, and Antoni Pizà, eds., Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song and Dance: Spaniards, Natives, Africans, Roma (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2019).
  • Víctor Sánchez Sánchez, “’Es California una tierra ideal…’ Spanish Sounds of the California Gold Rush,” in K. Meira Goldberg, Walter Clark, and Antoni Pizà, eds., Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song and Dance: Spaniards, Natives, Africans, Roma (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2019).
Curated exhibitions and international conferences:
  • The third conference in the fandango series which Pizà and I inaugurated, Indígenas, africanos, roma y europeos: Ritmos transatlánticos en música, canto y baile, held at the Instituto Veracruzano de la Cultura in Veracruz, México on April 11 – 13, 2019.
  • A two-day conference and performance festival “The Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots,” jointly hosted by FIT and the CUNY Graduate Center, on Oct. 15 – 16, 2018. This event was funded by a Humanities New York Action Grant, and by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and supported by Afropop Worldwide, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, and The Spanish Benevolent Society – La Nacional NYC. An anthology stemming from the academic conference is forthcoming.
Conference Presentations, Symposia, Media Appearances, and Guest Lectures
  • April 2 – 4, 2020: “La Perra Mora and Lucy Long: Confusion and Contest in the Renaissance Morisca.” Paper proposed for a pre-formed panel at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America.
  • March 19 – 21, 2020: “’Esta noche ha llovi’o’: Scenes of Subjection in Early Modern Spain,” Paper proposed for a pre-formed at the annual conference of the Ibero-American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies.
  • Nov. 7 – 10, 2019: “’Flamenquiyo en calbonara’: Grace and the Grotesque in the Black (Flamenco) Bodies of Eighteenth-Century Spanish Christmas Carols.” Working session paper proposed the annual American Society for Theater Research/Theater Library Association conference.
  • August 8–11, 2019: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Roundtable discussion at the Dance Studies Association annual conference, with A’Keitha Carey, Nicholas R. Jones, Kiko Mora, and VK Preston.
  • April 28, 2019: invited post-screening/performance conversation at the African American Museum in Philadelphia of Gurumbé. Canciones de tu memoria negra, with Brenda Dixon Gottschild and Aliesha Bryan.
  • April 13, 2019: “El duende es un pellizco. Sobre un gesto rítmico del flamenco.” Conference presentation at Indígenas, africanos, Roma y europeos: ritmos transatlánticos en música, canto y baile,” Veracruz, México.
  • March 5, 2019: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Book presentation and conversation with Antoni Pizà, CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Dec. 28, 2018: “Entrevista: K. Meira Goldberg. ‘Cuando me hablan de Rosalía, digo no a la apropiación.’” La Flamenca. Revista digital.
  • Dec. 10, 2018: “Meira Goldberg Book on Race and Flamenco Named No. 1 New Release by Amazon.” FIT Newsroom.
  • Dec. 3, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña - Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona Casa del Libro.
  • Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018: conference presentation and book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Sociedad de Etnomusicología Española (SIBE) conference.
  • Nov. 28, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Universidad de Murcia (Paraninfo).
  • Nov. 27, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Sede de la Universidad de Alicante.
  • Nov. 26, 2018: “El color del flamenco. Los investigadores K. Meira Goldberg y Jesús Cosano protagonizan una jornada sobre la influencia de la comunidad negra en el cante y el baile. Noticias de Alicante.
  • Nov. 26, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia.
  • Nov. 23, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. La Madraza. Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Universidad de Granada (UGR).
  • Nov. 21, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Centro Flamenco “Fosforito” Córdoba.
  • Nov. 20, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Paraninfo de la Universidad de Sevilla.
  • Nov. 19, 2018: “Presentan ‘Sonidos negros. Sobre la negritud en el flamenco.’” Radio Sevilla, Cadena Ser.
  • Nov. 15, 2018: invited book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Centro Andaluz de Documentación del Flamenco.
  • November 15, 2018: The Hidden Blackness of Flamenco”, an Afropop Worldwide program exploring the blackness of flamenco, featuring recordings from The Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots (held at FIT on Oct. 15) and from a solo concert, “La Razón Eléctrica: AfroFlamenco de Ida y Vuelta,” by Raúl Rodríguez (held at La Nacional on Oct. 16), an including an interview with me about my book Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco.
  • Nov. 2, 2018: Facilitator at screening of Gurumbé. Canciones de tu memoria negra at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, sponsored by The Baton Foundation,
  • Nov. 1, 2018: book talk: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Georgia State University, School of Music, in collaboration with Liquid Blackness: A Research Project in Blackness and Aesthetics.
  • Oct. 16, 2018: “Dancing in Shackles: Gestures of Vice and Transcendence in the Seventeenth-Century Jácara,” with Thomas Baird and Anna de la Paz. Presentation at the conference “Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots,” CUNY Grad Center.
  • Oct. 12, 2018: 92nd Street Y, Fridays at Noon – Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. Book talk, scholar Kiko Mora and guest artist Raquel Heredia “La Repompilla.”
Selected Choreography and Performance
  • 2019: With Allegra Giagu, lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano and PhD candidate in Iberian music at the University of Melbourne (Melbourne Conservatiorium), I am working on staging an evening of Spanish baroque opera in Melbourne.
  • 2019: Nominated to be a Dance-in-Progress Residence panelist at Gibney 280 Broadway.
  • February 25–26, 2019: Mentor to Xianix Barrera, presenting work at the Emerging Choreographer Series co-sponsored by Mare Nostrum Elements and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
  • December 14, 2018: “Spanish Dance” in Brooklyn Ballet’s Nutcracker. I was a choreographic consultant to this piece, performed by Aliesha Bryan.
  • 2017 – Present: R A Í Z. With Rafael Abolafia, prize-winning Director at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro in Spain, an evening of experimental flamenco, a progressive ritual of perforation, immersion, rupture, and hypothetical sonic space, exploring fragility, vertigo, and the power of instability. This work was performed in June 2017 at the Spanish Benevolent Society -  La Nacional, February 12, 2018 at the Instituto Cervantes, May 12, 2018 at Dixon Place, and Sept. 22, 2018 at Danspace.
New Research Positions and Institutional Collaborations
  • Desplante. Revista de Investigación sobre Flamenco: I am part of the Comité Asesor Científico of this journal, founded in 2019 by Rafael Cáceres Feria at the Universidad Pablo Olavide in Sevilla.
  • Música Oral del Sur: I am part of the Comité Asesor Científico of this journal, published by the Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía.
  • Centro Andaluz de Flamenco: With permission from the New York Public Library and the heirs of Léonide Massine, I facilitated the donation of the Macarrona/Ramírez films to the Centro. I am also working with them on receiving and digitizing 24 cassette tapes of interviews I conducted as dissertation research between 1986 and 1989 of important flamenco figures associated with Carmen Amaya.
  • Biblioteca Nacional de España-Filmoteca de Andalucía: I am facilitating the donation of the Macarrona/Ramírez films to the film archive of the BNE.

 

DANA MCBROOM-MANNO

Grant
  • Recipient of “Teachable Moments” Diversity Grant
Presentations
  • Lecture/ demonstration: African Origins of Martial Arts featuring film clips and demonstrations by leading N.Y. based Kung Fu and Capoeira Martial Artists. 3/27/19
  • Lecture/ demonstration: Katherine Dunham, and Her Inclusion of French influences in Dance in America and the Caribbean. The lecture featured film clips, historical information and movement demonstration. 5/1/19
  • Participant in the 9th annual International Diversity Dance and Music Festival in the Haft Auditorium. As Artistic Director of the PAKA Theatre Dance Company, drummers and dancers performed to original music including “I Remember Africa”, composed by Prof. McBroom-Manno. 4/24/19 
  • Representative of the PAKA Foundation, KNATCOM and Prof. Liz Greenwell, Prof. McBroom- Manno gave a speech at the G7 + Group of Nations High Level Side Event at the United Nations General Assembly. 9/28/18

 

DAN COOPER

Grants 
  • $15,000 NYSCA Grant – The concert series & record label co-curated by Dan was awarded a three-year grant fromNew York State Council on the Arts, September, 2018
  • 'Vav Hey Vav' at William Paterson Unversity – Dan's composition was performed by CompCord Choir. Shea Auditorium William Paterson University, September 24th, 2018
  • Composer-in-residence at Goddard Riverside – Dan was invited to continue for a 3rd full year. Goddard Riverside Community Center
  • $1,000 Burden Foundation Grant – The concert series & record label co-curated by Dan received a grant from The Burden Foundation
  • $10,000 AYCO Charitable Foundation Grant – The concert series & record label co-curated by Dan received a grant from AYCO Charitable Foundation
Performances
  • The Yorkvillians at Symphony Space – Dan’s quartet The Yorkvillians performed two sets of his original compositions. Symphony Space - Bar Thali, October 10th, 2018
  • NEC-NYC at Goddard Riverside – On a concert featuring alumni of the New England Conservatory, Dan performed several of his original compositions. Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, November 1st, 2018
  • Barbaric Yawp at Sidewalk Café – Dan performed on bass guitar with the rock group Barbaric Yawp. Sidewalk Café, November 4th, 2018
  • ‘Zeami’ at The DiMenna Center – Dan’s composition was performed by Margaret Lancaster - flute. The DiMenna Center, November 16th, 2018
  • ‘Doozy’ at The DiMenna Center – Dan’s composition was performed by Maarika Jarvi - flute & CompCord Chamber Orchestra. The DiMenna Center, November 29th, 2018
  • Sound Designer at Marymount College – Dan was the Sound Designer for all of the Dancers-At-Work & Mainstage Dance Productions. Theresa Lang Theatre & The Great Hall Marymount College, November, December, 2018; April, May 2019
  • Tilted Axes at NYU – Dan performed on bass guitar with the group Tilted Axes, December 21st, 2018 
  • ‘Little Water Drops’ at National Opera Center – Dan’s composition was performed at National Opera Center, Janurary 9th, 2019
  • ‘Spinning Song’ at The DiMenna Center – Dan’s composition was performed at The DiMenna Center, January 31st 2019
  • Dancers-At-Work at Marymount College – Dan again served as a Music Mentor to several DAW choreographers in preparation for multiple performances at The Great Hall, Spring 2019
  • ‘Insomnia’ at Goddard Riverside – Dan performed his composition at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, February 9th, 2019
  • ‘Spinning Song’ at Roulette – Dan’s composition was performed by Inbal Segev - cello, February 28th, 2019
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer Review of ‘Spinning Song' – Critic Jon Sobel described Dan’s composition as “rambunctious,” “cruises from beat to beat, rhythmic and percussive,” “glowed with a effervescent, tribal energy..”
  • ‘Spinning Song’ at Seattle Symphony - Octave 9 – Dan’s composition was performed by Inbal Segev - cello, March 23rd, 2019 
  • ‘Taiko Go-Go’ at The Bitter End – Dan’s composition was performed by CompCord Big Band. The Bitter End, March 28th, 2019 
  • ‘Turning and Turning’ & ‘Design’ at Lincoln Center – Dan performed his compositions at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, April 5th, 2019
  • The Yorkvillians at Shrine NYC – Dan’s quartet The Yorkvillians performed a set of his original compositions, Shrine NYC, April 14th, 2019
  • ‘Turning and Turning’ at Michiko Studios – Dan performed his composition at Michiko Studios, April 28th, 2019
  • ‘The Platypus Blues’ at Estonian House – Dan will perform his composition at Estonian House, May 10th, 2019
  • ‘Modern Poultry’ at DROM NYC – Dan will perform his composition at DROM NYC, May 12th, 2019
  • ‘Anemones’ at Symphony Space – Dan’s composition will be performed. Symphony Space - Bar Thalia, May 16th, 2019
  • ‘Pug’s Groove’ at St. Mark’s Church – Dan’s composition will be performed by Lynn Bechtold – violin, May 19th, 2019
  • ‘Spinning Song’ at Goddard Riverside – Dan’s composition will be performed by Hajnal Pivnick – violin, Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, May 31st, 2019

 

ANDREA BEEMAN

Awards
  • Recipient of 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council SU-CASA residency 
  • Recipient with Gen Ken Montgomery of one of The Emily Harvey Foundation’s 2019 Venice Residencies
  • Chosen to perform as the Enchantress of Bioluminosity at Lincoln Square's 2018 Winter's Eve
Performances
  • Odissi classical Indian dance as part of Trinayan Collective onstage at the 38th Annual India Day Parade, NY; at a Janmastami celebration in Delaware; at Kumar Purnima in Bridgewater, NJ; & at Sivananda Yoga Center, NY (2018-2019)
  • Produced, choreographed & performed with my ensemble the Dancing Rubies a Holiday Celebration & charity:water Fundraiser (we raised over $1,000 after expenses) 2018
  • Choreographed & will perform with my ensemble the Dancing Rubies at the Dance Parade's curated Dancefest 2019

 

Social Sciences

DANIEL BENKENDORF

Presentations
  • Beauty and the Beast: How Interest in Beauty Undermines Subjective Well-Being. Individual podium presentation to be given at the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology, July 2019. Melbourne, Australia. 2019
  • When Brawny Is Beastly: How Pursuit of the Male Physical Ideal Imperils the Planet. Paper to be presented at the 127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2019. Chicago, IL. 2019
  • Engaging Public Psychology: Assignments that Develop Critical Thinking. Symposium at the 17th Annual Conference on Teaching, sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, October 2018. Phoenix, AZ. 2018
  • Paidas, S., Benkendorf, D., Richard, K., & Friedheim, R.E. (2018). Wellness through Wilderness: Multiple Perspectives on the Benefits of Wilderness Experiences.  Symposium at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2018. San Francisco, CA.
  • Wilson, J., Kumar, K., Barker, E., Entin, A., Semmelheck, D., Kaufman, J., Kuriansky, J., Daisy, R., Koch-Sheras, P., Serlin, I., & Benkendorf, D.L. (2018). Sustainable Creative Expressive Arts: Therapist Self-Care and Therapy.  Innovative video and experiential panel at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2018.  San Francisco, CA.
  • Invited Panelist for What It Means to Be Sustainable – Jay and Patty Baker Scholar’s Dean’s Forum – March 12, 2019

 

TODD BROWN

Publications
  • Racialized Architectural Space: A Critical Understanding of its Production, Perception and Evaluation in the journal Architecture Media, Politics, Society. 

 

YASEMIN CELIK

Presentations
  • Experts Talk (Research) Writing Pedagogy on September 26th at the Writing Studio. The title of my presentation was “The Research Question: That is the Question.” Subsequently, I served as a featured faculty respondent on the other two sessions of the Spotlight series, on October 17th and November 7th.
  • Presented at the Assignments that Promote Critical Thinking panel, organized by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, on March 7th. My presentation focused on how to engage students in critical thinking through extra-curricular activities in the Presidential Scholars Program.

 

PAUL CLEMENT

Publications
  • Author and Discussant, The Influence of National Parliaments on Caribbean Integration: A Political Economy Perspective. Cambridge University Business and Economics Conference, Cambridge, U.K., July 2-3, 2018.
Panelist & Lecture
  • The Rise of China in the Caribbean: Implications for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Leiden University, The Netherlands. International Conference of Asian Scholars, July 15-19 2019.
  • Regionalism and Revolution: The Case of CARICOM and the Grenada Revolution. University of the West Indies and St. Georges University. Grenada W.I May 26 - 29, 2019.
  • Improving Diversity in the Workplace, NYSUT Community College Conference. Latham, New York, 2019.

 

DANIEL LEVINSON WILK

Publications
  • “Feeding Amherst”
    Amherst and the World Contributors Conference, Amherst College, May 22-23, 2018.
  • “Freedom Fighters in a Minstrel Economy: African-American Restaurateurs in Nineteenth-Century New York,”
    Richard Robinson Workshop on Business History, Portland State University, May 24-26, 2018.
  • “Does Tipping Encourage Racial and Sexual Harassment?”
    Critical Political Economy Research Network Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, June 1-2, 2018.
  • “A Brief Episode in the History of Dusting”
    Technology’s Stories, August 20, 2018.
  • Book review in Business History, January 30 th , 2019.
NEH Seminars
  • Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students with Kyunghee Pyun, ran seminars for faculty at FIT to discuss curriculum innovation, fall 2018-spring 2019.
  • “Best and Worst Elevator Art of 2018”
    Elevator World, December 2018.
  • “Terrence H. Witkowski, A History of American Consumption: Threads of Meaning, Gender, and Resistance”
  • “The Midrange Manhattan Hotel that Changed American Hospitality”
    Quartzy, February 3, 2019
  • A Collective Ribbon
    Organized two-day event to help create a permanent memorial to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Fashion Institute of Technology, Mary 16-17, 2019.
  • Artists and Designers: Realities and Imaginations in Labor and Business History
    Organized one-day conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology with Kyunghee Pyun, April 12, 2019.

 

BERTRAND GORDON

  • Chaired the Twelfth Psychology Day at the United Nations, focused on Gender Equity on April 25th, 2019. This program focused on ways in which psychologists may contribute to promoting SDG #5:“achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” Experts in the field of psychology addressed the challenges in achieving global gender equity, and highlighted strategies and programs that encourage, support, and create conditions to accelerate progress towards making gender equality a reality globally.

 

CHRYSOULA GITSOULIS

Presentations
  • “The Individual vs the State: a Study of Socrates and Antigone” at the Fifth Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece, Syracuse, Sicily, June 12-15, 2019.
  • “Sources of Unethical Behavior in Corporate Environments” at: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy, Beijing, China, August 13-20, 2018.
  • The 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Baltimore, MD, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019.The Annual Conference of the Long Island Philosophical Society, Selden, NY, April 13, 2019. (upcoming) Zagreb Applied Ethics Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, June 26-28, 2019.
  • “The Greek Economic Crisis Explained.The Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, April 13-14, 2019. The 30th International Conference of the International Association for Greek Philosophy. Samos, Greece, July 20-26, 2018.
  • “Wittgenstein on Cantor’s Proof” at the 41st International Wittgenstein Symposium of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 5-11, 2018.
  • “What Does Hippocrates’ Doctor Share in Common with Aristotle’s Poet?” at the 27th International Conference of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture, Ancient Olympia, Greece, July 29-31, 2018.
  • (Spring 2019) I helped my student Sydney Bigelow establish a philosophy club at FIT, which will commence Fall 2019.

 

Science and Mathematics

GEOFFREY ROGERS

Visiting Professor
  • Invited Visiting Professor at Université de Lyon, France, June 2018,
    May-June 2019
Refereed Publications
  • G. Rogers, “Analysis of the Yule-Nielsen effect with the multiple-path point spread function in a frequency-modulated halftone,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 35, pages 916-922 (2018).
  • G. Rogers, O. Corblet, T. Fournel, and M. Hebert, “Measurement of the diffusion of light within paper,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 36, pages 636-640 (2019). 
Professional Presentation
  • “Measurement of photon diffusion within paper,” June 18, 2018
    Hubert Curien Laboratoire, Université Jean Monnet in St. Etienne, France

 

MARIA HWANG

Refereed Publications
Computer Science Fair Participation
  • Hwang, Maria. Computer Science (CS) Fair, a booth representing FIT. Armory Track, 216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032; Tuesday, April 2nd from 9:30am to 2:00pm.
  • The purpose of the CS Fair is to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in tech by giving them unparalleled access to leading tech companies, universities, and extra-curricular programs. Your participation will help high school students understand how their current CS studies can lead to real-life opportunities. This is the city's largest gathering of high school students studying CS.
  • Post CS-Fair email received from the host:
    Dear Maria,
    The entire team at the CS Fair wants to thank you for participating in the 6th annual CS Fair last Tuesday. We had a record number of nearly 2,100 NYC high school students attending and the largest participation of tech companies, colleges, and educational programs in the history of the fair. 
    Check out this summary. We’re already receiving incredibly positive feedback from students and schools and we could not have done it without FIT. We hope to continue making improvements and growing the CS Fair and we would love your feedback to help us do that.
FDGA funded conference trip
  • Hwang, Maria, Author and Presenter, Faculty Development Grants and Awards (FDGA), Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI, 2019). Awarded for spring 2019.
    Personalized, data-driven recommendations for diabetes self-management with GlucoGoalie (author).
    Personal Health Oracle: Explorations of Personalized Predictions in Diabetes Self-Management (author and presenter).
Professional Presentations
Other

 

ARTHUR KOPELMAN

Publications
  • Abstracts accepted to the 2019 World Marine Mammal Conference 2019 Population identity and residency characteristics of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the New York Bight apex
    D.M. Brown1,2*, P.L. Sieswerda2, J. Robbins3, T. Boye4, L. Jones5, A. Kopelman6, M. Laurino7, S. Mallette8, M. Pepe9, C. Ramp10, and E.C.M. Parsons1
  • Distribution and occurrence of large whales in New York Bight prior to 2017: establishing baselines and informing management
    Emily Chou1, Melinda L. Rekdahl1, Ricardo Antunes1, Christopher Spagnoli2, Arthur H. Kopelman3, Paul L. Sieswerda4, Robert DiGiovanni5, Caroline Good6, and Howard C. Rosenbaum1
Presentations
  • Lecture: My decades among the seals of Cupsogue; 5/21/19; Paddle Boarders Group; Brightwaters Public Library; Brightwaters NY 1/24/19;
    Moustache Brewing Co., Riverhead NY 12/19/18: Waldorf School of Garden City, Garden City NY 4/9/18; Northport/East Northport Public Library; Northport NY 3/22/18; Seatuck Environmental Association, Islip NY 1/17/18; Sayville Public Library, Sayville NY Steering Committee: 2019 Long Island Natural History Conference 3/22-3/23, Brookhaven national lab; Brookhaven NY
  • Training workshops for CRESLI whale watch and seal walk volunteers:
    Whale Watch volunteer training: May 20 and June 02, 2018 – Seatuck Environmental Association, Islip NY Seal walk volunteer training: 10/28/18 and 11/3/18 – Seatuck Environmental Association, Islip NY
Other
  • Skype a Scientist – joined May 2019 Trained 7th and 8th grade students at Waldorf School of Garden City, Garden City NY as citizen scientists studying harbor seal haulouts, photo-identification, and site fidelity
Guest Speaker
  • Marine Microplastics Marine Mammals of NY (whales, seals, others) My decades among the seals of Cupsogue Beach

 

THEANNE SCHIROS

Research projects at Columbia University
  • Algiknit - Scientific Advisor / Research Director – this project spans both FIT and Columbia
  • Synchrotron Studies of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Next Generation, Low Power Electronics. Experiments performed at National Laboratories including Brookhaven National Lab (NSLSII) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SSRL).
  • Finalizing materials characterization and development of bacterial cellulose for textile applications. Manuscript in progress: “Native American techniques produce non-toxic, flame-retardant, water resistant bacterial cellulose for sustainable textile applications.” To be submitted to a peer reviewed scientific journal.
  • Cancer detection garment (no funding, preliminary exploration) - Development of a wearable cancer detection garment that contains source and detectors for monitoring the effects of breast cancer treatment during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT).  Specific Aim 1: Design and build a wearable garment with 32 sources and 64 detector units mirroring the design of the current large scale imaging system. Specific Aim 2: Test and characterize the device in 10 breast cancer patients.

 

Modern Languages and Cultures

REBECCA BAUMAN

Presentations
  • “Dressed Down and Mobbed Up: Fashion and Gangster Identities in the Italian Crime Series,” Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies conference, Rome, Italy, June 2019
  • “Marketing ‘Fellini’: The Name as International Brand,” Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies conference, Rome, Italy, June 2019
  • “Malavita Chic: Fashion and Fandom in Contemporary Crime Television,” American Association for Italian Studies conference, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2019
  • “Diversity and Disconnect: Interpreting Pedagogical Materials in the Language Classroom,” American Association for Italian Studies conference, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2019
  • Respondent, Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, “Parallel Ambiguities: Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma, Tosca, and the Recasting of History in Post-Fascist Italy” Columbia University Seminar for Studies in Modern Italy, New York, NY, November 2018
  • Cose nostre: Transnational Mafia Identities between Reality and Fiction,” Diaspore Italiane Italy in Movement symposium, Calandra Institute, New York, NY, November 2018
  • “Made in New Jersey? Mafia Identities and Italian/American Transnationalism,” Italian American Studies Association conference, Chicago, IL, October 2018
Publications
  • Published book chapter, “The Fellini Brand: Marketing Appropriations of the Fellini Name” in Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini, eds. Frank Burke, Marita Gubarova and Marguerite Waller, Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019
  • Appointed Film and Digital Media Reviews editor for the bi-annual journal Italian American Review (3-year term), January 2019
  • Peer reviewer, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
  • Peer reviewer, California Italian Studies journal, Spring 2019
Other
  • Elected Chair, Columbia University Seminar for Studies in Modern Italy (3-year term), June 2019

 

ISABELLA BERTOLETTI

  • Organized with Paul Clement Black History Month: A Celebration of Caribbean Culture. Presentation: Martin Felix, “Caribbean Connections: The Enduring Relevance of Caribbean Studies; Sweet Sounds of the Caribbean: Caribbean Steen Pan Music; Madeline Millan and Keisha-Gaye Anderson “The Poetics of Sound in Caribbean Literature;” Caribbean Dance. (February 2019)
  • Elected delegate at the 47 NYSUT Representative Assembly. Albany, NY (May 2019)
  • Served as president of UCE Leadership Scholarship Awards Board of Trustees and Chaired the selection Committee
  • Served as a member of NYSUT Civil and Human Rights Committee
  • Served as Trustee on the FIT Welfare Fund
  • Served as a Member of the FIT Labor Management Committee
  • Served as VP for Faculty for the UCE of FIT
  • Served on UCE Executive Committee
  • Organized Faculty Constituency Meetings for Contract Negotiations

 

PILAR BLANCO

Grants
  • Applied for and received funds from The Diversity Council, The Student Faculty Association and Liberal Arts to organize and schedule the following events.
  • Diversity Council Grants
  • Hispanic Heritage Month, Fall 2018
  • Prof. Alejandro Anreus from William Patterson University gave a talk on, “The Cuban Modernist Painters Exhibition of 1944 at the MOMA that was so crucial in the development of modernist Cuban culture. (Organized by Pilar Banco and Mario Valero), October 25, 2018 
  • Dr. Susanna Temkin from the Museo del Barrio gave a talk on the artist Liliana Porter: Other Situations, October 17, 2018
  • Acapulco-Manila Exchange: East- West Exchange Series., November 28, 2018
    Dr. Margaret Connors Mc Quad, Assistant Director, The Hispanic Society of Americas on: “The Rise and Fall of The Manila Galleon Trade and The Impact on The Arts of The New World” on November 28, 2018 (Organized by Pilar Banco, Kyunghee Pyun and Mario Valero)
  • The History of Flamenco. The film “Triana Pura y Pura”, was presented and discussed by Professor Meira Goldberg followed by a performance.
  • Bollywood Film and Performance: On November 1, 2018 the film “Anaarkali of Ararrah” by Avinash Das was shown followed by a talk by Praveen Chaudry and a performance by Andrea Beeman.
  • Italian Film on the Diversity of Italian Society. On October 15,2019 the film maker Valerio Ciriaci talked about his documentary on the Jewish Italian community in Rome, “IOM ROMI”
  • The New Italy: Migrations and Cultural Inter-sections
  • The Department of Modern Languages invited the Italian-Egyptian rapper and music producer Amir Issaa to FIT to talk about issues related to citizenship, migration in Italy, and integration. He has received several prizes such as Best New Artist in 2005 and Best Album from an Independent Label.
  • Martial Arts and Capoeira.  Clips of Chinese Martial Arts films and Brazilian film “Besouro” by Joao Daniel Tikmiroff  were shown followed by a talk by Professors Dana Manno and Jean Amato and a performance on March 27,2019.
  • Katherine Dunham: On May 1, 2019 The film, “Stormy Weather” was shown followed by a talk on Katherine Dunham by Dana Manno and a dance performance.
  • The 9th international Dance and Music Festival
    Dancers and musicians from Japan. Korea, Argentina, Russia, Spain, Africa, Ireland and North America and the Caribbean performed.
  • On March 25,2019 Dr. Teresita Levy from Lehman College gave a talk of “Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Negotiations of  Citizenship and  Colonialism in the Midst of Crisis.
  • Events covered by Student Faculty Association Grant
  • On April 8, 2019 film critic Richard Peña gave a talk on “the Three Moments in Mexican Cinema.”
  • On April 9 Brando Crespi gave a talk on ‘Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean.”
  • On May 6,2019 Dr. Yasmin Ramirez from the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College gave a talk on “The Young Lords and the Latinx Rebel Style 60s – 80s Style.
  • April 30,2019 Professor Jason Pine from SUNY Purchase gave a talk on” The Camorra, Music and The Aesthetics of The Contact Zone. The Culture of Organized Crime in Naples.
  • Professor Maria Mieles and Filmaker Maria Politano video-taped the excerpts from Jean Genet’s play “Les Bonnes (The Maids),” first performed at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris on 17 April 1947. It will be performed live next  semester.
  • The aim of this project is to continue bringing to FIT students a collage of theatrical pieces of the diverse, classical theater from Spain, Italy and France. Two FIT faculty members will perform “The Maids”, a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet.

 

ANDREA CASSON

  • April 2019 was an Italian scholarship application reviewer, reviewing applications from high school and college Italian profs in need of refreshing their command of Italian. winners were given scholarship funds to go to Rome for two weeks and do an immersion language class (reviewed 20 applications)
  • Fall 2018 was invited back by the ACTFL  to be a presentation reviewer for applications to give a  language teaching- pedagogy based presentation at the 2019 ACTFL Convention (reviewed 80 applications)

 

SARA FRUNER

Publications
Interpreter
  • "The Bridge" Book Award Fourth Edition 2018, organized by AIFIC, American Initiative for Italian Culture, at the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), November 1, 2018
  • Hauser&Wirth art gallery for artist Anna Maria Maiolino: interview with the New York Times in conversation with artist Phyllida Barlow, and press preview of the exhibition “Poetic Wanderings”, November 12-13, 2018
  • 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 – in addition to my profile on Italian Poetry.
Translation
  • Article Gilberto Zorio: La scultura come essere nel mondo by Lara Conte, for Magazzino Italian Art, June 2018
  • 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 2019
  • 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 – 409 as of yet. Every week Let’s Movie starts out with a tale or anecdote of my life here as an expat.
Invitations to read from my poetry collection Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills
  • Poetry reading at Otis Kidwell Burger’s Literary Salon, December 9, 2018 – to know more about Burger.
  • Poetry reading and talk at John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York City, with fellow authors Kathy Curto, and Angelo Spina, to represent Bordighera Press NY last generation of published authors in the 30th Anniversary of the publishing house (March 28, 2019). Event covered by La Voce di New York
  • Selected with 15 poets for a poetry reading at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York City to celebrate National Poetry Month, in collaboration with the journal VIA (Voices in Italian Americana) (April 5, 2019). Watch the video on YouTube.
  • Poetry conversation/reading with poet Madeline Millan in the series “Women in PEN”, at Fashion Institute of Technology, April 23, 1-2 pm
  • Poetry readings to launch Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills, to take place at Mercy College (September 23, 2019), Hunter College (September 20, 2019) and Fordham University (September 2019, scheduling in progress).
Residencies
Participation to miscellaneous cultural events
FIT-related initiatives I took part in and/or contributed to
  • Adjunct Summer Institute 2018: Virtual Reality For Real Life Teaching, May 30, 2018
  • “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).
  • Made Professional Member of the Authors Guild, November 2018
  • Made Member of the PEN America Women Writers, November 2018
  • Poetry Recitation Competition at FIT, November 29, 2018
  • Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction for a Globalized Classroom, November 2, 2018
  • Other two classes, IT 122, have been taken to CIMA on a field trip in Fall 2018 to visit the exhibition Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà.
  • In collaboration with Chiara Trebaiocchi, CIMA Education and Programs Manager, we sketched an ad-hoc learning activity, which included questions in Italian about the paintings on display, and a game. The goal was to involve students in the conversation about art, to have them learn new vocabulary, and also to develop some critical thinking, while concurrently enjoying the artworks. The students’ feedback has been thoroughly enthusiastic.

 

NOBUKO KODAMA

Conferences and Presentations
  • Attended a conference of the 24th Princeton Japanese pedagogy Forum. The topic was ‘Living Language, Transforming Learners, Teachers, and Community: Ecological Approaches toward Language Education.” , May 12, 2018
  • Chair of bi-annual workshop for Committee of Japanese language Education at Japanese American Association of New York.  The Topic of “Kanji Education from Now On:  Teaching to develop Learners’ Autonomy.” Presenters were  omoko Nakano, Brooklyn Japanese Language School,  and Mayumi Nishida, Language House. October 21, 2018
  • Delivered a lecture, “Buddhism and Technology” at New York Buddhist Church. January 13, 2019
  • Delivered a lecture. “Considerate Mind” at New York Buddhist Church. February 24, 2019.
  • Delivered a lecture,  “Mind to be aware” at New York Buddhist Church. March 24, 2019
  • Chair of bi-annual workshop for Committee of Japanese Language Education at Japanese American Association. The topic was,” Education on Culture:  Japan, Language, People and Culture.” Presenter was Prof. Shuichiro Takeda, Hunter College, and Comic Story Teller, Koshira Tatekawa. March 31, 2019
  • Delivered a lecture, “Buddhist mind observed in Ichiro, baseball player.” April 24, 2019
  • JA 223 students participated in COIL program with Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.
  • I participated in the COIL meeting and contacted a coordinator from Kansai University to develop the program. Students are videotaping to introduce themselves and FIT campus. Four groups selected topics:  fashion, movie, food and animation, and they will present the findings at the end of spring semester.
Other
  • Recruited for JA122 Tokyo Summer Program on October 11, October 24 and November 8, 2018.
  • Coordinator of Poetry Recitation Contest for Japanese students held on November 29, 2018; coached students who participated in the contest.
  • With Prof. Yuniya Kawamura wrote a proposal for ‘Japanese society and culture’ and I wrote units on communication and language, religion and philosophy and Japanese popular culture, art and performing arts. 

 

MADELINE MILLAN

Poetry Readings
  • PEN de Puerto Rico Internacional/ Puerto Rican poets in New York.
    Poetry Reading with as part of the events for that year 2018, on November 1st, I was one of the four poets invited to an activity titled Puerto Rican poets in New York. I participated in a discussion panel about poetry and poetry reading of my work.
  • PEN New York
    I have been organizing and participating in the monthly literary meetings of the PEN Women Writers that have been taking place in FIT.
  • Casa Pilar
    I started in January the Writers and Artists Residency in Chapala, México, in conjunction with Pilar Blanco and Francoise Roy. As part of the residency, the invited poets (France and Canada) who stayed in January gave poetry workshops at an orphanage and at other cultural institutions in Guadalajara.
  • Salon
    Invited me to present a poem in conjunction with artists and writers living in New York. The work presented by the authors constituted part of collectable books to be published by the director Jan Castro.
  • Women in PEN
    Poetry Reading with Sara Fruner on April 23, organized by Pilar Blanco and Isabella Bertoletti. 
  • International Book Fair in República Dominicana (May 1-6),
    I will be launching my anthology of poetry Que el mar no me falte (2002-2013), giving talks, poetry readings of my poetry, as well as presenting the book of Robert A. B. Sawyer, American Lullaby.
Other
  • Work-in-Progress/ “The Language of the Territory: Photographs of Silence.”
    Invited by the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Manuel Araneda-Castex will be designing a mural for the Modern Language Center; also, in conjunction with Pilar Blanco, we are organizing a series of events in the library. MAC is from Chile and he had worked in museum exhibitions; had designed books, etc. Get a better idea about his numerous activities, awards, etc.
  • He is also a poet and photographer. We have been meeting with professors and administrators from the Department of Exhibition Design and Sustainability committees, and with Susan Breton who created with musicians, poets and artists the event Fashionable Muses

 

MOHAMED RAHMAN

Advisor
  • Advisor of the Model United Nations club and Muslim Student Association at FIT
  • Served as advisor to the Fordham model United Nations at Lincoln Center, attending conferences:
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, model United Nations  11/2018
    McGill University, Montreal, model United Nations 1/2019
    New York University, New York, model United Nations  3/2019
  • Served as advisor to the Fordham Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Lincoln Center, organizing and supervising events:
    Facilitation of new prayer room in Lincoln Center in order to accommodate the needs of the growing Muslim population
    Collaboration with other schools and organizations on various MSA projects
    Fundraiser gala for Yemen humanitarian relief, raising more than $30,000 2/2019
  • Took model United Nations to New York University model United Nations conference 3/2019.
Conferences
  • Attended “The Cultural Turn in Arabic Literary Production” (conference), Columbia University, April, 2019 
  • Attended Fall Arabic Teachers Institute (conference), 10/2018, Columbia University.
  • Attended international law annual conference at Fordham University school of law 10/2018
  • Attended intellectual property annual conference at Fordham University school of law 4/2019
  • Organized student dinner in Yemeni restaurant in Brooklyn. 12/2018

 

ANNE MARIE TAMIS

Service
  • Attended Diversity Council Retreat, May 29, 2018
  • Attended CET Adjunct Summer Institute:  Virtual Reality for Real-Life Teaching, May 30, 2018
  • Served on FIT’s Diversity Council Committee, September 2018 - Present
  • Served on Diversity Council Grants & Events Subcommittee, September 2018 - Present
  • FIT’s 4th Annual Study Abroad Fair
  • Assisted and consulted on short-term programs in Florence
  • Hosted by the Office of International Programs, September 2018
  • Attended Civility Week Key-Note with Students of IT112, Guest speaker: Howard J. Ross
  • Civility Week Volunteer, October 10, 2018
  • Completed & Certified LGBTQ+ & Ally Safe Zone Training,
  • Co-Coordinated Screening of documentary film: Iom Romì (2017), October 15, 2018. Funded through Student/Faculty Corp, grant obtained through Pilar Blanco. Co-Coordinators, Pilar Blanco, Isabella Bertoletti and AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello
  • Co-judged student of Italian’s poetry recitation with Rebecca Bauman, November 26, 2018
  • Attended Department of Modern Languages & Cultures’ 29th annual Poetry Recitation Competition. Invited IT112 students to attend, November 29, 2018
  • Helped full-time faculty revise the IT112 Midterm and Final Exam, October/December 2018
  • Participated in McGraw Hill Home Connect online training session, January 25, 2019
  • Helped Rebecca Bauman promote and recruit students for the Italian in Rome Summer Program, February 2019
  • Served on FIT’s Diversity Council Committee, February 2019 - Present
  • Served on Diversity Council’s Grants & Events Subcommittee
  • Attended Conversation and Concert with Italian-Egyptian Rapper, organized through the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, February 26, 2018
  • Helped Rebecca Bauman revise IT111 Midterm Exam
  • Attended documentary screening, A Night at the Garden, and Q&A with film director, Marshall Curry, Holocaust Commemoration event, April 11, 2019.
  • Served as Judge for NCFL (National Catholic Forensics League), Marriott Marquis, Washington DC, May 26 – May 28, 2018
  • Served as Member, PS/IS 78Q School Leadership Team, September 2018 – June 2019

 

MARIO VALERO

Service
  • Participated in a video produced by the Office of Online Learning to promote online courses among FIT students.
  • Organized along with Prof. Pilar Blanco the talk “The Young Lords and Latinx Rebel Style 60s-80s” by Dr. Yasmin Ramírez from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.
  • Organized along with Prof. Pilar Blanco the talk “Three Times in Mexican Cinema” by Prof. Richard Peña from Columbia University on April 8.
  • Completed my Reflective Teaching Portfolio and obtained the Teaching with Technology Certificate offered by the CET on March 15.
  • Created a video presentation for the Chinese Calligraphy exhibition at the Marcus Library along with Instructors Chen Zhang and Bing Hu opened in February 13.
  • Attended the CET Teaching with Technology workshop on January 15.
  • Server as member of the Faculty Senate Library Committee, organizing a series of talks by FIT authors at the Marcus Library.
  • Served a Chair of the Search Committee for a Faculty in Spanish at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • Served a member of the Search Committee for a Faculty in Economics at the Department of Social Sciences.
  • Served a member of the Search Committee for a Faculty in Film Studies at the Department of Film and Media and Performing Arts.
  • Created the online version of course “Revolution as Spectacle: Mexico”
  • Completed a series of workshops to adapt courses to be taught online offered by the Office of Online Learning.
  • Director of the Twenty-ninth Annual Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition. Coordinating diverse aspects of the organization of the event.  
  • Server as member of the Faculty Senate Library Committee.
  • Organized along with Professor Pilar Blanco-Ruiz the lecture “Cubans in Manhattan: The 1944 MoMA Exhibition” by Prof. Alejandro Anreus from William Paterson University on October 25
  • Organized along with Professor Pilar Blanco-Ruiz the lecture “Liliana Porter: Other Situations” by Dr. Susanna Tomkin, Curator at El Museo del Barrio on October 17.
  • Participant in the Minor Fair as the Latin American Minor coordinator of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures on October 23.
  • Designed posters for diverse events at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Professional Development
  • The paper “Our Man in Havana” will be published online by CUNY Graduate Center
  • Presented the paper “Our Man in Havana” as part of the 500 years anniversary of the city of Havana at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on April 18.
  • Collaborated with a chapter of the textbook On the Move! Spanish Grammar for Everyday Situations: A Cultural Journey by Pablo Pintado-Casas, Margarita Sánchez, Katica Urbanc and Enrique Yepes, published this Spring 2019.
  • Published a fiction piece in the online magazine Enclave # 7
  • Presented diverse fiction and non- fiction texts at the Literature Series organized by the online magazine Enclave at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

 

CHEN ZHANG

Service
  • Proofreading/Review, translation of agreement and plans for cooperation between FIT and ZSTU (China) to be signed by President Brown (October 28, 2018)
  • Meeting with delegates of Donghua University (Shanghai, China), hosted by Office of International Programs (November 29, 2018).
  • Coordinating the Chinese section for the annual Student Poetry Recitation Contest; tutoring finalists of the Chinese section (November 2018).
  • Presentation/demo of calligraphy, for poetry month at International Student Services (April 2, 2019).
  • Joined Bing Hu and others in organizing work for calligraphic exhibition “Images of the Mind: introduction to Chinese calligraphic art”, held at Gladys Marcus Library (February - May 2019).
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