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All members of the Graduate Center community are invited to join the Mina Rees Library’s current cohort of Open Pedagogy Fellows for a two-hour workshop about open access on Wednesday, January 13th from 2-4pm. This interactive workshop will cover the motivations for open access, the different ways of achieving open access, and its benefits for authors themselves. We will… Read More


“CONFRONTING U.S. REFUGEE POLICY THEN and NOW: PUTTING the POSTWAR PERIOD in CONVERSATION with OUR OWN” ARC SEMINAR PRESENTATION WITH LIBBY GARLAND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 4:00 – 5:30   After World War II, the United States passed legislation granting new kinds… Read More


This panel tackles theorizing racial capitalism from three perspectives. Historically we analyze the lessons learned from early pioneers of the study of the relationship between race, caste, and class. A racial capitalism lens is also used to analyze the school-to-prison pipeline and its connection to racial authoritarianism. Finally, an alternative theoretical framework to classical racial… Read More


CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative   Interested in digital humanities at CUNY? Have a project to share? Sign up to present your digital humanities project, research, or questions with students, faculty, and staff from across CUNY’s campuses.  What: 6th Annual CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative Lightning Talks When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020  Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM… Read More


We invite you to an information session on Wed, Oct 21 at 2-3 pm, for a new three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Transformative Learning in the Humanities.” Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost José Luis Cruz (PI of the historic $10 million grant to CUNY, of which this is a part)… Read More


The American Studies Certificate Program invites you to join us on Thursday Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. for a panel discussion addressing issues raised in the newly released essay collection Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism (West Virginia UP, 2020), edited by the Graduate Center’s Jeff Maskovsky (Anthropology) and Vanderbilt University’s Sophie Bjork-James.  The volume takes up… Read More


Students and faculty interested in and/or affiliated with the American Studies Certificate Program are invited to attend an informal gathering of what we’ve dubbed our Working Group on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.  The point first and foremost is to gather; we will discuss, among other things of current interest, Scott Kurashige’s 2019 American Studies Association Presidential Address,… Read More


  Ghost River: Decolonization through Artistic Reinterpretation Wednesday, 7 October 2020 4:30-6:00pm Co-sponsored by the American Social History Project. Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga (Red Planet Books and Comics, 2019) is a graphic novel about the Paxton massacres of 1763. However, as the title suggests, the Paxton vigilantes associated with this tragedy… Read More


  Please join us for a virtual meet and greet. You will have a chance to meet some of the American Studies faculty and ask questions related to the Certificate Program. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/121793751389  to access the Zoom link to join.… Read More