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Feb 14 | Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College

The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to attend the next event in our University Worth Fighting For series, “Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College.” It will be held tomorrow, February 14, 12:00pm-2:00pm, at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Skylight Room (9100).

The discussion will address timely topics, including active learning and activism in and through higher education. You will hear from faculty and students about their experience bringing together theory and practice through their involvement in the Peer Activist Learning Community program at LaGuardia Community College. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served!

You can find the full event description and panelist bios in the announcement below. Feel free to contact Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, at ftran@gc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about this event.

Feb 15 | Opening Reception: Weaving Ways of Knowing

Dear Students, Graduates, Faculty and Colleagues:

The Urban Education Program is very excited to extend an invitation to you for this Spring 2018 exhibition.  Please join us!

weaving ways of knowing

 In the past decade there has been an explosion of visual and arts-based research projects across several disciplines.  This exhibition features the work of students enrolled in Doing Visual and Arts-based Research.

We concentrated on the use of visual art forms (e.g. photography, painting, portraiture, drawing, video and collage) as a means of knowledge production, where these forms are central to data collection, interpretation, and representation.

Feb. 15 – April 19
Room 4201
Opening Reception: Feb. 15, 6:30pm

Feb 15 | Political Theory Workshop

The department of Political Science is delighted to announce the first workshop for the Political Theory subfield for the spring semester. The event will be held in the Political Science Lounge (5200.07), Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm ft. Professor George Shulman (New York University) (discussant: Nader Sadre).  The paper is attached to the e-mail. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please e-mail GCpoliticaltheoryworkshop@gmail.com.  You can click on the image to view the on-line site for the event and to download the paper.

Feb 7 | Sourcing Belief: From the Gulf Region of the Middle East to GCC’s Art Practice

Sourcing Belief: From the Gulf Region of the Middle East to GCC’s Art Practice

Conversation with GCC: Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30-8:00 pm | The James Gallery

GCC’s art practice often utilizes widely circulating digital imagery, political theater, and contemporary life generated in the Middle East to create monumental objects and experiences. This may result in seemingly ancient bas-relief sculptures, immersive sculptural environments, and sound pieces, for example. In the evening’s conversation, the artists will address questions about ritual and belief systems in nation-building with particular attention to new practices of the governments in the Gulf region of the Middle East, and parallels in art-making.

Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Click here for more information about this conversation.

Free and open to the public. The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY, 365, Fifth Ave, NYC.

Feb 15 | The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

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Feb 14 | “Slam Precarious Work” at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Nothing to do on Valentine’s Day? How about joining us for an unconventional celebration of the publication of Precarious Work (edited by Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam), WSQ (Vol. 45, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2017)?

Inspired by Kathi Weeks’s article in the issue, “Down With Love,” we will stage a late afternoon performance of anti-love letters to work, precarity, and whatever else those gathered want to disavow on February 14th. Resembling more of a poetry slam than an academic panel—including a video display of the visual essay with work by artists such as Cecilia Vicuña, Katherine Hattam, Sable Elyse Smith, Ellen Koshland, Agatha Gothe-Snape, FEMMO™, Guerrilla Girls, Shana Agid, and Dread Scott—the prose and poetry will be followed by a performance by Lady Aye, “sweetheart of the sideshow.” (more…)

Feb 2 | State of the Art: Race and the Early Modern World

State of the Art: Race and the Early Modern World 
with Dr. Kim Hall and Dr. Jennifer Morgan

Friday, February 2, 2018
10:30am – 1:00pm, lunch to follow
Academic Building 6050, 15 Seminary Place

Kim F. Hall is the Lucyle Hook Chair of English and a Professor of Africana Studies at Barnard College. Her presentation, entitled Eating the Other: Race, Sugar and Labor in the Early Modern Caribbean, argues that the distinction between proper enjoyment of the world’s bounty and luxurious excess that undergirds early modern food discourses is central to examining England’s creations of slave societies in the early modern Caribbean; it explores the role of food writing in creating white mastery in the early modern world and now.

Jennifer Morgan is a professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of History at NYU. Her paper, Calculating Intimacies: Race, Gender, and Fungibilities in the Early Modern English Atlantic World, explores the relationship between emerging seventeenth century economic formations and the language and practice of hereditary racial slavery. She examines the connections between markets and human chattel as they took form in the Atlantic world.



January – February 2018 CUNY Academy Events

Please ask your colleagues to take advantage of CUNY Academy travel program for F/T Assistant Professors. Please also nominate Assistant Professors for the prestigious Feliks Gross awards.

Please come to our January and February CUNY Academy Events:

  • “If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters deep, / Untied I still my virgin knot will keep. / Diana, aid my purpose!’: Virginity as Autonomy in Shakespeare’s Pericles” presented by Professor Katharine Goodland from The College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 9207, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.

Please support the work of the CUNY Academy.
Become a member or simply contribute.

Jan 22 | Writing Support Session

Write Now: open session for getting your writing done

Monday,  01/22/2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Writing over break?

Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or anything else?

Bring your work and write alongside other GC students.  Drop by any time during our 4-hour window.

A Graduate Writing Consultant will be available for one-on-one help.

Coffee & snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Dec 12 | Urban Education Lecture Series

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