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Guttman Becomes Part of the CUNY Humanities Alliance as $3.15 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Goes to The Graduate Center, CUNY to Support Humanities Teaching Initiative

January 15, 2020 | Academics, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences

The grant funds partnerships between The Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges and supports 28 doctoral fellowships aimed at enhancing opportunities for students to engage with the humanities.

Professor Maggie Dickinson Publishes Article on SNAP Cuts in The Atlantic

December 12, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media, Publication

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Maggie Dickinson’s article about the consequences of cutting SNAP benefits for families has been published in The Atlantic.

Professor Mary Gatta Publishes Op-Ed on Economic Security of Retail Workers

December 9, 2019 | Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media

Jacksonville.com published Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta’s op-ed titled, “Retail workers deserve economic security.”

UMOC Scholars Present at Interdisciplinary Conference on Race

November 19, 2019 | Academics, Career Development, Conference Presentation, Experiential Learning, First Year Experience, Humanities and Social Sciences, Urban Studies

Seven first-year United Men of Color (UMOC) student scholars, accompanied by Professors Mary Gatta and Marcus Allen, presented at the Monmouth University Interdisciplinary Conference on Race on November 16th at Monmouth University’s campus in West Long Branch, NJ.

Dr. Baines Publishes Chapter in Volume Centered on Youth Issues

November 15, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Publication, Research

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines authored a chapter in the recently published Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents, edited by Mery F. Diaz and Benjamin Shepard. The book shares engaging stories by social workers, sociologists, researchers, and helping professionals that aim to center the young client’s story, drawing on the professionals’ experiences with a variety of disadvantaged populations in New York City and around the world. 

Professor Invited to Participate in Traditional Maya-Led Ab’ink

October 30, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Research

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kristina Baines participated in a special meeting of Maya leaders and academics in Southern Belize on October 25 and 26. The indigenous Maya community is engaging in next steps after a historic landmark decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice supporting indigenous governance of their lands. The gathering, Ab’ink of Maya Traditional Knowledge Holders and Academics, took place to discuss ways of moving forward following the legal victory.

Professor’s Column Discusses Issue of Surprise Medical Billing

October 15, 2019 | Academics, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media, Research

Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta’s latest column on InsiderNJ.com discusses the issue of surprise medical billing, and New Jersey’s recently passed law, Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act, which aims to combat the medical practice.

Dr. April Burns, Assistant Professor of Psychology

April 30, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences

“After my experience [as a student] at CUNY, my own working-class background, and my experience as a first-generation graduate, I really saw my place in a community college.”

Further affirming “solidarity” with her students, Dr. April Burns calls her trajectory to becoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at the College in 2016, “a winding path.” Her doctoral research in social psychology, completed at the CUNY Graduate Center under advisor and mentor Dr. Michelle Fine, focused on “the experience of upward mobility through education” and the impact of this experience on “first-generation graduates[,] their beliefs about justice and equity, education, merit, and… their interpersonal and family relationships.”

Faculty Scholarship – Scholarly Publications, Research Grants, and Presentations

March 11, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, First Year Experience, Grants, Human Services, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Research

During the fall of 2018, Guttman Community College faculty have continued to expand their published scholarship, earn distinguished awards and grants, and present their estimable research.

Dr. Laura Clarke, Assistant Professor of English

January 2, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication

“My favorite historical couple is Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning and I plan on retracing their steps through Italy one day.”

It is perhaps no surprise that Victorian scholar and Guttman Assistant Professor of English Dr. Laura Clarke named both of her children after literary figures. “I love books!” she exclaims with pride. Her own research focuses on the intersections between literature, philosophy, and the visual arts during the Victorian period. She is currently writing a book on the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, who “took up photography when it was a relatively new medium and engaged in epistemological debates about what constituted art.” Dr. Clarke’s work in progress explores how Cameron’s “illustrations embody conversations with other literary works and how they represent her wider photographic theory.” More broadly, she has contributed articles to Victorian Poetry, Religion and Literature and Cleo: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, as well as a book chapter to the edited collection Carlyle and the Idea.