Fellows of the CUNY Humanities Alliance will hold a roundtable discussion at the Futures Initiative‘s Thursday Dialogues series. Join us to talk about student-centered pedagogy, teaching the humanities in community colleges, doctoral education and professional development, and more! Title: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance Date: May […]
May 3 Thursday Dialogue: The CUNY Humanities Alliance on Teaching and Learning with New Majority ...
In a previous blog post I discussed how social attitudes are implicated in our valuation of languages and dialects, that is, I highlighted the tendency to think more highly of languages and dialects that are associated with high prestige social groups and denigrate those that are not. I also addressed the importance of confronting language […]
Congratulations to LaGuardia Scholars Ambar Castillo and Telijah Patterson on International Servi...
Through the Office for Global Learning Initiatives at LaGuardia Community College, two of the LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars have recently received international service learning scholarships. Ambar Castillo was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to do research for a year in India. Ambar received a Pulitzer fellowship to investigate how community based organizations create culturally adaptive health prevention […]
CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Fellows, Hansol Oh, is hosting an annual awards ceremony for the Theatre program this year. The 2018 Edwin Booth Award honoring playwright, director, and filmmaker Young Jean Lee. The award is given annually by the theatre doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center to “an individual or organization that has had a significant impact on […]
Congratulations to CUNY Humanities Alliance Fellow and HASTAC Scholar, Jenn Polish, on the publication of their debut novels. Jenn’s debut novella, LOST BOY, FOUND BOY (NineStar Press), is a scifi re-telling of Peter Pan in which Neverland is a holomatrix, Hook is a bisexual cyborg, and Tink is an asexual lesbian computer interface. Their debut novel, LUNAV (NineStar […]
Author’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part post. You can find the first part, On Designing a Research-Based Writing Course, here. I’ve already discussed my approach to scaffolding a research-based writing course to encourage students to focus on the processes of research and writing over the final product, and to engage in metacognition […]
My students love to talk about “bias.” They want to describe certain primary sources as “biased” and therefore unreliable, or compromised in some way. This discussion often comes up in one of the first classes when we discuss the differences between primary and secondary sources, but then recurs throughout the semester. Although I devote much […]
Author’s Note: This is the first part in a two-part post on designing a research-based writing course that culminates in a final paper assignment. In a recent post for this blog, I began to reflect on my experience of teaching “Writing the Research Paper,” a general education humanities course open to students who have taken at […]