** This essay is originally posted on The Futures Initiative website: https://futuresinitiative.org/blog/2019/03/31/shifting/ The loss of one language, said Wade Davis, a University of British Columbia anthropology professor, is akin to clear-cutting an “old-growth forest of the mind.” The world’s complex web of myths, beliefs and ideas – which Mr. Davis calls the “ethnosphere” – is […]
The Humanities Alliance team at the Graduate Center, CUNY are so excited to share our plan for a collaborative book project. We hope you will be a part of it! As one of the final projects of the Humanities Alliance grant funded by Andrew Mellon Foundation, we’re planning to share insights from the CUNY Humanities […]
The Humanities Alliance Conference was such an amazing event that I was able to be apart of. I was able to sit with professors from different parts of the states and have meaningful conversations on their strategies in pedagogy. I was able to attend the Faculty to Faculty: Building Pathways and Partnerships between the Community […]
It was such a pleasure to attend day 1 of the Humanities Alliance Conference. The day started with a very informative statistical study. Then with a panel of few fellows who teach at Community Colleges in NYC. It was an interesting feel when professors as fellows described their experiences specifically after the November 2016 elections. […]
This semester, as a Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellow, I was granted the wonderful opportunity to take a pause from teaching and to reflect on both my experiences as a student in LaGCC taking General Psychology and now having taught it several times in the same institution. Drawing from these experiences and observing Professor Vianna’s General […]
Facilitating Critical Thinking about the Political Underpinnings of Psychology: Where Do We Start...
I am lucky enough to be trained in psychology from a critical perspective that centralizes the relationship between psychology and politics, or the ways in which power functions in our production of psychological knowledge. I am also a woman of color whose history is deeply entwined with colonialism, which has given me another form of […]
MLA 2018: Advancing the Field: Connecting Humanities Graduate Education and Community College Tea...
Please see below for an overview of the 2018 MLA session co-hosted by the CUNY Humanities Alliance. Feel free to contact Elizabeth Alsop (email@example.com) with any questions, and hope to see some of you there! MLA Session 453: Advancing the Field: Connecting Humanities Graduate Education and Community College Teaching Saturday, January 6th, 8:30-11:30am (Hilton, Concourse […]
Using the Commons to Teach African American History in the Community College Classroom By Prithi Kanakamedala In Spring 2017, thanks to a generous CUNY Academic Commons (CAC) Faculty Fellowship, I was able to combine a number of scholarly and pedagogical interests in my HIS 37 African-American History class. HIS 37 is a one-semester survey […]
Professional Development and Academic Life (When You’re Mentally Dis/abled) By Jenn Polish For the final installment of this series on mental health in college classrooms, I’d like to shift the focus to ourselves as instructors, and consider how those of us with dis/abilities navigate both the classroom and the professional spaces surrounding it. I […]
Assessment as a Process, Not an Event: Anti-Ableist Strategies for All Students By Jenn Polish This post will focus on developing anti-racist and anti-ableist modes of assessment, and how things like contract grading can be a way for students to create their own forms of success in classrooms (instead of being held unfailingly to […]