FFPP Welcomes Spring 2023 Fellows!

The FFPP Academic Directors and Mentors offer our warmest congratulations to the Spring 2023 Fellows. We look forward to another productive year of writing, peer review, and professional development at CUNY.
Below are our FFPP 2023 Fellows listed by Mentor group:
Faculty Mentor: Anahi Viladrich, Queens College

  • Jinwon Kim, City Tech, “New Trends, Old Conflicts: New Black-Korean Relations in an Era of Global Racism and Global Media”
  • Keosha Bond, City College, “Using Photovoice to Examine the Sexual Socialization of Gender-Diverse Youth for HIV Prevention”
  • Barbara Flores-Caballero, Bronx Community College, “Left Behind—Education Decline in Puerto Rico: K-12 Principals Reflect on the Aftermath of the Pandemic in the Context of Hurricane Maria”
  • Kate Cauley, John Jay College, “Reading through Redemption: Comparing Information Access in Brazilian and American Correctional Facilities”
  • Laura Graham Holmes, Hunter College, “Health Equity Promotion for Sexual and Gender Minorities on the Autism Spectrum”
  • Deborah Greenblatt, Medgar Evers College, “An Assessment of Liberatory Practices in College-level Online Classes”

Faculty Mentor: Ava Chin, College of Staten Island

  • Jade Charon Robertson, Medgar Evers College, “Gold: You’re a Star”
  • Eve Eure, Lehman College, “Testimonies of Intergenerational Kinship”
  • Mudiwa Pettus, Medgar Evers College, “Against Compromise: Black Rhetorical Education in the Age of Booker T. Washington”
  • Lissette Acosta, Borough of Manhattan Community College, “Women in Colonial Santo Domingo: Disobedience, Bravery, and Power”
  • Elizabeth Alsop, School of Professional Studies, “An Unsentimental Education: The Films of Elaine May”
  • Agustin McCarthy, Borough of Manhattan Community College, “Transcestors – A Feature Documentary”

Faculty Mentor: Jonathan W. Gray, John Jay College

  • Vivian Y. Lim, Guttman Community College, “Integrating Quantitative Approaches to Teach about Social Justice”
  • Augustus Durham, Lehman College, “Why Roberta Flack Matters – First Take”
  • Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado, Baruch College, “Latinx Graphic Counter Histories: Knowledge, Memory, and Representation in Latinx Graphic Memoirs and Comic Biographies”
  • Sandy Plácido, Queens College, “Moving Forward the Publication of the Monograph, A Decolonial Science: Dr. Ana Livia Cordero and the Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle”
  • Laura Rifkin, Brooklyn College, “Reputable Technocultures and Protecting Vulnerable Populations”
  • Daniel Libertz, Baruch College, “Tensions of Numbers and Words in Quantitative Writing for Social Justice”

Faculty Mentor: Katherine K. Chen, City College

  • Shilpa Viswanath, John Jay College, “Bureau Men and Settlement Women: A Feminist Critique of Homelessness and the Housing Bureaucracy”
  • Karen G. Williams, Guttman Community College, “Science of Incarceration: Care, Coercion, and Consent”
  • Robert P. Robinson, John Jay College, “Stealin’ the Meetin’: Black Education History & The Black Panthers’ Oakland Community School”
  • Meghan Ference, Brooklyn College, “Roundabouts: Matatu Transportation as a Feminist Public in Nairobi, Kenya”
  • Sarah Saddler, Baruch College, “Performing Corporate Bodies: Multinational Theater in Global India”
  • Yaari Felber-Seligman, City College, “Fashioning Inland Economies: Trade and Culture in Central East Africa”

Faculty Mentor: Lina Newton, Hunter College

  • Helen Chang, Hostos Community College, “Election Administration and Electoral Reform in New York City”
  • Do Jun Lee, Queens College, “From Threat to Essentially Sacrificial: NYC Food Delivery Workers in COVID-19”
  • Raul Pathak, Baruch College, “Fiscal Resilience and Economic Recovery in New York Municipalities: An Examination of Local Government Finances After the Pandemic”
  • Elizabeth Edenberg, Baruch College, “Polarization and Shared Values”
  • Joan Robinson, City College, “The Home Pregnancy Test”
  • Bryan S. Weber, College of Staten Island, “The Effects of Urban Transportation on Crime and Safety”

Faculty Mentor: Siraj Ahmed, Lehman College

  • Krystyna Michael, Hostos Community College, “The Intimacy of Dissent”
  • Mira Zaman, Borough of Manhattan Community College, “The Rake Seduced: The Devil and the Hidden Seduction Narrative in Richardson’s Clarissa
  • Kedon Willis, City College, “No Nation is Postcolonial: The State of Abjection in the Writings of Queer Caribbean Authors”
  • Elizabeth Porter, Hostos Community College, “Decentering the Novel Heroine: Women’s Spatial and Narrative Trajectories in Defoe’s Roxana (1724)”
  • Rosemary Twomey, Queens College, “Final Ends in Aristotle’s Psychology”
  • Mark Zelcer, Queensborough Community, “Socrates at War”

Faculty Mentor: Ted N. Ingram, Bronx Community College

  • Misun Dokko, LaGuardia Community College, “Supporting Diverse First-Year Composition Students at a Two-Year Hispanic-Serving Institution in New York City”
  • Brittany Fox-Williams, Lehman College, “Getting to Trust: Race, Relationships, and Achievement in Urban Schools”
  • Vincent Jones, York College, “Health Education and Efficacy to Respond to Violence and other Negative Experiences on Mobile Dating Apps among People of Color and Sexual Minorities”
  • Delia Hernandez, Kingsborough Community College, “Teaching and Learning Through Critical Reflection: A Process of Engagement and Induction for Community College Preservice Teachers”
  • Gabriel Camacho, John Jay College, “The Effect of Wearing College Apparel on Black Men’s Perceived Criminality and Perceived Risk of Being Racially Profiled by Police”
  • Casey LaDuke, John Jay College, “Supporting Brain Health in Black Men Impacted by the Criminal Legal System”

Faculty Mentor: William H. Carr, Medgar Evers College

  • Jun Li, Queens College, “Sequence-aware Coding for Large-scale Distributed Matrix Multiplication”
  • Joshua Tan, LaGuardia Community College, “Solving the Mysteries of Gamma-Ray Emitting Astrophysical Sources with Student Co-Researchers”
  • Bianca Sosnovski, Queensborough Community College, “Applications of Non-Abelian Groups to Hashing”
  • Jane Alexander, College of Staten Island, “Geochemical Evidence for the Origin and Remobilization of Triassic Age Fluvial Sediments of the Newark Basin, NJ”
  • Matthew Junge, Baruch College, “Mathematical Perspectives in Prison”
  • Nicholas Vlamis, Queens College, “The Dehn–Nielsen Theorem for Non-compact Surfaces”

FFPP Welcomes Spring 2022 Fellows!

The FFPP Academic Directors and Mentors offer our warmest congratulations to the Spring 2022 Fellows. We look forward to another productive year of writing, peer review, and professional development at CUNY.

Below are our FFPP 2022 Fellows listed by Mentor group:

Faculty Mentor: Moustafa Bayoumi, Brooklyn College

  • Jennifer Corby, Kingsborough Community College, “Reclaiming Time: Liberating the Modern Subject”
  • Ben Holtzman, Lehman College, “‘Smash the Klan’: Fighting the White Power Movement in the Late Twentieth Century”
  • Vani Kannan, Lehman College, “Writing Mutiny: Rhetoric, Transnationalism, and Asian Coalitional Organzing in the U.S.”
  • Fidel Tavárez, Queens College, “The Imperial Machine: Assembling the Spanish Commercial Empire in the Age of Enlightenment”

Faculty Mentor: William Carr, Medgar Evers College

  • Jorge Matias Caviglia, Brooklyn College, “Pathophysiological mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”
  • Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky, Brooklyn College, “Did New York City Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programs Suffer or Succeed During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns?”
  • Jihyun Kim, Guttman Community College, “Promoting Diversity in Chemistry”
  • Shiryn Devi Sukhram, College of Staten Island, “The impact of COVID-19 and social-environmental factors on suicide rates in New York City”

Faculty Mentor: Katherine K. Chen, City College

  • Tanuka Ghoshal, Baruch College, “Sequins, Saris and Ripped Jeans: How Bluffing and Open Secrets Facilitate Self-Transformation”
  • Melanie Lorek, School of Professional Studies, “Lingering on the Past, Creating Future? Post-socialist Performances in Political Campaigns and Speeches in Contemporary Germany”
  • Nerve Macaspac, College of Staten Island, “Insurgent Peace: Community-led Peace Zone and the Spatialities of Peace”
  • Jeremy Sawyer, Kingsborough Community College, “Can learning about disability rights activism reduce implicit anti-disability bias?”

Faculty Mentor: Bridgett Davis, Baruch College

  • Matthew Burgess, Brooklyn College, “Taking Play Seriously: The Transformative Power of Poetry in a Liberatory Pedagogy”
  • Cassandra Evans, School of Professional Studies, “Five Wives (a novel regarding disability justice and intersectionality)”
  • Ann, Genzale, Hostos Community College, “Re-Writing the Book of Myths: Embodied Narrative in Cheryl Strayed’s Wild”
  • Christina Saindon, Queens Community College, “Gendered Education: Narrating the Silence of Women and Girls in the Classroom”

Faulty Mentor: Michael Gillespie, City College

  • Ted Gordon, Baruch College, “Sun Ra Meets the Moog: Discipline, Freedom, and Electricity”
  • Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Queens Community College, “Afrosurrealism in Contemporary Pop Culture”
  • Nicole Wallenbrock, Hostos Community College, “Cinematheques of the Maghreb and France”
  • Nicole Williams, Bronx Community College, “Rewriting History: The Function of the Linchpin Character in Biopics about Black Americans”

Faculty Mentor: Ted Ingram, Bronx Community College

  • Michelle Fraboni, Queens College, “Revisiting Notions Of Identity, Belonging, and Community With Teacher Education Students”
  • Nakia Gray-Nicolas, Queens College, “College-Ready by Whose Definition: Towards a More Inclusive Definition and Approach to College-Readiness”
  • Dialika Sall, Lehman College, “Connecting Black: Second-Generation Africans and the Redefining of Blackness in America”
  • Jennifer Van Allen, Lehman College, “Knowledge of Open Educational Practices: Tools for Empowering Student Voice”

Faculty Mentor: Nivedita Majumdar, John Jay College

  • Tarun Banerjee, John Jay College, “Social Movements and Public Policy Implementation: The Civil Rights Movement and the War on Poverty, 1965-71”
  • Eileen Markey, Lehman College, “God Was on the Block: How Community Power Stopped the Fires and Rebuilt the Bronx”
  • Salvador Salazar, Bronx Community College, “History of the Cuban Press of the Twentieth Century”
  • Eric Essono Tsimi, Baruch College, “A Microhistorical Approach to the Decolonial Epistemologies in the Twenty-First Century Africa”

Faculty Mentor: Mark McBeth, John Jay College

  • Charissa Che, Queens Community College, “An Asset-Based Inquiry of Liberal Arts ELL Instruction at a Queens Community College”
  • Stacy Katz, Lehman College, “Exploring the Intersections of Open Educational Practices and Equity Pedagogy”
  • Cristina Lozano Argüelles, John Jay College, “The Bilingual Spectrum: Redefining Bilingualism in Translation Studies”
  • Catherine Voulgarides, Hunter College, “Opportunity Gaps, the Educational Debt, and Racial Inequity in Special Education in an Urban Context”

Faculty Mentor: Lina Newton, Hunter College

  • Neil Hernandez, Baruch College, “Congressional Republicans Reorganize the Immigration System: A Case Study of Utilizing Bureaucratic Structure to Ease and Tighten Immigration, 1906-1913”
  • Emily Pelletier, Queens Community College, “An Evaluation Approach to Examining Juvenile Defense”
  • Viviana Rivera-Burgos, Baruch College, “Responsiveness to Co-ethnics and Co-minorities: Evidence from an Audit Experiment of State Legislators”
  • Shreya Subramani, John Jay College, “Carcerality In Transition: The Productive Relations of Reentry Governance”

Faculty Mentor: Anahi Viladrich, Queens College

  • Anthony Dest, Lehman College, “Dissident Peace: An Ethnography of Struggle in Colombia”
  • Robin Naughton, Queens College, “Modern Impressions: Understanding Queens College Library (QCL) website users”
  • Anika Thrower, Borough of Manhattan Community College, “Stress-based Experiences among Black Non-traditional Community College Students: A Path to Discovery and Action”
  • Victor Torres-Vélez, Hostos Community College, “Toxic Assemblages: Necroecologies of Race and Accumulation”

Working-Class Studies Association: Call for Annual Awards Submissions

Dear Fellows, please consider submitting your work produced in 2020 and 2021 for one of the annual awards from the Working-Class Studies Association. Though you may not explicitly locate your work within “working-class studies,” those of you working on CUNY communities, precarity, race/class/gender intersections, and many other topics likely have significant overlap with this growing field. Awards are given out for different types of academic and creative writing, including books, scholarly articles, and media/journalism. Submissions are due by February 1, 2021. Full details here:

Applications for 2021-22 FFPP Fellows now open

The Call For Proposals is now available for the 2021-2022 Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP), sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity.

Full-time, untenured CUNY faculty are eligible to submit proposals. Previous FFPP fellows are the best spokespeople for the wonders of this program. Please share FFPP details with your colleagues and encourage them to apply. More information about the program, including the CFP, application instructions, and important meetings dates, can be found HERE.

The 2021-22 application deadline is Friday, October 29. Fellows will be notified by November 19.

Share Your FFPP-related Publications, Awards, and Presentations on Our Live Google Doc

Dear Fellows and Mentors: Please join us in collecting and celebrating the good work of FFPP. Add your FFPP-related publications, presentations, and awards to the list below by typing directly into the editable Google Doc. Use your preferred citation style (alphabetized by your last name, even in cases where you are not the first author). We’ve added a few entries to start us off, and we look forward to watching the list grow! Read more