Anahi Viladrich, Queens College
“Turn a rejection into a win-win situation.”
Anahi Viladrich, Queens College
“Turn a rejection into a win-win situation.”
Moustafa Bayoumi, Brooklyn College
“Short sentences help.”
Michael Gillespie, City College
“The most important work that I feel I’ve done…has consistently involved a measure of collaboration.”
Dear FFPP Fellows,
A snowy beginning to the spring 2021 semester brings two new videos, plus another opportunity for working with the Transformative Learning in the Humanities initiative.
In the latest installment of our “Mentor Writing Stories” series, Ted Ingram reflects on ways to be intentional about our collaborative writing and editing projects.
See all of our Mentor Writing Stories on our updated Virtual Orientation page.
Ken Wissoker’s latest talk to the CUNY community, “From Dissertation to First Book: A Practical and Conceptual Guide,” is now available. Ken is Senior Executive Editor of Duke University Press and director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center, CUNY, as well as a longtime friend of FFPP. Thank you to Ken and Chelsea Largent for their good work for CUNY.
Finally, applications are now open for the Transformative Learning in the Humanities 2021-22 Faculty Seminar.
On behalf of our Mentors, Kelly and I wish all Fellows past and present a happy and healthy 2021. This past difficult year has taught us, once again, that we could not ask for better colleagues, nor could we be more excited about the writing projects you will advance in the months ahead.
Here is to taking some much needed rest and to crafting a reasonable writing schedule over the break. For the 2021 Fellows, we look forward to our Writing Groups in the spring–they are the heart of the Program. And to everyone, many thanks for making FFPP such a special place to do our good work.
All our best wishes,
Matt Brim and Kelly Baker Josephs
Academic Directors — Faculty Fellowship Publication Program
The FFPP Academic Directors and Mentors offer our warmest congratulations to the spring 2021 Fellows! We look forward to another productive year of writing, peer review, and professional development at CUNY!
|Michael B. Gillespie,|
|Jason Schafer||LaGuardia Community College||Humanities|
|Carla Santamaría||Brooklyn College||Puerto Rican & Latino Studies|
|Cliff Mak||Queens College||English|
|Namhee Han||Queens College||Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages & Cultures|
|Patricia A. Milanes||York College||English|
Bronx Community College
|Jennette Allen-McCombs||York College||Social Work|
|Paul Archibald||College of Staten Island||Social Work|
|Sarah Baquet||Brooklyn College||School Psychology, Counseling, & Leadership|
|Nelson Santana||Bronx Community College||Library Learning Services|
|Natasha Nurse-Clarke||Lehman College||Nursing|
Medgar Evers College
|Zhu Zhou||York College||Chemistry|
|Zheng Peng||City College||Computer Science|
|Akm Rahman||City Tech||Mechanical Engineering Tech|
|Harsha Rajapakse||Medgar Evers College||Chemistry & Environmental Science|
|Maral Tajerian||Queens College||Biology|
John Jay College
|Sebastian Alvarado||Queens College||Biology|
|Cara Murray||Queensborough Community College||English|
|Sophia Hsu||Lehman College||English|
|Amin Erfani||Lehman College||Languages & Literatures|
|Reynado Ortiz-Minaya||Brooklyn College||Puerto Rican & Latino Studies|
|Pei Cheng||Brooklyn College||School Psychology, Counseling, & Leadership|
|Yung-Chen Chiu||Hunter College||Educational Foundations & Counseling Programs|
|Jan Oosting Kaminsky||School of Professional Studies||Nursing|
|Linda Ann Paradiso||School of Professional Studies||Nursing|
|Sasha Rudenstine||City College||Psychology|
|Katherine K. Chen,|
|Rhea Rahman||Brooklyn College||Anthropology|
|Phillip Staniczenko||Brooklyn College||Biology|
|Natalie Bump Vena||Queens College||Urban Studies|
|Grace Pai||Guttman Community College||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|John Lauermann||Medgar Evers College||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Melissa Castillo Planas||Lehman College||English|
|Shinjoung Yeo||Queens College||Media Studies|
|Kimberley McKinson||John Jay College||Anthropology|
|Carolina Chaves-O’Flynn||Queensborough Community College||Foreign Languages|
|Ryan Mann-Hamilton||LaGuardia Community College||Social Science|
|Sarada Rauch||LaGuardia Community College||Humanities|
|Larry Tung||York College||Performing & Fine Arts|
|James Harris||Bronx Community College||English|
|Noelia Diaz||Queensborough Community College||English|
|Dora Silva Santana||John Jay College||Gender Studies|
|Donna Lee Granville||Brooklyn College||Sociology|
|Shruti Sharma||Borough of Manhattan Community College||Social Sciences, Human Services, & Criminal Justice|
|Rong Zhao||Hunter College||Social Work|
|Harini Mittal||Bronx Community College||Business & Information Systems|
|Rubia Valente||Baruch College||Public & International Affairs|
The Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS) at the Research Foundation CUNY has been working hard to keep us connected to opportunities for funding in the Arts and Humanities as well as STEM fields. The resources below will help you begin planning to apply for future grants and fellowships. Please take a look!
A two-page Guide to Local Arts and Humanities Funders (look here for support beyond the usual suspects!)
APPS has filmed several of its workshops for future faculty development needs. We encourage the FFPP cohort to check out some of these prior talks to familiarize themselves with research development themes of interest. See the RF YouTube channel here.
COVID-19 funding advisories for both STEM/health faculty and arts and culture faculty. The STEM/health document is focused on urgent research projects, while the arts and culture document is focused on relief grants for those with loss of gig income and medical bills.
At times like this it helps to have good information at hand, so we want to share several CUNY-wide resources. The “CUNY Continuity” page is a place to start:
From here you can access University-wide resources as well as each CUNY college’s “coronavirus page” for information specific to the individual campuses.
Because this week is likely an especially difficult one for the CUNY community and for New York City, we also want to mention that CUNY has resources focused on health and wellness, including counseling and mental health services, as well as child care and food security on our campuses. Links to campus counseling centers can be found here:
More general information about health services at CUNY are here:
At some CUNY colleges, individual departments have compiled resource lists. An example of a departmental resource list is the following from Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College:
Many campus webpages also point CUNY community members to health and wellness resources outside the CUNY system, including NYC Well Counseling Services:
As ever, and on behalf of our Mentors, we want you to know how thankful we are to have you as colleagues and how deeply we value your participation in the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program.
All our best,
Shelly and Matt
We are truly heartened to hear that you have been relying on the structure provided by your writing groups and your Mentors to stay focused and find professional support in the face of adversity. The underlying strengths of the FFPP are becoming more vivid than ever: the capacity to connect, draw on professional resources, build layered support systems, and persevere together.
We have several timely informational items to share with you.
Finally, our STEM Mentor, William Carr, recently gave a talk about coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you to William for sharing your expertise with us!
We look forward to communicating with you regularly–even as we want to respect the fact that we’ve all been a bit overwhelmed with email lately! The FFPP Commons will be, we hope, a valued site of connection, resource-sharing, and collegiality as we move ahead.
Very best wishes to all,
Matt and Shelly
The FFPP Academic Directors and Mentors offer our warmest congratulations to the spring 2020 Fellows! This year FFPP expands to 10 writing groups across the most diverse range of disciplines and specialties in our history, including STEM fields and Rhetoric & Composition. We look forward to another productive year of writing, peer review, and professional development at CUNY!
|Faculty Mentor||Faculty Name||Campus||Department|
|Kelly Baker Josephs, York||Stuart Davis||Baruch||Communication Studies|
|Minna Logemann||Baruch||Communication Studies|
|Chun-Yi Peng||BMCC||Modern Languages|
|Moustafa Bayoumi, Brooklyn||Christine Farias||BMCC||Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice|
|Raquel Otheguy||Bronx CC||History|
|Marisa Solomon||Baruch||Sociology & Anthropology|
|Marta-Laura Suska||John Jay||Anthropology|
|Nivedita Majumdar, John Jay||Andy Connolly||Hostos||English|
|Yasha Klots||Hunter||Classical & Oriental Studies|
|Laurie Lomask||BMCC||Modern Languages|
|Schneur Newfield||BMCC||Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice|
|Anahí Viladrich, Queens||Tanzina Ahmed||KBCC||Behavioral Sciences & Human Services|
|Dwayne Baker||Queens||Urban Studies|
|Brenda Hernandez Acevedo||Lehman||Nursing|
|Fabienne Snowden||Medgar||Social Work|
|Jessica Van Parys||Hunter||Economics|
|Myriam Villalobos Solís||Baruch||Psychology|
|Mark McBeth, John Jay||Sara Alvarez||Queens||English|
|Marcela Oss Parra||Queens||Elementary & Early Childhood Education|
|Ted Ingram, Bronx CC||Asrat Amnie||Hostos||Health Education|
|Stacey Cooper||Hostos||Behavioral & Social Sciences|
|Jacob Eubank||Lehman||Health Sciences|
|Anuradha Srivastava||QBCC||Biological Sciences & Geology|
|Ava Chin, CSI||Jonah Brucker-Cohen||Lehman||Journalism & Media Studies|
|Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich||Queens||Media Studies|
|George Larkins||NYCCTech||Communication Design|
|Brenda Vollman||BMCC||Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice|
|Katherine Chen, City College||Marcello Di Bello||Lehman||Philosophy|
|Naja Berg Hougaard||QBCC||Social Sciences|
|Elizabeth Minei||Baruch||Communication Studies|
|Maite Sánchez||Hunter||Curriculum & Teaching|
|William Carr, Medgar Evers||Tatiana Emmanouil||Baruch||Psychology|
|Karen Flórez||SPH||Environmental, Occupational & Geospatial Sciences|
|Anna Manukyan||Hostos||Natural Science|
|Lina Newton, Hunter||Marcus Johnson||Baruch||Political Science|
|Ke Li||John Jay||Political Science|
|Min Liu||Bronx CC||Social Sciences|
|Liza Steele||John Jay||Sociology|