Being Intentional about Our Collaborative Writing Projects + New Resources and Opportunities

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.

Happy New Year from FFPP!

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

FFPP Welcomes Spring 2021 Fellows!

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!

FACULTY MENTOR FELLOWSCAMPUSDEPARTMENT
 
Michael B. Gillespie,
City College 
Jason SchaferLaGuardia Community CollegeHumanities
 Carla SantamaríaBrooklyn CollegePuerto Rican & Latino Studies
 Cliff MakQueens CollegeEnglish
 Namhee HanQueens CollegeClassical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages & Cultures
 Patricia A. Milanes York CollegeEnglish
   
Ted Ingram,
Bronx Community College
Jennette Allen-McCombsYork CollegeSocial Work
 Paul ArchibaldCollege of Staten IslandSocial Work
 Sarah BaquetBrooklyn CollegeSchool Psychology, Counseling, & Leadership
 Nelson SantanaBronx Community CollegeLibrary Learning Services
 Natasha Nurse-ClarkeLehman CollegeNursing
   
William Carr,
Medgar Evers College
Zhu ZhouYork CollegeChemistry
 Zheng PengCity CollegeComputer Science
 Akm RahmanCity TechMechanical Engineering Tech
 Harsha RajapakseMedgar Evers CollegeChemistry & Environmental Science
 Maral TajerianQueens CollegeBiology
   
Nivedita Majumdar,
John Jay College
Sebastian AlvaradoQueens CollegeBiology
 Cara MurrayQueensborough Community CollegeEnglish
 Sophia HsuLehman CollegeEnglish
 Amin ErfaniLehman CollegeLanguages & Literatures
 Reynado Ortiz-MinayaBrooklyn CollegePuerto Rican & Latino Studies
   
Anahi Viladrich,
Queens College
Pei ChengBrooklyn CollegeSchool Psychology, Counseling, & Leadership
 Yung-Chen ChiuHunter CollegeEducational Foundations & Counseling Programs
 Jan Oosting KaminskySchool of Professional StudiesNursing
 Linda Ann ParadisoSchool of Professional StudiesNursing
 Sasha RudenstineCity CollegePsychology
   
Katherine K. Chen,
City College
Rhea RahmanBrooklyn CollegeAnthropology
 Phillip StaniczenkoBrooklyn CollegeBiology
 Natalie Bump VenaQueens CollegeUrban Studies
 Grace PaiGuttman Community CollegeInterdisciplinary Studies
 John LauermannMedgar Evers CollegeSocial & Behavioral Sciences
   
Moustafa Bayoumi,
Brooklyn College
Melissa Castillo PlanasLehman CollegeEnglish
 Shinjoung YeoQueens CollegeMedia Studies
 Kimberley McKinsonJohn Jay CollegeAnthropology
 Carolina Chaves-O’FlynnQueensborough Community CollegeForeign Languages
 Ryan Mann-HamiltonLaGuardia Community CollegeSocial Science
   
Bridgett Davis,
Baruch College
Sarada RauchLaGuardia Community CollegeHumanities
 Larry TungYork CollegePerforming & Fine Arts
 James HarrisBronx Community CollegeEnglish
 Noelia DiazQueensborough Community CollegeEnglish
 Dora Silva SantanaJohn Jay CollegeGender Studies
   
Lina Newton,
Hunter College
Donna Lee GranvilleBrooklyn CollegeSociology
 Shruti SharmaBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeSocial Sciences, Human Services, & Criminal Justice
 Rong ZhaoHunter CollegeSocial Work
 Harini MittalBronx Community CollegeBusiness & Information Systems
 Rubia ValenteBaruch CollegePublic & International Affairs

Award Pre-Proposal Support from the Research Foundation CUNY

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!

 

Helpful Resources

Dear Fellows,

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:

https://www.cuny.edu/cuny-continuity/cuny-continuity-for-students/

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:

https://www.cuny.edu/current-students/student-affairs/student-services/counseling/campus-centers/

More general information about health services at CUNY are here:

https://www.cuny.edu/current-students/student-affairs/student-services/health-services/

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:

https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/blackandlatinostudies/?page_id=9

Many campus webpages also point CUNY community members to health and wellness resources outside the CUNY system, including NYC Well Counseling Services:

https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/

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

 

Research Foundation Guidance + Work-Life Balance for Faculty of Color

Hello Fellows,

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.

  1. The CUNY Research Foundation has just released the following for PIs and grant workers:  https://www.rfcuny.org/RFWebsite/about/announcements/coronavirus-guidance/ and specifically  https://www.rfcuny.org/RFWebsite/learning-resources/covid-19-guidance/faqs-for-rf-field-staff-and-principal-investigators/   This guidance will be updated periodically, so please check back at the RF site.
  2. The current moment only highlights something the FFPP has long focused on: the question of how faculty of color can achieve a good work-life balance in academe. Dwayne A. Mack, professor of history and Carter G. Woodson Chair of African American History at Berea College, offers his perspective here.

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

FFPP Welcomes Spring 2020 Fellows!

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
Sean Gerrity Hostos English
Donna Hill Medgar English
Minna Logemann Baruch Communication Studies
Cristina Migliaccio Medgar English
Chun-Yi Peng BMCC Modern Languages
Moustafa Bayoumi, Brooklyn Christine Farias BMCC Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice
Victoria Muñoz Hostos English
Raquel Otheguy Bronx CC History
Erica Richardson Baruch English
Marisa Solomon Baruch Sociology & Anthropology
Marta-Laura Suska John Jay Anthropology
Nivedita Majumdar, John Jay Andy Connolly Hostos English
Adrian Izquierdo Baruch English
Yasha Klots Hunter Classical & Oriental Studies
Laurie Lomask BMCC Modern Languages
Schneur Newfield BMCC Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice
Rafael Walker Baruch English
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
Carrie Hall NYCCTech English
Yana Kuchirko Brooklyn Psychology
Marcela Oss Parra Queens Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Meghmala Tarafdar QBCC English
Missy Watson CCNY English
Ted Ingram, Bronx CC Asrat Amnie Hostos Health Education
Stacey Cooper Hostos Behavioral & Social Sciences
Jacob Eubank Lehman Health Sciences
Nicole Kras Guttman n/a
Anya Spector Guttman n/a
Anuradha Srivastava QBCC Biological Sciences & Geology
Ava Chin, CSI Jonah Brucker-Cohen Lehman Journalism & Media Studies
Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Queens Media Studies
Donika Kelly Baruch English
George Larkins NYCCTech Communication Design
Brenda Vollman BMCC Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice
Natasha Yannacañedo Hostos Humanities
Katherine Chen, City College Marcello Di Bello Lehman Philosophy
Charles Gomez Queens Sociology
Naja Berg Hougaard QBCC Social Sciences
Andrew Lambert CSI Philosophy
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
Mabel Korie Medgar Nursing
Sandra Maldonado Lehman Nursing
Anna Manukyan Hostos Natural Science
Mara Schvarzstein Brooklyn Biology
Lina Newton, Hunter Marcus Johnson Baruch Political Science
Jennifer Laird Lehman Sociology
Ke Li John Jay Political Science
Min Liu Bronx CC Social Sciences
James Rodriguez Guttman n/a
Liza Steele John Jay Sociology