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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.

Upcoming events/opportunities of interest

Dear FFPP Fellows,

We thought you may wish to know about the following opportunity and event upcoming in the next few days (even as you prepare for Spring semester).

The opportunity is for TLH support in organizing your own event. Proposals for Event Co-sponsorship with the Transformative Learning in the Humanities initiative are due on January 15th (this Friday). You can join the conversation in the TLH Group on the CUNY Academic Commons and the application form can be found here.

And the event of interest is right in line with our mission here at FFPP of moving toward publication. It is sure to be helpful, especially to new Fellows: “From Dissertation to First Book: A Practical and Conceptual Guide” by Ken Wissoker, Senior Executive Editor of Duke University Press and director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

 

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
TLH Event November 20 @1PM

TLH Event November 20 @1PM

 

I am thrilled to invite you to our upcoming event, “Open TLH: Sharing Tips for Getting to the Finish Line,” a one-hour interactive workshop on Friday, November 20th at 1:00 PM. In this peer-to-peer workshop sponsored by the Transformative Learning in the Humanities initiative (a project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), participants will share strategies for the best ways to successfully close what we know has been a grueling semester for all. Bring your best ideas, challenges, successes (and fails). This event is about learning from one another. We’ll be breaking into groups to share our best tools and tips for success with one another—and beyond!

RSVP here.

You can join the conversation in the TLH Group on the CUNY Academic Commons.

 

Take care, Shelly

Poor Queer Studies (Belated) Book Launch with Matt Brim!  Friday @6PM!

Poor Queer Studies (Belated) Book Launch with Matt Brim! Friday @6PM!

Hello Friends!

Please join me in celebrating our Matt Brim and his book, Poor Queer Studies:  Confronting Elitism in the University (Duke UP) this Friday, October 23 @6PM online at Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSD).  You can register for free here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poor-queer-studies-matt-brim-in-conversation-tickets-124145792407

In Poor Queer Studies Matt Brim shifts queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite education toward poor and working-class people, places, and pedagogies. Brim shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of flagship institutions: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness. Drawing on the everyday experiences of teaching and learning queer studies at the College of Staten Island, Brim outlines the ways the field has been driven by the material and intellectual resources of those institutions that neglect and rarely serve poor and minority students. By exploring poor and working-class queer ideas and laying bare the structural and disciplinary mechanisms of inequality that suppress them, Brim jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and anti-racist education. Poor Queer Studies is essential for all of those who care about the state of higher education and building a more equitable academy.

Matt will be in conversation with Melissa Maldonado-Salcedo (Department of Anthropology, NYU), Justin T. Brown (Executive Director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, CUNY Graduate Center), and Greg Newton (co-founder of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division).

I plan to celebrate and listen with a glass of wine.

Congratulations, Matt!

Take care, y’all.

xo, Shelly

Professional Opportunities!

Professional Opportunities!

Hello Colleagues,

We hope you are holding up OK.  This is a quick post with two CUNY professional opportunities coming up next week:

#1:  The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is looking to expand its Editorial Collective.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to engage teaching+technology by collaborating on a scholarly journal, this is a great opportunity!  Application deadline is Monday, October 19.  Here’s the link again:  https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/join-the-collective/

#2  Please consider attending the information session for a new three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Transformative Learning in the Humanities.”  The Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) initiative supports public talks, symposia, and workshops across CUNY as well as a series of intensive peer-to-peer faculty seminars. CUNY faculty at all ranks (including adjuncts) in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply for these seminars.

Registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformative-learning-in-the-humanities-an-information-session-tickets-124695803505 [eventbrite.com]

You can join the TLH Group at CUNY Commons:

https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/transformative-learning-in-the-humanities/

Take care,

Shelly, Matt, and Kelly