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Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Fellows

A Writing Fellow (WF) is an advanced Ph.D. student from CUNY’s Graduate Center who works 15 hours each week at a campus WAC Program.

The Writing Fellows Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to improve the quality of writing instruction across the disciplines and offer support for advanced CUNY doctoral students.

CUNY Writing Fellows program description [PDF]

At Lehman, Writing Fellows:

  • work as thinking partners with two faculty participants for a full academic year to:
    • assist in the creation of writing assignments;
    • respond to student writing;
    • collaborate on writing workshops for students;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • assist in the creation of syllabi;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • develop writing goals for the semester
  • participate in biweekly professional development meetings led by the WAC coordinators;
  • participate in workshops with faculty participants;
  • attend CUNY-wide WAC workshops;
  • work on special projects, such as workshop planning, outreach, assessment, website maintenance, and archiving.

2018-2019 Fellows

Robin McGinty

Robin McGintyRobin McGinty is a PhD student at the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program (Geography) at the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition to having received her BA from Antioch College, Robin holds a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) from Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Robin McGinty has been awarded several fellowships, including Columbia University Center for Oral History Research Summer Institute (Fellow, 2017), CUNY Graduate Center/Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant (2016), Columbia University’s Center for Justice (Justice Research Fellow, 2015) and Columbia Law School (The Public Science Project/Critical PAR Institute, 2014). Robin McGinty has been recently named a co-editor of “The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice” to be published in 2019.

Robin McGinty’s research considers the racialized and gendered spatial formations of the carceral sphere, apparatus and function, including its historical and structural reach through the optic of formerly incarcerated African-American women in the United States. Locating the prison as a site of carceral knowledge production and practices that stand in resistance to the prison and its afterlife, Robin McGinty foregrounds the political subjectivity of formerly imprisoned black women through their oral histories in conversation with contemporary discussions of mass criminalization and incarceration.

Zoë Slutzky

Zoë Slutzky Zoë Slutzky is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests include French, Italian, and Anglo-American literature from World War II to the present; spatial form in the novel; travel and mobility; and critical theory. She teaches literature and writing at Hunter College.

 

 

 

 

 

Carly Tocco

Carly Tocco Carly Tocco is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Neuropsychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has been teaching as an adjunct at Queens College and Lehman College for the past four years in subjects of Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Contemporary Psychotherapies and Intro to Psychology. Her research interests focus on emotional, neuropsychological and social side effects of antidepressants.


 

 

 

Anna Zhelnina

Anna ZhelninaAnna Zhelnina is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation focuses on urban social movements and housing-related mobilizations in Moscow, Russia. Anna is also a W.R. Hearst Graduate Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and a Board member of the Research Committee 21 of the International Sociological Association. She has taught “Social Movements” at Hunter College, CUNY, as the Graduate Teaching Fellow. 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Fellows

2017-2018

Janine Billadello, Archaeology
Aaron Botwick, English
Ashley Renaire Davis, Educational Psychology
Gregory Menillo, Music
Nick Micinski, Political Science
LaToya Strong, Urban Education

2007-2008

Raja Abillama, Anthropology
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Carla DuBose, History
Roman Kuznets, Computer Science
Sophie Mariñez, French
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education

2016-2017

Mila Burns, History
Mateo Duque, Philosophy
Benjamin Gillespie, Theater
Gabrielle Kappes, English
Antonella Mallozzi, Philosophy
Jennifer Pipitone, Environmental Psychology
Michael Shelichach, English

2006-2007

Ernesto Donas, Music
Carla DuBose, History
Fatmir Haskaj, Sociology
Sophie Mariñez, French
Ana Motta-Moss, Psychology
Tyler T. Schmidt, English

2015-2016

Nick Bacon, Cultural Anthropology
Carmela Muzio Dormani, Sociology
Benjamin Gillespie, Theater
Michael Shelichach, English
Yeree Shim, English
Nora Slonimsky, History
2005-2006

Francesco Crocco, English
Ernesto Donas, Music
Erin Heiser, English
Rachel Ihara, English
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
Jen Weiss, Urban Education

2014-2015

Kultej Dhariwal, English
Anna Gjika, Sociology
Gabrielle Kappes, English
María León Umaña, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Katie Uva, American History
Yeree Shim, English

2004-2005

Martine Hackett, Sociology
Christina Harris, Anthropology
Erin Heiser, English
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Rachel Ihara, English
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English
2013-2014

Helen French, Biopsychology and
Behavioral Neuroscience
Rocío Gil, Cultural Anthropology
Lorena Hernández, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Nicole Heron, Business
Mary Slavkin, Art History
Lisa Tagliaferri, Comparative Literature

2003-2004

Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Valkiria Durán, Psychology
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art

2012-2013

Claudia Astorino, Anthropology
Paula Burleigh, Art History
Agustina Carando, Linguistics
Han-byul Chung, Linguistics
Kerry Greaves, Art History

2002-2003

Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Samuel Cohen, English
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Patricia Duffett, English
Kate Moss, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art
2011-2012

Jinwon Kim, Sociology
Sharina Maillo Pozo, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Roberta Michel, Musical Arts
Benjamin Miller, English
Paul J. Polgar, History
Catherine Young, Theatre
2001-2002

Samuel Cohen, English
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Kate Moss, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2010-2011

Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Maria Maust-Mohl, Psychology
Christine Pinnock, Anthropology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology
2000-2001

Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English

2009-2010

Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Valkiria Duran-Narucki, Environmental Psychology
Bobbi Gentry, Political Science
Carla Marquez, Social-Personality Psychology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology

1999-2000

Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Robert Sauté, Sociology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology
2008-2009

Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Elizabeth Fitton, History
Robina Khalid, English
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
Claudia Pisano, English
Chris Alen Sula, Philosophy