Show The Graduate Center Menu
Michelle Fine
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8710
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Social Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Training Area: Critical Social/Personality Psychology|Environmental Psychology
Research Interests: Participatory Action Research and Studies of Social Injustice and Resistance; Urban Education

Dr. Fine served as chair of the Social/Personality Psychology Program during the 2008-2011 academic years. For the past 20 years, Dr. Fine has been engaged in varied critical participatory research projects, across diverse contexts including schools, communities and prisons, to document, interrupt and organize for just alternatives to injustice. The intellectual history of this work sits in the social psychological legacy of Kurt Lewin, W.E.B. DuBois and Marie Jahoda, Ignacio Martin Baro. Crafted in critical race, feminist, neo-liberal and post-colonial theory and through critical participatory methods, these projects are designed toward critical theoretical interventions, to produce social policy/amicus briefs and "to be of use" in social movements for human rights.
A Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women's Studies and Urban Education at the GC, Dr. Fine has taught at the Graduate Center, CUNY since 1992 and is a founding member of the Participatory Action Research Collective/Public Science Project at the Graduate Center. From 1981 – 1992, she was a member of the Human Development faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and since that time has had the privilege of teaching (and mostly learning) in New Zealand, Cyprus, China, Israel/Palestine, Canada and Turkey