Inside The Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase

MAY 19, 2020 | 7:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1201: Elebash Recital Hall


May 19, 2020: 7:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs


This year’s Dissertation Showcase will be broadcast as a special online-only event.


Six doctoral students from diverse disciplines will make short presentations, describing their research in three minutes each. Topics include increasing the efficiency of solar energy, the Black Panthers’ contributions to education, the effectiveness of anti-corruption laws in the U.K. and the U.S., the figure of the “surrogate mother” in American theater and film, how philosophy can improve policing, and the importance of seeds in evolution. See how, even while students can’t physically come to campus, the intellectual life of The Graduate Center continues to thrive. 
Running time: approx. 30 minutes

Participating students:
Brandon del Pozo, Philosophy
Illya Nayshevsky, Chemistry
Robert P. Robinson, Urban Education
Amanda Sanseverino, Business
Alison Walls, Theatre and Performance Studies
Cecilia Zumajo, Biology - Plant Science
Graduate Center students are conducting important research that impacts public policy, science and technology, social justice, and new ways of thinking about the arts and humanities. This annual showcase is an opportunity to sample the wide variety of exciting scholarship taking place here at the GC. Join us as selected doctoral candidates present their Ph.D. dissertations in just three minutes each. In an evening of brief, TED-style talks, our diverse and talented students will share their research—in language for a general audience—across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.