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GC Alumni Awards


We recognize the tremendous talents of our scholarly community with the prestigious Graduate Center Alumni Awards. Congratulations to our 2019 honorees! Please nominate exceptional GC alumni for April 2020. Contact with questions. Thank you!

2019 Alumni Achievement Award recipients:

  • James Giordano (Ph.D. ’87, Psychology – Biopsychology), Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics; Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Maggie Nelson (Ph.D. ’04, English), Poet, critic, and nonfiction writer; Professor of English, University of Southern California

2019 Graduate of the Last Decade Award (GOLD) recipients:

  • Amy E. Hughes (Ph.D. ’09, Theatre), Associate Professor, Theater History & Criticism, Brooklyn College
  • Nandini Sikand (Ph.D. ’10, Anthropology), Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Lafayette College

2019 City University of New York (CUNY) Award recipients:

  • Ardie Walser (Ph.D. ’91, Engineering – Electrical), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Electrical Engineering, Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York
  • Cindy R. Lobel (Ph.D. ’03, History), Posthumous Award, Former Assistant Professor of History, Lehman College; and Former Professor, Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center and Macaulay Honors College

GC Alumni Award Committee Members

  • Bruce Altschuler (Ph.D. 1981, Political Science)
  • Herman Berliner (Ph.D. 1970, Economics)
  • Kristopher Burrell (Ph.D. 2011, History)
  • Peter V. Cobb (Ph. D. 1972, Mathematics)
  • Margaret Connors McQuade (Ph.D. 2005, Art History)
  • Chirag Raval (Ph.D. 2012, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Caroline Urvater (Ph.D. 2016, Comparative Literature; M.A. 1990, Comparative Literature)


Past Awards