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GC Alumni Awards


We will recognize our scholarly community with the prestigious Graduate Center Alumni Awards on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Please nominate exceptional GC alumni throughout the year!

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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

  • Elizabeth Alsop (Ph.D. 2012, Comparative Literature)
  • Bruce Altschuler (Ph.D. 1981, Political Science)
  • RocĂ­o Aranda-Alvarado (Ph.D. 2001, Art History)
  • 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)
  • Lyn Hill (Ph.D. 1982, Theatre)
  • Chirag Raval (Ph.D. 2012, Biomedical Engineering)


Past Awards