The Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to MALS students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their workloads and meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their theses.
Advising Fellows will hold office hours between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and by appointment. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays: Andrew Goldberg
Wednesdays: Sonia Sanchez
Below the advisor profiles is a breakdown of the concentrations and their related advisor (Advising Fellows are prepared to work with students in any concentration).
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Andrew is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Theatre and Performance department at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation, “The Work of Theatre in the Age of Virtual Reproduction: Theorizing Theatre and Politics in the Digital Age,” explores questions about theatre’s status as a site for contemporary political engagement and issues of spectatorship in relation to other media technologies.
In addition to his work in academia, Andrew has been a professional theatre director and teaching artist in New York City for over twenty-five years. He holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, and is delighted to be an Advising Fellow for the MALS program. His experience and reserach most closely aligns with the following MALS concentrations: American Studies; Approaches to Modernity; Digital Humanities; Film Studies; New York Studies; Western Intellectual Traditions; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Sonia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Critical Social Psychology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she received an M.A. and M.Phil. Sonia obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011.
Sonia's dissertation research lives at the intersection of critical Indigenous studies, critical ethnic studies, immigration studies, sociology, critical psychology, and feminist and queer of color theories. Through a multi-method, cross-site ethnography, this dissertation explores a) how and why community organizers theorize and practice making links between migrant justice and other social justice struggles--Indigenous struggles, racial justice, and prison abolition, in particular. And b) how social justice organizers imagine challenges to and possibilities for solidarity across movements in these times.
In addition to this interdisciplinary dissertation research, Sonia has research and writing experience in educational justice, Youth Participatory Action Research, and Liberation epistemologies/methodologies. Sonia has also previously taught courses related to gender studies and research methods in the Psychology department at Hunter College, CUNY, and a course on 'Youth Action and Agency' in the Youth Studies Master's Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Sonia looks forward to imparting insight from nearly six years of navigating a Ph.D. program as a first-generation college-going student and, given past academic course work and research, is particularly prepared to help support students in the following concentrations: American Studies; Social and Environmental Justice Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Migration and Global Cities; and Childhood and Youth Studies.