Center for Place, Culture and Politics
The Center for Place, Culture and Politics' work has several facets. Each academic year, we adopt a specific theme and appoint faculty and graduate student fellows to explore that theme. At a weekly seminar, fellows present their own work and explore the work of others related to the year’s theme. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars who have done significant work related to the theme. In addition to giving a public lecture, these distinguished visitors meet with the fellows at their weekly seminar. The Center often hosts conferences and events related to the year’s theme. More informal events produced in response to immediate and emerging global and local issues are also organized through the Center, our fellows, and their expansive scholarly and activist networks. We encourage faculty and graduate students throughout CUNY to use the Center’s facilities for meetings and for organizing projects, and will work on joint projects with other programs and centers.
Aug 17, 2021
The Society and Protest Workshop at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is planning four meetings in the Fall semester, 2021, on the theme of insider and...
Apr 30, 2021
Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a renowned scholar and leading voice in the contemporary abolition movement, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Jun 28, 2017
Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Earth and Environmental Sciences), director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center, has won the 2017 Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award from the American Studies Association's Minority Scholars' Committee.
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Aug 28, 2014
Since its inception, the center provides an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary topics. The center runs a weekly seminar, hosts distinguished lecture series, and organizes conferences following a theme which changes each year.View all events