FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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January 5, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Bill Haddican

Prof. Bill Haddican's article "Cross-speaker covariation across six vocalic changes in New York City English​," is the recipient of the Roger W. Shuy Award for the best article published in American Speech during 2022. Bill will receive the award at the American Dialect Society's Annual luncheon on Saturday, January 7.

The article examines differences in the way that innovative variants for six vocalic changes in New York City English—TOO-fronting, raising of PRICE and FACE and lowering of BAD, THOUGHT and DRESS—co-occur across speakers, and explores social correlates of these patterns of covariation in the Corpus of New York City English (Tortora et al in progress). The analysis suggests that patterns of covariation across speakers are conditioned by the local social embedding of the changes.

January 5, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Irina Sekerina

Prof. Irina Sekerina was awarded a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board award from May 15 - August 14, 2023 to São Paulo (Brazil).
Here is the brief summary of the project:

By 2050, one in five people globally will be over 60. Language sciences have to establish what constitutes successful language and linguistic communication in later life. The goal of Dr. Sekerina’s 3-month Fulbright research project in Brazil (2023) is to combine a corpus linguistics approach and heritage language bilingualism to describe the Russian language of bilingual heritage Russian-Brazilian Portuguese elderly (Mage = 77) speakers in São Paulo. This project is a part of Brazilian Portuguese-Russian Corpus (BraPoRus) for which our team has started data collection in 2021. We will focus on three topics: (a) grammatical gender, (b) prosodic characteristics, and (c) narrative competence.

December 19, 2022

Naiomy Guerrero accepted to a Museum Professionals Program at the Studio Museum

A round of applause goes to Naiomy Guerrero who was accepted to the Winter 2023 Museum Professionals Seminar at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The seminar is comprised of a series of workshops designed for emerging museum professionals to "incubate and ideate" their ideas.  Congrats to Naiomy!


December 15, 2022

Congrats to Tie Jojima for making the New York Times Best Art Books of 2022!

Ph.D. candidate Tie Jojima co-curated (with Rachel Remick and Aimé Iglesias Lukin) an exhibition of Mexican sculptor, Geles Cabrera. Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico was on view at the Americas Society this summer. An accompanying book of the same title was co-edited by Jojima.  She authored an essay on the interrelation between dance, affect, and Mexico city in Cabrera’s sculptural practice and wrote the artist’s chronology.  The New York Times has just recognized this book as one of the Best Art Books of 2022!  

December 9, 2022

Alumni Win Society for Music Theory Awards

Congratulations to Graduate Center Music program alumni Noriko Manabe (Ph.D. Music, ‘09) and Philip Stoecker (Ph.D. Music ’03), who were honored with awards at the recent Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory.

Manabe, an associate professor at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance, received the Outstanding Publication Award for her article “We gon' be alright? The ambiguities of Kendrick Lamar's protest anthem” Music Theory Online, 25(1).

Stoecker, chair of the Department of Music at Hofstra University, received the Outstanding Multi-Author Collection Award for co-editing (with Edward Venn) the book Thomas Adès Studies. Among other essays, this award-winning collection featured the article  “Sonic Allegory in Adès’s The Exterminating Angel" by CUNY Professor Yayoi Uno Everett.


November 22, 2022

Mona Hadler's new book reviewed in Women's Art Journal

Congrats to Professor Mona Hadler who co-edited, Pop Art and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Class in the Global Sixties with Kalliopi Minioudaki (Bloomsbury, 2022). Woman's Art Journal touted it as a "marvelous snapshot of the global sixties." See the review here.


November 10, 2022

Most recent issue of October has article by Alum Arnaud Gerspacher

Kudos to alum Arnaud Gerspacher (Ph.D. 2017), who has a new article out in the journal October In Zoonotic Undemocracy (2022:181, 61-92),  Gerspacher "argues for the urgency of re-thinking politics from a posthumanist perspective, one that considers the impact of environmental harm caused by the uses of nonhuman animals."  He examines a film by Wilson Coutinho and the work of conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, the subject of Coutinho's film. Already in the 1970s, they addressed environmental issues  - global warming, biodiversity loss, racist food politics, and zoonotic illnesses. Gerspacher analyzes the role of nonhuman animals in the context of environmental politics in Brazil, and beyond.