FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
Dissertation Defense: Shoufu Luo
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Hybrid - Room 4421 with online (Zoom)
Thesis: Structural Anomaly Detection
Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 820 4697 1336
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.
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.
Prof. Kyle Gorman is the recipient of a 3-year Collaborative NSF Grant titled: Deconstructing Word likeness Judgments with collaborators Karthik Durvasula, Michigan State and Jimin Kahng, U. Mississippi. See database of the project’s full description.
Prof. Sam Al Khatib & Dr. Zhuo Chen presented talks at Sinn und Bedeutung 27 held by Charles University in Prague September 14 -16," 2022:
Prof. Alxatib's talk title: Necessary free choice and its theoretical significance.
Dr. Zhuo Chen (GC PhD 2021; JSTOR Labs) talk title: Against a uniform even approach to NPI any.
Emeritus Prof. Ricardo Otheguy, Dr. Naomi Shin (GC PhD 2007) & Daniel Erker (GC MA 2005) published a chapter titled "On the idiolectal nature of lexical and phonological contact: Spaniards, Nahuas and Yorubas in the New World" (pp. 370-403). In Cambridge Handbook of Language Contact, edited by Salikoko Mufwene and Anna María Escober (June, 2022).
Dr. Gita Martohardjono was awarded a $1.148M grant as the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener. The Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener (MLS) is an online, semi-adaptive suite of assessments designed to provide educators in New York State with information about the home-language literacy and math skills of Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE).
The Linguistics Program pleased to announce that a volume co-edited by May Ahmar (current Ph.D. student), Wafa Bahri (2019 Ph.D. Alum), and Cece Cutler has just been published on Palgrave. The title is "Digital Orality" Vernacular Writing in Online Spaces. Alums Eric Chambers (2017 Ph.D.) and Michelle McSweeney (2016 Ph.D.) contributed chapters. See here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-10433-6
May's chapter is titled: Orality and Identity in the Writing Practices of Politicians, Celebrities, and Activists on Lebanese Twitter
Wafa's chapter is titled: Ettounsi and Tamazight Writing on Facebook: Oral Vernaculars or New Literacies
Cece's chapter is titled: Orality, Alignment, and Stance in YouTube Comments About the New York City Accent
Eric's chapter is titled: “You’re in the Gym to BUILD IT BIG, Not Have Social Hour”: Performing Dumb-Jock Masculinity on a Male Erotic Hypnosis Messageboard
Michelle's chapter is titled: Performing Politeness in Online Dating: How Orthographic Choices Signal Relationship Status
Dr. Suzanne van der Feest & Evgeniya Maryutina (GC Ling. 2021 MA), Valerie Shafer, et al. will present their work, “Perceptual and acoustic correlates of central vowels in Russian-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: The role of input frequency” at the 47th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development in November.
Best wishes to our September 2022 graduates!
- Elizabeth Maria Garza (CL-MA): Full-time position: Reading Comprehension Assessment Development Coordinator, MLS Project SIFE/RISLUS, housed in Dr. Gita Martohardjono's SLAL @CUNY GC. She is also a PhD student @Stonybrook Univ.
- Mariana Graterol Fuenmayor (CL MA), now a full-time Data Engineer @NVIDIA)
- John Schriner (CL MA), E-Resources Librarian / Faculty, NYU Law School Library
- Dayle M. Towarnicky (MA), lecturer in the Theater Department at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
- Isaac Reuben Raff (CL MA)