Advising Fellows

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 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and by appointment. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesdays: Angela Crumdy
  • Wednesdays: Kristi Hardman

Appointments are always recommended!


Angela Crumdy

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM 

Angela Crumdy

Angela Crumdy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, “Teaching Revolution: Women Primary School Teachers and Social Reproduction in 21st Century Cuba” is a feminist analysis of labor and uses social reproduction theory to better understand the lived experiences of women primary school educators in Cuba during the country’s contemporary teacher shortage.

Generally, she is interested in historiography, race and formal education as it relates to Afro-descendent people in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.  Angela holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she double majored in anthropology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies.  She taught introductory anthropology courses at Brooklyn College and served as a mentor for the CUNY Pipeline Program.  Prior to graduate school, she worked as a high school English teacher in Dallas, Texas.

Angela is excited to draw from her previous experiences and to support fellow GC students as a MALS Advising Fellow.  Her previous work and research most closely align with the following concentrations: Africana Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies; Urban Education; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Kristi Hardman

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Kristi Hardman

Kristi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Music department at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, “Experiencing Sonic Change: Acoustic Properties as Form- and Meter-Bearing Elements in Popular Music Vocals,” uses computer-analysis methods and data visualization to explore the effect that changes in sound qualities, such as loudness, noisiness, and brightness, have on our experience of popular music vocals.

In addition to her doctoral work, Kristi is extremely interested in pedagogy, decolonization, and ethics of research methodologies. She holds bachelor’s degrees in music and education from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. in music from the University of British Columbia. Currently, she teaches music theory courses at Hunter College. Prior to teaching at the college level, she taught music to K–12 students and visual art to Grade 7 students in public schools, as well as private lessons on clarinet, guitar, and piano.

Kristi looks forward to helping students in the MALS program navigate their graduate studies. Given her experience and research, she is particularly prepared to help support students in the following concentrations: American Studies; Approaches to Modernity; Digital Humanities; Data Visualization; Western Intellectual Traditions; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Childhood and Youth Studies; and Urban Education. As an international student, Kristi can also assist in concerns that are specific to international students.