Announcement – Welcome Monica Varsanyi as Interim Associate Provost
Professor Monica Varsanyi will be joining the Provost’s Office as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences as of August 25, 2022.
I'm pleased to announce that Professor Monica Varsanyi will be joining the Provost’s Office as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences as of August 25, 2022. Her experience as both an Executive Officer and a consortial faculty member as well as her ongoing research portfolio, will be great assets to the office in continuing the work of supporting faculty and keeping an emphasis on the academic strengths of the Graduate Center.
Monica Varsanyi is a Professor of Geography in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, on the faculty of the International Migration Studies M.A. Program at the GC, and in the Political Science Department at John Jay College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA, M.A. in Geography from the University of Washington, and B.A. in Geography, Environmental Studies, and International Development Studies at UCLA. Varsanyi is a scholar of migration, membership, and the state, with a specific focus on unauthorized immigration and immigration federalism in the United States. Her books include Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States (Stanford University Press, 2010, edited volume) and Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis (University of Chicago Press, 2016), which was winner of the “2018 Outstanding Book in Policing Award” by the American Society of Criminology. She has published in academic journals including the Journal of American Ethnic History, Law & Policy, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Citizenship Studies, and the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, among others.
Her current research explores the nativist roots of voter disenfranchisement in the United States as well as immigration federalism during the Great Depression. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Interim Associate Provost Varsanyi is co-editor of the journal Territory, Politics, Governance and on the editorial board of the sociolegal journal Law & Policy. She also serves on the research advisory board of the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City.
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