MemberLik Hang Tsui

Lik Hang Tsui holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Peking University and a doctoral degree in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he worked as a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with the China Biographical Database (CBDB). He has also held visiting appointments and fellowships at Academia Sinica, Peking University, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He specializes in middle period Chinese history and culture, as well as the digital humanities. He is currently writing a book on Song dynasty epistolary culture and planning another one on digital humanities in China.

MemberAntonio Baldassarre

…MA: University of Zurich, Switzerland

PhD: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Visting Scholar, lecturer etc.:

Research Center for Music Iconography, The City University of New York
University of Basel
University of Zurich
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade
Facultad de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania

Antonio Baldassarre holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and was Research Fellow at the Research Center for Music Iconography (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York) and Director of the youth music school “Pfannenstil”. His professional teaching positions have included Lecturer and Guest Professor for musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory at the universities of Basel and Zurich, the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the Escuela Nacional de Música of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2011 he has been Director of Research and Development of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Music.

MemberJoseph Dunne-Howrie

My pedagogical focus is on two areas: performative writing as a method of documentation and an interdisciplinary framework that draws on theories of information science and modern populist movements to read new modalities of performance in the contexts of immersive performance and the digital. I split my time as lecturer in Library & Information Science at City, University of London and module coordinator for Performative Writing/Vade Mecum at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

MemberJonathan Godsall

Jonathan is primarily a musicologist, with overlapping research interests in music and screen media, musical intertextuality, and musical reception. He also performs as a drummer and percussionist in various contexts. Jonathan was awarded his PhD in musicology from the University of Bristol in 2014. His research on screen-music topics is published and forthcoming in journals and edited books, as well as in his monograph, ‘Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film’ (Routledge, 2019). Jonathan is currently Teaching Fellow in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has previously taught music at the University of Cambridge, the University of Bristol, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Keele University, and City, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MemberChristopher Jenks

Christopher Jenks received his graduate degrees from George Mason University and Newcastle University (England).  Before arriving at the University of South Dakota, he taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Newcastle University, and Konkuk University (Seoul, South Korea).  He specializes in the political and cultural implications of the global spread of English.  His research interests include multiculturalism, critical race theory, translingualism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and national identities.  His eight published and forthcoming books cover a range of topics, including chat room interaction, intercultural communication, and second language acquisition. His 2010 edited collection on second language acquisition was runner-up for the 2011 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Award. He is currently working on a project that examines how roadside billboards of the Midwest represent discursive spaces for national identity construction.

MemberYair Solan

…Ph.D., English, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2017
Certificates in American Studies and Film Studies

M.A., English, New York University, 2010

B.A., Psychology, minor in English, Rutgers University, 2004…

I recently received a Ph.D. in English with doctoral certificates in American Studies and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and currently teach at Queens College, CUNY. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, and the interrelations of literary and technological culture. My articles have been published in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At present, I am working on a book project that examines U.S. writers’ critical engagement with the screen from pre-cinematic media to early motion pictures.

MemberAraby Smyth

…MA Geography, Hunter College of the City University of New York 2015

Certificate in Geographic Information Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York 2015

BA Political Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York 2006…

Smyth, A. (2017). Re-reading Remittances through Solidarity: Mexican Hometown Associations in New York City. Geoforum, 85C, 12-19. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.025

Smyth, A. (2015). Mexican hometown associations in New York City : A study of transnational solidarity. Hunter College of the City University of New York. New York, NY….

I am a PhD candidate and instructor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Before moving to Lexington I lived in Brooklyn and attended Hunter College of the City University of New York. In NYC I was an activist on several fronts, organizing mass demonstrations and creative actions that were a part of the anti-globalization, anti-war, and immigrant rights movements. While studying at Hunter I was an intern at the Center for Migration Studies and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. I also worked as a research assistant in the GIS lab at Baruch College and for the project Mapping the Solidarity Economy.