MemberMark Sussman

American Fiction (Postbellum – WWII), African American Lit, Novel Theory, Media Archaeology, Conceptual PoeticsPhD: The Graduate Center, CUNY (2014)
Dissertation: “Common Knowledge: the Epistemology of American Realism” Peer-reviewed publications forthcoming from Novel and MELUS
Essays, reviews, and criticism in The Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, Capital New York, Souciant, and Jewcy

MemberTracy Robey

Tracy E. Robey received a Ph.D. in Early Modern European History and certificate in Renaissance studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY before joining the RSA in 2013. Her dissertation, “Glory and Infamy: Making the Memory of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici in Renaissance Florence” is a case study of the ways people made and destroyed collective memory in sixteenth-century Florence. As a journalist, she has written on archaeology, the history of fashion and beauty, and political history, and been published in ArchaeologyNew York Magazine, and Vox.

MemberChristina Katopodis

…The Graduate Center, CUNY…
…The Walden Soundscape, an award-winning website and teaching tool that brings an immersive experience to a public audience.

Progressive Pedagogy Group, a guide for active learning on with a live public bibliography of #ProgressivePedagogy texts.

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, a resource for educators created by members of the Ecocriticism Public Working Group, Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

“Better Meetings Through Pedagogy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education Prof Hacker, originally posted as “Revolutionary Office Meetings,” Futures Initiative, May 24.

“Addressing Despair in the Classroom: An Ecocritical Approach to Non-Canonical American Writers,” Pedagogy & American Literary Studies Guest Blog Post, May 18, 2016.

“Student-Driven Pedagogy in the Early American Survey Course,” Pedagogy & American Literary Studies Guest Blog Post, May 16, 2016….
…Ph.D. in English, Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Certificate in American Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Expected 2020.
M.Phil. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, September 2016.
M.A. in Liberal Studies, American Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, February 2011.
B.A. in English and Creative Writing, The George Washington University (GWU), May 2009….

Christina Katopodis is a doctoral candidate in English and a Futures Initiative Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the winner of the 2019 Diana Colbert Innovative Teaching Prize, the 2018 Dewey Digital Teaching Award, and the 2018 Digital Dissertation Award. Katopodis’s research has been supported by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Research Grant (2016), and two consecutive GC Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants (2016-18). Her dissertation, “Sound Ecologies: Music and Vibration in 19th-Century American Literature,” examines the influence that human and nonhuman sounds and sonic vibrations had on American thought and literature in the nineteenth century before and after sound recording technology. Katopodis records sounds at Walden Pond for her digital humanities project, The Walden Soundscape, an award-winning website that makes sounds at Walden Pond accessible to a wide audience, and calls for a new approach to reading as listening to a text.

MemberAlicia Andrzejewski

…Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, expected March 22, 2019
M.A. English, Appalachian State University, 2012, summa cum laude
B.A. English, minor in Psychology, Mars Hill University, 2010, summa cum laude…

Alicia Andrzejewski is a scholar of early modern literature and culture, queer and feminist theory, and the medical humanities. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the peer-reviewed journals Shakespeare Studies and The Tennessee Williams Annual Review,  as well as the online publications Synapsis and Visible Pedagogy.  As a PhD candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she will defend her dissertation “Queer Pregnancy in Shakespeare’s Plays” in March of 2019. She holds an MA from Appalachian State University.