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

MemberInés Vañó García

  Inés Vañó García is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at The Graduate Center (CUNY). Her research focuses on the political history of the teaching of Spanish in the United States during the 20th century. Her dissertation, “Discursos institucionales y manuales de texto de la American Association of Teachers of Spanish (1912-1944): un estudio de la historia política de la enseñanza del español en Estados Unidos,” draws from the history of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, along with key linguistic instruments created by its members, and examines its role in the creation and shaping of a new academic field. Her approach to sociolinguistics delves into how language representations, linguistic and social practices are inscribed within unequal social hierarchies of power.  Inés has been teaching language and linguistics undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY since 2013.  

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.

MemberMichael Gossett

I am the senior program associate for the Public Knowledge (formerly: Scholarly Communications) program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where I develop proposals and review reports for a diverse portfolio of grants in the areas of digital publishing, data curation, digital preservation and web archiving, library reorganization, and community-based archives. I also co-lead the program’s emerging poetry initiative, which focuses on the preservation and access of literary audio archives. I am currently pursuing an MA in digital humanities at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where I study computational approaches to the creation, analysis, and preservation of poetry and poetry archives. I hold an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in English from Rhodes College.

MemberAnthony Wheeler

…The Graduate Center, CUNY…

Hello! I’m Anthony, a Ph.D. Student of Urban Education (Cohort ’20) at The Graduate Center (CUNY) in Manhattan, where I recently completed my M.A. in Digital Humanities. I am an educator, currently teaching at the New York City College of Technology & LaGuardia Community College. I’m also a Community Facilitator for the CUNY Academic Commons, which is an open educational resource that supports all City University of New York campuses. My research interests include ed-tech, data/surveillance, digital mapping, intersectionality, and game studies. My goal is to conduct research within the spheres of digital pedagogy and educational technology to study how we can use digital tools to increase equity within educational settings. 

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.

MemberMichèle Duguay

…The Graduate Center, Cuny…
…The Graduate Center, CUNY (2016-present)
Ph.D. in Music Theory
Certificate Program in Women’s Studies

McGill University (2014-2016)
M.A. in Music Theory

University of Ottawa (2010-2014)
B.Mus. in Music…

Michèle Duguay (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she also completed a Certificate Program in Women’s Studies. She currently teaches music theory at the City College of New York. Prior to her studies at the Graduate Center, she received an M.A. in music theory from McGill University and a B.Mus. from the University of Ottawa. Her current research interests include the intersection of popular music analysis and gender studies, the construction of virtual space in recorded popular music, voice studies, and gesture in contemporary piano music. In 2019, Michèle received the Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award from the Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS), the Arthur J. Komar Award from Music Theory Midwest (MTMW), and a doctoral grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. She presented her research at various national and international conferences, including the annual (SMT) and regional (NECMT, MTSNYS, MTMW) meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for American Music (SAM) annual meeting, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US). Michèle is a co-founder of the Engaged Music Theory working group.

MemberMadeleine Barnes

…The Graduate Center, CUNY – PhD in English Literature (2018-present)

New York University – MFA in Creative Writing (2013-2016)

Trinity College, Dublin – M.Phil in Creative Writing (2012-2013)…

Madeleine Barnes is a writer, visual artist, Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellow, and Fellow at The Morgan Library and Museum working in the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. An English PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Press, and co-curates the Lunar Walk Poetry Series. Her debut full-length poetry collection, You Do Not Have To Be Good, was published by Trio House Press in 2020. She is the author of Women’s Work (Tolsun Books, 2021), Light Experiments (Porkbelly Press, 2019), and The Mark My Body Draws in Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She is the recipient of a John Woods Scholarship to study poetry in the Czech Republic, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, two Academy of American Poets Poetry Prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, the Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize, and a Lost and Found Light Relief Grant. She was named an Emerging Writer by the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series, and her criticism has appeared in places like FENCE, Split Lip Magazine, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Glass Poetry.