CUNY Seminar on New York City

A yearlong, monthly, interdisciplinary workshop for scholars researching New York City history, open to all faculty members in City University of New York (CUNY).

This research workshop met on alternating evenings, from September 2017 to May 2018. Support was generously provided by the Advanced Research Collaborative and the Office of the Provost at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

On the "New Economy"

Monday, September 25th
Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center
(Respondent) John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, The Graduate Center

From the 1960s to Occupy Wall Street:
Analyzing NYC's Social Movements from an Internationally Comparative View

Tuesday, October 17th
Ida Susser, Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center
(Respondent) Penny Lewis, Academic Director and Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute

"Community Control" in Public Schools and "Open Enrollment" at CUNY:
Linking the Two Great Reform Movements
in NYC Education of the 1960s and '70s

Wednesday, November 29th
Stephen Brier, Professor of Urban Education at The Graduate Center
(Respondent) Carla Shedd, Associate Professor of Urban Education at The Graduate Center

Rethinking the "Great Fire" of 1776

Thursday, December 14th
Benjamin Carp, Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College
(Respondent) Gunja SenGupta, Professor and Chair of the History Department at Brooklyn College

The Rise of Immigrant-Origin Political Influence in New York City, 1990-2017

Monday, February 5th
John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center
(Respondent) Tarry Hum, Acting Chair of Urban Studies at Queens College and
Professor in Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center

We Jamming Still:
Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival in the 21st Century

Tuesday, March 6th
Ray Allen, Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center
(Respondent) Tamara Mose, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College

Homegrown: The Past and Future of NYC's Food System

Wednesday, April 11th

Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at City College, and Andrea Johnson, Adjunct Lecturer at City College's Spitzer School of Architecture
(Respondent) Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

The "High Line Effect" and the Struggle over the Montauk Cutoff

Thursday, May 3rd

Julia Rothenberg, Associate Professor of Sociology at Queensborough Community College, and Steve Lang, Professor of Sociology at LaGuardia Community College
(Respondent) Alexander Reichl, Professor of Political Science at Queens College

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