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Temisan Agbeyebe Professor, Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY's Graduate Center

Contact: tagbeyeg@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5405

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Econometrics

Angelo Angelis

Contact: aangelis@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5540

Departmental Website

Research Area: American Revolution, Early Colonial era, History, U.S. Constitution, U.S. History

Tom Angotti Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development (CCPD)

Contact: tangotti@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 650-3130

Departmental Website

Research Area: Food Policy, Transportation Policy, Urban Policy

Judith Aponte Associate Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College

Contact: jap@hunter.cuny.edu  212-481-7568

Departmental Website

Research Area: Diabetes, Health Literacy, Hispanic Health, Nursing, Public Health Chronic Diseases

Recent Publications:

Book ChaptersAponte, J., and Holzemer, S. P. (2012). Inquiry and Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Health Restoration in the Community. Community Health Nursing: An Alliance for Health. S.P. Holzemer, & M. Klainberg. (2nd ed). Boston: MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.Rosofsky, A. and Aponte, J. (2014). Asthma and Diabetes Within the Puerto Rican Population. Puerto Ricans At The Dawn Of The New Millennium. E. Melendez, & C. Vargas-Ramos. New York: NY: Centro Press Publisher.Journal Articles-Peer Reviewed (*signifies an article written with an undergraduate student;**signifies an ar... more

Current Projects:

Funded Grants

2015 The New York City Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance System: Phase II Evaluation and Diffusion of Innovation, Fund for Public Health in New York; $264,257. (2 Years February 2015-Janaury 2017). The New York City Health Department: Principal Investigator (PI): Katharine H. McVeigh: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Remle Newton-Dame; Subcontract to City University of New York-Research Foundation; Co-PI: Lorna Thorpe; Nursing Faculty Supervisor: Judith Aponte.

Karna Basu Assistant Professor, Economics; Ph.D. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Departmental Website

Research Area: Applied Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Economic Policy

Manu Bhagavan Professor of History and Human Rights, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., History, University of Texas at Austin.

Contact: manu.bhagavan@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5482

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Markus Bidell Associate Professor of Counseling, Hunter College, Ph.D., Combined Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact: mbidell@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-4714

Departmental Website

Research Area: Counseling, Gender and Sexuality, Health Policy, LGBT, LGBT Policy, Mental Health Disparities, Practitioner Competency, Professional Training Standards

Current Projects:

Dr. Bidell is the 2014-2015 Regent’s University Fulbright Scholar and is engaged in a collaborative teaching program and joint research project examining LGBT competency and training for mental health and medical providers in the United Kingdom. The primary goal of the Fulbright research program is to develop a new psychometric valid and reliable assessment of healthcare providers’ LGBT clinical competency. Dr. Bidell is also working on developing international standards for LGBT affirmative psychology and psychotherapy.

Sarah Bonner Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Contact: sbonner@hunter.cuny.edu  212 772-5049

Departmental Website

Research Area: Adolescent and Women’s Health, Psychology

Current Projects:

Prof. Bonner’s main area of research is the study of cognitive processes that underlie academic test performance and their relation to validity of test score interpretation. She also studies the relationship between theory and practice in classroom assessment. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Educational Assessment, Journal of Chemical Education, and Applied Measurement in Education (in press), and has been presented to national audiences.

Anthony Browne Chair of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College

Contact: apbrowne@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5033

Departmental Website

Research Area: Race, Race and Civil Rights

Lynn Chancer Professor and Chair of Sociology at Hunter College, and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Departmental Website

Research Area: Gender and Sexuality, LGBT Policy, Sociology

Recent Publications:

Sadomasochism in Everyday Life (Rutgers University Press, 1992); Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography and the Future of Feminism (University of California Press, 1998); High Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes (University Of Chicago Press, 2005); and Gender, Race and Class: An Overview (Blackwell, 2006)... more

Howard Chernick Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY's Graduate Center

Contact: howard.chernick@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5440

Departmental Website

Research Area: Economic Policy, Urban Policy

Recent Publications:

Selected research includes “Fiscal Capacity in New York: the City versus the Region,” Proceedings of the National Tax Association Spring Symposium, 1998.“The Commuter Tax and the Fiscal Cost of Commuters in New York City,” State Tax Notes  (2002).  (with Olesya Tkacheva).  “Fiscal equalisation between Swedish municipalities”, in Fiscal Federalism in Unitary States, Kluwer 2004. Resilient City: The Economic Impact of the 9/11 Attack on NYC... more

Current Projects:

Howard Chernick is actively involved in public policy in New York. He has testified before several NYC tax commissions, and served as a consultant to the City of New York Independent Budget Office, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.

John J. Chin Professor of Urban Policy and Planning; Director of Graduate Program in Urban Planning

Contact: john.chin@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5603

Departmental Website

Margaret M. Chin Associate Professor of Sociology, Hunter College; Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University

Contact: mmchin@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4842

Departmental Website

Research Area: Immigration Policy, Race

Recent Publications:

Min Zhou, Margaret M. Chin, and Rebecca Y Kim. The Transformation of Chinese American Communities: New York vs. Los Angeles. In New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future edited by Halle and Beveridge. Oxford University Press. 2013.... more

Current Projects:

Margaret Chin is currently working on a number of projects. They include: a project on the 1.5 and second generation Asian Americans who lost or changed jobs during the recent recession; an article on how new immigrant groups use the ethnic media to learn how to live their everyday lives in the US and a project on differences and similarities among Brooklyn’s Chinatowns, Flushing’s Asiantown and Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Jonathan Conning Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1996

Contact: jconning@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5403

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Economic Policy

Current Projects:

Jonathan Conning is an Affiliate at the Financial Access Initiative based at NYU.

Rebecca Connor Associate Professor of English, PhD, Stanford University

Contact: rebecca.connor@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4043

Departmental Website

Research Area: 18th Century British Literature, 18th Century Visual and Material Culture, Gothic (18th-20th centuries), Women and Economics

Eduardo Contreras Professor of History

Contact: econtre@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5346

Departmental Website

Research Area: History

Recent Publications:

Latinos in the Liberal City: Politics in San Francisco from the General Strike to Briggs (Manuscript In Progress)... more

Current Projects:

Twentieth-century U.S. history; U.S. Latinos; urban politics; race and ethnicity; feminist/queer communities; liberalism and conservatism.

Omar Dahbour Associate Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College; Departmental Advisor; Ph.D., Philosophy, City University of New York, 1995; Ph.D., History, University of Chicago, 1987

Contact: odahbour@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5084 Ext: 1-5084

Departmental Website

Research Area: Philosophy

Current Projects:

Dahbour’s recent publications include three forthcoming articles, “Borders, Consent, and Democracy” in Journal of Social Philosophy, “The Response to Terrorism: Moral Condemnation or Ethical Judgment?” in Philosophical Forum

Partha Deb Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Economics, Rutgers University, 1991

Contact: partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5435

Departmental Website

Research Area: Economic Policy

Tracy Dennis Professor of Psychology

Contact:   212-650-3878

Departmental Website

Research Area: Psychology

Recent Publications:

Dennis-Tiwary, T., Egan, L.J., Babkirk, S., and Denefrio, S. (2016). For whom the bell tolls: Neurocognitive individual differences in the acute stress-reduction effects of an attention bias modification game for anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 105-117. Babkirk, S., Luehring-Jones, P., & Dennis, T.A. (In press). Computer-mediated communication preferences predict biobehavioral measures of social-emotional functioning. Social Neuroscience. Babkirk, S., Saunders, L.V., Solomon, B., Kessel, E.M., Crossman, A., Gokhan, N., & Dennis,... more

Current Projects:

Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary’s research focuses on how emotions, habits of thinking, and our ability to flexibly change them play a key role in psychological well-being across the lifespan. She applies behavioral and neuroscience research findings from her lab to fuel the development of innovative intervention and health promotion techniques.

Tracy Dennis Professor of Psychology

Contact:   212-650-3878

Recent Publications:

Dennis-Tiwary, T., Egan, L.J., Babkirk, S., and Denefrio, S. (2016). For whom the bell tolls: Neurocognitive individual differences in the acute stress-reduction effects of an attention bias modification game for anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 105-117. Babkirk, S., Luehring-Jones, P., & Dennis, T.A. (In press). Computer-mediated communication preferences predict biobehavioral measures of social-emotional functioning. Social Neuroscience. Babkirk, S., Saunders, L.V., Solomon, B., Kessel, E.M., Crossman, A., Gokhan, N., & Dennis,... more

Maura Nguyen Donohue Associate Professor of Dance

Contact: mdono@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-6122

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Arts and New Media/Technology, Asian American Diaspora, Environment, Gender Representation and Portrayals, Performing Arts

Recent Publications:

Premieres/Performance works "Tides Project: North Pacific Gyre (aka 'trash vortex')" West End Theater, May 2015 "Live at Jacques" Gibney Dance Center, May 2014. "zero…sixty" Roulette, Oct 2013. "present.tense(progressive)" La Mama Moves Dance Festival, May 2012. "I’m not coming back" Danspace Project. Oct 2011. "strictly a female female" West End Theater, Soaking WET Series. May 2011.Select NYC Premieres Dance Theater Workshop Commissioned works: "enemy/territory" Mar 2004; "Both" Nov 2001; "SKINning the surFACE" Nov 1998; "Lotus Blossom Itch" Nov 1996; "Islands: a hapa wet dream" Nov 1995.... more

Current Projects:

“Tides Project” – an ongoing investigation of oceanographic phenomena, specifically in relation to human impact.

Marc Edelman Professor (joint appointment with the CUNY Graduate Center); Ph.D., Columbia University, 1985

Contact: medelman@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5659

Departmental Website

Research Area: Anthropology, Economic Policy, History

Current Projects:

Edelman is working on a project, supported by the National Science Foundation and the PSC-CUNY Grants Program, on the efforts of transnational agrarian movements to have the United Nations approve a declaration on the rights of peasants. He is also completing a book on peasant involvement in global civil society movements and transnational networking among small farmer organizations.

Terrie Epstein Professor of Education

Contact: tepstein@hunter.cuny.edu  212 772-4677

Departmental Website

Research Area: Education Policy

Current Projects:

She is interested in how young people’s social identities and teachers’ perspectives and pedagogies influence teaching and learning in urban schools. She is the author of Interpreting national history: Race, identity and pedagogy in classrooms and communities (Routledge Press, 2009) and co-editor of Teaching United States history: Dialogues between historians and educators (Routledge Press, 2009), as well as several articles on teaching and learning history.

Leonard Feldman Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington, 2000

Contact: lfeldman@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-6246

Departmental Website

Research Area: Political Theory

Recent Publications:

"Political Criminology, the Plural State, and the Politics of Affect," Studies in Law, Politics and Society 59 (2012): Special Issue: The Legacy of Stuart Scheingold, pp. 81-98... more

Current Projects:

Forthcoming in 2013. “Lockean Prerogative: Productive Tensions,” in Benjamin Kleinerman and Clement Fatovic eds., Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative. Oxford University Press.

Maria Fischer Associate Professor of Hispanic Language and Literature

Departmental Website

Research Area: Hispanic Literature, Languages

Recent Publications:

- Neruda: Construcción y legados de una figura cultural. Colección El Saber y la Cultura. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, 2008. 232 pp.http://www.universitaria.cl/ntitulos.pl?id=365- Historia y texto poético: la poesía de Antonio Cisneros, José Emilio Pacheco y Enrique Lihn. Concepción, Chile: Latinoamericana Reunida, 1998. 204 pp.- "Elicura Chihuailaf  lee a Neruda: Todos los cantos/Ti kom vl", Hofstra Hispanic Review 10 (2009): 42-53.- "La memoria de la historia en Estrella distante de Roberto Bolaño”, Edmundo P... more

Roseanne Flores Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hunter College; Ph.D., Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center

Contact: rflores@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 650-3537

Departmental Website

Research Area: Psychology, Public Health Policy, Research Methods

Current Projects:

Flores is currently serving as a member of the Committee on Children, Youth and Families at the American Psychological Association.

Nancy Foner Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1971

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Current Projects:

Foner is coauthor of the forthcoming book, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, 2015) written with Richard Alba. She is co-editor of New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (New York University, 2014) and editor of One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press, 2013). As a member of the National Academy of Science’s panel on the Integration of Immigrants into American society, she has been working on the report that will be published in spring 2015. Currently the president of the Eastern Sociological Society, she will deliver a presidential address at the 2015 annual meeting, “Is Islam in Western Europe Like Race in the United States?”

Allan Frei Professor, Chairperson, and Deputy Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

Contact: afrei@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5322

Departmental Website

Research Area: Geography

Recent Publications:

Selected publications since 2008:Frei, Allan, Marco Tedesco, Shihyan Lee, James L. Foster, Dorothy K. Hall, Richard E. Kelly, and David A. Robinson, 2011, A review of global satellite-derived snow products, Advances in Space Research, in press, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.12.021Matonse, Adao H., D. Pierson, A. Frei, M. Zion, E. Schneiderman, A. Anandhi, R. Mukundan, S. Pradhanang, 2011, Effects of changes in snow pattern and the timing of runoff on NYC water supply system, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8121Anandh... more

Current Projects:

– Understand linkages between sea ice and snow cover in the Arctic Climate System.
– Evaluate potential impacts of climate change on New York City water supply.

Prof. Frei is a climatologist whose research interests have focused on issues related to climate change and changes in snow cover across Northern Hemisphere lands; and on issues of climate change and water resources. Recent projects include an investigation of potential impacts of climate change on New York City’s water supply (in collaboration with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection).

Judith Friedlander Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College; Acting Director of Academic Programs at Roosevelt House; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1973

Contact: judith.friedlander@hunter.cuny.edu   (212) 650-3155

Departmental Website

Research Area: Anthropology

Lisa George Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D. Applied Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Contact: lisa.george@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5437

Departmental Website

Research Area: Economic Policy

Current Projects:

Lisa George is editor-in-chief of Information Economics and Policy.

Barbara Glickstein Co-Director, Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College

Departmental Website

Research Area: Health Advocacy, Public Health Policy, Public health prevention programs

Hongmian Gong Professor of Geography, Hunter College; Ph.D., Geography, University of George, 1997

Contact: gong@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4658

Departmental Website

Research Area: Geography, Transportation Policy, Urban Policy

Recent Publications:

Co-PI, Empowering Individuals to Make Environmentally Sustainable and Healthy Transportation Choices in Mega-Cities through a Smartphone App, U.S. Department of Transportation/University Transportation Research Council.... more

Current Projects:

Co-I, Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

Tim Goodspeed Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 1986

Contact: tgoodspe@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5434

Departmental Website

Steven G. Greenbaum Professor of Physics

Contact: steve.greenbaum@hunter.cuny.edu  212 772-4973

Departmental Website

Research Area: Physics, Science Policy

Recent Publications:

“Ion solvation and the search for a correlation with electrode passivation” with A Von Wald Cresce, A., Russell, S.M., Fu, A., (...), ... more

Jill Simone Gross Associate Professor, Hunter College; Ph.D., Political Science, CUNY Graduate School

Contact: jill.s.gross@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5600

Departmental Website

Owen Gutfreund Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Ph.D., History, Columbia University, 1998

Contact: owen.gutfreund@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-6248

Departmental Website

John Hammond Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate School; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1970

Contact: jhammond@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772‑5573

Departmental Website

Research Area: Globalization, Immigration Policy, International Relations

Recent Publications:

Fighting to Learn: Popular Education and Guerrilla War in El Salvador; Building Popular Power: Workers' and Neighborhood Movements in the Portuguese Revolution... more

Current Projects:

John Hammond’s current research is on human rights and rural social movements in Latin America and the World Social Forum

Jessica Halliday Hardie Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hunter College

Contact:   212-772-5649

 |  Personal Website

Research Area: Family, Inequality, Sociology, Sociology of education, Transition to adulthood

Recent Publications:

Hardie, Jessica Halliday and Judith A. Seltzer. Forthcoming. “Parent-child Relationships at the Transition to Adulthood: A Comparison of Black, Hispanic, and White Immigrant and Native-Born Youth.” Social Forces.Hardie, Jessica Halliday and Kristin Turney. Forthcoming. “The Intergenerational Consequences of Parental Health Limitations.” Journal of Marriage and Family.Hardie, Jessica Halliday. 2015. “The Best Laid Plans: Social Capital in the Development of Girls’ Educational and Occupational Plans.” Social Problems 62(2):241-265. ... more

Current Projects:

Hardie is currently working on a longitudinal qualitative study of class and race differences in young women’s transitions to adulthood, with attention to how they balance work, school, and family life during this period. She is also working on research examining the interrelationship between parental health and children’s well-being, as well as projects related to the mismatch between individuals’ occupational aspirations and outcomes.

Donna Haverty-Stacke Associate Professor of History, Hunter College; Ph.D., History, Cornell University, 2003

Contact: dhaverty@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4412

Departmental Website

Research Area: History, Labor Policy

Recent Publications:

‘Punishment of Mere Political Advocacy’: The FBI, Teamsters Local 544 and the Origins of the 1941 Smith Act Case,” Journal of American History (June 2013): 68 - 93.... more

Current Projects:

Trotskyists on Trial: The History and Legacy of the First Smith Act Sedition Case, 1934 – 1986 (in press, New York University Press).

Jennifer Hayashida

Departmental Website

Research Area: Immigration Policy

Recent Publications:

Translator of Fredrik Nyberg's A Different Practice (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007), and Eva Sjödin's Inner China (Litmus Press, 2005)... more

Current Projects:

She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Fund Grant, a Witter Bynner Poetry Translator Residency, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow.

David Himmelstein Professor, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College; M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Contact: dhimmels@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-7760

Departmental Website

Research Area: Public Health Policy

David Hodges Associate Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College

Departmental Website

Research Area: Anthropology, Race and Civil Rights

Current Projects:

The Anthropology of Education: Classic Readings, Cognella, San Diego, CA, 2010

Karen Hunter Distinguished Lecturer

Contact: professorhunter@aol.com  212.772.5589

Departmental Website

Kathleen Isaac Director of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program

Contact: kis@hunter.cuny.edu  212-396-6635

Research Area: Dance Mentoring Models, Integration of Dance and Technology, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Designing, Student-Centered Dance Education Practices

Nico Israel Associate Professor of English, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate School; Ph.D., English, Yale University,

Contact: nisrael@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 817-8344

Departmental Website

Research Area: English

Current Projects:

Israel’s current book project, On Spirals: Metamorphosis of a Twentieth-Century Image, is under contract with Columbia University Press, in the new Modernist Latitudes series (edited by Paul Saint Amour and Jessica Berman), and is due out in 2014. The book explores intersections among literature, contemporary art and critical theory from 1899-2001, and focuses on the spiral as geopolitical and historical “image” in the sense Walter Benjamin gives to the term.

Rob Jenkins Professor of Political Science, Hunter College & The Graduate Center

Departmental Website

Research Area: International Politics, Politics

Recent Publications:

Peacebuilding: From Concept to Commission (Routledge, 2013) Advancing the UN's Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Political Challenges and Opportunities,' Policy Brief (Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Research Centre, March 2013)... more

Roger Karapin Roger Karapin, Professor, Political Science, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Editor-in-Chief, Polity; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

Contact: rkarapin@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5665

Departmental Website

Research Area: Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Environmental politics in Western Europe and the U.S., International Politics, International Relations, Politics

Recent Publications:

"Political Opportunities for Climate Policy: California, New York, and the Federal Government." New York: Cambridge University Press, in production, publication expected April 2016. "Wind-Power Development in Germany and the U.S.: Structural Factors, Multiple-Stream Convergence, and Turning Points," ch. 5 in Andreas Duit, ed., State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, forthcoming, July 2014, pp. 111-45. "Explaining Success and Failure in Climate Policies: Developing Theory through German Case Studies," Comparative Politics... more

Yukiko Koga Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Ph.D. in Anthropology, Columbia University, 2008

Contact: ykoga@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5427

Departmental Website

Research Area: Anthropology, China, Colonial Inheritance, History, History and Memory, International Politics, International Relations, Japan, Law and Human Rights, Legal Anthropology, Political Economy, Post-Colonial and Post-Imperial Relations, Transnational East Asia, Urban Space

Recent Publications:

"Accounting for Silence: Inheritance, Debt, and the Moral Economy of Legal Redress in China and Japan," American Ethnologist, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2013), pp. 494-507."The Atmosphere of a Foreign Country': Harbin's Architectural Inheritance," in Consuming the Entrepreneurial City: Image, Memory, Spectacle, edited by Anne M. Cronin and Kevin Hetherington with a Foreword by Sharon Zukin (New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 221-253.... more

Current Projects:

Professor Koga’s current research explores the generational transfer of unaccounted-for pasts stemming from Japanese imperialism in China. She explores what it means for both Chinese and Japanese to come to terms with the Japanese imperialism more than sixty years after Japan’s original violence and injustice in China ended with the Japanese defeat and the disappearance of its empire in 1945, and how the introduction of the market economy in China has created a new dynamic concerning the contested yet under-explored past for both Chinese and Japanese.

Koga’s book manuscript, Inheritance of Loss: The Political Economy of Redemption in China and Japan, explores how Chinese and Japanese post-generations encounter and confront catastrophic losses sustained through Japanese imperialism in China in the urban everyday life of Northeast China. Koga’s second book project, Accounting for Silence: (For)given Time and the Politics of Redress in China and Japan, is an ethnographic and historical exploration of compensation for Japanese wartime use of Chinese forced labor. Koga’s third book project, Between the Law: The Unmaking of Empire Through Legal Redress in East Asia, provides legal and anthropological analyses of a series of postwar compensation lawsuits filed by Chinese and South Korean war victims against the Japanese government and corporations in the past two decades in Japanese, Chinese, and South Korean courts.

Peter Kwong Distinguished Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Columbia University

Contact: pkwong@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5598

Departmental Website

Research Area: Human Rights, Sociology, Urban Planning

Current Projects:

Kwong is working on two books; one on the nineteenth century Chinese in the American West and the other on the politics of gentrification of Manhattan’s Chinatown, during his sabbatical year from January 2015 to December 2015.

Matthew Lasner Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College

Research Area: Architecture, History, Housing, Urban Planning

Current Projects:

Lasner is currently editing Affordable Housing in New York City (forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2015), a new collection that explores a century of efforts in below-market subsidized housing in New York with an emphasis on long-term impact. He is also working on a new monograph called Remaking Home that examines how professional designers worked to advance progressive social, economic, and environmental agendas in the U.S. between WWII and the rise of the New Urbanism in the 1990s by reforming mass market housing.

Marnia Lazreg Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Sociology, New York University,

Contact: mlazreg@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5570

Departmental Website

Research Area: Gender and Sexuality, Islam, Sociology

Recent Publications:

Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad... more

Current Projects:

Lazreg has just completed a manuscript on “Twilight of Empire, Torture and Identity” that will be published by Princeton University Press.

Marty Lucas Assistant Professor, Hunter College Department of Film and Media

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Film and Media, Public Health Policy

Andrew Lund Associate Professor of Film & Media, Hunter College

Research Area: Film and Media

Recent Publications:

Andrew Lund is currently working on two books on independent filmmaking for Peter Lang Publishers.... more

Peter J. Marcotullio Professor of Geography, Hunter College & Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

Departmental Website

Research Area: Environmental Change, Environmental Policy, Geography, Globalization, Urban History, Urban Planning, Urban Policy, Urbanization

Recent Publications:

Ronan Paddison, Peter J. Marcotullio and Mike Douglass, (Eds.) Connected Cities: Hinterlands, Hierarchies and Networks and Beyond, Urban Studies Economy, Volume 3, Thousand Oaks, Sage publications.... more

Current Projects:

Urban environmental transitions, globalization and urban development, ecosystem approaches to urban and regional environmental planning and management and impacts of urbanization on the environment.

Diana Mason Rudin Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College; Ph.D., Nursing Research and Theory Development, New York University, 1987

Contact: dmason@hunter.cuny.edu  212-481-7567

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Nursing, Public Health Policy

Lynn McCormick Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Ph.D., Regional Economic Policy and Planning, Massachusettes Institute of Technology, 1996

Contact: lmccormi@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5733

Departmental Website

Elidor Mëhilli Assistant Professor, Department of History

Contact:   212-772-5485

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: communist dictatorships, European unity and disunity, History, The Cold War

Recent Publications:

"Europe’s ‘fake’ refugees" (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/reluctantinternationalists/blog/europes-fake-refugees/) "States of Insecurity" (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07075332.2015.1046390?journalCode=rinh20#.V4UfZJMrJE4) "Wh... more

Current Projects:

A broad-sweep history of Mediterranean points of contact and exclusion, emerging border zones, “democracy-building” projects, and crises since the 1970s.

Dara Meyers-Kingsley Director, Muse Scholar Program, Hunter College Director, Office of the Arts, Hunter College Distinguished Lecturer

Contact: dmeyersk@hunter.cuny.edu  212-396-6637

Departmental Website

Research Area: Aesthetic Education, Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice, Time-Based Media, Visual and Performing Arts

Recent Publications:

Donna Sharrett: Love Songs. New York: Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 2015.“Synaptic Passages: Daniel Canogar’s Media Brainstorms,” Sculpture magazine, April 2011.“Yoko Inoue: Projects in Ceramics,” ArtsNews, November 2008.“Lines of Sight: Diane Samuels’ Tapestry of Glass,” Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Berg Publishers, UK, 2007.“Conservation of Web Art” (introduction to Shu Lea Cheang’s Brandon Case Study) Taiwan National Museum journal, July 2006.“Diane Samuels Creates Luminous Manuscript for the Center for Jewish History in New York,” Lifestyles Magazine, Vol. 33, no. 195, New Year 2005.... more

Lina Newton Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College

Contact: lnewton@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4785

Departmental Website

Research Area: Immigration Policy

Recent Publications:

“Congress and Immigration Reform: Is Now the Time? Extensions: Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. University of Oklahoma. (2013)... more

Donna Nickitas Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Belleveu School of Nursing at Hunter College; Ph.D., Nursing, Adelphi University, 1989

Contact: dnickita@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 481-4376

Departmental Website

Research Area: Nursing, Public Health Policy

Recent Publications:

Nickitas, D. M, Middaugh, D. J, & Aries, N. (Editors). (2010). Being and Becoming A Policy Influential Advocacy and Action for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.... more

Current Projects:

Principal Investigator with co- PI Pamela Mahon.. Exploring Perceptions of Clinical Nursing Faculty, Nurse Preceptors, and Nursing Students Perception of Documentation Skills. PSC-CUNY Grant, $4, 600, July 1, 2009-June 31, 2010.

Rupal Oza Associate Professor of Geography, Hunter College; Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 1999

Contact: rupal.oza@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 650-3035

Departmental Website

Research Area: Feminism, Gender and Sexuality, Globalization

Recent Publications:

The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization... more

Current Projects:

Oza’s current project is on examining the link between special economic zones and the discourse of security in India

Jeffrey T. Parsons Director, CHEST; Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Hunter College; Ph.D., Psychology, University of Houston, Texas, 1992

Contact: jeffrey.parsons@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5533

Departmental Website

Research Area: Gender and Sexuality, Health Advocacy, LGBT Policy, Public Health Policy

Current Projects:

Current work: Center for HIV/AIDS Education Studies & Training (CHEST) website: www.chestnyc.org

Elizabethe Payne Interim Director, LGBT Social Science & Public Policy Center at Roosevelt House; Visiting Associate Professor, Hunter College; Director, QuERI – The Queering Education Research Institute©

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Recent Publications:

Payne, E. & Smith, M. (Forthcoming 2016). Gender Policing. In Queer Studies and Education: Critical Concepts for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Rodriguez. Palgrave Macmillan. Payne, E. & Smith, M. (Forthcoming 2016). The Reduction of Stigma in Schools: A new professional development model for empowering educators to support LGBTQ students. Education and Sexualities: Major Themes in Education. Ed. P. Aggleton. Routledge. Smith, M. & Payne, E. (2016) Educator evaluations of school climate for LGBTQ students: A reiteration of the bullying discourse. In Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers: Changing the Culture of Schooling. Paradig... more

Current Projects:

Implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act, LGBTQ inclusion in sex education curricula in use in NYS, HIV education in NYS, Transitioning transgender children in elementary school, teen drag kings and the gender binary.

Juan Peña Associate Professor, Silberman School of Social Work, Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY

Contact: jp84@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-7539

Research Area: Adolescent Mental Health, Cultural Globalization, Latino Mental Health, Suicidal Behavior

Recent Publications:

Peña, J.B., Masyn K.E., & Wang, Y (2012). Plotting Model-Estimated Probabilities: Graphical Faux Pas or Useful Tool to Communicate Research Findings? American Journal of Public Health. Peña J.B., Zayas L.H., Cabrera, P., Vega W.A. (2012).U.S. Cultural Involvement and its Association with Suicidal Behavior among Youth in the Dominican Republic, American Journal of Public Health, 102(4), 664-671. Peña J.B., Matthieu M.M., Zayas L.H., Masyn K.E., & Caine E.D. (2012).Co-Occurring Risk Behaviors Among White, Black, and Hispanic US High School Adolescents With Suicide Attempts Requiring Medical Attention, 1999-2... more

Joachim Pissarro Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries

Contact: joachim.pissarro@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-4995

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Andrew J. Polsky Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College, and Professor of Political Science, Hunter College & The Graduate Center

Departmental Website

Research Area: American Political Development

Jan Poppendieck Professor of Sociology, Hunter Collge, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Sociology, Brandeis University, 1979

Contact: jpoppend@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5583

Departmental Website

Research Area: Food Policy, Public Health Policy

Recent Publications:

Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, The University of California Press January, 2010.... more

Current Projects:

Currently a member of the Sociology Department’s Personnel and Budget Committee.

Laxmi Ramasubramanian Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Ph.D., Architecture and Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998

Contact: laxmi@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5594

Departmental Website

Shirley Raps

Departmental Website

Research Area: Biological Science, Environmentally Regulated Genes

Recent Publications:

Zhong, S, Qiu, W., and Raps, S, 2008. Phytochrome sequence from Microcystis aerugionosa UV027. GenBank accession number EU723511.... more

Current Projects:

Environmentally Regulated Genes in M. aeruginosa, a Fresh Water Our long term goal is to understand how environmentally regulated genes are expressed in the toxin-producing cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa UV027, a freshwater organism reported to be a health hazard to animals and humans.

Cordelia Reimers Professor Emerita, Hunter College; Visiting Professor of Urban Affairs, Hunter College; Member of the Doctoral Faculty, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1977

Contact: creimers@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5444

Departmental Website

Research Area: Immigration Policy

Current Projects:

Immigrants and Public Benefit Programs in New York City (with Howard Chernick.)

Mary Roldán Dorothy Epstein Professor of Latin American History, Hunter College; Ph.D., History, Harvard University 1992

Contact: mrol@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5488

Departmental Website

Research Area: Comparative Politics, History, Urban History, Urban Policy

Recent Publications:

“End of Discussion: Violence, Participatory Democracy, and the Limits of Dissent in Colombia” in Desmond Arias and Daniel Goldstein, eds., Violent Pluralisms in Latin America (Duke University Press, spring 2010)... more

Jonathan Rosenberg Associate Professor of History, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., History, Harvard University, 1997

Contact: jrosen8637@aol.com  (212) 772-5546

Departmental Website

Research Area: History

Recent Publications:

"How Far the Promised Land?: World Affairs and the American Civil Rights Movement from the First World War to Vietnam" (Princeton University Press, 2006).... more

Jennifer Samson Assistant Professor of Special Education, Hunter College; Ph.D., Education, Harvard University

Contact: Jennifer.Samson@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4663

Departmental Website

Research Area: Education Policy

Current Projects:

A member of the American Educational Research Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Society for Research in Child Development, and Council for Exceptional Children.

Jillian Schwedler Professor of Political Science, Hunter College and the Graduate Center

Contact: js1287@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 650-3469

Departmental Website

Research Area: Contentious Politics, Islam, Islamist Politics, Middle East politics, Neoliberalism, Political Geography, protest and dissent

Purvi Sevak Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College; Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

Contact: Purvi.Sevak@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5404

Departmental Website

Sigmund Shipp Associate Professor Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Economic and Community Development, Cornell University

Contact: sshipp@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5591

Departmental Website

Zachary Shirkey Associate Professor of Political Science

Departmental Website

Research Area: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Politics, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism, War

Recent Publications:

Joining the Fray: Military Intervention in Civil Wars. 2012. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join? The Spread of Interstate War. 2009. Aldershot, UK:  Ashgate. ... more

Current Projects:

International Relations; Causes and Termination of War; Intervention; Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

Larry Shore Dept. of Film & Media Studies, Thomas Hunter Honors Program

Research Area: Film and Media, Human Rights, Politics, South Africa

Current Projects:

Larry is In the early production stages for a new documentary film, “The American Struggle Over Apartheid: Edward Kennedy, Nelson Mandela and Constructive Engagement.”

He is also doing research on politics in post-Mandela South Africa and its implications for American policy; and the impact of new media on international news. 

William Solecki Professor of Geography, Hunter College; Director of CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 1990

Contact: wsolecki@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4536

Departmental Website  |  Personal Website

Research Area: Geography, Urban Policy

Current Projects:

Solecki is the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and has served on several U.S. National Research Councils committees including the Special Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE). He currently is a member of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Megacity Study Group and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee. He also serves as the co-leader of several climate impacts in the greater New York and New Jersey region. Prof. Solecki’s teaching interests include courses on urban environmental change, urban spatial development, and research methods.

Carolyn Somerville Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1982

Contact: csomervi@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5669

Departmental Website

Research Area: Comparative Politics, International Relations

Recent Publications:

"Politics of Southern Africa." In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Rick Valelly. NY: Oxford U Press. (2013)... more

Current Projects:

Forthcoming: Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices, 4th Ed. NY: Oxford U. Press. (2013)

Pamela Stone Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Sociology, John Hopkins University

Contact: pstone@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5586

Departmental Website

Research Area: Sociology

Current Projects:

Stone’s research is currently underway with various collaborators, she is examining long-term trends in opting out and carrying out a cross-national comparison of the utilization of flexible work options

Ida Susser Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University, 1980

Contact: isusser@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5429

Departmental Website

Research Area: Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, Public Health Policy

Ellen Trief Professor of Blind & Visually Impaired and Severe & Multiple Disabilities, Hunter College; Ed.D., Ed.D., Special Education and Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University

Contact: etrief@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-4110

Departmental Website

Research Area: Special Education

Current Projects:

National Video clip library of exemplary teaching for preparing teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
STACS: a Standardized Tactual Augmentative Communication System published by the American Printing House for the Blind for students with severe and multiple disabilities.

Virginia Valian

Departmental Website

Research Area: Psychology

Recent Publications:

Valian, V. (in press). Input and innateness: Controversies in language acquisition. Cambridge, MA: Bradford books/M.I.T. Press.... more

Current Projects:

Current research in the Language Acquisition Research Center (LARC) investigates knowledge and use of language in young monolingual English speakers (two- and three-year-olds), bilingual children (four- to eight-year-olds), and second language learners (four- to eight-year-olds and adults.)

Shyama Venkateswar Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College and Director, Public Policy Program, Roosevelt House

Contact: shyama.venkateswar@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-7935

Research Area: Economic Policy, Education Policy, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy, Feminism, Food Policy, Foreign Policy, Globalization, Health Policy, Immigration Policy, International Politics, Labor Policy, Public Health Policy, Urban Policy

Joseph P. Viteritti Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy, Hunter College; Faculty Chair of the Public Policy Program, Roosevelt House; Ph.D., Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

Contact: jviter@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 772-5597

Departmental Website

Stephanie Woolhandler Professor, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center; M.D., Louisiana State University; M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

Contact: swoolhan@hunter.cuny.edu  (212) 396-7761

Departmental Website

Research Area: Health Policy, National Health Systems

Ryan Yeung Assistant Professor, Urban Policy and Planning

Contact: ry313@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5604

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Research Area: Education Policy, Public Budgeting and Finance, Urban Planning

Recent Publications:

JournalsYeung, R. & Nguyen-Hoang, P. (2016). Endogenous peer effects: Fact or fiction. Journal of Educational Research, 109(1), 37-49. Yeung, R. (2015). Athletics, athletic leadership and academic achievement. Education and Urban Society, 47(3), 361-387. Kingma, B. & Yeung, R. (2014). Religion, entrepreneurship, income and employment. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 1(1), 3-9. Nguyen-Hoang, P. & Yeung, R. (2014). Dollars for lives: The effects of capital investments on traffic fatalities. Journal of Safety Research, 51, 109-115. Nguyen-Hoang, P., Yeung, R., & Bogin, A. (2014).... more