Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Fellows

A Writing Fellow (WF) is an advanced Ph.D. student from CUNY’s Graduate Center who works 15 hours each week at a campus WAC Program.

The Writing Fellows Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to improve the quality of writing instruction across the disciplines and offer support for advanced CUNY doctoral students. For more information about the CUNY Writing Fellows program, click here.

At Lehman, Writing Fellows:

  • work as thinking partners with two faculty participants for a full academic year to:
    • assist in the creation of writing assignments;
    • respond to student writing;
    • collaborate on writing workshops for students;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • assist in the creation of syllabi;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • develop writing goals for the semester
  • participate in biweekly professional development meetings led by the WAC coordinators;
  • participate in workshops with faculty participants;
  • attend CUNY-wide WAC workshops;
  • work on special projects, such as workshop planning, outreach, assessment, website maintenance, and archiving.

2014-2015 Fellows

Nick Bacon is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Before joining WAC, he taught courses in anthropology at Lehman College, along with courses in urban studies at Queens College. Bacon’s ongoing dissertation work examines the production, bureaucratization, and consumption of AR-15s in the Connecticut River Valley. He is also the coeditor (with Xiangming Chen) of Confronting Urban Legacy: Rediscovering Hartford and New England’s Forgotten Cities (Lexington Books, 2013).

Carmela Muzio Dormani is a graduate fellow in sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is currently studying salsa dancers in New York as part of her larger interest in the politics of culture, globalization, and urban migration. She has taught courses on the Sociological Imagination, Immigration, and Sociological Research Methods at Lehman College. Carmela dances professionally for Santo Rico Dance Company.

Benjamin Gillespie is a Ph.D. candidate in theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation explores twentieth century experimental theatre and performance in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on issues of queer embodiment, temporality, and the late works of the aging artist. He has taught courses in theatre history at Hunter College and communications at Baruch College. Benjamin received an M.A. in Theatre Studies from York University in Toronto.

Yeree Shim is pursuing her PhD in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on early modern English drama, especially chronicle plays, the development of commercial theatre, and the antitheatrical tradition. She has taught at Lehman College as a Graduate Teaching Fellow, and has earned an MA and a BA from Seoul National University in Korea. 

Nora Slonimsky is a doctoral candidate in history at The Graduate Center, CUNY where she studies intellectual property, legal culture, and book history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century Atlantic world. Her dissertation, “The Engine of Free Expression” [?]: The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States, focuses on the relationships among literary property, intellectual labor and federalist state-building in this period. She has taught both halves of the US history survey at Hunter College.

Michael Shelichach is a PhD candidate in the English program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research focuses on post-human conceptions of subjectivity in the Victorian realist novel, late Victorian Gothic fiction, and Victorian physiological-psychology. He has taught composition at Lehman College for three years as a Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Past Fellows

2014-2015
Kultej Dhariwal, English
Anna Gjika, Sociology
Gabrielle Kappes, English
María León Umaña, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Katie Uva, American History
Yeree Shim, English
2006-2007
Ernesto Donas, Music
Carla DuBose, History
Fatmir Haskaj, Sociology
Sophie Mariñez, French
Ana Motta-Moss, Psychology
Tyler T. Schmidt, English

2013-2014
Helen French, Biopsychology and
Behavioral Neuroscience
Rocío Gil, Cultural Anthropology
Lorena Hernández, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Nicole Heron, Business
Mary Slavkin, Art History
Lisa Tagliaferri, Comparative Literature

2005-2006
Francesco Crocco, English
Ernesto Donas, Music
Erin Heiser, English
Rachel Ihara, English
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
Jen Weiss, Urban Education
2012-2013
Claudia Astorino, Anthropology
Paula Burleigh, Art History
Agustina Carando, Linguistics
Han-byul Chung, Linguistics
Kerry Greaves, Art History
2004-2005
Martine Hackett, Sociology
Christina Harris, Anthropology
Erin Heiser, English
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Rachel Ihara, English
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English

2011-2012
Jinwon Kim, Sociology
Sharina Maillo Pozo, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Roberta Michel, Musical Arts
Benjamin Miller, English
Paul J. Polgar, History
Catherine Young, Theatre

2003-2004
Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Valkiria Durán, Psychology
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art
2010-2011
Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Maria Maust-Mohl, Psychology
Christine Pinnock, Anthropology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology
2002-2003
Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Samuel Cohen, English
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Patricia Duffett, English
Kate Moss, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art
2009-2010
Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Valkiria Duran-Narucki, Environmental Psychology
Bobbi Gentry, Political Science
Carla Marquez, Social-Personality Psychology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology
2001-2002
Samuel Cohen, English
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Kate Moss, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2008-2009
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Elizabeth Fitton, History
Robina Khalid, English
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
Claudia Pisano, English
Chris Alen Sula, Philosophy
2000-2001
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2007-2008
Raja Abillama, Anthropology
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Carla DuBose, History
Roman Kuznets, Computer Science
Sophie Mariñez, French
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
1999-2000
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Robert Sauté, Sociology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology

 

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