Category Archives: Events

May 24 | Preparing for Your Faculty Job Search

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9207

About the Event

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the academic job search. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to use the summer to best prepare yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Setting a time table for your search;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Where to find information about positions openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

 Please RSVP

If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.

May 24 | TLC Grading Social

12-4pm, room 3318

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up and we’re rushing to finish our own projects too. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating. Come get a head start before grades are due.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 12-4pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide food, drinks, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Check out this past post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy and watch @GCTLC #amgrading on Twitter for more grading tips (and share your own!) starting Monday, May 21.

If you’re planning to stop by, even for a little bit, please RSVP here by Monday May 21 so that we know how much food to order.


Your colleagues at the TLC

May 11 | O, Earth! by Casey Llewellyn: A Staged Reading

Please join the Center for the Humanities on Friday, May 11th for “O, Earth! by Casey Llewellyn: A Staged Reading” at 7:00 pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This staged reading of O, Earth!, a play written by Casey Llewellyn is led by Baruch College students Zeynep Akca, Roberta Cooper, Reuven Glezer, Ruth Ostrow, and Dana Spataru, and in collaboration with Baruch’s GLASS (Gender, Love, & Sexuality Studies) student organization, and is mentored by Janet Werther and facilitated by Debra Caplan. O, Earth! transposes Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to a contemporary LGBTQ+ context, asking who lives (and dies) in “our” towns, and what queer legacies we hope to leave on this earth. Click here to join or share on Facebook.

May 16 | The Digital GC: End-of-Year Showcase

4:15 – 6:30 pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Are you using digital technologies in your research? Are you interested in learning about digital initiatives at the Graduate Center? The Digital GC: End of Year Showcase is an annual celebration of students’ digital scholarship and pedagogy at the Graduate Center. Come learn about learn about the Praxis seminar class’s final projects and the Provost Digital Innovation Grants, as well. It’s an excellent time to make connections with other students at the GC working on digital projects and methods and who are experimenting with new technologies to help query, interpret, and publish their research. Curious about the projects students are working on to complete their Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate? Want to know more about what kinds of projects students undertake in the New Media Lab? All of these will be represented at the Showcase, offering you a one-stop overview of much of the work being done across the Graduate Center.

The GC Digital Showcase is open to the public, and we are excited to announce that it will also be livestreamed to view online.

More information HERE

May 10 | Webinar: Mastering the Job Interview

Mastering the Job Interview (for Non-Faculty Jobs) (Webinar)

Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

About the Webinar

You’ve been working hard on your job search, preparing resumes and cover letters, reaching out to your network, and making new connections. As a result, you finally receive the coveted call for an interview. Now what? Mastering this next step and securing the job takes some preparation, time, and thought. Join this webinar to learn how you can best strategize for job interviews and get to final stage of this process … the actual job offer.


Register to Participate

To view this free, live webinar, sign up using the event’s GoToWebinar registration link.


May 16 | Launching a Career in the U.S.—What’s Different?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9207

About the Event

This workshop is for international students who have been in the U.S. less than three years and may be confused about the U.S. job search process. It will focus on cultural and language challenges in the job search process and will answer questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be a good “fit” for a particular job or employer?
  • What is different about the American resume and cover letter?
  • Is it boasting to market yourself?
  • What are the timelines? When should you be doing what?
  • Is it appropriate to reach out to a stranger for an informational interview?
  • How do you build a network?
  • Should you check the “Do you require sponsorship box?” on the job application form?
  • When should you reveal your work authorization status to a prospective employer?

Come with any job related question that you have—especially those ones that you’ve been afraid to ask.

Please RSVP

If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.

May 10 | DTSA 2018 Conference “Objects of Study”

The Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association presents its 2018 conference “Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies” on May 10, 2018, at the Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY. All are invited to a conversation with eminent theatre and performance scholars Katherine Behar (Baruch, CUNY), Maaike Bleeker (Utrecht), Rebecca Schneider (Brown), and Soyoung Yoon (New School) on the concepts and questions emerging from the conference working sessions. Then, the conference will culminate in a performance created for the occasion by the fabulous (and award-winning) choreographer Larissa Velez-Jackson and her company. The evening program is available at[].

Due to limited seating, please RSVP before May 8th[]

We invite all to share the proceedings of the day-long working sessions with emerging scholars from across the US and overseas. Stemming from (but not limited to) theatre and performance studies, our conference issues a challenge to the common understanding of scholarly work as focused on an “object of study.” In light of the recent reconceptualization of objects and materiality, we ask what are the emerging meanings of “performance,” as well as those of “study.”

We welcome those who would like to audit the paper discussions in the morning (10am-12pm). Please contact us at[] The full program of papers will be up by May 1st. 

On behalf of DTSA 2018 Conference Committee,
Amir Farjoun, Christine Snyder, Cory Tamler, Eylül Fidan Akıncı, Sarah Lucie



May 3 | Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance

Thursday, May 3 | 12:15 to 2 PM | The Graduate Center, Room C201


Join The Futures Initiative and the CUNY Humanities Alliance for a discussion about community college student-centered teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences! In this roundtable discussion, Graduate Teaching Fellows will discuss their experiences and what they have learned through their participation in the program, which combines faculty mentorship, professional development workshops and resources with the opportunity to design and teach a course during three semesters at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.

Our roundtable of speakers are all Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellows with the CUNY Humanities Alliance, and will include:

  • Kahdeidra Monét Martin (Urban Education)
  • Jenn Polish (English)
  • Micheal Angelo Rumore (English)
  • Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie (Music)
  • Inés Vañó García (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages)
  • Alison Walls (Theatre)

The discussion will be moderated by Kitana Ananda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the CUNY Humanities Alliance and the Futures Initiative.


The discussion will address questions such as:

  • What does it mean to teach the humanities at a community college? How do doctoral students translate their specialized research into their teaching of introductory and general education courses?
  • What kinds of connections have been forged between community college faculty, doctoral students, and undergraduates in the first two years of this program?
  • What are the lessons of this program so far for doctoral education and the future of the professoriate, at the Graduate Center and beyond?


About the program:

The CUNY Humanities Alliance is dedicated to training Ph.D. students in the most successful methods for teaching humanities courses in some of the country’s most diverse undergraduate classrooms, while creating new opportunities and pathways for the “new majority” of students in today’s community colleges. The program is a partnership between the Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Co-sponsored by the CUNY Humanities Alliance. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

May 10-11 | Visualizing Theory Conference

The Critical Theory Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY invites you to attend “Visualizing Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory.” The conference will take place May 10th-11th, 201. Anne Carson and Kaja Silverman will be giving Keynote Lectures.

This conference is free and open to the public. Registration is not required; however, we strongly recommend you reserve a seat for the keynote lectures through the following links:

Anne Carson:

Kaja Silverman:

Please click on the poster (image above) for additional information and visit our website to view the full conference schedule:

This event is being co-sponsored by The Writers’ Institute, The Center for the Humanities, The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), The Office of Public Programming, The Doctoral Students’ Council, Mise-en-Scène, and Constance Old, in memory of her brother Lloyd Old.

Please feel free to contact us at with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in May!