Brooklyn College Writing Across the Curriculum


Contact Us

WAC program office: 2420 Boylan
wac@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Ellen Belton, co-coordinator: ebelton@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Ellen Belton is a professor of English and the faculty coordinator of the Brooklyn College Writing Across the Curriculum program. She has published on Shakespeare, Thomas Heywood, John Webster, Jane Austen, and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. She was the dean of undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College for ten years and chair of the English Department for six. She has also served as acting dean of the CUNY Honors College and as chair of the Brooklyn College Faculty Council. Before becoming the coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum, Professor Belton was the coordinator of the Learning Communities initiative.

Tahneer Oksman, co-coordinator: toksman@gc.cuny.edu

Tahneer is finishing up her dissertation on Jewish women and comics in the PhD Program in English at CUNY’s Graduate Center. She worked for two years as a Brooklyn College Writing Fellow (2009-2011), and she has also taught composition courses in the English Departments at Brooklyn College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tahneer has been a WAC co-coordinator at Brooklyn College since the fall of 2011.

Brendan O’Malley, co-coordinator: bo’malley@gc.cuny.edu

Brendan is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center, working on a dissertation on the politics of immigration in the Port of New York before Ellis Island. He served as a Brooklyn College Writing Fellow from 2009 to 2011, and has taught courses in U.S. history, New York City History, World History, and Western Civilization at Brooklyn College and City Tech. He has co-edited one book, Home Fronts: A Wartime America Reader (New Press, 2008) with Michael S. Foley. He has been a WAC co-coordinator at Brooklyn College since Fall 2011.

Brooklyn College Writing Fellows (2011-2012)

Michelle Billies, MBillies@gc.cuny.edu

Michelle is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Social/Personality Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, working on a dissertation that critiques the moment that someone is stopped or screened by law enforcement or security as a site of struggle over bodies, knowledge, and population. Leading up to the dissertation, Michelle engaged in a three-year participatory action research project with the organization Queers for Economic Justice on how low-income LGBTQ New Yorkers build meaningful lives and seek justice in the face of government and nonprofit discrimination and violence. Michelle presents frequently on gender, blackness, space, and class and her research has been published in Feminism & Psychology, the International Review of Qualitative Research. In work outside of the academy, Michelle maintains a private practice as a Gestalt psychotherapist.

Marnie Brady, mbrady1@gc.cuny.edu

Marnie is a PhD student in the Sociology Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation focuses on labor and tenant organizing responses to predatory equity schemes. Prior to becoming a Writing Fellow, Marnie was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Hunter College where she taught courses in urban studies and social movements. Marnie’s current projects include a case study on racial and gender justice strategies for improving conditions of restaurant workers in NYC, which will be included in a forthcoming book co-edited by Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott. Marnie is also co-editing a special 2012 issue of _Cities: Public Housing and the Public Agenda: Locating a Right to the City_.

Anne Donlon, adonlon@gc.cuny.edu

Anne Donlon is a doctoral candidate in the English Program and a student in the American Studies certificate program at the Graduate Center. Her dissertation considers social networks and radical documentary forms between the world wars, particularly tracing connections among white British women and African-American writers. Anne has taught composition and American Literature as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at John Jay College. She also serves on the executive committee of the Doctoral Students’ Council, as the DSC liaison to the University Faculty Senate.

Stefania Heim, sheim@gc.cuny.edu.

Stefania is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, working on a dissertation entitled “Dark Matter: The Scholar’s Art, Susan Howe, and Muriel Rukeyser.” Stefania also holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and she has taught literature at Hunter College, writing and translation at Columbia, and poetry in New York City and Chicago public schools.

Eli Karetny, ekaretny@gc.cuny.edu

Eli is a PhD student in the Political Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center and is writing his dissertation on counterrevolutionary conceptions of freedom in the work of Leo Strauss and Isaiah Berlin. In addition to serving as a WAC Fellow at Brooklyn College, Eli teaches political theory at Baruch College and works as a research assistant at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

Collette Sosnowy, csosnowy@gc.cuny.edu

Collette is a PhD candidate in Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently writing a proposal for her dissertation about personal health blogs written by people with chronic disease in the context of Health 2.0 medical culture. She previously taught at Brooklyn College and Hunter College. In addition to being a fellow, she works as a research assistant for the New York State Department of Health.

Advertisements







%d bloggers like this: