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

Kultej Dhariwal is a PhD candidate in the English program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He holds a BA in English from the University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada), an MA in English Language and Literature from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada), and an MPhil in English from the Graduate Center, CUNY. He has eclectic interests in modern literature and is especially drawn to Anglophone works from India and the Indian diaspora. For his dissertation project, he is exploring the political aspects of narrative form in recent writing about the city of Mumbai. He has taught courses in literature and composition at Lehman College since 2011.

Anna Gjika is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, crime and deviance, media and culture, and race, and she has interdisciplinary certifications in the areas of Women's Studies and Africana Studies. Her dissertation examines the role of digital media in high-profile, group sexual assault cases among teenagers. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Lehman College, Anna has taught courses on the Sociological Imagination and its development and application to everyday problems, and Introduction to Sociology.

Gabrielle Kappes is pursuing her PhD English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Fordham University. She has previously taught writing and literature courses at Lehman College. She received her B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Her research interests center on experimental poetics, organic form, and the affective relationships of mapping place in British Romantic poetry, travel narratives, and journals. She is also editing a chapbook on Kathy Acker’s unpublished work for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

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. 

María León Umaña is a PhD student from Costa Rica in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she is additionally pursuing a Certificate in Film Studies. She graduated from the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica as a Spanish Philologist and then continued her studies in Latin American Literature and Central American Literature. She taught both English and Spanish in Costa Rica before she started her PhD in New York; for the past four years she has also worked as a Spanish instructor at Lehman College.

Katie Uva is a PhD student in American History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her areas of specialization include 20th century cultural history and urban history. Her dissertation examines urbanism at the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. She has taught world history and American history at Brooklyn College, and is currently a tour guide at the Museum of the City of New York.

Past Fellows

 

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
2006-2007
Ernesto Donas, Music
Carla DuBose, History
Fatmir Haskaj, Sociology
Sophie Mariñez, French
Ana Motta-Moss, Psychology
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
 

 

Last modified: Oct 27, 2014

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