Month: March 2022

2022-2023 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship (deadline: 5/16/22)

Humanities New York and its nine partner universities, comprising the Humanities Centers Initiative, invite grant proposals from advanced graduate students in support of public programming and projects. for the 2022-2023 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship. Grant awards will be up to $4,000.

All projects must be public-facing in some way: intended for public audiences, engaging members of the public as collaborators, or partnering with community groups. Projects of any format or type will be considered; however, projects that engage with issues of social justice and equity are particularly welcome.

For more information:

Deadline: May 16, 2022

2022-2023 GC Digital Fellowship (deadline: 3/28/22)

GC Digital Initiatives is searching for new doctoral students to join our dynamic team. Together, GC Digital Fellows lead week-long digital research institutes, teach workshops on technical skills, create resources for GC students and faculty, and build digital projects that make use of the affordances of emerging technology while considering the ethical, social, and political stakes. In fact, the GC Digital Fellows have been recognized for their approach to teaching digital research skills by receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) award to create curricula and lead professional development workshops in digital humanities.

GC Digital Fellows who join our team this year will play an instrumental role in opening the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization (currently under construction).

Graduate Center doctoral students at any level are eligible to apply, and we encourage applications from women and gender minorities and BIOPC. We hope to add strength to our program in graphic and web design, Python, and mapping; however, this is not an exhaustive list. We encourage those with other skills and interests to also apply.

To get a better sense of our work, you can read the GC Digital Fellows’ blog, Tagging the Tower, and our semesterly blog post “What is GCDI?” You can also read our most recent annual report. You can also read about what GC Digital Fellows have gone on to accomplish once they have left the Graduate Center.​


Compensation for the fellowship will be a minimum of $29,115 for the academic year. Fellows will be appointed to the Graduate Center payroll as Graduate Assistant Bs (GAB) at their own current rate and receive a Provost’s Award that will pay through the Office of Financial Aid. The GAB title provides eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study. Fellows who are past their 10 registered semesters of doctoral study will be eligible to receive in-state tuition remission at the Level 3 rate per the new PSC-CUNY contract. (This benefit provides for this tuition remission for a maximum of 4 semesters past the student’s 10 registered semesters.)

The initial DF appointment is for one year (exact dates vary and will be specified upon appointment). Determinations of DF re-appointments will be made on an annual basis up to three years, depending on individual eligibility and GC needs.

CFP Posted on our website:

Apply here:

Deadline: March 28, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Nancy Foner – One Quarter of the Nation

Distinguished Professor Nancy Foner (GC/Hunter) published a new book, One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America (Princeton University Press, 2022)

Professor Foner recently discussed her book at a panel discussion in our Immigration Seminar Series. Excerpts of her talk are also featured in the Graduate Center news “How Immigration Changed U.S. Society

About the Book

The impact of immigrants over the past half century has become so much a part of everyday life in the United States that we sometimes fail to see it. This deeply researched book by one of America’s leading immigration scholars tells the story of how immigrants are fundamentally changing this country.

An astonishing number of immigrants and their children—nearly eighty-six million people—now live in the United States. Together, they have transformed the American experience in profound and far-reaching ways that go to the heart of the country’s identity and institutions.

Unprecedented in scope, One Quarter of the Nation traces how immigration has reconfigured America’s racial order—and, importantly, how Americans perceive race—and played a pivotal role in reshaping electoral politics and party alignments. It discusses how immigrants have rejuvenated our urban centers as well as some far-flung rural communities, and examines how they have strengthened the economy, fueling the growth of old industries and spurring the formation of new ones. This wide-ranging book demonstrates how immigration has touched virtually every facet of American culture, from the music we dance to and the food we eat to the films we watch and books we read.

One Quarter of the Nation opens a new chapter in our understanding of immigration. While many books look at how America changed immigrants, this one examines how they changed America. It reminds us that immigration has long been a part of American society, and shows how immigrants and their families continue to redefine who we are as a nation.