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Working Groups

 
Crime, Law, Deviance, & Policy Workshop
  • This workshop of faculty and graduate students meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18, 2019) to discuss a wide range of issues related to the study of criminology, law, deviance and policy. Members read one or two papers per month in these areas, sometimes from students and sometimes from faculty, and they also usually host one guest speaker per month. Their faculty members include Jayne Mooney, David Brotherton, Lynn Chancer, Candace McCoy, Calvin John Smiley, and others at the GC and across CUNY, and they draw about 20-30 PhD and masters level students from across the program and the City.
  • Contacts: Lynn Chancer – lchancer@gc.cuny.edu & Angela LaScala-Gruenewald – alascalag@gradcener.cuny.edu

Immigration Working Group Workshop
  • The GC Immigration Working Group is a graduate student-run group where members exchange, discuss, and collaborate on ideas and research related to immigration. Their workshops take place on Mondays at 2-4pm in Room 6112.01 at CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Contacts: Daeshin Hayden Ju – haydendaeshinju@gmail.com & Janina Selzer – jselzer@gradcenter.cuny.edu  To check the workshop schedule click https://immigration.commons.gc.cuny.edu/  

Political Economy Workshop
  • The Political Economy Workshop is a student-led group seeking to workshop papers through engaging in productive discussion that incorporates a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary approach on topics related to political economy. The goal of this workshop is to create a friendly environment for graduate students and scholars in the field of labor, political economy, Marxism and politics to discuss their research projects, learn from each other and build an academic-political community based on these shared interests. All members of the CUNY community regardless of their program are encouraged to join and contribute by submitting a paper or joining the discussions.
  • Contacts: Juan Ferre – jcferre17@gmail.com and Joey Van der Naald – jvandernaald@gradcenter.cuny.edu. To check the workshop schedule click https://pewgc.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Urban Studies Workshop
  • The Urban Studies Workshop is a student-run workshop that meets once a month. Each session includes two parts: workshopping students’ writing, and reading sessions (discussions of new developments in the discipline). The writings pieces (article drafts, grant proposals, syllabi, etc.) will be circulated among the workshop participants at least a week before the meeting.
  • Contact: gcurbanstudiesworkshop@gmail.com.  To check the workshop schedule click https://urbanstudies.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Qualitative Research and Cultural Analysis Workshop 

(organizing in progress)

  • The main objective of this workshop is to cultivate a discussion of the finer points, interpretive processes, and analytic lenses associated with rich or “deep” qualitative research. On a more practical level, the twin aims of this workshop are to discuss an array of techniques for collecting and analyzing qualitative data, including field work, interviewing, content analysis, discourse analysis, historical methods, and visual analysis, among others, and to offer students and faculty an opportunity to present and receive constructive feedback on their work. It is therefore meant to be both informative and actively hands-on. All students and faculty are welcome to attend and present their work on any substantive topic at any stage of development.
  • Contacts: Richard Ocejo – rocejo@jjay.cuny.edu, Tom DeGloma – tdegloma@hunter.cuny.edu, and Greg Smithsimon -gsmithsimon@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

Psychosocial Research and Reading Group 

(organizing in progress)

  • This workshop, hoping to draw faculty and graduate students both from CUNY and from around the City, focuses on using a combination of sociology and psychological/psychoanalytic methods and theories to shed light on a range of empirical topics from trauma to the rise of authoritarianism nationally and internationally.
  • Contact: Lynn Chancer – lchancer@gc.cuny.edu

Media, New Media and Public Sociology Workshop 

(organizing in progress)

  • A new workshop, with about 18 interested students and faculty, focused on encouraging sociologists to use their research and perspectives to reach larger audiences through media and new media especially when engaged in “public sociology” already. An organizing meeting will soon be called but, if you are interested, please contact Anthony Capote.
  • Contact: Anthony Capote at acapote@gradcenter.cuny.edu.