Macaulay Honors College has appointed four Distinguished Lecturers, three Teaching and Learning Collaboratory postdoctoral professionals, and nine Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Fellows. “I am thrilled to welcome this accomplished group of scholars, writers, and researchers to the Macaulay community,” said Chief Academic Officer Joseph Ugoretz. “They share our commitment to transforming the futures of honors students, and enrich our offering with their diverse backgrounds and interests.”
Renowned international author Carmen Boullosa returns to Macaulay as a Distinguished Lecturer. An inspiring and adventurous teacher, Prof. Boullosa is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished living Mexican poets, and has a wide-ranging expertise in Latin American literature and the arts, especially the work of Latinx artists and writers in New York City. Her exploration of their influence on artistic movements in the city perfectly complements our Arts in New York seminar. She is the author of nineteen novels, fifteen collections of poetry, eight plays, two collections of short stories, and one screenplay. She also makes artist books, and has exhibited her work in Mexico and elsewhere.
Dr. Norrell Edwards ’13 is an alumna of Macaulay Honors College, and very excited to return as a faculty member who can mentor and guide students. She has extensive research and experience in African Diaspora literature as it connects to issues of race and political anxiety and will bring an international and African diasporic lens to our students. Dr. Edwards is committed to public engagement, especially in the areas of police reform and prison education.
Dr. Logan McBride is an historian whose research and teaching centers on the origins and impact of mass incarceration, and the struggle against it. She has worked with Columbia University’s Center for Justice on an oral history project documenting incarcerated women’s leadership in prison education, and collaborated with survivors of racialized police violence in Chicago to bring their stories into the public schools. She was a NYC public high school teacher, worked on several CUNY campuses, and is also a former Macaulay Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Fellow.
Published poet and editor Dr. Zohra Saed brings expertise in Asian American studies, as well as teaching experience in early college programs at Bard College. She was a Bard Early College OSUN Fellow at the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan and Al Quds University in Jerusalem. She has been a Fellow at the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean as well as the Schomburg Center for Black Culture. Dr. Saed is a first-generation New Yorker who grew up in Brooklyn.
Dr. Andre Fludd is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in Indian classical music and diaspora studies. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate Center (CUNY), where he wrote his doctoral dissertation, “Indian Classical Music in the New York Metropolitan Area: The Development of a Transnational Ecosystem.”
Dr. Jean Park earned her Ph.D. in the History & Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, “Exiled Envoys: Korean Students in New York City, 1907-1937,” studied the impact of the early Korean-American educational experience in the New York metropolitan area on the broader Korean independence movement.
Dr. Joseph Pentangelo is a linguist and folklorist. An alumnus of Macaulay Honors College, he earned a PhD in Linguistics and a graduate certificate in Medieval Studies from the Graduate Center, CUNY. In his dissertation, “360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk),” he introduced the 360º camera as a tool for virtual reality language documentation.