Futures Initiative Lennihan and Notari Digital Poster Showcase

Please join the Futures Initiative in congratulating award recipients for the Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant and the Paul C. Notari Environmental Studies Grant. We firmly believe these grants make a significant difference in the research paths of Graduate Center doctoral students and often fund the beginnings of much larger and public-facing research projects. We welcome you to explore the Lennihan and Notari Digital Poster Showcase to learn more about each student’s research project.

Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant supports interdisciplinary research related to the intersections of the humanities, arts, science, and technology. The competition honors Dr. Lennihan for her extraordinary service on behalf of students and faculty at the Graduate Center. Louise Lennihan served as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Graduate Center from 2013 to 2016. In this role, Dr. Lennihan served as the principal academic officer of the Graduate Center, ensuring the quality and performance of all the degree-granting programs.These awards are made possible by a generous gift from Curtis Wong as well as several anonymous donations.

2022 Recipients:

Lucien Baskin, Urban Education – The Pedagogical is Political: Black Socialist Feminist Teaching & Organizing at Queens College SEEK
Joanna Beltrán Girón, Critical Social-Personality Psychology – Transcending Trauma, Disability, and Inflammation Through Medicine Circles
Kiera Bono, Theatre & Performance – “A Nation of Dyspeptics”: Disability, Diaspora, and Digestion at the Turn of the 20th Century
Pedro Cabello del Moral, LAILAC – The 15M Process Archives
Filipa Calado, English – The Queer Text Toolkit
Ash Marinaccio, Theatre & Performance – From Turtle Island to Palestine: Documentary Theatre Collaborations in the Rehearsal Room
Luri Moscardi, Comparative Literature – Twitteratura: Digital Social Reading and Active Reception of Literary Text in the Context of Italian Contemporary Literature
Pere Nogues Martin, Anthropology – Knowing Lithium and the Energy Transition: Mining, Conflict and Identity in Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat
Samuel Novacich, Anthropology – Living Color: Aesthetic Surfaces and Political Life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Janelle Poe, English – Breakin’ BLACK Reachin’ Back 2022: It Was All A Dream of (Re)Definition
Nicholas Welna, Anthropology – Logistics Labor & Racial Capitalism in Memphis, TN

Paul C. Notari Environmental Studies Grant supports research in any area relevant to scientific, social, cultural, legal, or policy issues in relation to environmental studies, climate change, renewable energy, pollution control, and allied areas. Paul C. Notari Environmental Studies Grant, established by Mr. Notari’s family and other anonymous donors on the occasion of his 95th birthday, honors his lifelong advocacy of access to higher education, sustainable science for the benefit of humankind, and the protection of nature and natural resources. 

2022 Recipients:

Zoe Goldstein, English – If It’s Vacant Take It: Spatial and Environmental Justice in the Reclamation of Refuse
Miryam Nacimento, Anthropology – Race, Coca Cultivation and Conflict Ecologies in Colombia’s War on Drugs
Luke Nicholls, Health Psychology & Clinical Science – Threat and Efficacy Messaging in Climate Change Communication
Burcu Ozdemir, Anthropology – Affective Ecologies: The Political Life of Water in Upper Tigris Valley
Eddie Pesante González, Anthropology – Energizing the State: Transforming the Energy Matrix as Mutual Aid in Puerto Rico
Shibanee Sivanayagam, Anthropology – Palmyra Politics in Northern Sri Lanka
Joseph A. Torres-González, Anthropology – Barismo and Third-wave Coffee Culture in Puerto Rico and New York

Click here to view the Lennihan and Notari Digital Poster Showcase


The Futures Initiative is pleased to offer three separate grant competitions for GC Students for 2023. The application deadline is March 15, 2023. Apply Here!


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