Author Archives: Lisa Tagliaferri

Recap: A Year-End Celebration of the Futures Initiative

By Lisa Tagliaferri|June 17, 2016|Event Recap|0 comments

On May 19, we had the opportunity to celebrate all that our Faculty Fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, peer mentors, and Graduate Fellows have accomplished throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. We were able to showcase some of the work coming out of the Futures Initiative courses of the 2015-2016 academic year: Encountering Cuba – Global Race, Postcoloniality, Cultural Expression Kandice Chuh and Sujatha Fernandes Global Perspectives on Language and Education

Read More

Network Visualizations Across Domains #critviz2016

By Lisa Tagliaferri|June 9, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Here are my remarks from the Unflattening and Enacting Visualization one-day event at the Graduate Center, CUNY on June 9, 2016, convened by Patrik Svensson. Like many of us here, I have an interdisciplinary background, in comparative literature and the computer sciences. Although I first really thought about data visualization in the context of the digital humanities, learning about it from Graduate Center Digital Fellows (like Micki Kaufman, who you’ll hear

Read More

Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Aderinsola Gilbert at Teach@CUNY Day

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Urban Education Ph.D. student Aderinsola Gilbert led an exciting and productive workshop during Teach@CUNY Day on May 2, 2016. “Advancing STEM Teaching and Learning in New York City’s Metropolis was part of the “Diversity in CUNY’s Classrooms” track of Teach@CUNY Day. This workshop explored how faculty in STEM disciplines can utilize student’s cultural capital to increase their enthusiasm for and interest in course

Read More

Recap: Global Perspectives on Language and Education Policy Research Poster and Outreach Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On Monday, May 2, 2016, graduate students from the course Global Perspectives on Language and Education, shared their research on language practices across several CUNY campuses. Led be Ofelia Garcia (Graduate Center, Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) and Carmina Makar (City College, Teaching Learning and Culture), the course took place in Fall 2015. The work presented at the session will be published in the May/June 2016

Read More

Interview with Jessica Morley of AMMAL

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 19, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC are proud to be partnering with AMMAL, a non-profit education initiative that provides those who identify as female with both face-to-face and remotely-taught training in technology skills. This teaching and learning is done outside of a classroom environment and taps into a grassroots community of women who work to empower each other in the diverse neighborhoods of East London. As part of this process, learners are given access to a 24/7 peer-led

Read More

Mind Mapping: A Futures Initiative Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 23, 2016|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

During our last Futures Initiative co-working hours, the team spent half an hour doing some mind mapping to visualize our program and what it is connected to. This session was led by Futures Initiative Fellow Kalle Westerling. We are currently completing our second year as a program, and as we look towards the third year, we wanted to think about the spaces where we have impact and what areas may

Read More

Recap: Teaching as Social Justice

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 17, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

On Thursday, April 14th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This was the capstone event of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events of the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about the series here. During this workshop, we discussed how teaching can address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual

Read More