Upcoming Special Events

What Can You Do with a PhD in the Humanities?

Date: March 29, 2017

Learn about alternative-academic (alt-ac) career options from professionals with career trajectories different from the tenure track. After brief introductions and opening statements, panelists will meet in small groups with audience members for more focused discussions about the topic.

Participants include:

  • Rebecca Amato — Associate Director, Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Gallatin
  • Cristel Jusino Diaz — Assistant Director of Student Affairs, NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science
  • Jenny Kijowski — Educational Technology, NYU Gallatin
  • Arnaldo J. López — Development Officer, Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
  • Katina Rogers — Director of Administration & Programs, The Futures Initiative, CUNY
  • Eric Zinner — Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief, NYU Press
  • Moderated by Gwynneth Malin — Director, NYU Center for the Humanities

Co-sponsored by Graduate School of Arts & Science.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Everything You Need to Know about Open Educational Resources

Date: April 4, 2017

Join NYU faculty and staff as they discuss Open Educational Resources (OER), free or low-cost teaching materials that faculty at many institutions have been using as alternatives to expensive textbooks. The use of OER is directly tied to NYU's commitment to affordability, and allows for interdisciplinary presentation of content.

Panelists include:

  • Daniel Shiffman — Associate Arts Professor, ITP, Tisch
  • Marybeth McCartin — Instructional Services Libraries, NYU Libraries
  • Stephen Duncombe — Professor, Gallatin and Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt
  • Benjamin Stewart — Clinical Associate Professor, Expository Writing Program

Moderated by Carol Mandel, Dean, NYU Libraries. Co-sponsored by FAS Office of Educational Technology, Tisch, and NYU Libraries.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Politics on Campus: From the 2015 Protests to the Trump Presidency

Date: April 18, 2017


Why did American campuses burst into protest in November 2015? And how have our universities responded? Building on "Campus Politics," a recent book by Jonathan Zimmerman, this panel will examine diversity, sexual assault, trigger warnings, and the wide range of other issues that have sparked campus controversy in recent years.

Panelists include:

  • Juan M. Calero C. — Bachelors of Arts Candidate, Latino Studies and Religious Studies, Class of 2018, New York University
  • Robert Cohen — Professor of Social Studies Education, New York University
  • Michael Funk — Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education, New York University
  • Crystal Parikh — Associate Professor of English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Jonathan Zimmerman — Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania

"Campus Politics" will be on sale at the event at a 20% discount.

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Vegan Living: Fashion, Food, and Fitness

Date: April 25, 2017

How does veganism translate into a lifestyle and professional career? Hear from four powerful figures in the vegan spotlight who have made it their lives’ work to adopt a vegan lifestyle and embody what it means to live, not just eat, as a vegan.

Panelists include:

  • David Carter — Former NFL Player; Animal Rights Activist
  • Chloe Coscarelli — Vegan Chef; Cookbook Author
  • Joshua Katcher — Instructor of Fashion at Parsons; Founder & Creative Director, Brave Gentleman; Founder & Editor, TheDiscerningBrute.com
  • Dominick Thompson — Healthcare Executive, Multi-Sport Athlete, Animal Rights Activist; Founder & Creative Director, Crazies & Weirdos

Event Location:
NYU Cantor Film Center
36 E. 8th St.
New York, NY
10003


Theorizing Sound Writing

Date: May 2, 2017

What promise does sound knowledge hold for cultural analysis? How might we not only write sound but sound theory differently? In addressing these concerns, the authors in Theorizing Sound Writing also make an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words, but in compassionate scholarship. As a method of inquiry, both listening and sound writing expand not only what is known but also how we come to know (and be) as public intellectuals and artisans of sounded, vibrating worlds.

Participants include:

  • Deborah Kapchan — Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
  • J. Martin Daughtry — Associate Professor of Music, New York University
  • Carol Muller — Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tomie Hahn — Associate Professor of Performance Ethnology; Director, Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Alex Waterman — Musician; Scholar; Author

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States