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SOCIALSCIENCESDIVISION TheDivisionTheSocialSciencesDivisionencouragesthepursuitofinterdisciplinaryformsofknowledgewhilestillofferingstudentsatraditionaldegreeintheSocialSciences.AccordinglyfromtheirhomeDepartmentofHistoryInternationalStudiesPoliticalScienceorSociologystudentsindividualizetheiracademicpursuitschoosingcoursesandstudyingwithfacultyacrosstheentireDivision.AdditionallytheymaycombineworkintheirmajorwithanotherareaofconcentrationintheDivisionortheCollegeorpursueoneoftheDivisionsminorsinAsianStudiesEconomicsHistoryInternationalStudiesJusticeStudiesPoliticalSciencePoliticalEconomySocialWorkorSociology.Thecollectivepublicationsofourfacultyspantheareasofreligionnationhoodgenderdisabilitysexualityreproductivepoliticsracesocialjusticeeconomicdevelopmentconsumptiontheartsmediaandpopculture.Dedicatedtoworkingwithstudentstopreparethemforthefutureweoffersmallclassesafriendlycampusandastudent-centeredapproach.OutsideoftheclassroomtherichdiversityofNewYorkTheSocialSciencesDivisionincludInternationalStudiesPoliticalDepartmentstheDivisionoffersMinorsiInternationalStudiesJusticeStudiesSocialWorkandSociology. CityprovidesstudentsintheSocialSciencesDivisionwithavarietyofexperientiallearningopportunities.Doingresearchandinternshipsinthecityauniquehallmarkofourprogramhelpsourstudentsdeveloprigorouscriticalanalysisskillsinvaluabletoanyefforttoeffectchangeintheworld.OpportunitiesalsoexistforMarymountManhattanstudentsbeyondourcampusandcity.ForexamplestudentshaveconductedresearchattheNationalArchivesinWashingtonD.C.internedfortheUnitedStatesCongressandspentsemestersstudyingabroadinEuropeAsiaSouthAmericaAfricaandtheMiddleEast.WebelieveourinterdisciplinaryapproachacoremajorinahomedepartmentcomplimentedbyDivisionalandcity-wideresourcesprovidesstudentswiththecriticalskillsfexibilityandcivicvisiontoparticipateintherichandcomplexworldbeyond.Onthismodelandtheseresultsweprideourselves.Ourstudentsconnectsociallyconsumecriticallyandactconsciously.SocialSciencesDivisiongraduatesarepreparednotjusttounderstandtheirworldbuttochangeit.stheDepartmentsofHistorycienceandSociology.AcrossthenAsianStudiesEconomicsHistoryPoliticalSciencePoliticalEconomy HistoryHistoricalstudyisintegralnotjusttooursenseofcollectiveidentitybutasameansbywhichtounderstandtheprocessofchange.Thepastallofitsmysteriessecretsandstoriesisourcasestudybywhichtoevaluatetheforcesthattransformsociety.WhydosomenationsrisetopowerwhileothersfallHowhavereligionracegenderandhumanrightsevolvedWhenhavepeopleenactedprogressthroughpoliticsandwhenthroughprotestFromancientRomeandmedievalEuropetomodernAmericaorChinathroughamultitudeoflensespoliticaleconomicsocialculturaldiasporicanddiplomaticwereconstructthestoriesoflivesinanefforttounderstandboththeirsandourown. HistoryMMCThegoaloftheHistorymajorisforstudentstodevelopasenseofthepastandtheprocessofchangethatproducedourcontemporaryworld.Studentstakethreecorecoursesdesignedtointroducehistoricalwritingresearchmethodsandthefeldstheoreticaldebates.Electivesallowstudentstoexploregeographicregionsordelvedeeperintoaparticulartimeperiodorthemeastheyworktowardstheirownindependentresearch.Themesinvestigatedbystudentsincludepoliticseconomicsreligionracegendercivilrightsconsumerisminternationalrelationsandsocialandculturalhistory.ForstudentsinothermajorsintheCollegetheDepartmentoffersaminorinHistory.Theresearchanalysisandwritingskillsgainedthroughhistoricalstudyarehighlypracticalforanexceptionallybroadrangeofcareers.Historymajorsareextremelywellpreparedforlawschoolandlegalcareerspoliticalandgovernmentalpositionsworkatnonproftagenciesornon-governmentalorganizationsresearchrolesinthinktanksandcorporationsandmediaandjournalismpaths.Historicalstudycanalsoleadtocuratorialandarchivalcareersaswellasteachingpositionsfromtheelementarytouniversitylevels.AndreaNorcia11adoublemajorinHistoryandInternationalStudieswithaFrenchminorcreditsherhistoricalresearchtrainingforhercareersuccess.Ialwayscatchmyselfaskingwhyandlookingforevidenceinvariousdailysituations.WhileanundergradAndreainternedatMSNBCfrstasaStrategicOperationsresearchanalystandthenasabroadcastproductionassistant.AftergraduationshesputheranalyticalskillstoworkasaLibraryPageattheNewYorkHistoricalSocietywhilepursuingamastersdegreeatTheNewSchool. InternationalStudiesThelasttwentyyearshaswitnessedthedramaticexpansionofinformationtechnologyintensiedglobaleconomicintegrationandtheconstructionofnewglobalpoliticalandeconomicinstitutions.Therehasalsobeenaconcurrentriseinsectarianfundamentalismecologicaldevastationandthegulfbetweenrichandpoor.Inourinterlinkedworldtheabilitytoseepatternsindisparateeventsandplaceshasneverbeenmorecritical.AccordinglyInternationalStudiesprivilegesglobaldynamicsasawaytounderstandpoliticalculturalandsocialeventsastheyoccuratthelocalandregionallevels. InternationalStudiesMMCAtMMCtheInternationalStudiesprogramisanchoredinthecriticalinvestigationandpracticeofhumanrightsanddevelopment.Thecurriculumisbuiltaroundcorecoursesthatexaminethedynamicsandinstitutionsoftheglobaleconomyandinternationalpoliticsaswellasthehistoricaloriginsoftheglobalsystem.Advancedcourseworkfocusesonissuessuchasinternationallawfoodsecurityconictresolutiongenderanddevelopmentwarandpeacetheculturaldimensionsofhumancommunitiesandareastudiesineachworldregionleadingtotheseniorthesiswherestudentsconductoriginalresearch.ForstudentsinothermajorsintheCollegetheDepartmentalsooffersaminorinInternationalStudies.InternationalStudiesservesasanexcellentbaseforfuturegraduateworkinthesocialsciencesandhumanitiesaswellasprofessionaldegreeprogramsinlawplanningpolicyandbusiness.Studentsarepreparedforawiderangeofcareeropportunitiesingovernmentandinternationalagenciesnon-governmentalorganizationstransnationalcorporationseducationandresearchorjournalismandpublishing.InterningatMADREaninternationalwomenshumanrightsorganizationenabledmetoworkalongsidehumanrightsexpertsgavemehands-onexperiencewithonlinecommunicationsandprovidedperspectiveasIplanformyfutureKatelynSives13explained.AnInternationalStudiesmajorwhospenthersummerstudyingeconomicdevelopmentinBangaloreIndiaSiveswonaprestigiousnationalBorenScholarshiptoconductsenioryearresearchonsustainabledevelopmentinBrazil.AspartofthisscholarshipKatelynwillworkwiththeUnitedStatesAgencyforInternationalDevelopmentUSAIDforoneyearupongraduation. PoliticalSciencePoliticalScienceisthestudyofgovernmentpublicpolicyandpolitics.Itisconcernedwiththecontroluseandabuseofauthorityandinstitutionsaswellasculturalsystemsthroughwhichpowerisexercised.PoliticalScienceuseshumanisticandscientifcapproachestounderstandactivismelectionsthelawsthatshapeourdailylivesandspecifcissuessuchascivilrightshealthcareandenvironmentalpolicyintheUnitedStatesandacrosstheglobe. PoliticalScienceMMCThepoliticalsciencecurriculumcoversfourmainareascomparativepoliticsinternationalrelationspoliticaltheoryandU.S.politics.Ourintroductorycoursesatthe100-levelprovidestudentswiththefoundationsformoresubstantiveinvestigations.Ourintermediatecoursesatthe200and300-levelsexposestudentstopoliticalideasinstitutionsandpatternsintheUnitedStatesanddifferentworldareas.Our400-levelcoursesaredesignedforjuniorsandseniorswhoarereadytopursuetheirownresearchprojects.ForstudentsinothermajorsintheCollegetheDepartmentalsooffersaminorinPoliticalScience.PoliticalSciencepreparesstudentstothinkindependentlywithtoleranceforotherpointsofviewandaninformedawarenessofcurrentaffairs.Itistheinformationmajorenablingstudentstomakeeffectiveuseoftheenormousowofideasdataandrhetoricthatisaninescapablefeatureofthemodernworld.OuralumshavepursuedanexcitingrangeofoptionsfrompoliticalcampaignsandPh.D.programstoelectionmonitoringandthePeaceCorps.Eachyearapercentageapplytocompetitivelawschoolswhileothersworkforpoliticalpartiesorelectedofcials.Manygraduatesndjobsinthefederalgovernmentoratthestateandlocallevel.AtgraduationVeronicaReis12withJudgeSallieManzanet-DanielsMMC85andBoardofTrusteesmember.VeronicainternedattheAppellateDivisionoftheNewYorkStateSupremeCourtwithJudgeManzanet-Daniels.VeronicaexplainsthatbylearningasmuchasIcouldfromJudgeSallie.IhadalegupwhensecuringapositioninthelegaldepartmentatSubwaywhichisincrediblycompetitive.JudgeSallieisnowhelpingVeronicapreparetoapplytolawschool. SociologySociologyseekstounderstandthecomplexsocioeconomicandculturaldynamicsthatshapeindividualcommunitynationalandglobalbehaviors.Asafeldofstudyitemergedinthe19thcenturyinanefforttoidentifytheunderlyingdynamicsofurbanizedindustrialsocieties.FromthisperiodintothedecadesfollowingWorldWarIIwhenSociologyboomedasafelditsareasofinquiryrangedfromsocialcontroldevianceandcrimetothenatureofsocialchangeinequalitytheeconomyandreligion.TodaySociologyfurthersresearchintotheseareasbutalsoexploresraceandethnicitysexualityandgenderscienceandtechnologyaswellascultureandart. ThemissionoftheSociologyDepartmentatMMCistofostercreativeandrigorousresearchontheworldsmostpervasivesocialphenomena.Throughthecultivationofthesociologicalimaginationstudentsachieveanunderstandingofthecomplexforcesthatshapetheworldanddeveloptheskillstoanalyzeandultimatelychangethatworld.ToreachthesegoalstheSociologyDepartmentisbuiltuponthedisciplinestwopillarstheoryandresearch.Intheclassroomstudentsareexposedtoavarietyoftheoreticalapproachesaswellasarangeofqualitativeandquantitativeresearchskills.ForstudentsinothermajorsintheCollegetheDepartmentalsooffersaminorinSociology.StudentsmajoringinSociologyhavegoneontosuccessfulcareersinjournalismurbanplanningsurveyresearchhumanresourcesbusinesslawcriminaljusticemarketingresearchsocialworkandnonprotadministration.GraduateshavealsoenteredacademicallycompetitiveprogramsatboththeMastersandPh.D.levelsinSociologyandrelatedelds.MMCWhenIwasincollegeIdidaninternshipwithStateSenatorJosSerranowhichledtoafulltimejob.NowasCommunityLiaisonattheOfceoftheManhattanBoroughPresidentforNewYorkCitysEastHarlemInwoodandWashingtonHeightsneighborhoodsIngridSotelo10istheeyesandearsfortheBoroughPresident. SocialWorkSocialWorkisafocusedstudyofinteractionsbetweenpeopleandtheirphysicalandsocialenvironmentslinkedtospecifcpracticeskillsthataredirectedtoimprovingthequalityofthoseinteractions.Socialworkersmaximizethefunctioningofindividualsfamiliesgroupsandcommunitiesandaimtobeethicallyandculturallyaware.ThePrograminSocialWorkintroducesstudentstothisprofessionandthebroaderworldofhumanservices. SocialWorkMMCTheMinorinSocialWorkatMMCisawell-developedprogrambasedonsystemstheoryandinformedbyastrengthsperspective.Inasequenceofveclassesandrelatedinternshipopportunitiesstudentsgainanoverviewofsocialworkpracticeandanintroductiontosocialworkprofessionalhistorylanguagerolesvaluestheoriesskillsandmodalities.Encouragedtothinkaboutthemultiplicityoffactorssocialpoliticaleconomicandpersonalthatcausehumanbehaviorthecoursesaredesignedtoenhancethequalityofeachstudentscivicandcommunityinvolvementaswellastohelpstudentsbecomemorethoughtfulandsuccessfulprovidersofhumanservices.Ultimatelyclassesdirectstudentstothinkcriticallyabouttheircommunitiesandtoactpowerfullywithinthem.GemmaInguanta13internedatGreenChimneys.Theorganizationdedicatedtoprovidingresidentialfostercareandhomelessyouthprogrammingforlesbiangaytranssexualandquestioningyouthisaworldclassinstitution.InterningwithGreenChimneysIhavelearnedtheropesofnon-protworkGemmaexplainedandhaveabetterunderstandingofNewYorkCitypoliticsadvocacyLGBTinstitutionsandmyinterestinspecializingincommunityorganizingupongraduation.CommunityinvolvementisanessentialpartofSocialWorkcoursesgenerallyandtheminorprogramspecically.OurstudentsworkinpartnershipwithawidevarietyoflocalinstitutionssuchasPositiveHealthProjectInc.LibertyLeapsProgramatBankStreettheAnti-ViolenceProjecttheNationalAllianceonMentalIllnesstheHospitalforSpecialSurgeryGayMensHealthCrisisEvictionInterventionServicesVisionsSafeHorizonsandCabriniElderCare.FurthermorestudentswithminorsarewellpreparedupongraduationtopursueaMastersinSocialWork. InternshipsStudentsfromtheSocialSciencesDivisioninternatawidevarietyofinstitutionsandorganizationsacrossNewYorkCitythecountryandabroad.RecentplacementsincludeABCNewsAbigailAdamsSmithMuseumAfricanBurialGroundsAlArabiaNewsChannelattheUnitedNationsAmericanCivilLibertiesUnionAnti-ViolenceProjectAsiaSocietyBankStreetsLibertyLeapsProgramBildnerCenterCabriniElderCareCBSNewsCharlieRoseCNNattheUnitedNationsCouncilonForeignRelationsEastWestInstituteEvictionInterventionServicesFriendsofUNRAWFormerSenatorHilaryClintonsofceGayMensHealthCrisisGreenChimneysHospitalforSpecialSurgeryMADREMuseumoftheCityofNewYorkNAACPLegalDefenseFundNationalAllianceonMentalIllnessNESRINewYorkCityOfceoftheAttorneyGeneralNewYorkPressPositiveHealthProjectInc.SafeHorizonsUNICEFUnitedNationsUnitedNationsDevelopmentProgramVisionsWorldPolicyInstitute AlumniSusanDady12HistoryAndrewMellonFoundationAlexEpstein12SocialWorkCaseWesternUniversityMastersinSocialWorkJosephLattanzi12PoliticalScienceBrooklynCollegeCityUniversityofNewYorkMastersinPoliticalScienceJuliettaLopez12InternationalSdiesNewSchoolUniversityMastersinInternationalAffairsManagementandPolicyFarahMorain12SociolyHunterCollegeCityUniversityofNewYorkMastersinSocialWorkVeronicaReis12PoliticalScienceSubwayLegalDepartmentRicardoSoares12InternationalStudiesFulbrightFellowMacauChinaAhmedAbdirahman11InternationalStudiesInterpeaceGenevaSwitzerlandJenniferCahak11InternationalStudiesUniversityofAmsterdamMastersinInternationalAffairsValerieCarmell11InternationalStudiesLatinAmericanUniversityofSocialSciencesMastersinDevelopmentStudiesandPlanningElspethDehnert11InternationalStudiesFrontRowPublishingandMediaServicesMarkGalarrita11PoliticalScienceU.S.Army2ndLieutenantArmorOfcerTessRyanHebert11SociologyTheCollegeBoardAllisonHerbert11InternationalStudiesInternationalRescueCommitteeMariahJohnson11PoliticalScienceUniversityofVirginiaSchoolofLawJ.D.AlexKane11PoliticalScienceJournalistMondoWeissAndreaNorcia11HistoryInternationalStudiesNewYorkHistoricalSocietyNewSchoolUniversityMastersofInternationalStudiesRebeccaSteckler11SociologyCommunicationsUniversityofTexasatSanAntonioMastersinSociologyDeniseUngbao11InternationalStudiesNewSchoolUniversityMastersinEconomicsMatthewWhitt11InternationalStudiesInternationalRescueCommitteeAbrahamBlancoJr.10HistoryManhattanYouthConorFitzgerald10SociologyAssociateDesignerCramerMatthewMazauskas10HistoryBelieveHighSchoolNetworkErikaMeyer10PoliticalScienceGetSmartSchoolsAmeriCorpsVISTADenverCOMarcRosenberg10HistoryCyrusInnovationRandiRothstein10SociologyProfessionalFinancialPlannersIngridSotelo10SociologyManhattanBoroughPresidentsOfceRebeccaStump10PoliticalScienceTheaterNewYorkOperaExchangeandTheDramatistGuildofAmericaKeith-RyanBelen09HistoryEnvisionEMIHollyDougherty09PoliticalScienceBusinessDBIStafngKaitlinLuongo09SociologyPsychologyHobokenUniversityMedicalCenterCoumbiaUniversityMastersinSocialWorkAmyMarkel09PoliticalScienceLondonSchoolofEconomicsMastersofScienceFordhamUniversitySchoolofLawJ.D.JenniferDriggers08PoliticalSciencePhilosophyEntrustCashAdvanceComplianceSecuritiesandContinuingClientsJessicaDuman09HistoryJewishBoardofFamilyandChildrensServicesJillianGreen08SociologySetonHallUniversityMastersofPublicAdministrationLauraCoberly07PoliticalScienceStateUniversityofNewYorkatSyracuseMastersinEnvironmentalScienceJonathanClark07HistoryAnchinBlockAnchinLLPChristopherPerr07InternationalStudiesUniversityofCaliforniaBerkeleySchoolofLawJ.D.CornelBradford06SociologyNewSchoolUniversityMastersinMediaStudiesandFilmEntrepreneurEugeneCarracao06PoliticalScienceLondonSchoolofEconomicsMastersinEconomicsBrittanyChozinski06PoliticalScienceNewSchoolUniversityDoctorateinSociologyKimberlyBarker05HistoryNewYorkCityTransitAlexMelendez05HistoryProjectFINDNewSchoolUniversityMastersinUrbanPolicyandManagementDegreeCompleted TheFacultyBarbaraBallardPh.D.AssociateProfessorofHistorybballardmmm.edu212-774-4832Ph.D.YaleUniversityM.A.YaleUniversityM.A.CityCollegeCityUniversityofNewYorkB.A.HunterCollegeCityUniversityofNewYorkDr.BallardteachesarangeofAmericanandAfricanAmericanhistorycourses.Dr.Ballardsscholarshipfocusesonnineteenth-centuryAmericanintellectualandculturalhistoryandsheisespeciallyinterestedinslaveryracetheoryabolitionistthoughtandnineteenth-centuryAmericanliterature.JessicaBlattPh.D.AssistantProfessorofPoliticalSciencejblattmmm.edu212-774-4842Ph.D.NewSchoolforSocialResearchM.A.NewSchoolforSocialResearchB.A.UniversityofCaliforniaBerkeleyProfessorBlattsresearchfocusesonAmericanpoliticalthoughtandparticularlyhowideasaboutdifferenceracegenderclassandothercategoriesinteractwithpoliticaldiscourseandpublicpolicy.SheisworkingonabookonracialthoughtandtheoriginsofthedisciplineofpoliticalscienceinAmerica.SheteachescoursesonmediaandpoliticspublicpolicyAmericanelectoralpoliticsandraceamongothertopics.LaurenErinBrownPh.D.AssistantProfessorofHistorylbrown2mmm.edu212-774-4831Ph.D.HarvardUniversityA.M.HarvardUniversityA.B.SmithCollegeDr.BrownteachescoursesinU.S.historyforeignpolicyandwomenshistory.Herteachingandresearchinterestinclude20thcenturyAmericanculturalanddiplomatichistorytransnationalismandnationalidentityconsumptionethnicityandthebodyandthearts.HercurrentbookprojectCulturalCzarsAmericanNationalismDanceandColdWarArtsFunding1945-1989explorestheintroductionofRussianballettotheUnitedStatesitsevolutionintoanAmericanformandthefundingandpoliticalopportunitiescreatedasadirectresult.Yu-YinChengPh.D.AssociateProfessorofHistoryandInternationalStudiesandChairofHistoryychengmmm.edu212-774-4833Ph.D.UniversityofCaliforniaDavisM.A.UniversityofCaliforniaDavisB.A.NationalTaiwanNormalUniversityDr.ChengteachesinboththeHistoryandInternationalStudiesprograms.SheregularlyteachescoursesinChinesecultureChinesehistoryandEastAsianhistory.Dr.ChengsscholarshipfocusesonintellectualculturalandwomenshistoryinlateimperialChina15th-18thcenturies.SheisparticularlyinterestedinsuchthemesastheintellectualactivismandegalitarianismoftraditionalsocietythesyncreticmovementamongConfucianismBuddhismandTaoismtheconceptofselfandwomensintellectualandreligiouspursuits.SheistheeditoralongsideSusanMannofUnderConfucianEyesWritingsonGenderinChineseHistory2001.ManoloGuzmnPh.D.AssociateProfessorofSociologyandChairoftheSocialSciencesDivisionmguzmanmmm.edu212-517-0616Ph.D.GraduateCenterCityUniversityofNewYorkM.A.NewSchoolforSocialResearchB.A.UniversityofDetroitProfessorGuzmnsworkfocusesonthesocialorganizationoferoticismanditsrelationshiptothecategoriesofraceclassgenderandthenation.HisbookGayHegemonyLatinoHomosexualities2006andotherarticlesexploretheintersectionofraceandsexualityinthedevelopmentofsystemsofsame-sexsexualityinboththeUnitedStatesandPuertoRico.AndreasHernandezPh.D.AssistantProfessorofInternationalStudiesahernandez2mmm.edu212-774-4893Ph.D.CornellUniversityM.S.W.UniversityofBritishColumbiaB.S.W.UniversityofWashingtonDr.Hernandezhasabackgroundinsocialworkandmusic.HisworkexaminestheculturalreligiousandecologicaldimensionsofLatinAmericansocialmovementsparticularlyinBrazil.ProfessorHernandezutilizeslmaspartofhisresearchhisdocumentaryHopeWillWinOverFearTheWorldSocialForumshasbeenscreenedoneverycontinentthroughlmfestivalssocialmovementnetworksanduniversities.HehastaughtatIthacaCollegeandthroughBardCollegetheElmiraMaximumSecurityPrison.PatienceKabambaPh.D.AssistantProfessorofInternationalStudiespkabambammm.edu212-774-4890Ph.D.ColumbiaUniversityM.A.CatholicUniversityLeuvenBelgiumM.A.UniversityofKwazuluNatalB.A.JesuitSchoolofPhilosophyParisDr.Kabambastheoreticalinterestsarethedynamicsofconictnewstateformationstransnationaltradenetworksethnicityandglobalpoliticalandeconomicgovernance.HehasextensiveethnographicexperienceintheDemocraticRepublicoftheCongoaswellasinRwandaBurundiandUganda.HisbookBusinessofCivilWarNewFormsofLifefromtheDebrisoftheState2012explorestheintersectionofethnicityrebelcontrolledterritorieseconomicempowermentandmodesofpoliticalproductionbeyondtraditionalstateformations.HehasalsopublishedintheCanadianJournalofAfricanStudiesCongo-AfriqueAnthropologicalTheoryandAfricana. ErinOConnorPh.D.AssistantProfessorofSociologyerinoconnormmm.edu212-774-4846Ph.D.NewSchoolforSocialResearchM.A.NewSchoolforSocialResearchB.A.MichiganStateUniversityProfessorOConnorsdissertationHOTSHOPAnEthnographyofEmbodiedKnowledgeinGlassblowinganalyzestherelationsbetweenthebodyimaginationworkpracticesmaterialityknowledgeandculture.Sheiscurrentlyeditingthismanuscriptforbookpublicationspecicallytheorizinghowcontemporaryartisanshipfacilitatestheproductionofselfwithinaconsumereconomy.HerworkhasbeenpublishedinThesisElevenQualitativeSociologyReviewQualitativeSociologyandEthnographyaswellasnumerouseditedvolumes.RosemaryNossiffPh.D.AssociateProfessorofPoliticalSciencernossiffmmm.edu212-774-0732Ph.D.CornellUniversityM.A.CaliforniaStateUniversityB.A.UniversityofNewHampshireDr.NossiffsinterestsareintheareasofAmericanpoliticaldevelopmentpublicpolicyandsocialjustice.HerbookBeforeRoeAbortionPolicyintheStates2001wasacomparativestudyofabortionpolicyintheUnitedStatesintheyearsprecedingRoev.Wade.Currentlysheisworkingonananalysisofgenderinequalityintheworkplacethatexaminestheimpactlegislativeandjudicialdecisionshavehadonemploymentpractices.ProfessorNossiffteachescoursesoncriminaljusticepoliticalinstitutionsandwomenandpolitics.MichelleRondaPh.D.AssistantProfessorandChairofSociologymrondammm.edu212-774-4843Ph.D.GraduateCenterCityUniversityofNewYorkM.Phil.GraduateCenterCityUniversityofNewYorkM.A.UniversityofTexasAustinB.A.QueensCollegeCityUniversityofNewYorkProfessorRhondahaslong-standinginterestsindeviancecriminaljusticepublicpolicyandthemethodsofsocialresearch.Herresearchfocusesonthedifcultiesthatemergewheninequalitiesofgenderraceethnicitywealthandpowerareobscuredandhoweffortsatcommunityempowermentengenderexhaustionamongtheverypeopletheyaremeanttoinspire.Shehasactedasprincipalinvestigatoronmanysocialprogramevaluationsworkingcloselywithnonprotslocalresidentsandgovernmentalagencies.ShehasalsotaughtincarceratedwomenatMarymountManhattanCollegesBedfordHillsCorrectionalFacilityCollegeProgram.GhassanShabanehPh.D.AssociateProfessorandChairofInternationalStudiesgshabanehmmm.edu212-774-4824Ph.D.GraduateCenterCityUniversityofNewYorkM.Phil.GraduateCenterCityUniversityofNewYorkM.A.RutgersUniversityB.A.WilliamPatersonStateUniversityDr.ShabanehisaMellonFellowinHumanSecurityattheRalphBuncheInstituteforInternationalRelationsattheCUNYGraduateCenter.HisdoctoraldissertationwasonTheRoleofTheUnitedNationsinStateBuildingTheCaseofPalestine.DuringhiscareerhehasdoneextensiveeldresearchintheMiddleEastandhasfrequentlybeencalledonbymediaaroundtheworldtodiscussproblemsintheregion.RebeccaL.SperlingPh.D.AssociateProfessorofSocialWorkSociologyCoordinatoroftheSocialWorkProgramrsperlingmmm.edu212-774-4844Ph.D.ColumbiaUniversityM.S.W.ColumbiaUniversityB.A.CaliforniaStateUniversityLosAngelesDr.Sperlingsteachingandclinicalworkarebothgroundedinsystemstheory.InovertwentyyearsasapractitionerDr.Sperlinghasbeenaclinicalsupervisorinout-patienthospitalcommunityandschool-basedsettingswhilealsomaintainingaprivatepracticeinNewYorkCity.Herpublicationsincludearticlesonpedagogyaswellaslesbianandgaypolicyissuesincludingher2010publicationConspicuouslyAbsentLesbiansinProfessionalSocialWorkacriticalhistorythatcallsforarethinkingoftheimpactofalesbianpresenceintheprofession.KentonWorcesterPh.D.ProfessorandChairofPoliticalSciencekworcestermmm.edu212-774-4845Ph.D.ColumbiaUniversityM.Phil.ColumbiaUniversityM.A.ColumbiaUniversityB.A.UniversityofMassachusettsBostonDr.WorcesteristheauthoreditorofsevenbooksTradeUnionPoliticsAmericanUnionsandEconomicChange1960s-1990s1995C.L.R.JamesAPoliticalBiography1996TheSocialScienceResearchCouncil1923-19982001ViolenceandPoliticsTheParadoxofGlobalization2002ArguingComicsLiteraryMastersonaPopularMedium2004AComicsStudiesReader2009andTheSuperheroReader2013.Hisinterestsareintheareasofclassicalandmodernpoliticalthoughtpoliticalideologyandpopularculture.Heteachescoursesondemocratictheoryinternationalrelationssocialmovementsandcontemporarywarfare. DivisionoftheSocialSciencesNGT456221East71stStreetNewYorkNewYork10021FormoreinformationaboutourprogramsandotheractivitiespleasevisitusatNugent456orcontactourDivisionChairProfessorManoloGuzmnatmguzmanmmm.edu.YoucanalsondtheSocialSciencesDivisiononFacebook.