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The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) is a leader in public graduate education devoted to enhancing the public good through pioneering research, serious learning, and reasoned debate. The Graduate Center offers ambitious students more than 40 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, taught by top faculty from throughout CUNY — the nation’s largest public urban university. Through its nearly 40 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), The Graduate Center influences public policy and discourse and shapes innovation. The Graduate Center’s extensive public programs make it a home for culture and conversation.

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The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) is a leader in public graduate education devoted to enhancing the public good through pioneering research, serious learning, and reasoned debate. The Graduate Center offers ambitious students more than 40 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, taught by top faculty from throughout CUNY — the nation’s largest public urban university. Through its nearly 40 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), The Graduate Center influences public policy and discourse and shapes innovation. The Graduate Center’s extensive public programs make it a home for culture and conversation.

    Steve Romalewski on The Thought Project - Episode 85

    Steve Romalewski on The Thought Project - Episode 85

    This week's guest is Steve Romalewski, director of CUNY the Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center. ​Romalewski spearheads the Census 2020 project in partnership with civil rights groups and philanthropic foundations that are leading the effort to ensure a fair and accurate census count for especially "hard to count" communities. The Mapping Service contributes online maps to help census advocates and trusted partners to focus their outreach and educational efforts. In recent days, the coalition has adjusted its campaign in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, urging people to fill out the census form while at home. Anyone can check response rates by accessing the digital maps created by the Mapping Service. This podcast was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States.
    The Census 2020 Hard to Count is available online​.

    • 25 min
    Wendy Luttrell on The Thought Project - Episode 84

    Wendy Luttrell on The Thought Project - Episode 84

    This week’s guest is Graduate Center, CUNY Professor Wendy Luttrell. She’s a sociologist committed to social justice research, especially in the field of education, and currently serves as the executive officer of The Graduate Center’s Urban Education doctoral program. She also has appointments in the sociology, psychology, and women and gender studies programs. Her research focuses on how educational inequality works at the school level, taking root in students' self-evaluations and actions, including their sense of exclusion, entitlement, constraint, possibility, success, and failure. She is author of four books, including the recent Children Framing Childhood: Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care, which is the subject of today’s podcast.

    Luttrell followed school children from racially and ethnically diverse families in Worcester, Massachusetts, to gain insight into their capabilities, desires, and needs. Integral to the study were the children’s photographs and videos taken at different ages (10, 12, 16 and 18) of meaningful people and events in their lives, at home and in the classroom. The work challenges stereotypes and promotes new approaches to urban education.

    • 34 min
    Melva Miller on The Thought Project - Episode 83

    Melva Miller on The Thought Project - Episode 83

    This week’s guest is Graduate Center, CUNY Ph.D. candidate Melva M. Miller (Social Welfare), executive vice president at the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). She is leading the organization’s Census 2020 initiative for an accurate count of New York City. She previously served as the deputy borough president of Queens. She has served in the Queens Borough President’s office since 2007 as the economic development director, creating and implementing a borough-wide strategy to enhance Queen’s economic growth. Miller has three CUNY degrees — a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College, a master’s in social work from Hunter College, and a Master of Philosophy in Social Welfare from The Graduate Center.

    In this podcast, Miller talks about what is at stake for New York in the 2020 Census, how ABNY is removing barriers to Census participation among immigrants and other hard-to-count communities, and why she sees the Census as a social welfare issue.

    • 23 min
    Brett Stoudt on The Thought Project - Episode 82

    Brett Stoudt on The Thought Project - Episode 82

    This week’s guest is Brett Stoudt, is an associate professor at The Graduate Center where he heads the Critical Social/Personality and Environmental Psychology subprogram of the Ph.D. Program in Psychology. Stoudt, who is also a Graduate Center alumnus, has worked on numerous participatory action research projects with community groups, lawyers, and policymakers nationally and internationally.

    His interests include the social psychology of privilege and oppression as well as the human impact of the criminal justice system. He serves as the associate director of the Public Science Project at The Graduate Center, and he is on the steering committee of the Communities United for Police Reform In New York City.

    In this conversation, he discusses New York’s Raise the Age law, which upped the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Stoudt and a coalition of partners are monitoring the new Youth Court that was created by the legislation to determine its effectiveness.

    • 33 min
    Eugenia Paulicelli on The Thought Project - Episode 81

    Eugenia Paulicelli on The Thought Project - Episode 81

    This week’s guest is Eugenia Paulicelli, professor of Italian, comparative literature, and women’s and gender studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Queens College. She is the founder and coordinator of the Fashion Studies concentration within the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center. She is editor, co-editor, and author of several books and publications on the history and theory of fashion, cinema, and literature. She is also the founder of the IC-CUNY Film Festival that just held its second season in 2019, dedicated to the crafts of cinema and costume design. In this podcast, she discusses the history of fashion, her scholarly study of it, and how technology is affecting the industry.

    • 35 min
    Christopher Putney on The Thought Project - Episode 80

    Christopher Putney on The Thought Project - Episode 80

    This week’s guest is Christopher Putney, a master’s student in political science at The Graduate Center, CUNY and a lecturer at Hunter College. His research is focused on American political development and political theory. He is the recent author of a London School of Economics blog post titled “Trump’s likely impeachment acquittal shows just how much the Constitution has decayed.” Putney discusses the undermining of the separation of powers in federal government and how it has effected the impeachment of President Trump.

    • 39 min

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