Fashion in the Disciplines

Katherine Pickering Antonova

Assistant Professor, Queens College Department of History

Dr. Anatova has a PhD in history from Columbia University and in 2012 published An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia.

Jennifer L. Ball

Associate Professor, Brooklyn College Department of Art

Dr. Jennifer Ball is an assistant professor of art history. Her interests include Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Material Culture; Islamic Art; Art of the Medieval West; Fashion Theory and the History of Dress; Medieval Textiles; and the study of Portraiture. She is also a frequent lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent book is Byzantine Dress: Representations of Secular Dress in Twelfth Century Painting.

Swapna Banerjee

Associate Professor, History, Brooklyn College

Down Memory Lane: Representations of Domestic Workers in Middle-Class Writings of Colonial Bengal.”Journal of Social History 37.3: 681-708. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2004

Men, Women, and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial India. Delhi/New York: Oxford University Press. Reviewed in The Journal of Asian Studies 66.2, May 2007: 564-66; The American Historical Review 111.5, January 2007; Indian Economic and Social History Review, 2007; Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 34, 2006: 632-33; The Statesman (daily newspaper in India), September 2006; andDesh (biweekly periodical in Bengali), October 2006. (Books and Publications: Book) 2004

“Domestic Manuals on Mistress-Servant Relationships: Constructing Bengali Middle Class Identity through “Appropriate” Codes of Conduct.” Modern Historical Studies 2, June-July 2001. Rabindrabharati University, Calcutta, India. 7-36. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2002

Carolina Bank Munoz
Associate Professor, Sociology, Brooklyn College

Carolina Bank Muñoz’s work focuses on immigration, globalization, labor and work, and race, class and gender. Her book, Transnational Tortillas: Race, Gender and Shop Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States, is the winner of the Terry Book Award. She is currently working on a book project about Wal-Mart in Chile.
Tamara Mosey Brown
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Brooklyn College

Myles Bassell
Lecturer Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College

Myles Bassell is a full-time faculty member in the School of Business. He teaches more than two dozen graduate and undergraduate courses. He is a distinguished business executive, professor, author, mentor and lecturer with more than 20 years of industry experience. He has given lectures to thousands of students and executives worldwide on a variety of business topics, including branding, taxation, managerial accounting, business law, marketing, advertising, finance, strategic management, managerial economics and consumer behavior. For a dozen years Bassell was a senior executive with MIB Business Management Solutions Inc., a full-service consulting firm that develops, implements and integrates a variety of revenue- and profit-generating management solutions. From 1999 to 2011 he was directly responsible for providing marketing, management, sales, financial, tax and accounting advisory services. Provides consulting services for fashion firms.

Paula Berggren

Professor of English and Coordinator of the Great Works Program, Baruch

Professor Berggren has an A.B. degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Pursuing her love of theater and poetry, she regularly teaches Shakespeare as well as Renaissance literature and drama at Baruch, and has devoted a great deal of attention to the work of women writers, including Edith Wharton and Mary Wollstonecraft. Professor Berggren is the author of several essays on English Renaissance drama, including “The Woman’s Part: Female Sexuality as Power in Shakespeare’s Plays,” in The Woman’s Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare.

Michael Blim

Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Center

Michael Blim is the author of Equality and Economy: The Global Challenge (2005) and Made in Italy: Small-Scale Industrialization and Its Consequences (1990); he is co-editor with Frances Rothstein of Anthropology and the Global Factory (1992). He is currently writing a book about narratives of economic decline based upon new field research in Central Italy. A second book on equality and global justice is also underway.

Emily Braun
Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center; Director of the Art History Program, Deputy Chair of the Department of Art and Art History

Prof. Braun’s research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on the interaction between political ideologies and visual representation. She has written extensively on twentieth century Italian art and Fascist culture, including her book, Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism: Art and Politics under Fascism (Cambridge University Press: 2000). Several of her essays also analyze the construction of gender and otherness in belles-lettres art criticism. Her essays and reviews have been featured in the Times Literary Supplement, Modernism/modernity, Journal of Contemporary History, Art in America, Art Journal, Arts Magazine and the Short Oxford History of Italy. She is an active curator and has contributed to numerous museum exhibition catalogues in Great Britain, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Her awards include a Fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers (2002-2003) and a Senior Research Grant from the Getty Foundation (1993). She has twice received the annual Henry Allen Moe Prize from the New York State Historical Association for the best art catalogue: as a contributing author to Northern Light: Realism and Symbolism in Scandinavian Painting (1982) and co-author of Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy (1990). The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons, for which she was the co-curator and co-author, won a National Jewish Book Award for 2005. Her recent research includes, ““Ornament as Evolution: Gustav Klimt and Berta Zuckerkandl,” which documents the influence of Darwin’s theory of evolutionary biology on the art of Gustav Klimt (in Gustav Klimt The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections. (New York: Neue Galerie and Prestel Verlag, 2007).

Tamara Mose Brown joined the Brooklyn College faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor of sociology. She was program director of the dual major Caribbean Studies at Brooklyn College from 2012 to 2013. Her goals are simple–to enrich the education of students by allowing them to connect their research to their everyday lives. Researches start-up fashion design firms.

Susan Buck Morss

Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy, Graduate Center, core faculty member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change

Susan Buck-Morss is an interdisciplinary thinker and a prolific writer of international reputation. Her most recent book: Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (2009), offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel’s master-slave dialectic by linking it to the influence of the Haitian Revolution. Her books The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (1977) and The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989) have been translated into several languages and have been called “modern classics in the field.”
Her training is in Continental Theory, specifically, German Critical Philosophy and the Frankfurt School. Her work crosses disciplines, including Art History, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, History, and Visual Culture. She is currently writing on the philosophy of history: History as the Cosmology of Modernity.

Carolle Charles
Associate Professor Sociology, Baruch

As a scholar her research and work concentrate on processes and agencies both in Haitian society and within the Haitian immigrant communities of North America. Dr. Charles’s present scholarly work focuses on three interconnected areas of research: Labor Migration and Transnational Patterns of Migrants’ Identities; the Dynamic of Race, Culture and History; and Gender and Empowerment. Her work is contributing to the ongoing debate on feminist studies that attempts to redefine the very meaning of feminism. Dr. Charles is a 2000-2001 Fulbright recipient for Haiti. Dr. Charles was on the editorial board of the Journals of Gender and Society, Identity and Wadabaguei, a journal of Caribbean studies. “Popular Imageries of Gender and Sexuality: Poor and working class Haitian women’s Discourses on the use of their bodies” was published in In The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean. Linden Lewis Ed., Florida University Press 2003.

Margaret Chin

Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and Graduate Center

Her research interests focus on new immigrants, working poor families, race and ethnicity, and Asian Americans. While on sabbatical, she will be working on a number of projects. They include a book manuscript on how Asian ethnic media is used by first and second generation Asians and Asian Americans; a comparative chapter on differences and similarities among Brooklyn’s Chinatown, Flushing’s Asiantown and Manhattan’s Chinatown; and a paper how young student parents balance parenting and school. Professor Chin uses qualitative and comparative methods in her research. Professor Chin was a Social Science Research Council Post Doctoral Fellow in International Migration, a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Junior Faculty Career Grant Recipient and a Gender Equity Project Associate. She has taught The Sociology of the Family, The Second Generation Experience of Asians, Latinos and Blacks, the Graduate Social Research course in qualitative research methods, and a CUNY Honors College Seminar – The Peopling of New York. Professor Chin is the author of Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Columbia University Press, 2005).

Patricia Clough
Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Queens College and Graduate Center, retired

Patricia Ticineto Clough was a professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007), a collection of essays by Sociology graduate students drawn from the dissertations. Clough’s work draws on theoretical traditions concerned with technology, new media, affect, the unconscious, timespace and political economy. She is currently working on Ecstatic Corona an ethnographic, historical research and experimental writing project about where she grew up in Corona Queens New York . Clough is joined by students at Queens College who also are doing work on where they live in Queens and what parts of the world they or their families come from.

As the former director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society, Clough co directed a four year, Rockefeller Foundation funded seminar titled: Facing Global Capital, Finding Human Security: A Gendered Critique The seminar brought together faculty and graduate students with researchers, activists, policymakers, and fellows from diverse parts of the world to develop a gendered, critical human security framework . Over the time of this project, the goal was to promote new thinking and action in relation to war, (counter)terrorism, human security and human rights through a comparative analysis. She also received a grant to bring the College and Community Fellowship to the Graduate Center. This is a program for formerly incarcerated men and women assisting them in completing their higher education and engaging them in political leadership. Together with members of CCF, Clough has published a critique of the reentry programs for formerly incarcerated persons. Adjunct to CCF Clough established the Conviction Seminar with graduate students and faculty to consider the wide ranging effects of securitization and mass incarceration on the relationship of governance and economy in the early 21st. century.

Georgine Comerford

Associate Professor, Art, Brooklyn College

Areas of Expertise:
Aside from teaching traditional photography techniques and alternative processes, Comerford has also lectured on the history of photography, women and photography, the history of women artists, women and personal creativity, the Mona Lisa and the function of humor in photography. Creative Work: I am creating new work that investigates how many of the women’s issues of the 1970s are being addressed today. I am currently photographing a group of Latina feminists who rally against domestic violence in their communities. During my Fellowship leave of spring 2010, I began the extensive work of curating more than 3,000 negatives of my documentary photography of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. This will become the basis of an archive that will be housed in the Brooklyn College Library’s Special Collections. Several hundred documentary photographs of Bronx life have been incorporated into an online oral history and photography website, administered by the Special Collections area of the Lehman College Library. The project has just received a grant from the Metro Digitization Fund.

Maria Ann Conelli
Dean School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, Brooklyn College

Maria Ann Conelli, founding dean of the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, brings strong leadership experience in the arts, administration and academia to the school. Her previous roles as executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and acting dean of the School of Art & Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, provide her with a strong background in curriculum development, strategic planning, global partnerships, audience development and fundraising. She earlier served as chairwoman and faculty member at Parsons School of Design, having taught at its New York and Paris campuses, offered seminars in Rome, and oversaw its Cortona Summer  Program. Conelli is an alumna of Brooklyn College, earning a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1980. She continued her studies in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she earned a master’s degree, and received her doctorate in the history of art and archaeology from Columbia University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities, and is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Conelli has published on architectural and landscape history in 16th-century Italy and female patrons of the Renaissance.

Prudence D. Cumberbatch

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department, Brooklyn Colleg.

She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Prof. Cumberbatch teaches African-American History and other related courses in the American Studies Program. Her primary areas of interest include African-American, social, labor, and women’s history. Prof. Cumberbatch has received a grant from the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (2003), and a fellowship from the Whiting Foundation (2003). During the 2004 – 2005 academic year, she was a residential fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, and was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She has also presented papers at the annual conventions of the Organization of American Historians, the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, the Southern Association for Women Historians, and most recently, the American Historical Association.

Patricia Cronin

Professor, Art, Brooklyn College

Patricia Cronin is a conceptual artist who manipulates and reinvigorates traditional art historical forms to address contemporary issues of sexuality, gender and class. Her work focuses on power and powerlessness, absence and presence, and history. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Italy and has been critically acclaimed in numerous publications including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, and Art in America. She is currently an associate professor of art at Brooklyn College. Cronin is the recipient of many awards and grants, among them a 2001 Grand Arts Artist Grant, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the 2006–2007 John Armstrong Chaloner/Jacob H. Lazarus- Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, The New York Foundation for the Arts artist grant’s 2007 Deutsche Bank Fellow, the 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a 2009 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and the 2009 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. “Til Death Do Us Part.” Huffington invited me to write about my sculpture Memorial to a Marriage, gay marriage and legalization of gay marriage in New York State. “White Marmorean Flock.” The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture Panel. College Art Association Annual Conference. New York. 2011.

Kyle A. Cuordileone

Professor of History, New York City College of Technology

Research on masculinity. Book review on gay and lesbian persecution by the Federal Government during the cold war. Book: Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War, (Routledge, 2005).

Paisley Currah
Professor, Political Science, Brooklyn College

Paisley Currah is the founding co-editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly , a new journal from Duke University Press. He co-edited Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge (2011). He is also a co-editor of Transgender Rights (2006), the first comprehensive work on the transgender civil rights movement. Recent articles include: “Homonationalism, State Rationalities, and Sex Contradictions” (Theory & Event); “Securitizing Gender: Identity, Biometrics, and Gender Non-conforming Bodies at the Airport,” co-authored with Tara Mulqueen (Social Research); “‘We Won’t Know Who You Are”: Contesting Sex Designations on New York City Birth Certificates,” co-authored with Lisa Jean Moore (Hypatia) and “The Transgender Rights Imaginary.” His book,The United States of Sex (NYU, forthcoming) looks at contradictions in state definitions of sex. He has a blog at and many of his articles can be found on

Steven Cutting

Adjunct Lecturer, Fashion Design Program, Kingsborough Community College

Julie Des Jardins
Professor History, Baruch College

Julie Des Jardins is Professor of History, specializing in the history of American gender. She has written several books, Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity (2012),The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (2010), and Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Memory (2003). Walter Camp: Football and Manhood in America is due out in 2014.

Allison Deutermann
Assistant Professor English, Baruch College

Allison Deutermann is an Assistant Professor of English specializing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and culture, with an emphasis on theater and gender studies. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Currently, she is completing a book on hearing, taste, and genre formation in early modern English drama. She is also co-editing a volume of essays entitled Formal Matters (Manchester University Press). Prof. Deutermann’s essays have appeared in edited collections and academic journals, including Shakespeare Quarterly. At Baruch, she teaches English 2100, 2800, and 3010 as well as courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and the history of the body.

Shelly Eversley
Associate Professor English, Baruch College

She has written a book called The “Real” Negro: The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth Century African American Literature (Routledge 2004), and edited with Jennifer L. Morgan The Sexual Body, a Special Issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) in 2007.

William Fisher

Professor of English, Lehman College and the Graduate Center

Research Interests: The literature and culture of early modern England; the history of gender, sexuality, and race; early modern cultural studies. Theory Group Field Specialization: Gay/Lesbian/Queer Literature and Theory. Chronological Period Specialization: Renaissance/Early Modern Literature. Research: Professor Fisher is currently working on two different book-length projects: the first is a book about sexual practices in early modern English culture (with chapters on kissing, chinchucking, intercrural sex, cunnilingus, the use of dildos, and flogging), and the second is a book about “bisexuality” and notions of sexual orientation.

Namulundah Florence
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Education, Secondary, Brooklyn College

Namulundah Florence’s love of teaching is inseparable from her personal, academic and cultural pursuits within and beyond the academy. She teaches because she loves learning and strives for a better self and society. She holds students to high standards and works with them to meet and/or exceed stipulated expectations. Working with diverse students exposes her to multiple perspectives and challenges at undergraduate and graduate levels of teacher preparation, including: Social Foundations of Education at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level; Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom; Integrative and Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning; and Seminar in Education Research Methods. These courses foster a commitment to ongoing reflection in both Florence and the teacher candidates. Her research focuses on how ongoing conceptions of self and society drive the education agenda–what is taught, how students learn and who succeeds. Democracy requires greater participation and engagement.

Joshua Fogel
Professor of Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College

Joshua Fogel for most of his life grew up in Brooklyn. As a proud graduate of Brooklyn College, he is excited about working at his alma mater and living in Brooklyn. He integrates his educational training in psychology, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics to research and teaching. For research, this includes integrating this background to a variety of publications in peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines. For teaching, this includes providing many different types of examples to interest students. He is the editor-in-chief of the Internet Journal of Mental Health. He has been interviewed and quoted in television, radio, newspapers and magazines, both nationally and internationally. He is the author of Consumers of Internet Health Information: Psychological Impact among Women with Breast Cancer. In 2010 he authored an article with M. Schneider entitled “Understanding Designer Clothing Purchases Over the Internet.” Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management 14.3: 367-96.

Kevin Frank

Associate Professor English, Baruch College

Kevin Frank attained his PhD and MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his BA from the University of Southern California. He was also a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. A Guyanese native, Professor Frank has an abiding interest in literature and culture of the African and Asian Diasporas, particularly Anglophone Caribbean, but also U.S. and “Black” British. His concentration also encompasses Victorian and modern British studies pertinent to his focus on colonial, neocolonial, and postcolonial issues. ‘Whether Beast or Human’: the Cultural Legacies of Dread, Locks, and Dystopia.” Small Axe: a Caribbean Journal of Criticism 23 = 11:2 (Summer 2007), 42-62. (Historicizes and delineates the racial exploitation of one of the most potent Caribbean symbols, dreadlocks.)

Stefano Ghirlanda

Professor Psychology, Brooklyn College

Stefano Ghirlanda came to Brooklyn College in 2010 as the Carol L. Zicklin Chair (Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies). In 2012 he was appointed professor in psychology, with co-appointments in the Biology and Anthropology departments. He is also a fellow of the Stockholm University Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. Acerbi, A., S. Ghirlanda and M. Enquist. “The Logic of Fashion Cycles.” PLoS ONE 7.3: e32541. 2012.

Roger Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College and Kingsborough Community College

Teaches fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, multicultural marketing, consumer behavior and provides consulting services in multicultural marketing to firms.

Anna Gotlib
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Brooklyn College

Anna Gotlib is an assistant professor of philosophy and an adviser in the philosophy and law program. Before joining the faculty at Brooklyn College, she was an assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Pell Honors Program at Binghamton University (SUNY). In 2010 she wrote “Maternal Bodies.” Encyclopedia of Motherhood, first edition. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Publications, Inc.

Mona Hadler

Professor Art, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center

Professor Mona Hadler is on the faculty at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center. She has written on the art of Lee Bontecou in many venues, including an essay for the traveling Bontecou retrospective shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2003. She has also published on New York art and visual culture of the fifties including essays on Abstract Expressionists William Baziotes and David Hare, and articles on the relation of jazz and the visual arts, the postwar artistic response to nuclear explosions, and most recently on the Pontiac hood ornaments of that era.  Session chair, “Mad ‘Men’ and the Visual Culture of the Long Sixties,” College Art Association. New York, February. 2013. Co-chairperson, “Kitsch in the Sixties: Modernism’s Subversive Other.” College Art Association. Los Angeles, February. 2009.

Katrin Hansing
Associate Professor Sociology, Baruch

Dr. Katrin Hansing is Associate Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College (CUNY). Prior to her tenure at Baruch she was the Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University in Miami. As an anthropologist she has spent the last thirteen years conducting research in the Caribbean (especially Cuba) and Southern Africa and its diasporas. Her main areas of interest and expertise include: race/ethnicity, religion, migration, transnational relations, remittances, medical internationalism, youth, and civil society. Currently she is working on a new book project on contemporary Cuban youth. Dr. Hansing received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and is the author of numerous publications including the book Rasta, Race, and Revolution: The Emergence and Development of the Rastafari Movement in Socialist Cuba (2006). She has worked as a consultant for think tanks and policy institutes, is often quoted in the international media and recently completed her first documentary film: ‘Freddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator’ about Cuban – African relations.

David Harvey
Distinguished Professor of History, Graduate Center

A leading social theorist social theorist of international standing, he received his PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Widely influential, he is among the top 20 most cited authors in the humanities. In addition, he is the world’s most cited academic geographer, and the author of many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. His work has contributed greatly to broad social and political debate; most recently he has been credited with restoring social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the critique of global capitalism. He is a leading proponent of the idea of the right to the city, as well as a member of the Interim Committee for the emerging International Organization for a Participatory Society.

Meghan E. Healey

Professor Drama, Theater and Dance, Queens College

Drama, Theatre and Dance Professor Meghan Healey is a sought-after costume and scenic designer for productions in New York and nationwide. One of her recent projects, Subterraneo: A Cruel Puppet’s Guide to Underground Living, which was featured in the New York Times, uses puppets to translate Dante’s Inferno to the New York City subways. Healey enlisted Queens College students to help collect some of the subway stories she uses. Teaching is as important to Healey as her other professional endeavors. Recent work includes Costume Design for THE UNREQUITED by Lynn Manning and Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical! (Cornerstone Theater, LA), Drawn and Quartered (INTAR, NYC), and Costumes and Scenery for Starry Messenger (TFNC, NYC). She was the associate Costume coordinator for the 2011-12SHREK! National Tour. She has designed scenery and costumes for more than 75 world premiere productions around the United States and Latin America. Ms. Healey was the recipient of both the 2007 ACE and HOLA awards for Best Costume Design (Zanahorias, Duke Theater, NYC). She is the founder of cruel puppet collective, which is currently creating a new work fusing the true stories of NYC subway commuters with Dante’s Inferno. Ms. Healey received her BA from Emory University with Honors in Political Science and Theater Studies. She holds and MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU’s Tisch School.

William B. Helmreich

Professor Sociology, City College and the Graduate Center

William B. Helmreich is Professor in the Department of Sociology at City College. He also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Faculty Membership Committee of its Program in Sociology. Professor Helmreich’s specialty areas are race and ethnic relations, religion, immigration, risk behavior, the sociology of New York City, urban sociology, consumer behavior and market research. Professor Helmreich is the author of fourteen books, including The Black Crusaders: A Case Study of a Black Militant Organization (Harper & Row); Afro-Americans and Africa (Greenwood Press); The Things they Say Behind your Back: Stereotypes and the Myths Behind Them (Doubleday); Against All Odds: Holocaust Surviviors and the Successful Lives they Made in America (Simon & Schuster); and What Was I Thinking: The Dumb Things We Do and How to Avoid Them (Roman-Littlefield). His latest book, about how New York City has changed in the last 35 years, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in New York City, was released by Princeton University Press in September 2013. In addition to books and publications in scholarly journals, Professor Helmreich has written for the New York Times, Newsday, the Los Angeles Times and has also been a guest on Oprah Winfrey, The Larry King Show, CBS Morning News, CNN, ABC Nightline, and guest anchor on NBC TV News.

Amy Herzog
Associate Professor, Media Studies and Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, Queens College Media Studies and CUNY Graduate Center for Film Studies

Amy Herzog is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Coordinator of the Film Studies Program at Queens College. She is the author of Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is the co-General Editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly, and serves on the editorial board of American Music. Before coming to Queens, she worked at several film, media, and arts institutions in New York, most recently assisting with the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her research interests include film, philosophy, popular music, and gender studies. She is currently co-editing an anthology on sound and image in digital media for Oxford University Press. Her most recent research project centers on “small screen” film and video technologies and their impact on urban space.

Gerald Jankowitz

Part Time Faculty, Marketing, Baruch College

Gerald Jankowitz, has been teaching Marketing and other business courses at Baruch College since 1999. In addition, since 1993, Mr. Jankowitz has taught more than 30 different business courses at four other colleges in the area. In regard to his business experience, for the past 25 years, Mr. Jankowitz has been President of Market Monitor, Inc., a nationwide consulting and market research company whose clients include AT&T, IBM, DuPont, and Con Edison. Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Jankowitz held senior executive positions at Macy’s and Bond Stores. Mr. Jankowitz received his MBA Degree from Baruch College.

Anupama Kapse

Assistant Professor, Queens College Media Studies

Anupama Kapse comes to Queens College from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation, “The Moving Image: Melodrama and Early Cinema in India, 1913-1947,” treats melodrama not only as a genre-bending form but as a method for analyzing problems of gender, race, sexuality, and visual culture in the historiography of early cinema. She looks into Mahatma Gandhi’s contradictory but highly productive relationship with film from pre- and post-independence, showing how Gandhi staged film as an institution and India as a nation by mobilizing modern imaginaries of pain, suffering, and injury. Kapse received her BA in English literature (summa cum laude) from the Jesus and Mary College of the University of Delhi; an MA and MPhil in English literature from the University of Delhi; and an MA and PhD in film studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is among the co-editors of Modern Indian Literature: An Anthology (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999), and is the author of two book reviews and a forthcoming essay on Indian cinema history in The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture. She is also co-editor of a forthcoming anthology entitled Border Crossings: The Space of Film History. In addition, she brings administrative experience, having served a two-year term as Chair of the English Department, among other service commitments, at the Gargi College of the University of Delhi, where she held the rank of Senior Lecturer (equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor). At UC Berkeley, Kapse developed the film curriculum for the Department of South and South East Asian Studies. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu (speaking), Telugu, Marathi, and English.

Wayne Kostenbaum
Distinguished Professor, English, Graduate Center

Poetry and poetics; modern and contemporary literature; music; film; visual art; queer studies; cultural studies; performance; the essay; autobiography.

Kyoo Lee
Associate Professor of Philosophy, John Jay College

Classical Chinese philosophy, modern European philosophy, classical literary theory, feminist theory, poetry.


Gertrude Lenzer
Professor, Children’s Studies, Brooklyn College

Len Fox of ESL suggested that Gertrude Lenzer may do work in the field of fashion studies. She supervised a senior thesis written by Giuliana Reitzfeld on teenage fashion.


Tomas Lopez-Pumarejo
Professor, Department of Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College

Tomás López-Pumarejo is internationally known for his work on television, marketing and the new media. He published a pioneering book on television serial drama, book chapters and numerous refereed articles in American and European journals of business, and cinema and television studies. He was a Fulbright scholar in Brazil, a fellow at the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, and a fellow at the Institute for Radio Film and Television at the University of Valencia (Spain). “Shopping and the U.S. Hispanic’s Cultural Citizenship (on Irene Sosa’s documentary Shopping to Belong).” Guionactualidad: Online Journal of the University of Barcelona’s Masters Scriptwriting Program, Aug. 2010.

Elizabeth Lowe

Associate Professor of Textile and Apparel Studies, Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College

Textiles and Apparel Specialization Coordinator and Program Advisor. Fashion Association student club advisor (student chapter of the International Textile and Apparel Association).

Theresa Mastrianni

Lecturer, Fashion Design Program, Kingsborough Community College

Andrew Meyer
Associate Professor, History, Brooklyn College

“Footbinding.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship and Sex Through History: Volume 3. Eds. Victoria Mondelli and Cherrie A. Gottsleben. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. 92-94. 2008

Ananya Mukherjea

Associate Professor, College of Staten Island

PhD in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She joined CSI’s program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work in the fall of 2004. Her research interests include: the study of gender and sexuality; medical sociology (the social politics of infectious disease epidemics and their management, particularly viral epidemics); urban sociology; the sociology of culture and popular culture; and the study of animals in society. Dr. Mukherjea teaches courses on gender studies, urban sociology, community studies, and the sociology of culture at CSI, and she has co-taught the Introduction to LGBTQ Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center with Dr. Paisley Currah. Dr. Mukherjea also is a member of the faculty for the doctoral program in public health at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Katherine Nareski
Lecturer, Fashion Design, Kingsborough Community College

Brigid O’Keeffe
Assistant Professor, History, Brooklyn College

Brigid O’Keeffe’s book, New Soviet Gypsies, examines how, during the first two decades of Bolshevik rule, Soviet nationality policy enabled Roma to refashion themselves as conscious, integrated Soviet citizens. O’Keeffe has also begun a new research project that examines Esperanto and internationalism in late imperial Russia and the early Soviet Union.

Allison Pease

Professor of English, John Jay College

Reviewed Christopher Brewer’s The Hidden Consumer Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860-1914 in Nineteenth Century Contexts (2002). Research on aesthetic theory, mass culture, gender, pornography.

Antonella Pellizzari
Professor of Art History, Hunter College

Maria Antonella Pelizzari teaches courses in the History of Photography at Hunter College, focusing on issues of cultural representation, historiography, and collecting, for both nineteenth- and twentieth-century works. Her expertise covers a wide range of subjects and time periods, such as Italian photography and culture from its beginnings to the present, nineteenth-century British colonialism, American modernism, and the interdisciplinary dialogue between photography and architecture. She is the author of Photography and Italy (London: Reaktion Books, 2011), a historical study that represents the first and only book on this subject in English literature, which will be also published by Contrasto, Milan. She has edited the volume Traces of India: Photography, Architecture and the Politics of Representation, CCA and Yale Center for British Art, 2003 (awarded the book prize “Historians of British Art” in 2004) and has contributed essays to several books (among them, Art for Venice, London: Ivorypress, 2011; Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, University of New Mexico Art Museum, 2010; Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination, London and New York: I. B.Tauris, 2002; America: The New World in 19th- Century Painting, Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 1999). Her essays have been published in History of Photography, Visual Resources, Afterimage, Performing Arts Journal, Casabella, Fotologia, Photography and Culture, Perspectives. Actualités de la recherche en histoire de l’art, and CV Magazine. She has co-edited (with Paolo Scrivano, Boston University) a new volume of Visual Resources. An International Journal of Documentation on “Intersection of Photography and Architecture” (Vol.XXVII, N.2, June 2011) and is working on a new book on photomontage in Italy in the 1930s.

Katherine Pence

Associate Professor History, Baruch College

Katherine Pense is a specialist in German history and the history of women and gender, particularly during the Cold War. Her first book was on the gendered politics of consumer culture in East and West Germany during the 1950s. Pence began teaching in the History Department at Baruch College in the Fall of 2002. Originally from Oakland, California, she got a B.A. in history from Pomona College in Claremont, California. She then received her Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Michigan where she studied German gender history with advisors Geoff Eley and Kathleen Canning. Her courses reflect her areas of specialty in German and European history, history of the Cold War, gender history, the history of consumption, and other themes in cultural history.

Sara Reguer
Professor Judaic Studies, Brooklyn College

Len Fox in ESL said Professor Reguer may be doing work in the area of fashion studies. She supervised Salomon Harari’s senior thesis which investigated Jewish laws in clothing among other topics.

Ruthann Robson
Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor, CUNY Law

She is the author of the forthcoming book Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy (2013), and a collection of legal creative writing entitled Instead, as well as the books Sappho Goes to Law School (1998); Gay Men, Lesbians, and the Law (1996); and Lesbian (Out) Law: Survival Under the Rule of Law (1992), and the editor of the three volume set, International Library of Essays in Sexuality & Law (2011). She is a frequent commentator on constitutional and sexuality issues and the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog.

Danny Romano
Professor and Director of Fashion Design Program, Kingsborough Community College

Teaches Design Trends and Aesthetics.
Francesca Sautman
Professor of French, Hunter College and the Graduate Center

Medieval and 16th Century Literature and Folklore, Queer Theory, French and Francophone Cultural Studies, Historical Anthology, Folklore.

Jane Schneider
Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
In 1965, having completed a PhD in political theory at the University of Michigan, Jane Schneider embarked on two years of anthropological fieldwork in Sicily, then became an anthropologist. Her career has been an interdisciplinary one, in which she has self-consciously considered the political, social, cultural and economic dimensions of whatever problem she undertook to study. The problems she has wrestled with fall into two categories: those related to the modern transformation of Sicilian society, and those related to selective strands of world history — textiles, in particular. Her interest in the latter grew out of invitations, in the mid-1970s, to critically review and teach on Immanuel Wallerstein’s The Modern World System. Concerned to demonstrate, but also to understand, what she perceived to be a Euro-centric bias in this path-breaking work, she went on to examine in the history of cloth important challenges to the triumphalist story of the “rise of Europe.” Her essays, “Peacocks and Penguins, the Political Economy of European Cloth and Colors,” “Was There a Pre-capitalist World System?” and “Spirits and the Spirit of Capitalism” explore these challenges. New writing, concerned with crime and criminalization, and with cities damaged by organized crime, is under way.

Sankar Sen
Professor of Marketing, Baruch

Sankar Sen is Professor of Marketing at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in Business Administration in 1993 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Baruch, Sen was Associate Professor at the School of Management, Boston University and Associate Professor and Washburn Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Sen’s research interests lie at the intersection of consumer decision making, corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy. In particular, he has spent the last several years examining when, how and why consumers and, more recently, other key stakeholders respond to companies’ corporate social responsibility and sustainability endeavors. He has lectured extensively on these issues in academic, company and industry forums in North and South America, Europe and Asia, and is currently at work on a book on this topic. Sen’s work has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Economic Theory, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and other publications. His research has been cited in various publications such as the New York Times and BusinessWeek. He serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Corporate Reputation Review. He wrote the following article on counterfeit luxury: Wilcox, Keith, Hyeong Min Kim and Sankar Sen (2009), “Why Do Consumers Buy Counterfeit Luxury Brands?” Journal of Marketing Research, 46(2), 247 – 259.

Julia Sharp
Lecturer, Textile and Apparel Studies, Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College

Julia Sharp has taught courses in apparel construction, social responsibility in fashion, visual merchandising, theatre costume design, textiles, and the use of computer programs to create garment patterns and virtual stores. Her designs have been displayed at the Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, of which she is a member. In addition to teaching, professor Sharp designs and creates costumes, primarily for Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College. Plays costumed have ranged from historic classics such as She stoops to conquer and School for wives, to mid 20th century comic-dramas such as While the sun shines and Blithe spirit, to the modern surrealism of Below the belt and You may go now; and from the one man show, Beneath the lintel to The Wizard of Oz with a cast of 60 and about 240 costume ensembles. Professor Sharp’s interests include creating felt items from wool fleece and hat making.

Paul J. Smith
Distinguished Professor of Spanish, Graduate Center

Paul Julian Smith came to the Graduate Center as Distinguished Professor in 2010. He is an internationally recognized critic in Hispanic cultural studies. He has been Visiting Professor in 10 universities including Stanford, NYU and Carlos III, Madrid and has given over 100 lectures and invited papers around the world. Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2008, his interests are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary. His Writing in the Margin (Oxford University Press, 1988) was the first systematic application of poststructuralist critical theory to literature of the Spanish Golden Age, and The Moderns: Time, Space, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Spanish Culture (Oxford University Press, 2000) was a groundbreaking examination of Spanish urban space. As the Spanish film critic for the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine, Smith has written dozens of reviews and, as the author of Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar (Verso, 1994 and 2000), earned a reputation as the major world scholar on the films of the Spanish director. Smith went beyond the field of cinema in Contemporary Spanish Culture: TV, Fashion, Art, and Film (Polity, 2003) to examine cultural areas that receive less academic attention; and his 2007 work Spanish Visual Culture: Cinema, Television, Internet (Manchester University Press) explores emotion, location, and nostalgia in each of these media. His most recent book is Spanish Practices: Literature, Cinema, Television (Oxford: Legenda, 2012). Smith’s research also focuses on Mexico, including a book on the groundbreaking film Amores Perros (BFI, 2003). He was a juror at the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico in 2009, is a regular contributor to Film Quarterly, and is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. A tribute (‘homenaje’) to him was held at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 2013. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where he was the Professor of Spanish for 19 years before coming to the Graduate Center.

Teresa Snider-Stein
Assistant Professor, Theater, Brooklyn College

Theater expert in Costume DesignTeresa Snider-Stein recently joined the Brooklyn College faculty after working as a professional costume designer in theatre, film, commercials and television for more than 20 years. During that time, she worked both on- and off-Broadway as well as in regional theaters around the country, where she I has designed nearly 100 productions. For nine years she was the resident costume designer at Signature Theatre NYC. She collaborated directly with playwrights Arthur Miller, John Guare, Romulus Linney, Edward Albee, Adrienne Kennedy, Sam Shepard, Lee Blessing, Marie Irene Forness and Horton Foote. She also spent eight years as the assistant costume designer on The Late Show with David Letterman. Even with its demanding TV deadlines, she has continued to design costumes for several theatrical productions both on- and off-Broadway as well as regionally.

Gregory J. Snyder
Assistant Professor Sociology, Baruch College

Gregory J. Snyder is a sociologist and ethnographer who studies subcultures. His research focuses on urban subcultures such as graffiti writers, hip hop artists, musicians and professional skateboarders, with an emphasis on subculture theory, urban space and issues of social justice. His first book, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Undergound, (NYU Press, 2009) has received critical acclaim in both the New York Times, and the journal of Contemporary Sociology. Currently, Professor Snyder is working on his second book titled, The Grind: Professional Street Skateboarding in an Age of Spatial Constraint, (NYU Press, Aug. 2012). His most recent article, “The City and the Subculture Career: Professional Street Skateboarding in LA”, introduces the idea of “subcultural enclaves” as a mechanism for attracting participants to urban centers, which foster “subculture careers” and appears in the international journal, Ethnography (Sage, 2012). He is currently working on an article titled, “Spot Profits: The Subcultural Production of Skateboarding Spaces” , which follows the entire process of professional street skating and describes all of the elements that go into the execution of skateboarding tricks which are produced in magazines. This paper also highlights the complex role that places play in the production of skateboarding careers.

Irene Sosa
Professor, TV and Radio, Brooklyn College

Fulbright Scholar, MFA Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Licenciatura in Mass Communication, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Irene Sosa began working in film in 1982 and since then has made over 30 documentaries. She has also worked as camera-person in film and video, and collaborated with other artists in multimedia installations and dance performances. Her work has been shown in many national and international venues and has received recognition in the press and by others who have taken up her contributions in their writings. An interview with her is part of a book, A New York State of Mind, by Alejandro Varderi (2008) and she is one of the subjects used in a doctoral thesis titled “The Art of Rupture: Émigré; artists in contemporary perspective” (2006). Her most recent piece, “Shopping to Belong” explores the search for cultural citizenship in the Latino community through consumerism. “Shopping to Belong” has been the subject of various articles, the latest of which appeared in 2010 in the University of Barcelona’s online journal She is currently working on a project that explores issues of architecture and culture, and how buildings reflect our ever-changing social reality. The documentary will focus on an award winning building in the heart of Caracas that was left unfinished and abandoned and has recently been taken over and become a “horizontal slum”. In 2004 she was commissioned by the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Galicia, Spain to make an anthology of her work on Nancy Spero (13 documentaries) as part of a retrospective of the artist. Two of these documentaries are included in the DVD Spero/Golub produced by Kartemquin films. Since its completion in 1999, Sosa’s “Sexual Exiles” has been shown in more than 30 national and international venues, and continues to be invited to festivals and other events. The documentary is about gays and lesbians who left their homeland because of their sexual orientation. Sosa has been the recipient of various grants and awards, including: an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a fellowship from The Andrea Frank Foundation, an Individual Artist grant from the New York State Council for the Arts. She has also received five PSC-CUNY Research Awards as well as a Brooklyn College Creative Achievement Award.

Phyllis G. Tortora
Professor Emerita, Textiles and Costume History, Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queen’s College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. Among the textbooks of which she is the author or co-author are Survey of Historic Costume and Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles, 7th edition. Her professional memberships include the International Textiles and Apparel Association, the Costume Society of America and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She serves as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York. Keith Eubank is a Professor of History, Emeritus, Queens College, CUNY. He had previously been the Chairman of the History Department and he was also part of the Doctoral Faculty in History, CUNY. Keith maintains scholarly affiliations with the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Craig Williams
Professor, Classics, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center

Craig Williams has been teaching at Brooklyn College since 1992 and at the CUNY Graduate Center since 1997. He was the Leonard and Claire Tow Professor (2006-08) and has several times been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin. Some recent publications: Review of Roman Manliness: Virtus and the Roman Republic, by Myles McDonnell. Journal of Roman Studies98: 204-05. 2008. Review of Parchments of Gender: Deciphering the Body in Antiquity. Ed. Maria Wyke. The American Historical Review 105: 1360-62. 2000. Roman Homosexuality: Ideologies of Masculinity in Classical Antiquity. Oxford University Press. 1999.

Liz Wollman

Professor Music, Baruch College

Liz Wollman is an assistant professor of music whose interests include the postwar musical theater, the rock musical, American popular music, aesthetics, sexuality and gender, and the postwar cultural history of New York City. She is the author of The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical from Hair to Hedwig (U. Michigan Press, 2006) and is currently at work on “adult” musicals in 1970s New York City.

Amanda Wunder
Assistant Professor, Lehman College History Department

My scholarship investigates the cultural history of early modern Spain in the fields of art history, urban history, religion, and material culture. I focus on the imperial period from 1492 to 1700, and my major research projects explore the transformations of Spanish society and culture, especially material and artistic culture, alongside the rise and fall of Spain’s international empire. I am especially interested in the ways that Spanish people interpreted the impact of the imperial project on their own society and in their reactions to the cultural and social changes that they witnessed in their cities, gender relations, and social hierarchies. Paper in the Hispanic Review (2009) on “The Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima.”

Tara Zanardi
Assistant Professor of Art History, Hunter College

Tara Zanardi teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art that consider a wide range of topics, such as art and politics, the development of museums, national identities and cultural representations, fashion, gender, and global exchange. Her expertise and research interests cover the visual and material culture of Spain. She has published articles in The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dieciocho, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, and has written book reviews for CAA-online. She has a forthcoming essay, “Majas and Marcialidad: The Mantilla as ‘Agent’ of Identity” in the anthology, The Gendered Object in the Long Eighteenth Century, eds. Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel (Ashgate). Her first book-length manuscript, Majismo and the Pictorial Construction of Elite Identity in Eighteenth-Century Spain, is forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press (2015).

Melissa Zimberg
Assistant Professor, Business, City Tech

My background includes over twenty years in the fashion industry, and ten years teaching at the undergraduate level with an emphasis in curriculum design. Prior to joining Citytech, I was at the Pratt Institute where I designed and developed the curriculum for their only degree in Fashion Merchandising, inclusive of designing the underlying philosophy, course matrix, all corresponding syllabi, and methods of assessment; as well as the proposals that were set before the college senate and NYSED.

Anne Zissu
Professor and Chair, Business, City Tech

Developed Fashion Marketing AAS Program. Anne Zissu is the Chairperson of the Department of Business at Citytech, City University of New York (after teaching for many years at Temple University) and a research fellow at The POLY- NYU, in the Department of Financial Engineering. She is the co-founding editor of The Financier and The Securitization Conduit, publications providing analysis on corporate finance, risk management, securitization, and related topics. She is a leading expert in Asset-backed Securities and Senior Life Settlements Securitization, has written/edited several books on the subject, and recently had her second edition of “The Securitization Markets Handbook: Issuing and Investing in Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities”, published by Wiley (2012) (First edition published by Bloomberg Press, 2005, co-authored with Charles A. Stone). Her research has appeared in leading academic journals including The Journal of Real Estate, Finance and Economics, the FNMA Journal of Housing Research the Journal of Derivatives, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Risk Finance, The Journal of Alternative Investments, and Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments. She has been an expert witness in several cases of securitization transactions (WAMU, Countrywide, and others). Professor Zissu has been invited to lecture on Securitization at several institutions such as the ISMA Centre, Reading University, in England; Paris-Dauphine University, in Paris; Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris; the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington, DC; the Securities and Exchange Commission, in Washington DC; JP Morgan in New York; Bear Stearns in New York; ESSEC in Paris; The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; Euromoney, in New York; Euromoney in Paris; and Euromoney in London; NYU-Poly in the Master of Financial Engineering.

Sharon Zukin
Professor Sociology, Brooklyn College

Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. Zukin is the author of books on cities, culture and consumer culture, and a researcher on urban, cultural and economic change. She was Broeklundian Professor from 1996 to 2008. She received the Lynd Award for Career Achievement in urban sociology, from the American Sociological Association, and the C. Wright Mills Book Award for Landscapes of Power. She was visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, 2010-11.























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