** This essay is originally posted on The Futures Initiative website: https://futuresinitiative.org/blog/2019/03/31/shifting/ The loss of one language, said Wade Davis, a University of British Columbia anthropology professor, is akin to clear-cutting an “old-growth forest of the mind.” The world’s complex web of myths, beliefs and ideas – which Mr. Davis calls the “ethnosphere” – is […]
Acknowledging and Challenging “Brainism” in Psych 101
This semester, as a Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellow, I was granted the wonderful opportunity to take a pause from teaching and to reflect on both my experiences as a student in LaGCC taking General Psychology and now having taught it several times in the same institution. Drawing from these experiences and observing Professor Vianna’s General […]
Finding One’s Own Voice: Reflections on Artifact Speech
MLA 2018: Advancing the Field: Connecting Humanities Graduate Education and Community College Tea...
Please see below for an overview of the 2018 MLA session co-hosted by the CUNY Humanities Alliance. Feel free to contact Elizabeth Alsop (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, and hope to see some of you there! MLA Session 453: Advancing the Field: Connecting Humanities Graduate Education and Community College Teaching Saturday, January 6th, 8:30-11:30am (Hilton, Concourse […]
Teaching (the Humanities) at Community Colleges: Thoughts from CUNY Faculty
Teaching (the Humanities) at Community Colleges: Thoughts from CUNY Faculty By Elizabeth Alsop Last Fall, I attended a talk by Kingsborough Community College professor Lourdes Follins, who presented her research on the experience of historically underrepresented faculty at CUNY’s community colleges. Her findings were illuminating, and often alarming. But one of the most memorable […]