THE TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTER: Program designed to help GC students become better teachers. The center offers pedagogy workshops as well as guides for student teachers.
THE CENTER FOR CAREER PLANNING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Get information about how to apply to jobs, both in and out of academia. Center staff are available for one on one consultations. For specific information about center resources related to academic jobs, see the “academic job resource” page of this site.
THE EARLY RESEARCH INITIATIVE: Coordinates internal fellowships for GC students at both the pre-dissertation and candidacy stages.
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND LATINO STUDIES (CLACLS): Works to promote the study and understanding of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and the communities established in the United States by peoples from this vast and extraordinarily diverse region with a special focus on the New York City metropolitan area, and more broadly on the United States.
THE CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES: Encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through public programming, projects, seminars, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Every year, the Lost and Found project offers archival grants for graduate students conducting research on “poetics,” broadly construed. There are also often grant and fellowship opportunities through the center’s Public Engagement initiative. The Center for the Humanities also runs the James Gallery, where PhD Students work and sometimes curate exhibitions.
THE GOTHAM CENTER FOR NEW YORK CITY HISTORY: A research and public education institution, sponsored by The Graduate Center, CUNY, devoted to advancing scholarly and public understanding of New York City’s rich and living past. The Gotham Center often offers short-term grants and fellowships for Graduate Students.
THE AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT: Creates print, visual, online, and digital materials that explore the diverse social and cultural histories of the nation and challenge traditional ways that people learn about the past. The AMSHP’s professional development seminars and institutes help teachers to use the latest scholarship, technology, and active learning methods.. The ASHP runs the GC’s New Media Lab, which facilitates student and faculty digital projects and research.
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN (IRADAC): Fosters understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of African descent living in the various societies of the Western Hemisphere. Every year, IRADAC offers a dissertation completion fellowship in addition to hosting a year-long fellows program for students writing dissertations of any aspect of the African Diaspora.
LEON LEVY CENTER FOR BIOGRAPHY: Builds connections between independent and university-affiliated biographers across disciplines and cultivates important discussions about the art and craft of biography historically and in our time. Every year, the center offers dissertation fellowships to students whose projects are dedicated to biography.
CENTER FOR PLACE, CULTURE, AND POLITICS: Each academic year, the center adopt a specific theme and appoint faculty and graduate student fellows to explore that theme. At a weekly seminar, fellows present their own work and explore the work of others related to the year’s theme. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars who have done significant work related to the theme. The center was found by David Harvey and is currently directed by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
THE COMMITTEE ON GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE: a transdisciplinary working group committed to reflecting critically on the relationship between contemporary transformations typically associated with globalization and the political futures that may be opened or obstructed by them.