Kevin McGruder and the cover of his book, "Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem"
Alumnus Kevin McGruder has published a second book on Harlem, this one focusing on trailblazer Philip Payton. Read more
Distinguished Professor Charles W. Mills
Mills joined the Graduate Center faculty in 2016 and has been lauded, most recently with the Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, for his groundbreaking book The Racial Contract. More than 20 years after its publication, The Racial Contract remains a seminal philosophy text. Read more
From their latest books about historical figures both well-known and overlooked, to the hidden histories of New York City’s buildings and neighborhoods, to race and the Black experience, these Graduate Center authors have your summer reads covered. Read more
Poor Queer Studies describes how the field has been molded by wealthy, elitist institutions, leaving out students from working-class backgrounds and creating a set of ideas that is often irrelevant to them. Read more
Identity is a living experience and an ever-evolving process, says Professor Nathalie Etoke. Read more
Poet and author Jacqueline Woodson spoke about her writing process and her latest novel, "Another Brooklyn." Read more
Books by Graduate Center faculty and alumni.
From Georgia O'Keeffe to the ERA, here are some great books for Women's History Month. Read more
Punk music album covers and the cover of alumnus Evan Rapport's book, "Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk"
Alumnus Evan Rapport's book explores punk’s debt to what many might consider an unconnected genre, the blues, and the ways that punk emerged during the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s. Read more
Professor Michael Fortner spoke to The Graduate Center about the criminal justice system, Black Lives Matter, and his family’s own experience with the criminal justice system and as victims of crime. Read more
Professor Tanisha C. Ford (Photo credit Darcy Rogers)
Ford discusses her acclaimed book, her writing process, new projects, and why she joined The Graduate Center. Read more