Nayma Qayum and the cover of her book, "Village Ties: Women, NGOs, and Informal Institutions in Rural Bangladesh"
“Women’s lives are embedded in social norms and their social relationships,” alumna Nayma Qayum says. “They are governed not just by the rules that exist on paper, the laws that are visible and written down, but by these social norms.” Read more
Amber Musser (Photo courtesy of Musser)
Professor Amber Musser, who recently joined the English department, explains her research on critical race theory, Black feminisms, and queer of color critique. Read more
Alex Zamalin and the cover of his book "Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility"
"For me, civic radicalism is how the Black tradition has tried to mobilize and engage in direct action to achieve racial justice," says alumnus Alex Zamalin. Read more
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 (Photo credit: Sam Alcoff)
Mills joined the Graduate Center faculty in 2016 and was 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