The Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to MALS students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their workloads and meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their theses.
Advising Fellows will hold office hours between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and by appointment. The schedule is as follows:
Appointments are always recommended!
Make an appointment with Andrew Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make an appointment with Sonia Sánchez at email@example.com
Make an appointment with Matilde Guidelli-Guidi at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: Matilde will be serving as an advisor until the end of August 2020.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Andrew is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Theatre and Performance department at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation, “Political Theatre After Occupy: Participation, Interpellation, and the Search for New Subjectivities in the Theatre,” explores questions about theatre’s status as a site for contemporary political engagement and issues of spectatorship.
In addition to his work in academia, Andrew has been a professional theatre director and teaching artist in New York City for over twenty-five years. He holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, and is delighted to be an Advising Fellow for the MALS program. His experience and reserach most closely aligns with the following MALS concentrations: American Studies; Approaches to Modernity; Digital Humanities; Film Studies; New York Studies; Western Intellectual Traditions; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sonia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Critical Social Psychology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she received an M.A. and M.Phil. Sonia obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011.
Sonia's dissertation research lives at the intersection of critical Indigenous studies, critical ethnic studies, immigration studies, sociology, critical psychology, and feminist and queer of color theories. Through a multi-method, cross-site ethnography, this dissertation explores a) how and why community organizers theorize and practice making links between migrant justice and other social justice struggles--Indigenous struggles, racial justice, and prison abolition, in particular. And b) how social justice organizers imagine challenges to and possibilities for solidarity across movements in these times.
In addition to this interdisciplinary dissertation research, Sonia has research and writing experience in educational justice, Youth Participatory Action Research, and Liberation epistemologies/methodologies. Sonia has also previously taught courses related to gender studies and research methods in the Psychology department at Hunter College, CUNY, and a course on 'Youth Action and Agency' in the Youth Studies Master's Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Sonia looks forward to imparting insight from nearly six years of navigating a Ph.D. program as a first-generation college-going student and, given past academic course work and research, is particularly prepared to help support students in the following concentrations: American Studies; Social and Environmental Justice Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Migration and Global Cities; and Childhood and Youth Studies.
Office Hours: Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm
Matilde is a PhD candidate in the department of Art History and an assistant curator at the Dia Art Foundation. She earned her BA from the University of Bologna, Italy and her MA jointly from the University of Bologna and the University of Paris, having received an Erasmus Scholarship. Titled Archipelagos of Knowledge: Le Corbusier’s Museums, 1919-1965, her dissertation takes Le Corbusier’s life-long commitment to reimagine the modern museum as an entry point to analyze discourse and practice of museum architecture in France, from the aftermath of World War I (1919) through the decades of decolonization (1965). Matilde taught architecture history at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College and presented her research at the Graduate Center, Columbia University, the Center for Italian Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, among other venues. She was the recipient of two Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowships to work at the Dia Art Foundation (2015-16) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (2016-17).
MALS concentrations: Approaches to Modernity; Archeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds; Fashion Studies; Film Studies; International Studies; Migration and Global Cities; New York Studies; Western Intellectual Traditions