Faculty and Staff

For questions about the PublicsLab, please contact publicslab@gc.cuny.edu.

Stacy M. Hartman, Director

Stacy HartmanDr. Hartman joined The Graduate Center in 2018 from the Modern Language Association (MLA), where she served as the project manager for the MLA’s Mellon-funded Connected Academics program. At the MLA, she was the principal organizer for the Connected Academics NYC Proseminar, a year-long career-exploration seminar for graduate students in the greater New York City area, as well as for an intensive version of the proseminar at the 2018 MLA Annual Convention. She received a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University. While there, she initiated two public speaker series, one devoted to staff members with Ph.D.’s and the other to the public humanities. Dr. Hartman is under contract with the MLA to co-edit a volume on doctoral education titled Mission Driven: Reimagining Doctoral Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem.

Bianca C. Williams, Faculty Lead

Bianca WilliamsProfessor Williams joined The Graduate Center in 2017 as an associate professor of anthropology. Prior to coming to The Graduate Center, as a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, she received the 2016 American Anthropological Association and Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism. She has demonstrated her commitment to breaking down false barriers between academia and the public through her writing, scholarship, and facilitation of teaching and professionalization workshops for Graduate Center students. She received a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and a graduate certificate in African and African American Studies from Duke University.

Advisory Committee

Herman Bennett, Professor of History

Joy Connolly, Interim President of the Graduate Center, CUNY

Duncan Faherty, Associate Professor of English and Director of Early Research Initiatives

Jennifer Furlong, Director of the Office of Career Services

Sarah Hildebrand, Doctoral Candidate in English

Helen Koh, Director of Institutional Giving and Strategic Initiatives

Rachel Kousser, Professor and Executive Officer of Art History

David Olan, Professor of Music and Associate Provost



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