Staff & Advisory Committee

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

Stacy M. Hartman, Director

Stacy Hartman headshotStacy Hartman is the director of the PublicsLab at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. At the PublicsLab, she manages the Mellon Humanities Public Fellowship program, which trains early career graduate students in the humanities in the methods and practice of public scholarship. The first interdisciplinary cohort of 12 public fellows begins in September 2019. In addition to the fellowship program, Dr. Hartman is responsible for developing the PublicsLab internship program, managing a robust slate of events related to public scholarship, and serving as the managing editor of the program’s website. Before coming to The Graduate Center in 2018, she was the project manager of Connected Academics at the Modern Language Association. She is currently co-editing a volume titled Mission Driven: Reimagining Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem. She holds a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University. She can be reached at shartman2@gc.cuny.edu.

Bianca C. Williams, Faculty Lead

Headshot for 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. She can be reached at bwilliams@gc.cuny.edu.

Justin Beauchamp, College Assistant

Headshot for Justin Beauchamp

Justin Beauchamp is a PhD student in the Sociology program, where his research interests are related to the role of higher education in the public good. As the College Assistant for the PublicsLab, Justin will be supporting its programming, administration, website, and social media. Prior to The Graduate Center, Justin served in various roles in student life/student affairs at multiple institutions, and has taught undergraduate courses in leadership development, inquiry and critical thinking, interdisciplinary studies, and sociology. He holds a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Identity Development from the University of Connecticut.

Advisory Committee

Herman Bennett, Professor of History

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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