Faculty Highlight

Dr. Kate Culkin is a scholar in nineteenth-century women’s history. In honor of the suffrage centennial (2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment) she writes about the efforts to elect Susan B. Anthony to the Hall of Fame of Great Americans on BCC’s Campus.

Dr. Robert Wechsler receives Commerford Labor Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Wechsler (Adjunct Assistant Professor, History) who has been awarded The New York Labor History Association’s John Commerford Labor Education Award for his contribution to workers’ education. Robert Wechsler’s career embodies his commitment to labor education and to workers’ empowerment.   Starting at the Transport Workers Union in 1981, he served as Director of […]

Dr. Kanakamedala receives Mellon/ ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala has been awarded a Mellon/ ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship. Her project includes a book manuscript, revision of HIS 37 African American History (a course that she teaches at BCC), and a public program series. Brooklyn’s small but growing free Black community — ordinary people from all walks of life including educators, […]

Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso inaugural Director of Online Learning

Congratulations to History faculty member Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso who’s been named the inaugural Director of Online Learning at Bronx Community College. Dr. Getman-Eraso has long taught online classes at BCC, and serves as co-ordinator for the college’s ePortfolio program. He also teaches History in the Online Baccalaureate Program at CUNY School of Professional Studies. As […]

Kate Culkin on Susan B. Anthony’s election to the BCC Hall of Fame

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in the United States.* In honor of the suffrage centennial, Dr. Kate Culkin writes about the efforts to elect Susan B. Anthony to the Hall of Fame of Great Americans on BCC’s Campus. In 1950, Susan […]

Raquel Otheguy named 2020 NAEd/ Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Raquel Otheguy (Assistant Professor, History) has been named a 2020 National Academy of Education/ Spencer Postdoctoral fellow. This competitive postdoctoral fellowship program supports 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research across the United States. Dr. Otheguy will work on a full-length book entitled Libertad e Instrucción: Race and Education in Nineteenth-Century […]

BCC History Faculty on Black Protest, Racial Justice, and Reparations

  Black Lives Matter. We say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery. State-sanctioned violence compounded by a lack of access to health care, fresh food, education and housing have led to mass inequities for Black communities throughout the Americas. But centuries of Black activism has pushed against the many manifestations of […]

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