Category Archives: Featured Faculty & Students

Professor Christina Christoforatou

Professor Christina Christoforatou first came to CUNY as an undergraduate. Though she admits that, at first, she thought that Brooklyn College would be a stepping stone on her way to another four-year institution it proved such a good fit that she finished her BA and went on to pursue her MA there. Then she moved on the Graduate Center to complete her PhD. While at the GC she was exposed to Writing Across the Curriculum pedagogy as a WAC Fellow, and so she knew she Read More +

Jeremy Brown

“Especially now, it’s the ideas that will win, not the people we have associated with those ideas and ideals—and I look forward to using Refract as a space for that…getting to the core of an issue” said Jeremy Brown under the post-election pall and gray sky that hung over the Vertical Campus. As Editor in Chief of Refract, the student-run “digital, non-fiction literary publication, focusing on contemporary issues within the arts, sciences, politics, culture, and literature” supported by the English department, Jeremy plays an important Read More +

Brian Boggio

The signs were there, but Brian Boggio didn’t yet see them. As a student at the Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences he considered himself generally interested in the humanities, and a quirk of scheduling brought him to the drama department where he became an active participant in courses and productions. In retrospect Brian’s role in the school production of the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) seems to foreshadow his Baruch honors thesis on rethinking genre in the Shakespearean Read More +

Jeanne Stauffer-Merle

“I just teach what I love,” says Adjunct Lecturer Jeanne-Stauffer Merle of the challenges of teaching the great works of literature from ancient times to the present. When pressed, however, this long time veteran of the Critical Writing and Great Works programs concedes that her choices are responding to some new directions in her approach to the ENG 2800 and 2850 courses. First, there is her embrace of teaching in the hybrid format. Though she has never identified as a technophile and was admittedly skeptical about Read More + Read More +

Prof. Chris Campanioni

“The future is trash,” says Chris Campanioni. “Recycling it, re-arranging it. Making it beautiful again.” These words come from Campanioni’s newest book and first work of non-fiction, Death of Art, which has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Death of Art takes for its subject intimacy and the representations of our bodies in digital spaces—representations that transcend the physical, even death—though they simultaneously bind us to our technological tools. This project is the newest in a long and varied list for Campanioni, who has written Read More +