Writing Across the Curriculum/
Writing in the Disciplines
WAC Team 2009-2010
Hildegard Hoeller, coordinator.
Hildegard Hoeller is Professor of English with an appointment in English and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center. Her academic and teaching interests are 19th and 20th Century American literature, with an emphasis on women writers and African-American writers. She specializes in fiction, and she is particularly interested in the sentimental tradition and in the connections between fiction and economic thinking.
Robert Davis, writing fellow.
Robert Davis is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre at the Graduate Center. He researches the reception of ancient tragedy and nineteenth-century American theatre. He is writing his dissertation on performance and spectatorship in late nineteenth-century world's fairs.
Marisa Lerer is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently writing her dissertation “30 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina’s Disappeared,” which analyzes Argentine artworks dedicated to victims of State sponsored terrorism.
Diana Polson, writing fellow.
Diana Polson is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science department at CUNY Graduate Center. In addition to being a Writing Fellow at the College of Staten Island, Diana is working on her dissertation, “The Caring Precariat: Home-based
Care Work In America’s Three Largest Cities,” which examines how public policies and funding shape the working conditions of home-based care workers. Between
2007 and 2010, Diana coordinated the New York City component of the 2008
Unregulated Work Survey, a survey of over 4,300 low-wage workers in New York
City, Chicago and Los Angeles through her work with the National Employment Law
Project. Previously, Diana worked as a researcher at CUNY and as an economic
justice organizer in California.
Tracy E. Robey, writing fellow.
This year Tracy is working with Chris Cruz Cullari in the Office of Disability Services to train writing tutors who work with students with disabilities and on a faculty awareness campaign about how to create "accessible writing assignments." To see more about their work, please see the Writing and Students with Disabilities page. Before she became a WAC fellow at CSI, Tracy taught in the History Department at Queens College for three years as a Graduate Teaching Fellow; she has been a part-time faculty member at The New School for the past two years.
Tracy is currently completing her dissertation in History at the CUNY-Graduate Center. She is writing about "The Birth, Life, and Memory of Duke Alessandro de' Medici," the first duke of Florence, and on "damnation of memory" punishments in Renaissance Italy.
Nichole Stanford, writing fellow.
When Nichole Stanford isn’t working on syllabi, workshops, assignments and websites for the WAC program, she is writing her English dissertation in the field of Composition and Rhetoric. Her research examines the establishment and perpetuation of “standard English” as the norm in U.S. education, in contrast to other dialects that have been relegated to the status of “vernaculars.” Nichole is featuring Cajun Vernacular English in her research and wishing it were summer again.
In addition to working as a Writing Fellow at CUNY CSI, Victoria Stone is currently working on her dissertation which is primarily concerned with indigenous transnational migration from Ecuador. As a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Victoria conducted her field work in the southern highlands of Ecuador over the course of a year and has recently concluded research in the NYC area. She is looking forward to working with faculty and students in this upcoming year.