Francisco Soto

Soto, Francisco Professor

Francisco Soto received his doctorate in Latin American Literature from New York University. His research interests include Hispanic Caribbean Literature, Latino/Latina Literature, Latin American Short Story, and Gender Studies in Latin America. He taught Spanish and Latin American Literature at the University of Michigan-Dearborn from 1989 until 1993 when he

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Nan Sussman

Sussman, Nan Professor and Dean Emerita of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Sussman is internationally recognized for her research that focuses on the psychological consequences of cultural transitions and return migration. She was awarded the prestigious SIETAR Interculturalist Award and has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and the American Psychological Association. She has presented more

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Valerie Tevere

Tevere, Valerie Professor

Tevere was appointed to CSI’s Department of Performing and Creative Arts in 2000, and joined in the formation of the Department of Media Culture in 2002.

Her creative and research interests lie in the investigation and configuration of performative and discursive-based social spaces. Through various media forms, her current

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Harry Thorne

Thorne, Harry Lecturer

Harry Thorne is the co-coordinator of both the Writing Program and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at CSI. He is in interested in researching and developing pedagogical practices that enable first-year students to engage more readily with academic ideas. He is a founding member of the Staten Island Writes Read more..

Saadia Toor

Toor, Saadia Associate Professor

Dr Toor’s scholarship revolves around issues of culture, nationalism, gender/sexuality, state formation, and international political economy. Her book, The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan was published by Pluto Press in 2011. A special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly on the theme of Solidarity co-edited by Read more..
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Tortora, Christina M. Professor

I’m a Professor of Linguistics at the City University of New York (CUNY). My home campus is the College of Staten Island, where I teach in the Linguistics Program (within the English department). I also teach classes and work with graduate students in the Linguistics Program at

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Jean Tsui

Tsui, Jean Assistant Professor

Jean’s research focuses on late 19th to early 20th century China.  She is particularly interested in late imperial intellectual history, philosophical hermeneutics, aesthetic theory, and translation studies.  Currently Jean is using “affect and emotion” as analytical categories to interpret the radical intellectual transformation and disjunction China experienced at the turn of the Read more..
Paola Ureni

Ureni, Paola Assistant Professor

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Verene, Chris Associate Professor of Photography

Chris Verene earned his M.F.A. in Photography from Georgia State University in 1996.  Prior to coming to CSI, Verene directed the photography program at SUNY Westchester Community College and was on faculty at the Photography, Video and Related Media MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. Verene has been called a

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Thomas Volscho

Volscho, Thomas Associate Professor

Academic Interests: Economic Inequality, Political Sociology, Racism, ‘Race’, and Ethnic Relations

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