Don Selby

Selby, Don Assistant Professor

My research is set in Thailand, where I study the emergence of human rights.  Topically, my interests include the articulation of human rights with Buddhist ethics and political currents in Thailand; human trafficking and efforts to confront it; how individuals or groups mobilize everyday social conventions to bolster or undermine human Read more..
Phil S. Sigler

Sigler, Phil S. Associate Professor

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Jason Simon

Simon, Jason Professor

Jason Simon earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Previously he studied art at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and literature and film at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. He joined CSI’s Department of Performing and Creative

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Simpson, Peter Professor

Dr. Peter Simpson is a Full Professor for the Philosophy Department.  Dr. Simpson is also a Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the CUNY Graduate Center.  He has taught at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC; University College, Dublin, Ireland; and Manchester Polytechnic, United Kingdom.

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Patricia Smith-DeSilva

Smith-DeSilva, Patricia Full Professor

Patricia Smith (Smith-DeSilva) is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry, the 2017 LA Times Book Prize, the 2018 NAACP Image Award and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Read more..
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Smith-Peter, Susan Professor

Susan Smith-Peter works on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Beginning with a study of identity in the provinces of European (or central) Russia, she has branched out to investigate the regional identity of the Russian North and Siberia as well.  She has published articles on topics

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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 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..