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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 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..
Christina M. Tortora

Tortora, Christina M. Professor

Christina Tortora is a linguistics professor trained in Syntax. Her research focuses on the syntactic structure of Italian, Italian dialects, the Romance languages, and non-standard varieties of English (such as Appalachian English). She is interested in linguistic description, which is both informed by and informs current syntactic theory. Her interest Read more..
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..