Working Groups & Coordinators

Lead Coordinators are marked with an asterisk (*).

Philosophy/Critical Theory

This cluster is well-established across the Corridor, with regard to Philosophy as a discipline, and open to cross-disciplinary work in philosophical studies and critical theory more broadly. To foster mutual interchange, communication, and scholarly collaboration, its working groups hold workshops and small symposia to host visiting speakers, present works in progress, support reading groups, and hold joint seminars. For instance, one group sponsors a summer conference around a theme. Another group used funds to design a website so members could keep in touch. A third group conducted a graduate class, engaging graduate students and faculty from all three Corridor universities.

 

SPAWN/Creighton Club: Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network (PHI1)

*Mark Heller, Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
Kara Richardson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
Christopher Noble, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University

 

Graduate Student Exchange (PHI4)

*Mark Heller, Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University
Roberta Hennigan, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University

 

Society for the Study of Bio-political Futures (PHI6)

Timothy Campbell, Professor, Romance Studies, Cornell University
*Gregg Lambert, PI of the CNY Humanities Corridor; Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University

 

Ancient Philosophy (PHI7)

Christopher Noble, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Syracuse University
Tad Brennan, Professor, Classics, Cornell University
Deborah Modrak, Professor, Philosophy, University of Rochester
*Krisanna Scheiter, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Union College

 

Theorizing Italy (PHI11)

*Silvia Benso, Professor, Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology
Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio, Associate Professor of Italian, University of Rochester
Stefano Giannini, Associate Professor of Italian, Syracuse University
Timothy Campbell, Professor, Romance Studies, Cornell University
Brian Schroeder, Professor, Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Moral Psychology (PHI12)

*John Monteleone, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Le Moyne College
Kenneth Baynes, Professor, Philosophy, Syracuse University
Karin Nisenbaum, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Colgate University

 

Linguistics

Well-established before the CNY Humanities Corridor began, collaboration among Linguistics faculty has increased, strengthening their ties across campuses and developing new working groups. They have gathered semi-annually in workshops and were the first cluster to establish programming around a distinguished research collaborator.

 

Workshop on the Syntax-Semantics Interface (LIN4)

John Whitman, Professor, Linguistics, Cornell University
*Jaklin Kornfilt, Professor, Linguistics, Syracuse University
Jeffrey T. Runner, Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

 

Visual Arts and Culture

The Visual Arts and Culture working groups have attracted faculty from various departments and disciplines in the Corridor across the fields of Visual Studies and Art History. They have sponsored workshops, conferences, film and speaker tours, joint graduate seminars, art exhibitions, and visiting collaborations. The cluster also includes the public humanities and architecture working groups; another area of future expansion and new working groups are planned for faculty in Arts and Music Histories, and significant amount of reserve has been set aside for this purpose in the budget allocation for this cluster.

 

New Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy in Ottoman and Turkish Architecture (VAC1)

Ezra Akcan, Associate Professor, Architecture, Cornell University
*Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Rochester

 

Asian Humanities in Global Context (VAC19)

*Brian Hurley, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, Film, and Culture, Syracuse University
Pedro Erber, Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies, Cornell University

 

Connecting Art Histories Across the Americas (VAC20)

*Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Associate Professor of History of Art, Cornell University
Ella Maria Diaz, Assistant Professor of English and Latino/a Studies, Cornell University
Kristi Peterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Skidmore College

 

Crossing Cultures through Film (VAC21)

*Richard Buttny, Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, 
Syracuse University
Connie Yuan, Professor, Communication, Cornell University
Jodi R. Cohen, Senior Lecturer, Communication, Cornell University

 

Mediterranean Music and Performance (VAC22)

*Edward Ruchalski, Director of Music, Professor of Practice, Le Moyne College
Josefa Alvarez, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages, Le Moyne College
Kathryn Everly, Professor, Spanish Literature and Culture, Syracuse University

 

Modernist Geographies (VAC23)

Laura Moure Cecchini, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Colgate University
*Samuel Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art History, Syracuse University
Rachel Haidu, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Rochester

 

New Readings: Bodies in Latin American Visual Arts and Culture (VAC24)

Debra Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Beth Jörgensen, Professor of Spanish, University of Rochester
*Gail Bulman, Associate Professor, Spanish, Syracuse University

 

Musicology/Performance Studies

In an area full of very active performers, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists this cluster of Corridor funding has encouraged collaborative research and performance. The faculty members of the Musicology/Performance Studies cluster have exchanged teaching and conducting podia; brought world-class musicians to play side by side with their graduate students, who composed the works being played; have invited pre-eminent performance studies scholars to conduct mini-seminars; and have collaboratively staged works from the distant past, engaging in vibrant practice-based research. Film music scholars have held symposia and Syracuse University’s Bird Library archivist brought together artists, lawyers and producers to discuss copyright law and musicians.

 

Teaching Exchange (MMH17)

*Holly Watkins, Chair and Associate Professor, Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Roger Moseley, Associate Professor, Music, Cornell University
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University

 

Improvisation in Theory and Practice (MMH18)

Annette Richards, Professor and University Organist, Music, Cornell University
*Roger Moseley, Associate Professor, Music, Cornell University
Edoardo Bellotti, Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation, University of Rochester

 

Performance/History (MMH22)

*Christian DuComb, Assistant Professor, Theater, Colgate University
Mary Simonson, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies and Women’s Studies, Colgate University
Byron Suber, Senior Lecturer, Performing & Media Arts, Cornell University
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University

 

South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)

*Anaar Desai-Stephens, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Rochester
Pavitra Sundar, Assistant Professor of Literature, Hamilton College

 

Digital Humanities

Each of the Corridor’s founding institutions sponsor events in the digital humanities within their respective humanities programs. The CNY Humanities Corridor also nurtures working groups of local faculty with planning grants in this research cluster.

 

Global Digital Humanities (DH3)

June Hwang, Associate Professor of German, University of Rochester
Kyoko Omori, Associate Professor, Japanese; Chair, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College
Leah Shafer, Associate Professor, Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Chris Hanson, Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University
Arnika Fuhrmann, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University

 

Digital Humanities Speaker Series (DH8)

Gregg Lambert, PI of the CNY Humanities Corridor; Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University
Paul Fleming, Director, Society for the Humanities; Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies, Cornell University
Joan S. Rubin, Director of the Humanities Center, Dexter Perkins Professor in History, University of Rochester

 

Digital Humanities in Practice (DH9)

*Sarah Fuchs Sampson, Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University
Darren Mueller, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Rochester

 

Reconstruction, Structural Analysis, and Conservation of Ancient Monuments in Coastal Ghana (DH10)

*Christopher DeCorse, Professor, Anthropology, Syracuse University
Renato Perucchio, Program Director, Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures, University of Rochester

 

Historical Studies

This new cluster supports historical inquiry across the humanities, fostering research within history as a discipline and across disciplinary contexts. To cultivate mutual exchange and scholarly collaboration, the cluster welcomes scholars working within and across regional, cultural, and national boundaries, drawing on comparative, transnational, or global perspectives, and those working in historical studies using interdisciplinary and/or thematic approaches.

 

Scientific Norms and the Concept of the Normal (HS1)

*Kathleen Long, Professor of French, Cornell University
Stephanie Shirilan, Associate Professor, English, Syracuse University

 

Slow Historical Studies (HS2)

*Guido Pezzarossi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University
Matthew Velasco, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University
Kristin De Lucia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Colgate University

 

Urban Humanities (HS3)

*Lawrence Chua, Assistant Professor, Architecture, Syracuse University
Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Rochester

 

Literature, Language, and Culture

This cluster was proposed on the basis of shared strengths and faculty resources in languages and literatures across the Corridor, including faculty from regional liberal arts colleges and universities. Existing working groups in this cluster include those collaborating on Victorian, 18th Century, and Early Modern periods. Other working groups include those working within ethnic studies and international literature.

 

Revival Cultures (LLC5)

*Joshua Dubler, Assistant Professor, Religion, University of Rochester
Joel Burges, Assistant Professor of English, University of Rochester
Kristin Doughty, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Rochester
Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, Assistant Professor of Art & Lens Based Media, University of Rochester
Patrick Berry, Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University
Kenneth McClane, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature Emeritus, Cornell University
Robert Scott, Executive Director, Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP)

 

Sound and Media (LLC10)

*Sarah Fuchs Sampson, Assistant Professor, Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University
Darren Mueller, Assistant Professor, Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

 

Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery (LLC11)

*Karina von Tippelskirch, Associate Professor, German, Syracuse University
Stefano Giannini, Chair and Associate Professor, Italian, Syracuse University
Kathryn Everly, Professor, Spanish Literature and Culture, Syracuse University
Patrizia McBride, Professor, German Studies, Cornell University
Monica Facchini, Assistant Professor, Italian, Colgate University

 

LELACS/Global Literatures and Cultures (LLC12)

*Gail Bulman, Associate Professor, Spanish, Syracuse University
Debra Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Beth Jörgensen, Professor, Spanish, University of Rochester
Christian Zegarra, Associate Professor of Spanish, Colgate University

 

Spanish Poetics (LLC13)

*Kathryn Everly, Professor, Spanish Literature and Culture, Syracuse University
Josefa Alvarez, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages, Le Moyne College

 

LALAAB: Latin American Literature and Arts Across Borders (LLC20)

*Gail Bulman, Associate Professor of Spanish, Syracuse University
May Farnsworth, Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Gender and Sexuality Writing Collective (LLC21)

*Tanya Bakhmetyeva, Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Rochester
Jane Juffer, Professor, English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell University
Gwendolyn Pough, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

 

Archives and Media

This cluster aims to supplement archival research in any of the other cluster areas (e.g., Visual Arts and Culture, Musicology/Performance Studies), and to support research in new media as well as issues of preservation and exchange of historical media archives.

 

No active Archives and Media working groups for 2018

 

Inactive Working Groups

This list includes recent working groups that are not currently active for 2018.

Institutional Strategies for Engaging Digital Collections (AM1)

Matthew Warne, Instructor, Transmedia, Syracuse University
Patrick Williams, Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, Syracuse University
Andrew Saluti, Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, Syracuse University
Sarah Keen, University Archivist, Head of Special Collections and University Archives; Associate Professor in the University Libraries, Colgate University

Digital Data Visualization & Interpretation in the Public Humanities (DH1)

Anne E. Mosher, Associate Professor, Geography, Syracuse University
Jane M. Read, Associate Professor, Geography, Syracuse University
Chris Hanson, Assistant Professor, English, Syracuse University
Patrick Williams, Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, Syracuse University
Michael Jarvis, Associate Professor, History, University of Rochester

Digital Humanities Initiative (DH2)

Chris Forster, Assistant Professor, English, Syracuse University
Eliza Bettinger, Digital Humanities Librarian, Olin & Uris Libraries, Cornell University
Timothy Murray, Professor, Comparative Literature and English, Cornell University

The Multilingual Mind (LIN5)

Tej Bhatia, Professor, Linguistics and Hindi, Syracuse University
Maya Ravindranath Abtahian, Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Rochester

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistics (LIN6)

Sarah Murray, Associate Professor, Linguistics, Cornell University
William Starr, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Cornell University
Brett Sherman, formerly of the University of Rochester

The Future(s) of Microhistory (LLC1)

Thomas Devaney, Associate Professor, History, University of Rochester
Claudia Verhoeven, Associate Professor, History, Cornell University

The Chinese Quest for Modernity: From the Religious Perspective (LLC2)

Shin-yi Chao, Associate Professor, Religion, University of Rochester
Gareth Fisher, Associate Professor, Religion, Syracuse University
Elya Zhang, Assistant Professor, History, University of Rochester

Early Modern Thinking (LLC3)

Rayna Kalas, Associate Professor, English, Cornell University
Crystal Bartolovich, Associate Professor, English, Syracuse University

Decolonial Feminisms (LLC4)

Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Professor, Sociology and the Cultural Foundations of Education & Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Myrna García Calderón, Associate Professor, Spanish, Syracuse University
Pedro DiPietro, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Sofía Villenas, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University
Cristina Serna, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Colgate University

Nineteenth Century Studies (LLC6)

Coran Klaver, Associate Professor, English, Syracuse University
Elisha Cohn, Associate Professor, English, Cornell University

Inclusion and Exclusion in the Modern Middle East (LLC7)

Amy Kallander, Associate Professor, History, Syracuse University
Ziad Fahmy, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

Religion and Literature (LLC8)

William Robert, Associate Professor, Religion, Syracuse University
Steven Yao, Professor of Literature, Hamilton College

Critical Theory and the Global: The Politics of Translation (LLC9)

Brett de Bary, Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University
Naoki Sakai, Goldwin Smith Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University
Meera Lee, Assistant Professor, Korean, Syracuse University

Facismo (LLC15)

Matthew BaileyShea, Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Rochester
Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio, Associate Professor of Italian, University of Rochester

CNY Poets and Writers (LLC16)

Dana Spiotta, Associate Professor, English, Syracuse University
J. Robert Lennon, Professor, English, Cornell University

Networking Iroquoia (LLC19)

Scott Manning Stevens, Associate Professor, Native American and Indigenous Studies and English, Syracuse University
Jolene Rickard, Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Studies, Cornell University

Mobilizing Music (MMH21)

Sydney Hutchinson, Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University
Jennifer Kyker, Associate Professor, Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Alejandro Madrid, Professor, Music, Cornell University

Re-Sounding History (MMH24)

Sydney Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Music History and Cultures, Syracuse University
Lydia Hamessley, Professor, Music, Hamilton College
Deborah Justice, Instructor of Music Education, Syracuse University
Monica Facchini, Assistant Professor of Italian, Colgate University

History of Music Theory (MMH25)

Andrew Hicks, Associate Professor, Music, Cornell University
Holly Watkins, Chair and Associate Professor, Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Elizabeth West Marvin, Chair and Professor, Music Theory, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Roger Moseley, Associate Professor, Music, Cornell University
Roger Freitas, Associate Professor, Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Annette Richards, Professor and University Organist, Music, Cornell University
Edoardo Bellotti, Associate Professor, Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

UNYWEMP: Upstate NY Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy (PHI3)

Kara Richardson, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Syracuse University
Andrew Chignell, Visiting Associate Professor, Philosophy, Cornell University
Alison Peterman, James P. Wilmot Distinguished Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Rochester
Marie Jayasekera, formerly of Colgate University

Political Theology (PHI5)

Bradley Onishi, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Skidmore College
Gregg Lambert, PI of the CNY Humanities Corridor; Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University

Late Antiquity (PHI8)

Georgia Frank, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion, Colgate University
Virginia Burrus, Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor of Religion, Syracuse University
Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Visiting Scholar, Classics, Cornell University
Kim Haines-Eitzen, H. Stanley Krusen Professor of World Religions, Cornell University

Ethics Reading Group (PHI9)

Hille Paakkunainen, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Syracuse University
Kate Manne, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Cornell University
William FitzPatrick, Gideon Webster Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Rochester

Critical Asian Cinematic Spaces (VAC2)

Lawrence Chua, Assistant Professor, Architecture, Syracuse University
Arnika Fuhrmann, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University
Zhuoyi Wang, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College

Visual Studies (VAC3)

Kendall Phillips, Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University
Julie Grossman, Professor and Director, Film Studies, Le Moyne College
Lisa Patti, Assistant Professor, Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

nMap: New Media Art Practice (VAC4)

Wenhua Shi, formerly of Colgate University
Rebecca Ruige Xu, Associate Professor of Computer Art and Animation, Syracuse University