2017/18 Fellows

Faculty Fellows

Jane Marcus Delgado | jane.marcusdelgado@csi.cuny.edu
Jane Marcus-Delgado is an associate professor of political science and director of the international studies program at the College of Staten Island. She specializes in Latin American studies, and is the author of Public Debates, Private Lives: The Politics of Abortion Rights in Latin America (forthcoming). She also co-authored (with Martin Tanaka) El fin del fujimorismo, and articles that have appeared in Americas Quarterly, Social Text, Política Exterior, and elsewhere.

Daniel Disalvo | ddisalvo@ccny.cuny.edu
Daniel DiSalvo is an associate professor of political science at the City College of New York–CUNY and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His scholarship focuses on American political parties, interest groups, and public policy. He is the author of Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868–2010 (Oxford 2012),  Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences (Oxford 2015) and the co-editor of Building Coalitions, Making Policy: The Politics of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Presidencies ​​(Johns Hopkins 2012). DiSalvo’s work has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Political Science QuarterlyJournal of Policy History, ​Congress & the Presidency, and The Tocqueville Review. He writes frequently for popular publications, including National Affairs, City Journal, American Interest, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Los Angeles Times, ​and the New York Daily News. He is also coeditor of The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. Previously, he was an Andrew R. Mellon visiting professor at Amherst College, a U.S. Fulbright teaching fellow in Argentina, and a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program. ​

Michael Gillespie | mgillespie1@ccny.cuny.edu
Michael Boyce Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Film at The City College of New York, CUNY. His research and writing focuses on black visual and expressive culture, visual historiography, film theory, and contemporary art. He is the author of Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press, 2016). His work appears in Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender and Sexuality at the MoviesPassing Interest: Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and FilmPost-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil RightsBlack CameraFilm Quarterly; and other publications. He is currently working on two book projects: Music of My Mind: Blackness and Sonic Visuality and Cinema in the Wake: Film Blackness and Black Death. He is the co-editor and a contributor for a special dossier for Film Quarterly entitled “Dimensions in Black: Perspectives on Black Film and Media.”  

Bilge Yesil | Bilge.Yesil@csi.cuny.edu
Bilge Yesil earned her M.A. degree in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with full funding from the Fulbright Program, and completed her doctoral studies in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. Before joining CSI, she taught media and communication at New York University, New School University, and Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey). Dr. Yesil’s research interests include Turkish media, globalization, media and cultural regulation, censorship, surveillance and privacy.  At CSI, Dr. Yesil teaches Introduction to Media, Introduction to Communication, Communication Theories, Media Analysis, Media Industries, Global Media, and History and Theory of Advertising and Public Relations.


Dissertation Writing Fellows

Zeynep Oguz | zoguz@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Zeynep Oguz is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her MA in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University and BA in Sociology from  Bogazici University. Building on environmental anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), and critical studies on time and temporality, her doctoral research addresses the world-making effects of geological knowledge and natural resources. Funded by the National Science Foundation and Wenner-Gren Foundation, her doctoral project examines the state-led oil exploration and extraction activities in Turkey, analyzing how oil exploration endeavors have rearranged the relations between time, environments, people, and the Turkish state in uneven, violent, or unanticipated and creative ways and the kinds of political futures they have enclosed and foreclosed.

Visiting Scholars / Fellows

Fadi A. Bardawil | bardawil@email.unc.edu
Fadi A. Bardawil is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Arab Cultures and Global Studies in the department of Asian Studies; and adjunct Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research examines traditions of intellectual inquiry, practices of public criticism, and modalities of political engagement of contemporary Arab intellectuals, both at home and in the diaspora. In doing so, he investigates theoretical discourses as anthropological objects by tracking their international circulations, translations, and political appropriations. His writings have appeared in Journal for Palestine Studies (Arabic edition), Boundary 2, Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Anthropology of the Middle East, Kulturaustausch, Jadaliyya, the Lebanese daily al-Akhbar (2006-11) and the Syrian ezine Al-Jumhuriya. He is currently completing Emancipation Binds: Arab Revolutionary Marxism, Disenchantment, Critique which examines the rise and ebbing away of Levantine Marxist thought and practice through focusing on the intellectual and political trajectories of the 1960s underground militants who later became influential thinkers and public intellectuals. Bardawil received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, was a Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago (2011-2014) and a Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (2016-17).

Julia König | j.koenig@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Julia König received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) following her studies of education, sociology and psychology in Frankfurt and a Visiting Scholarship at the Historical Department of the New School for Social research. She taught at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (psychoanalytic cultural studies), Kassel University (political theory) and now at Goethe University (education). Her main research interests are Critical Theory; history of sexuality; psychoanalysis; philosophy of nature; feminist, postcolonial and childhood studies; and qualitative methods and methodology. Her forthcoming book, Kindliche Sexualität. Geschichte, Begriff und Probleme [Children’s sexuality: History, Concept and Problems] is looking into historical constellations of the sexual order in relation to the generational order, thereby discussing advantages and shortcomings of the Foucauldian approach and proposing an approach via the primacy of the object instead (Campus, forthcoming). She has furthermore edited several volumes on human rights (2014) children and vulnerability (2015), pedosexuality in the sexual revolution after 1968 (2017), and Depth Hermeneutics (forthcoming). She is currently working on a new book project on civilization and vulnerability.

Mara de Gennaro | degennaro@nyu.edu
Mara de Gennaro received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and she now teaches in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Anglophone and Francophone literatures and postcolonial theory. Her forthcoming book, Anxious Mastery, brings Francophone theories of creolization, relation, and collectivity to Anglophone transnationalist debates over the cultural politics of modernism. Her articles have appeared in Comparative Literature StudiesTextual PracticePaideumadifferencesThe Yale Journal of Criticism, and numerous essay collections including, most recently, Futures of Comparative Literature (Routledge, 2017). She is at work on an essay collection, coedited with Joan Wallach Scott, on new global French feminisms.