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Eligibility & Privacy Info

We invite you to participate in an interactive survey study to understand the landscape of public humanities at City University of New York (CUNY). This survey is meant to facilitate conversation among CUNY humanities scholars and key stakeholders at humanities centers and initiatives at CUNY, as well as their collaborators and engaged publics across New York City. The survey asks participants to engage with statements about general public humanities philosophies and aspirations, as well as how they personally identify within these spaces.

IRB Approval & Eligibility

If you are currently a faculty, staff, and student at CUNY, we would like to get your insights about the landscape of humanities scholarship, pedagogy, and programming at CUNY. 

We expect the study to take between 10 and 15 minutes of your time. Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation at this time; however, we hope you will consider participating given the potential communal benefits of this work. Namely, your participation may result in information that will help inform and improve humanities scholarship, pedagogy, and infrastructure at CUNY. 

This study has been approved by City University of New York the Graduate Center IRB, protocol #2021-0002. You must meet the following criteria to participate:

  • You are a current or past fellow of Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, in either the 2017-2019 or 2020-2022 cohorts (it is ok to participate if you participated in the pilot);
  • You are a past Digital Fellow with the Center for the Humanities, in the 2014-2016 cohort ;
  • You are a current director, associate director, program manager, or an equivalent stakeholder at a humanities center or initiative at CUNY;
  • You are a current director, manager, or executive officer in a humanities academic program or department at a CUNY campus;
  • You are a CUNY student taking a humanities course at one of the following CUNY campuses: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Queensborough Community College, Baruch College. Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College (undergraduate and graduate), John Jay College of Criminal Justice (undergraduate and graduate), Lehman College, Medgar Evers College. New York City College of Technology, Queens College (undergraduate and graduate), The City College of New York College (undergraduate and graduate), York College, and The Graduate Center; or
  • You are an organization in New York City and have, or have had, a partnership with one of the above categories of participants.  

Privacy & Confidentiality

You can choose to complete the survey in one sitting or multiple sittings. We request that users engage with the survey on the same device each time (laptop, computer, tablet, phone, notebooks, etc.), though this is not a requirement. In order to keep your survey participation anonymous, do not create an account with when taking the survey.

The survey is voluntary, anonymous, and will not impact your grades, standing, or employment at CUNY. Please answer the questions to your comfort level; you can choose to skip any portion of the survey and opt out at any time. The survey can only be completed online and requires an active internet connection.

Thank you for your time to consider participating. If you have any questions, you can contact the principal investigator, Kristine Riley ( Privacy Policy

Details about how Math and Democracy (the creator’s of collect and protect information can be found here: