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2020-2022 Project Team

Kristi Riley is a PhD candidate in the sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her studies focus on critical criminology, feminist theory, and popular culture. Her dissertation examines how liberal feminist narratives about women working in the criminal legal system mask the evolution and expansion of carceral control. She holds B.A.s in psychology and community studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master’s of Science in conflict resolution from the University of Oregon Law School, and a Master’s of Philosophy in sociology from the CUNY Grad Center. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Kristi spent the past decade working to reform the criminal legal system, most recently on issues related to reducing the use of jail incarceration at the local level.  She’s taught sociology and criminal justice courses at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College, Baruch College, and Hunter College.

Kendra Sullivan is the director of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also acts as publisher of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Archive Initiative and general program director. She has a master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Education from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in English, with a focus on the environmental humanities. Her writing has appeared and is forthcoming in BOMBF.R. DAVID, and C magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited at  the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY; The Bureau for Open Culture at MASS MoCA; and The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. Her curatorial projects include: Sea Worthy (2011), Ed Sanders: Seeking the Glyph (2015), Accompaniment (2015), and Resistance After Nature (2017). She has performed her own works at the Banff Centre, Alberta; Dexter Sinister, NY; and tenletters, Glasgow; and as part of Robert Ashley’s The Trail of Anne Opie Wehrer at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 and at 356 Mission in 2016. She is the grateful recipient of grants and residencies from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the Banff Centre, and the Montello Foundation, among others. She is a member of the eco-art collective Mare Liberum and co-founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a community space for art and politics run out of a stopped-in-time diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Nga Than is a PhD student in sociology at City University of New York – The Graduate Center. Her research interests are in social media, computational social science, international migration, and sociology. As a mixed-methods scholar, she has conducted qualitative research using interviewing, as well as employing machine learning to analyze text data, and administrative data. Her research has received support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Taiwan’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, CUNY – Pre-dissertation Fellowship, and CUNY – Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant.

Special Contributors

Thank you to Ahmed Soliman for the instructional video and Aurash Khawarzad for allowing us to host the Public Humanities Map and CUNY Base Map.

Special Thank You’s

This project wouldn’t be possible without the support and community provided by The Center for the Humanities Staff and fellows from The Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

We want to extend a special thank you to the entire team at The Computational Democracy Project for working with Seminar fellows on ways to use in collaborative, transformative, and interdisciplinary research.

This project also benefited from the learning community created in the Graduate Center’s Introduction to Digital Humanities. Visit the official page for the Graduate Center’s Digital Humanities program.