Featured Faculty News from our 2018 department newsletter, Homo Politicus. Access the newsletter archive here.
Professor George Andreopoulos recently co-edited On the Rule of Law in an Era of Change (Springer 2018). In addition, he guest-edited a special issue of Human Rights Review titled Human Rights and the Media: Issues and Challenges with alum Shawna Brandle (Ph.D. 2013). Last April, he received a special award from the University of Macedonia, Greece, for his contribution to the study of human rights.
Professor Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner chaired a roundtable on “Diplomatic Strategies of Global South States” at the joint FLACSO (Latin American School of Social Sciences) – International Studies Association conference held in Quito, Ecuador, July 25-27 (photo credit: Professor Braveboy-Wagner).
Professor Mitchell Cohen received Baruch College’s “Presidential Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship” for his book The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart (Princeton 2017). New York University’s Casa Italiana devoted an evening to it on April 12 in collaboration with the Salon/Sanctuary Concerts. Professor Cohen published a revised edition of the anthology he edited entitled Princeton Readings in Political Thought: Essential Texts from Plato to Populism (Princeton 2018). The New York Times Sunday Book Review published Professor Cohen’s “Did the Crusade for Human Rights Lead to More Inequality?,” a review of Samuel Moyn’s book Not Enough.
Professor Forrest Colburn gave invited lectures for the private sector organizations COPARMEX in Puebla, Mexico and for COHEP in Tegucigalpa, Honduras over the summer. He also taught in the annual seminar for the Latin American Institute of Organizational Management (ILGO) in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Professor Emerita Joyce Gelb participated in the European Consortium on Political Research conference in Hamburg Germany from Aug 22-25 as chair and discussant. She also recently published “Our Unions Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan” inJapanese Studies.
Professor Stephanie Golob participated in the interdisciplinary workshop “Circulating Across Europe? Transgressive Narratives about the Past,” at Harvard University, where she presented her paper, “The Exception that Proves the Rule? Spain’s Legal Response to History, Memory, and Historical Memory.”
Professor Janet Gornick recently co-authored two journal articles “Redistributional Policy in Rich Countries,” in the Annual Review of Sociology and “The Consequences of Decentralization: Inequality in Safety Net Provision in the Post–Welfare Reform Era,” in the Social Service Review. She also co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Income Distribution titled “Comparative Wealth and Income Research.”
Professor Carol Gould published the lead article on “Democracy and Global Governance” in the Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford 2018).
Professor Thomas Halper served as a commentator on American politics for both the China and Japan Reuters.
Professor Jack Jacobs is serving this semester as a Visiting Fellow of the British Academy, and as an Honorary Research Fellow of the Pears Institute, Birkbeck, University of London.
Professor John Krinsky’s co-authored book Who Cleans the Park? Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City (Chicago 2017) won honorable mention for the distinguished book award in the Labor and Labor Movements and the Organizations, Occupations, and Work sections of the American Sociological Association.
Professor Peter Liberman is investigating the effects of a novel teaching method on undergraduates’ critical thinking skills, level of interest in politics, and long-term academic performance, with the support of an Enhanced PSC-CUNY Award. Professor Charles Tien is also supporting this pedagogical project as a co-investigator.
Professor John Mollenkopf received the Norton Long Career Achievement Award at APSA 2018 from the APSA section on Urban and Local Politics. As a recipient, he joins the late Professor Marilyn Gittell, who received it in 2001.
Professor Peter Romaniuk co-authored “What Drives Violent Extremism in East Africa and How Should Development Actors Respond?” in African Security. This followed the publication of “The Politics of Preventing Violent Extremism: The Case of Uganda” in Conflict, Security and Development earlier this year. These articles were produced as part of a project funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development. Recently, Romaniuk’s chapter on “Crime and Criminal Justice,” appeared in the second edition of the Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (Oxford 2018). This summer, Romaniuk assumed the role of Director of John Jay’s Center on Terrorism.
Professor Jillian Schwedler recently published “Jordan’s Austerity Protests in Context” in the Atlantic Council. She was also the Keynote Lecture for the conference, “The Socioeconomic Dimension of Political Change: Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia, and Latin American Experiences,” at the Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt where she discussed “Conceptualizing Protests in the Middle East Before and Since the Arab Uprisings.”
Professor Mark Ungar’s work on environmental enforcement, focusing on countries’ ability to halt deforestation, has led to several grants and invited talks. In January and April, he worked with officials and gave talks in Colombia as part of their effort to incorporate prosecution of mass deforestation into the country’s Peace Accords. In June and July, as part of a joint grant with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, he conducted fieldwork in the forest reserves of Borneo, another epicenter of global deforestation.
Professor John Wallach’s book Democracy and Goodness: A Historicist Political Theory (Cambridge 2018) was honored at an author-meets-critic panel at APSA.