Queenie Sukhadia is a student in the English PhD program. Her research is focused on questions of secondary witness—how we receive the narratives of those testifying to atrocities—in global human rights literature. She is interested in thinking through the ways in which we can read testimonial narratives outside of the frames made common-sense by liberal structures such as the courtroom. A firm believer in the idea that the university is only one of many valuable spaces of knowledge production, Queenie is committed to working at the intersection of academia and external publics to facilitate public good. Apart from being a scholar, she is also a creative writer and published a collection of short stories, A City of Sungazers, in 2017. Queenie holds a BA in English (with high honors) and Psychology from Dartmouth College and an MA in English (with distinction) from Georgetown University.
Project: Violence, healing, justice
Micheal Angelo Rumore
Micheal Rumore is a writer, educator, and Fender Telecaster enthusiast, as well as a doctoral student in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He works broadly in the field of postcolonial studies and his current project focuses on writing that depicts the Indian Ocean as a site for narrating globalization and the emergence of modern race. His writing has appeared in venues such as Social Text Online, Studies in the Fantastic, and Guernica. In addition, he teaches courses in literature and composition at Lehman College, CUNY.
Project: Reading Communities
Dhipinder Walia is an English PhD candidate at the Graduate Center as well as a full-time lecturer at Lehman College. Her research interests include the rhetoric of diversity both in the classroom and in the university. For fun, she likes to memorize dialogue from episodes of The Office and lyrics from the underrated K-Ci & Jo-Jo album, Love Always.
Project: Zines & English Comp.
Tenn Joe Lim
Tenn Joe Lim is a Geography student in the Earth and Environmental Studies Department at CUNY. His research interests include the legacy of colonial infrastructures in shaping Southeast Asian maritime landscapes and transnational student mobility. Inspired by the great teachers he has met, Tenn Joe is always interested in learning more about pedagogy, especially in expanding the ways we can come to “knowledge.”
Project: Sensing Place