Adjuncts and Teaching Fellows

Adjunct Faculty

  • Cody Campbell—Cody Campbell is a Ph.D. student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center, writing a dissertation tentatively titled “Politics and Literature During the English Civil Wars: A Trans-Atlantic Reading of Hobbes and Milton.” He has a master’s degree in philosophy and art from Stony Brook University, and bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and English from Stony Brook. His research interests are in the history of moral and political philosophy, specifically from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods; contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on the Frankfurt School, aesthetics, and philosophy and literature; and American intellectual history, cultural production, and literature.
  • Norman Finkelstein—Adjunct Assistant Professor Norman Finkelstein received his Ph.D. from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He has written seven books that have been translated into 60 foreign editions. He currently teaches Western political theory, the laws of war, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • George Francisco—Adjunct Assistant Professor Francisco received his M.A. in historical studies from the New School for Social Research and did his doctoral studies in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Anthony Gronowicz—Adjunct Professor Gronowicz authored Race and Class Politics in New York City Before the Civil War, which the Wolfe Institute honored with a humanities colloquium in cooperation with Brooklyn College’s Department of History and Department of Africana Studies. He edited the foreign policy writings of Oswald Garrison Villard, The Dilemmas of the Absolute Pacifist in Two World Wars, and has produced peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. His forthcoming book is on U.S. foreign policy since the Spanish-American War.
  • Tyson Scott Himes—Tyson Scott Himes is an adjunct lecturer who has taught courses at both Brooklyn College and Hunter College (CUNY), including American Government: A Historical Introduction, People Power and Politics, and Missiles Money and Mayhem. He received his master’s degree from CUNY Graduate Center and is currently writing on election security.
  • Kathryn Joyce—Kathryn Joyce is a journalist and author of two books, The Child Catchers and Quiverfull. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Highline, Wired, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, and many others. She is the editor of The Public Eye, the quarterly magazine of political research associates, a social justice think tank in Massachusetts.
  • Nicholas Reynolds—Nick Reynolds is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of fascism and liberalism in the work of Karl Polanyi. Reynolds received his B.A. and M.A. from Clark University. Recent courses taught at Brooklyn College include People, Power, Politics, Introduction to American Government, the American Presidency, the Politics of Criminal Justice, and Protest and Revolution.
  • Noah Shuster—Noah Shuster’s Ph.D. dissertation research focuses on ethnographic/interview-based study of retail workers, and by extension on the broader field of labor studies. He particularly focus on everyday resistance practices at work. He has significant background in the topic of labor history and the history of social movements. Shuster draws on specializations in American history, American politics, criminal justice studies, comparative political methodology, renaissance/medieval history, ancient Greece, and a wide swath of political theory. He has generally taught courses around American politics, history, criminal justice, and social movements, though he has a more thorough research background in the comparative field.
  • Vincent Tirelli—Adjunct Assistant Professor Vincent Tirelli received his Ph.D. in political science from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2007. He specializes in American politics and political theory. He has written in various forums on academic labor and is one of the founders of the International Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor. He has taught numerous classes in political science at Brooklyn College since 1993.

Graduate Teaching Fellows

  • Maxwell James Fuerderer—Maxwell Fuerderer is a Ph.D. student in American politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY New Paltz, and his master’s degree in American politics from the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on the American presidency and its history (with particular focus on the unitary executive theory), American foreign policy, and constitutional law. He has previously taught courses in American government at Hunter College (CUNY).
  • Giovanna Marques Kuele—Giovanna Marques Kuele is pursuing her Ph.D. in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center, focusing on UN peace and security. Recent publications include the volume Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited with Adriana Abdenur and Alice Amorim; the book chapter “Can the African Union Innovate in Conflict Prevention? Evidence from Mediation and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism,” co-authored with Abdenur; and op-eds in media outlets, such as “Together First: A Global System That Works for All” and “The Global South and UN Peace Operations,” co-authored with Thomas Weiss.
  • Dena Motevalian—Dena Motevalian is a graduate teaching fellow in political science, specializing in political science is international relations, Middle East politics, national security of the Middle East, political economy of sanctions, natural resources, and international law. She Taught international law at Montclair University.
  • Laura Silverman—A graduate teaching faculty in political science, Laura Silverman is a Ph.D. student in political science and critical theory at the CUNY Graduate Center and holds an M.A. in politics from The New School of Social Research. Her research deals critically with forms of violence enshrined in political theories of nature and the natural.

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