The Mina Rees Library | Conversation Series

The Mina Rees Library Conversation Series is a lively showcase of ideas, research and active scholarship, from across the CUNY system and beyond.

The series is titled in recognition of Mina Spiegel Rees – a renowned mathematician who served both as CUNY’s first Dean of Graduate Studies (1961–67) and was named as the Graduate Center’s first President in 1971.

Our Summer schedule is below – check back for updates! All events will be posted on GC Library Events, and on our Twitter.

Thursday June 18th, 1:00pm EST

Brian Mercado & Karen Zaino, participants in the 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship.

Thursday, June 25th, 2:30pm EST

Micki Kaufman, in conversation with Stephen Klein, will talk about her project “Quantifying Kissinger.”

Thursday, July 2nd, 1:00pm EST

Sarah Lamdan (CUNY Law) in conversation with Emily Drabinski about privacy issues as they relate to libraries today. Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

Thursday, July 16th, 4:00pm EST

Christopher Wilde, co-founder of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP), in conversation with Kate Angell and Elvis Bakaitis (GC Reference Librarians, and co-founders of the NYC Feminist Zinefest). Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

Thursday, July 23rd, 4:00pm EST

Stina Soderling (Hamilton College), in conversation with Kate Angell and Elvis Bakaitis about her research on queer land movements in the United States. Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

Thursday, July 30th, 4:00pm EST

Benjamin Saunders (Long Island University), in conversation with Kate Angell and Elvis Bakaitis about his research on race, psychology, and right-wing movements. Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

Thursday August 6th, 1:00pm EST

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis in conversation with Mike Handis about of her forthcoming book, “Antiquity in Gotham: Ancient Architecture in New York” (Fordham University Press, 2021), and the reception of the classical world in the United States. Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

Thursday, August 20th, 1:00pm EST

Alison Macrina will be in conversation with Emily Drabinski about her technological privacy-related work with the Library Freedom Project and anti-surveillance strategies. Sign up here for the Zoom link! 

More events will be posted soon! 

 

 

About the Author

Elvis Bakaitis is an Adjunct Reference Librarian at the Graduate Center Library.