Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025

Funding Totals

$150,000.00 (approved)
$150,000.00 (awarded)

Voices and Experiences of Poverty: A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum

FAIN: AE-277676-21

Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York (New York, NY 10007-1044)
Cara O'Connor (Project Director: July 2020 to December 2022)
Sangeeta Bishop (Project Director: December 2022 to present)
Christine Farias (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Mahatapa Palit (Co Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Jamie Warren (Co Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Cara O'Connor (Co Project Director: December 2022 to present)

A three-year curriculum development project that would create interdisciplinary course modules and curricular materials examining poverty.

Faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY-BMCC) propose a 36-month program, Voices and Experiences of Poverty – A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum, that would bring together faculty from the diverse disciplines of philosophy, economics, history, business, and women’s studies, to create a new interdisciplinary curriculum. The project creates a poverty focus for introducing humanities texts, which will allow us to bring cross-disciplinary studies in literature, history, and philosophy into any of our community college classrooms and has three interconnected components: (I) the “Poverty and Humanities Institute for Faculty,” (II) “Voicing Poverty” events and activities hosted at the BMCC campus, and (III) the “Poverty, Humanities, and Teaching” website, which will include both a digital database and student-centered digital humanities project called "Mapping Poverty."

Associated Products

Poverty & Humanities Institute for Faculty webpages (Web Resource)
Title: Poverty & Humanities Institute for Faculty webpages
Author: Project Team
Abstract: This is the first stage of what will be the Poverty, Humanities, and Teaching website. The current site provides resources and information for Institute faculty fellows and participants.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: