About the Fellows

Open Pedagogy Fellows – Summer 2020

Amy Andrea Martinez earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Crime, Law, and Deviance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation research examines the intersections of mass incarceration, settler colonialism, and policing of Mexican/Chicano “gang associated” boys and young men in Santa Barbara, California. Amy is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

Anna Carrol is a 3rd year student in the Art History PhD Program at The Graduate Center, with a specialization in Early Christian and Byzantine Art. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the early Byzantine church and asks questions about how church design and decoration functions within the liturgical environment- how did people interact with art objects, and how did this affect their experience? She currently teaches ART1010 (Art: Its History and Meaning), the introduction to art history class at Brooklyn College, and is passionate about making art history interesting, relevant, and accessible to students from all academic backgrounds.

Anthony J. Harb is a Palestinian-American PhD student in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures at the CUNY Graduate Center. He also teaches courses in Spanish language and linguistic anthropology at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn College respectively. Working in collaboration with a Spanish-language community radio program in rural Minnesota, his research takes an ethnographic and participatory action research approach to consider radio’s potential to reimagine Spanish language education. Anthony has been a Posse Scholar, a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant in Madrid, Spain.

Noama Naim is a Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the Graduate Center. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University. She is currently teaching Psychology courses as an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island and Montclair State University. Her current research focuses on understanding the perspectives of parent educators and non-parent educators in underprivileged and poverty-stricken communities.

Yuzhe Song is a physics PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research mainly focuses on gamma-ray astrophysics. His current work  combining the high-energy phenomenon with stellar physics where he searches for gamma-ray emissions from stellar mass objects and explains the emission mechanism. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Earth & Physical Sciences teaching Introductory Astronomy as part of the General Education curriculum.