Queensborough Community College faculty received over $80,000 in funding as part of CUNY’s historic Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI)

Published: September 15, 2022

Queensborough Community College faculty received over $80,000 in funding as part of CUNY’s historic Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI).

More than 500 proposals were submitted from across CUNY and were evaluated by members of the BRESI Council and nine Benefits for Proposals (RFP) committees. A total of 126 proposals have been selected for funding, including those that demonstrated such qualities as innovation, focus and impact on development of ethnic studies, and sustainability; emphasis was also placed on representing a broad cross-section of the CUNY community.  These awards have been conferred for a project term of September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

“I want to offer my sincere congratulations to my colleagues, Punita Bhansali, Nicole McClam, Trevor Milton and Agnieszka Tuszynska on being awarded BRESI grants for their research,” said Margot Edlin, Ed.D., Interim Dean of Faculty, Office of Academic Affairs. “This is a tremendous honor for them, both personally and professionally, as well as for the college. I look forward to seeing the results of their hard work.”

 

Pregnancy, Childbirth, or a Related Medical Condition
 Awarded BRESI RFP Title of Proposal Lead PI Lead PI College Affiliation

$32,240.00

3. BRES-focused student internships

Addressing Racial Health Inequity through Student Internship Experiences

Bhansali, Punita

Queensborough Community College

$25,000.00

6. CUNY departments and programs and new BRES-related initiatives

CUNY BA in African Diasporic Dance

McClam, Nicole

Queensborough Community College

$11,640.00

8. Faculty research grants for community colleges

An Earnest Struggle: Antiracism in a Post-Trump America

Milton, Trevor

Queensborough Community College

$12,000.00

8. Faculty research grants for community colleges

"A Damn Hard Fight": The Life and Work of Willard Motley

Tuszynska, Agnieszka

Queensborough Community College

$80,880.00

 

Rachel Stephenson, Chief Transformation Officer said, “We’ve reached a major program milestone today, and we simply could not have done it without the faculty and staff across the University who have been a part of this rigorous process.”

Co-chairs of the BRESI Council: Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, professor of sociology and public affairs at Baruch College and president of CUNY’s Research Foundation; and Judith M. Anderson, associate professor of Africana/African American Studies at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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