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Kate Pechenkina

Kate Pechenkina
Interim Dean of Faculty
School of Social Sciences​

Office Address:
Powdermaker Hall 335
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-15​97

Office Phone: 718-997-5210

Fall 2021 events:

October 13, Wednesday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Africana Studies Presents:

It's Your Campus QC! Building Solidarity Across Differences

- Student Workshop

Prof. Nadina Naber-Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Program & Global Asian Studies Program University of Illinois, Chicago

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October 18, Monday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

LALS-PSCI: Modernismo and the Historical Avant-Gardes in Latin America from 1870 to 1935 (Sponsored by Mellon Foundation).

Brais Outes-León, Assistant Professor, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Queens College

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October 20, Wednesday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Africana Studies Presents:

Community Conversations - Brown Bag Series

The Thanksgiving Sewage Backup of 2019: Infrastructional Failure and Environmental Racism in South Ozone Park, Queens (Sponsored by Mellon Foundation).​

Natalie Bump Vena- Urban Studies

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October 25, Monday

12:15-1:30 PM

Rhonda Binda (Deputy Borough President Queens)

Building a Smart Borough

Professor Binda will outline how Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. is building a smarter borough focused on four pillars of connectivity, mobility, resilience, and future of work. She will also preview plans with NYCEDC on creating an innovation district, the Borough President’s Queens Tech 2025 plan and how Queens College and the other higher education institutions can participate.

Moderated by Prof. Alex Reichl (Political Science)

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November 03, Wednesday

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

You are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience- A Fire Side Chat with Sis. Tarana Burke Founder #MeToo Movement

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November 8, Monday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

LALS-PSCI: Brazilian Democracy: Prospects and Challenges (Sponsored by Mellon Foundation).

Daniela Campello, Professor of Political Science, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Marcus Melo, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco

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November 17, Wednesday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Africana Studies Presents:

Community Conversations - Brown Bag Series

Memnon: Of Ethiopia, In Athens, Under Rome (Sponsored by Mellon Foundation).

Joel Allen- History Department

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November 22, Monday

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

LALS-PSCI: Race, Politics and Descriptive Representation in Latin America (Sponsored by Mellon Foundation).​

Natália S. Bueno, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Emory College

Erica Townsend-Bell, Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Center for Africana Studies, Oklahoma State University

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Congr​atulations to the recepients of the 2021 faculty awards in our division:

Schiro Withinachchi (Economics and BALA): Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award
James Vacca (Urban Studies): Full-time faculty teaching award
Chihiro Shibata (Anthropology): Part-time faculty teaching award

Congr​atulations to Professor Arroyo Abad on receiving a highly competitive NSF Grant

Leticia Arroyo Abad (Economics): receives NSF funding for her project "Settlers, slaves, and merchants: the role of migrant networks in the economic development of the Americas​."

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