Kate Pechenkina

Kate Pechenkina, Ph. D.

Dean of Faculty

Office Information:

Powdermaker Hall 335
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-1597

News and Updates

The School of Social Sciences welcomes many new faculty members this fall.

Fall 2022 Events

Faculty events:

  • New Faculty Orientation: Tue, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Music Building Atrium

  • New Faculty Social Sciences reception: Th, September 8, 2022, 3:00 –  5:00 PM, Q-side Lounge (faculty only).


Programs and Centers

News and Events

Dan David Prize

In late January, Professor Kristina L. Richardson (GC/Queens, HistoryMiddle Eastern Studies) received surprising news: She had won the Dan David Prize for the revelations in her new book, Roma in the Medieval Islamic World. The prize, a MacArthur-style “genius grant” for early and midcareer historians, comes with $300,000 and few strings.

Digital Laboratory

Professor Megan Victor and QC Anthro students have created an education-driven digital laboratory displaying 3-D images of archaeological artifacts from the field. Check out this lab here at https://sketchfab.com/digitalarch and keeping checking in for updates!

Emergency Relief Fund

Professors Nuria Rodriguez-Planas and Rafael de Balanzo Joue receive grant to study Emergency Relief Fund for Undocumented and Low-Income Students.