Stocking-shaming in the 19th Century: An Interview with MA Candidate, Kate Sekules

Kate Sekules is a degree candidate in the MA in Costume Studies program. Her research interests are vernacular clothing, the dress of the poor, and uncovering the untold history of mending. She is currently writing a book about visible mending and the future of fashion, to be published by Penguin in fall 2020. We spoke to her […]

Teaching and Learning Professor Okhee Lee Receives KAERA Distinguished Researcher Award

Okhee Lee, professor of childhood education, has been awarded the inaugural Korean-American Educational Researchers Association (KAERA) Distinguished Researcher Award. The award recognizes a scholar whose professional contributions have had a widespread positive impact on educational research. Lee’s award recognizes her unique contribution in addressing science education for English language learners. She has published articles, book chapters, […]

A Monograph That Tells the Story of the Natural World

Icelandic folk magic and magical texts—so-called low and high magic—combine as sources and inspiration for A Book of Staves by Jesse Bransford, chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions. The book represents a series of pencil and watercolor drawings that describe the natural world as the artist experienced it in his travels in the […]

On Motherhood and Ethnographic Methods: An Interview with Doctoral Candidate, Chandler Patton Miranda

Chandler Patton Miranda is a doctoral candidate in NYU Steinhardt’s educational leadership program. She currently teaches Schooling in Diverse Communities to pre-service teachers at Queens College, City University of New York. Previously, she taught high school science on the southern United States border and in Colombia.  Chandler uses ethnographic methods to study school culture, community engagement, and […]

Voices of the Healing Arts: Three Therapists

At NYU Steinhardt, programs in art, music, and drama therapy teach students how to integrate psychotherapy and the arts into their practices and engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Here are the voices of three therapists in our community. How Does Drama Therapy Heal? Nisha Sajnani, Director of Steinhardt’s Drama […]

Documenting the World, One Dance at a Time: An Interview with Mickela Mallozzi (BA ’05)

Mickela Mallozzi is the four-time Emmy® Award-winning Host and executive producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on PBS stations nationwide and on Amazon Prime globally.  A professional dancer and trained musician, Mickela decided to start a journey around the world, taking her camera with her […]

Citizen Scientists Can Help Mitigate Noise Pollution

The Sounds of New York City (SONYC)—a first-of-its-kind research project addressing urban noise pollution—has launched a citizen science initiative to help artificial intelligence (AI) technology understand exactly which sounds are contributing to unhealthy levels of noise in New York City. Citizen scientists are members of the public who collaborate with researchers by collecting and analyzing […]