Civic Engagement at Kingsborough CC: A Feminist Pedagogy of Art, Activism and Social Justice for the Two Year College

Madeline Sorel has a Master of Arts Education degree from Brooklyn College. She has taught Illustration at Kingsborough Community College since 2001 as well as teaching art courses at Queens College. Madeline has published her work in The New York Times and other national magazines, in addition to illustrating books for adults and children (Man’s Fate, Random House; Ty’s Special Night, Macmillan/McGraw Hill). Her paintings, prints and fibre arts have been exhibited at various venues in and beyond New York City.

Maureen Fadem completed a Ph.D. in English at The Graduate Center/CUNY and is now Assistant Professor of English at CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College. She has also taught at Eugene Lang College, Hunter College, Baruch College, and SUNY Old Westbury. Her research interests include Partition and Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies and Women Writers, and she has specializations in Irish, South Asian, and African-American literatures. She has contributed multiple chapters to scholarly anthologies and her articles, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in various journals. Maureen’s first book, The Literature of Northern Ireland: Spectral Borderlands, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2015.

Students: Jamila Wallace, a Math major at KCC; Anna Sacerdote, a Criminal Justice major at KCC; Zanib Ahmad, KCC alumna now majoring in Fine Art at Hunter College; Dalila Mendez, KCC alumna now majoring in Education at Brooklyn College; and Farin Kautz, KCC alumnus majoring in History at Columbia University.

A video of the panel is available here

Madeline Sorel
Maureen Fadem. See addendum as well.
Jamila Wallace
Anna Sacerdote
Zanib Ahmad
Dalila Mendez
Farin Kautz
Gabrielle Navarro
Ebony Thurman