Save the Date: End of the Year Party!

CSP and EP students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends of the program are all invited to celebrate the end of the academic year at the Graduate Center!

Brown Bag with Dr. Silvia Mazzula!

Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D. 

Centering race and culture in Latinx Psychology: A framework for relevant science. 
Critical Social and Personality Psychology Brown Bag
March 27th, 2019 (11:45am – 1:45pm). Room 6304.01.
Speaker Bio:
Silvia Lorena Mazzula, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, scholar, and mental health researcher who focuses racial cultural trauma and stress, social networks and academic pipeline development, and Latinx psychology. A tenured associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former President of the Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey, Dr. Mazzula is an authority voice on support for Ph.D. prepared Latinas and nationally recognized for her successful outreach to underrepresented scholars, students and faculty members.  She is a founder and Executive director of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN): the country’s first multi-disciplinary research network to support Latina doctoral level investigators, professors, scholars and evaluators, where she manages program design, incubation, and evaluation.Under her leadership, LRN has grown to 3,000+ worldwidesince its inception in 2012.  Dr. Mazzula’s work has been published in scientific journals and book chapters. She is an editor of SAGE Encyclopedia on Psychology and Gender, author of Ethics for Counselors: Integrating Counseling and Psychology Standards, and co-investigator of the Race Based Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale. She has given 100+ empirically-based talks, seminars, and workshops on culturally responsive science and on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the country. She has earned numerous grant awards, appeared on NBC, and featured or expert quoted on National Public Radio (NPR), USAToday, Washington Times, El Diario NY, Insight into Diversity Magazine, and others. In 2018, she was recognized as one of 25 North American women psychologists for the American Psychological Association’s exhibit “Firsts: Women of Color Changemakers”.  A Columbia University alum, Dr. Mazzula is an Afro-descendent Latina, first-generation college graduate from poor economic background, born in Uruguay, South America, raised in New Jersey, and mother of three boys.

EP Student Jah Elyse Sayers Talks about Queerness and Space

Current Environmental Psychology student Jah Elyse Sayers was interviewed by The Design Trust for Public Space. Sayers shared their own experiences researching connections between queerness and space, stating, “I think the actual key to creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ communities is going to be making sure LGBTQ+ communities have access to space as well as the power to create and make decisions about spaces. When doing so, we also need to consider the multiple intersections of queer identity: how are you increasing access for and listening to the needs of queer people who are undocumented, queer people who are homeless, queer people who are people of color, queer people who are differently abled, queer people who have a mental health issue…? If your understanding of making safe space for LGBTQ+ people isn’t intersectional, then you’re likely to miss out on a number of strategies to make spaces safer for LGBTQ+ people.”


Please click here for the full interview!

Brown Bag: Steve Moga!

 Please come join us in welcoming Dr. Steve Moga on Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 11:45 in room 6304.01.

The talk is free and open to the public!

Brown Bag 3/20: New York After 9/11

New York After 9/11: Collaboration, Critical Psychology, & the CUNY Connection

Panelists:  Brian Davis, Cristina Onea, Karyna Pryiomka, Patrick Sweeney, Susan Opotow
Critical Social Personality and Environmental Psychology Brown Bag Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 20,11:45 AM
Rm 6304.01 at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave

BASP Brown Bag with EDF Senior Scientist Ranier Romero-Canyas

Please Click Here for More Information!

Come see Dr. Rainer Romero-Canyas of the Environmental Defense Fund for his talk

“The Concerns of Others”: Harnessing Social Influence in Climate Change Advocacy


March 13th 3-5 PM

Room 6304.01

Book Salon with EP Professor Michelle Fine

Please join us March 20th at 6:30PM for our first book salon of the semester: EP Faculty member Michelle Fine will be in conversation with Wendy Luttrell and Limarys Caraballo about her new book, Just Research in Contentious Times: Widening the Methodological Imagination.


Register for the event here:


See the flyer below for more details. We hope to see you there!

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All But Dissertation Brown Bag 3/6

Please join us to hear the perspectives of EP Graduates Dr. Gregory Donovan and Dr. Amy Beth, current EP PhD candidate Laurie Hurson. Moderated by current EP student Manju Adikesavan.

Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium 2019!

We are very excited to be hosting a revival of the Nature, Ecology & Society Colloquium at the Graduate Center. If you have not visited our website, please do so:
The event will be held on the first floor of The Graduate Center, CUNY in the Martin E. Segal Theatre. The theater is located past the Mina Rees Library and 365 Express on the right side of the building. Please feel free to ask security in the lobby if you can’t find the room. A light breakfast will be provided in the Segal Theatre at 9:45 am. Due to the food restrictions of this theater no outside food or drinks will be allowed into the conference room. Lunch will be served on the 6th floor of the Graduate Center in room 6304.01.
Registration will be outside of the conference room, please make sure to grab a name tag and sign-in before entering the room. I’ve attached the flyer and conference program, which can also be found on our website. Any questions can be emailed to
We are looking forward to a wonderful and educational event this Friday. See you all soon!

With Gratitude,
NES Planning Committee
(Including current EP student Sarah Kahl)!

Brown Bag with Dr. Kandice Chuh

Click here for more information! Brown Bag Kandice Chuh Poster


Join us in welcoming Dr. Kandice Chuh for her talk “On Pedagogies of Liberal Humanism, or, against the Defense of the Humanities”


Wednesday Feb. 27th at 11:45

Room 6304.01

Free and Open to the Public

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