Michael L. J. Greer
Michael L. J. Greer (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College and was a Spring 2021 Open Pedagogy Fellow through the Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center.
Broadly speaking, she works in moral and social philosophy. More narrowly, her projects involve questions at the intersections of feminist ethics and epistemology, critical phenomenology, bioethics, philosophy of language, and fat studies. Her dissertation will investigate the concept of allyship between differentially privileged, situated, and subordinated social groups.
Recent classes she has taught include Philosophical Issues in Literature and Moral Issues in Business.
I am an assistant professor of journalism at Baruch where I teach several courses, including cultural reporting, journalistic and fiction podcasting, criticism and media literacy. Before joining Baruch, I worked for WNYC and KCRW, public radio stations in New York and Los Angeles, for 15 years. Some of my recent stories include an investigation on an art fraud case for The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal; a series on why campaigns fail do get Latinos to vote and a piece on why my native Brazil became one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic for the national public radio show Latino USA. I also produced a fiction podcast series released both in English and Spanish called Celestial Blood/Sangre Celestial.
Rebecca L. Salois
Black and Latino Studies
Rebecca L. Salois is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baruch College. She earned her Ph.D. in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She teaches various courses in both the Black and Latino Studies Department and the English Department. Her research focuses on theater and other visual literatures from Cuban and US Latinx communities. She is particularly interested in the ways in which humor, identity, and politics overlap with performance within Latinx communities in the United States. She is the host of the podcast Why Do We Read This? which connects world literature with pop-culture and current events.
Casandra Silva Sibilín
History, Philosophy, and Anthropology
Ms. Silva Sibilín is Lecturer of Philosophy at York College where she has taught courses in Philosophy-Sociology of Education, Logic, Ethics, and Western Civilization. Previously she also taught at LaGuardia Community College, where she taught Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking. She is specially interested in empowering students to design their own philosophies of life and visions of an ideal education. Over the past two years she has focused on designing online courses that are centered around student dialogue.
She has also been involved in initiatives to widen access to philosophy and philosophical methods beyond the college classroom.