Faculty Interest Groups

FIGs are interdisciplinary groups of faculty and staff members coming together to explore a common research, creative, or teaching interest. All BMCC faculty and staff are welcome to join existing FIGs or propose a new FIG – just email us at cetls@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Children & Youth Studies

Faculty from a variety of disciplines whose work and research keep the child, children, and childhood as their central focus, providing critical thought and insight while locating them in different contexts, fields, and ideologies.

Comics Studies

This FIG brings together members of the BMCC community who are committed to the academic and creative study of sequential art narrative.

Creating A Campus Community of Care

A group of BMCC faculty dedicated to creating a culture of care for our college community and making BMCC a place of support for all who enter the campus.

Culture, Women’s Stories, and Creativity in STEM

Supports faculty interested in engaging in research, curriculum development, and teaching related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) of indigenous Africans.

Harry Potter Studies

Cross-disciplinary presentations and discussion on the books, films, and J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse.

Language, Society, and Culture

Discussions and presentations on research or pedagogical issues related to language, including strategies for addressing language and cultural issues in the classroom.

Music Production

For music instrumentalists, composers, and producers engaged or interested in the practice of creating recorded music (or podcasts).

Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

Share scholarship, creativity, contemplative practice, and activism regarding current political issues as they relate to curriculum.


Read, discuss, and present works in all traditions and sub-disciplines of philosophy and collaborate on philosophy projects.

Queer Communities at BMCC

Conversations around representation, visibility, and social action within the queer communities.


Foster teaching and research across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.

Women’s Studies Project

A community of faculty and staff who teach, research, or administer in the field of women’s/gender studies – a complex discipline that draws participants from fields such as the humanities, sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and business management.


FIG Archive

The FIGs below are no longer active. Please contact us if you are interested in coordinating one of these FIGS.

Africana Studies

Literature, research, critical theory, and pedagogy related to the people of Africa and its diaspora.

Arts Across the Curriculum

Enrich students’ experience through exposure to the arts by revising existing courses and creating new course assignments that integrate the arts into the curriculum.

Campus Wellness

Workshops, events, and resources that enhance the spiritual, physical, and mental well being of all faculty and staff at BMCC.

Community College Research

Explore research produced by community college researchers, with the aim of contributing to this body of research.

Creative Writing

A space for faculty and staff who write and want to have a dedicated time and group that will foster these creative endeavors.

Criminal Justice/Social Justice

Discuss on-going research and academic projects, establish opportunities for scholarly collaborations, and exchange pedagogical strategies and best-practices, with an emphasis on social justice oriented issues within the framework of the criminal justice system.

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Latino/a Studies

Explore the theoretical, social, and personal dimensions that are the foundation for Latina/os to develop cross-cultural awareness and to understand their own transnational characteristics.

Faculty Research Cooperative

Faculty from a variety of disciplines discuss, share, and collaborate on specific components of the research process from implementation to publication.

Game-Based Teaching and Learning

Explore the pedagogical uses of digital and non-digital (e.g. board, card, etc.) games and simulations.

Memory Studies

This FIG brings together faculty to explore memory in an interdisciplinary way.

Universal Design in the Classroom

Share pedagogical ideas that promote a classroom that represents a community of learning.






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