Featured course: Sociology of New York City

In Fall 2018, students at Wallkill Correctional Facility took a course on the Sociology of New York City. The course curriculum was designed by Professor Zhandarka Kurti  with PEP students in mind; over 80% of our students come from the five boroughs that comprise New York City.  The course materials focused on the social, political and economic transformations of New York City from the early 1800’s until the present moment. The class touched on topics relating to industrialization, race and class relations, consumption and labor patterns, migration and gentrification.

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Our courses
(past & present):

All of our courses at Wallkill Correctional Facility are credit-bearing college courses (4 credits each) taught by Faculty from across New York University and New York City. In addition to working towards a A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, students have the option to participate in ongoing student life programming such as a book club, journalism club, creative writing program, and professional and practice-based workshops.

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Our faculty
(past & present):

Aaron Gell, Journalist

Aisha Khan, NYU Anthropology

Allyson Paty, NYU Gallatin School

Amy Johnson, Columbia University

Andrew R. Bell, NYU Environmental Studies

Andrew Ross, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Anthony Galluzzo, NYU Liberal Studies

Arlene Ducao, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Ashley Hamilton, NYU Steinhardt Educational Theater

Aurora Wallace, NYU Steinhardt

Bryonn Bain, NYU Gallatin School

Carol Tosone, NYU School of Social Work

Carolyn Dinshaw, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis, English

Chase Madar, Journalist

Chinnie Ding, NYU Gallatin School

Danis Banks, NYU Liberal Studies

Dolly Chugh, NYU Stern School of Business

Drew Bush, Buffalo University Environmental Studies

Ethan Loewi, NYU Creative Writing MFA

Elaine Freedgood, NYU English

Frankie Edozien, NYU Journalism

Gabe Heller, NYU Writing Center

George Shulman, NYU Gallatin School

Gian Luca Clementi, NYU Stern School of Business

Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU Gallatin School

Jeff Manza, NYU Sociology

Jordan Carver, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Julia Mendoza, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Julie Avina, NYU Public Health

Julie Livingston, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Kaitlin Noss, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Karl Appuhn, NYU History and Italian Studies

Kim Wilson, Producer of Beyond Prisons podcast

Kristin Ross, NYU Comparative Literature Emerita

Laura Slatkin, NYU Gallatin School

Laurie Woodard, NYU Gallatin School

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, NYU Prison Education Program

Michael Ralph, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Nikhil Goyal, Yale University

Nikhil Pal Singh, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis, History

Piper Anderson, NYU Gallatin School

Renee Blake, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis, Linguistics

Sara Franklin, NYU Gallatin School

Steven Hahn, NYU History

Thuy Linh Tu, NYU Social & Cultural Analysis

Tom Jacobs, NYU Writing Center

Toral Gajarawala, NYU English

Zhandarka Kurti, NYU Prison Education Program

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