Aliza Atik

 Aliza Atik

Dr. Aliza Atik                        

Assistant Professor

Humanities Builkding, Room 428- 14A

718-631-5367    aatik@qcc.cuny.edu  

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Education

Ph.D. Stony Brook University, SUNY, 2013

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Aliza Atik is an Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College. She received her PhD from Stony Brook University in 2013 where she won several awards for her scholarship, including an Andrew W. Mellon dissertation fellowship. Dr. Atik’s research interests include Victorian studies, Jewish literature, Arab/Israeli literature, and genocide studies. She worked as an Assistant Editor for the peer reviewed and MLA indexed journal Victorian Literature and Culture from 2013-2018. Currently, Dr. Atik is developing a project focusing on fantasy and monstrosity in the nineteenth-century.

Publications

Atik, Aliza, Kathleen Alves, and Mirna Lekic. “Textual Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education.” Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context, edited by Amy E. Traver and Dan Leshem. Slated for publication on Oct. 25, 2018 with Palgrave Macmillan.

Atik, Aliza, Aviva Gesimar, and Benjamin Miller. “Dancing to Connect: An Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Approach to Holocaust Education within Liberatory Pedagogy.” Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context, edited by Amy E. Traver and Dan Leshem. Under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. Slated for publication on Oct. 25, 2018 with Palgrave Macmillan.

Atik, Aliza. “Calibrating the Female Body: Shame, Disgust, and the Recuperative Gaze in Amos Gitai's Kadosh.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 32.1 (2014): 25-48.

Selected presentations:

Invited lecture at Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, Utah: "Vivisecting the Undead: Queer Hauntings and Zombie Desires." 2018.

Graphic Pedagogy: Visual, Political, and Rhetorical Skills in the Introduction to Literature Classroom” at Community College Humanities Association National Conference, 2017.

“Integrating Holocaust and Genocide Education Across the Humanities in the Community College Context.” Lessons of the Holocaust: Path to Justice and Equity in Higher Education. Invited Panel. Nassau Community College. 2017.

“Nineteenth-Century Scholars in the Twenty-First Century Community College Classroom.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference. 2017.

“Narrative Writing and Cultural Theory: Teaching Foucault in the Community College Classroom” at Transitions and Transactions III: Literature and Journalism Pedagogies in Community Colleges Today. 2016.

“‘I Felt the Ghetto’: Using Affect and Lived Experience to Write about Poetry” at the Tenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. 2015.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.