Ilse Schrynemakers

Ilse Schrynemakers

Assistant Professor

Office Address:  Humanities, 324

Phone & e-mail: 718.631.5337;



BA, Manhattan College; MA, St. John's University, Ph.D., Fordham University

Teaching Philosophy: 

In all my courses, I strive to create a community of learners whose diversity of educational and life experiences provide a rich resource for pedagogical moments. This flexible mode of analysis, drawn from a connection of students to each other and the text, creates a welcoming and comfortable student-centered experience. I find this focus instrumental in guiding the talents of those at a crossroad. My teaching practices aim for students to extend the intellectual rigor demanded in the classroom to life outside of it.


"College Readiness in Post-Remedial Academia: Faculty Observations at Three Urban Community Colleges,"  (2019) co-authored with Cary Lane, Ian Beckford, and Miseon Kim. Community College Enterprise, 25 (1)

Lane, C., Kim, M., & Schrynemakers, I. (2019).  "American Acculturation and Academic Performance: Analyzing the Relationship between Years Living in the United States and Freshman Composition Grades at a Diverse Community College."  Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Book review:

"The Time is Now: On Duchess Harris’s Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump​," (2019), SJU Humanities Review.

"Under an Atomic Sky: Patricia Highsmith, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Apocalyptic Imagination," Clue: A Journal of Detection (2015)

"Truman Capote's In Cold Blood in the Atomic Age" in Reading America: New Perspectives on the American Novel​ (2009)

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 Gallery

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.