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Steinhardt Alum Striving for Equity in International Education

Erika Hardaway ’15 (MA, International Education) is an abolitionist educator and consultant with a background in K-12 education, DEI programming, and more.
Areas of Study: Education

Adam Tendler Awarded Yvar Mikhashoff Prize

Artist Faculty Member granted prestigious prize in recognition of extraordinary contributions to contemporary music.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Who Waged the Very First "War on Christmas"?

Visiting Associate Professor of Food Studies Charles Ludington explains that arguments over how to observe the holiday are as old as the Reformation, with traditions shaped by Pagan ritual, Martin Luther, popular authors, and more.

The Long Road to Escape

In Summer 2022, three scholars from Afghanistan arrived in New York City after nearly a year of efforts throughout NYU to bring them and their families to safety.
Areas of Study: Education

New Book Written by NYU Metro Center Staffers and Alum, Dismantling Disproportionality: A Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Systems Approach, Named as High-Quality Equity Resource

New book written by NYU Metro Center staffers and alum named as high-quality equity resource for offering framework to center underserved communities in racial equity work.

The Research Alliance Year in Review 2022

2022 has been a busy, challenging, exciting year for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Here are a few highlights from our year.

Path Program Named in NYC DOE Chancellor's Plan to Improve Special Education Programs

DOE School’s Chancellor David Banks has pledged to make a $205 million dollar investment to expand several programs for students with disabilities, including autism, intensive sensory needs, and emotional disabilities. One of the valued programs that will be expanded is the “Path” program.

Grad Student Monet Takeda Shares Her Journey to Performing Arts Administration

Graduate student Monet Takeda never saw herself in Performing Arts Administration until she realized all the potential and exciting opportunities awaiting her.
Areas of Study: The Arts

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center Commends the NYC Schools Chancellor’s Pledge to Expand Use of the ASD Nest Model in NYC Classrooms

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center embraces the DOE’s commitment to inclusive settings for Autistic learners and the further expansion of ASD Nest Model

Student Violet Spotlight: Lily Chong (MA '23)

A recent survey of dance students found that many identified themselves as dancers first and humans second, a choice dance education graduate student Lily Chong found telling, if not surprising.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Reintroducing a Cult Classic on the Fetish

Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Ben Kafka is the co-editor of a new work compiling for the first time William Pietz’s writings on the history of the fetish.

NYU Metro Center Releases Analysis Revealing Lack of Racial Diversity in Common Elementary ELA Reading Lists

A recent study conducted by NYU Metro Center’s Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) found the ELA curriculum for elementary school students fails to reflect the diversity within the public school student population.

Director of Music Therapy Kenneth Aigen Discusses Music Therapy and His Approach to Education 

Kenneth Aigen is a music therapist and the Director of NYU Steinhardt's Music Therapy Program. He specializes in working with children and adolescents with emotional and developmental delays. Here he speaks about his history with the program, current projects, and his path to becoming an expert in the field.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Concert Composition Alumna Nyokabi Kariuki Releases EP Inspired by Childhood in Kenya

Nyokabi Kariuki  is a graduate of Concert Composition and a Kenyan composer and sound artist. Learn about her new EP, her experience performing in various settings, and her time at NYU Steinhardt.

Grammy Nominated Barry Eastmond Talks About Working With Diana Ross and Songwriting

Songwriting Adjunct Faculty member Barry Eastmond discusses his Grammy nomination, what it feels like to have Diana Ross sing one of this songs, and his love of songwriting, production and teaching.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Breaking Barriers in Education

NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency infuses diversity into schools through unique, year-long degree and experiential program.
Areas of Study: Education

Moniz Awarded Top 30 Professionals of the Year

Dr. Justin Moniz, Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance, Associate Director of Vocal Performance and Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy has been honored as one of Musical America’s 2022 Top 30 Professionals of the Year.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology Hosts Shyne Barrow, Belizean Rapper and Politician

Barrow emphasized the importance of education and mentorship in shaping his career.
Areas of Study: Education

Student Spotlight: Jeanine Toussaint (Steinhardt '25)

Health inequities revealed by the pandemic inspired an aspiring cook to pursue a career in nutrition.
Areas of Study: Health

Steinhardt Alum Named New York’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Billy Green (MA ’11) represents the love and support of community through education.
Areas of Study: Education