ITF Info and Office Hours

NOTE: All office hours take place in 2231-P in the Honors Lounge in Boylan Hall unless otherwise specified!

Margaret Galvan
Office Hours: Thursdays, 11:30-3:30pm & digitally by appointment. Please email to make an appointment.

Margaret Galvan is pursuing a PhD in English and a film studies certificate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Borough of Manhattan Community College and serves as one of the coordinators of OpenCUNY, the student organized, open-source, social media for the Graduate Center community. Her research focuses on the representation of women’s bodies in twentieth and twenty-first century graphic, filmic, and text narratives.

Jennifer Corbyjcorby
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30 pm & by appointment.

Jennifer Corby is a Ph.D. candidate in the political science department at The CUNY Graduate Center.  Her work focuses on the forces that shape our perception of time, and the impact these perceptions have on the development of subjectivity and political agency.  Prior to becoming an ITF, she was a Mellon Fellow with the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and taught introductory and upper-level political philosophy courses at the City College of New York.

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Lydia Pelot-Hobbs                                             
Email:                                            Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30am-11:30am                            Virtual Office Hours: Fridays, 9:00-11:00am (via gchat)                                                                                                    Lydia Pelot-Hobbs is pursuing a PhD in Geography and a certificate in American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research centers on the rise of the (U.S.) Southern carceral state and the accompanying antiprison movements that have emerged in response. Lydia’s research is deeply informed by her experiences living and organizing in New Orleans for over five years prior to beginning her doctoral studies. She previously taught at Hunter College.

Tahir Butt Tahir moustached
Office Hours: Wednesday, 9:30-12:30pm (in person)

Tahir Butt is in the Urban Education doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His academic work focuses on the developments in public higher education in the United States after the Second World War with specific attention to the case of CUNY. Before becoming an ITF he taught for a year at Brooklyn College in the Political Science department. And before coming to the Graduate Center he was a software developer at an education technology company, where he continues to work as a part-time data analyst.