Meet the Writing Fellows 2012 - 2013
Aron Fischer is a mathematics PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is working in the field of Algebraic Topology - specifically "String Topology" - the study of the infinite dimensional space you get when you consider all the ways a closed loop can fit in an ambient space. Aron started out as a physics student in London, UK and Heidelberg, Germany before discovering that his real passion lay in mathematics. When he thinks mathematically, it is more in terms of shapes than numbers. When he is not working on his thesis, he spends a lot of time thinking about how best to convey mathematics to others, thinking that it is a shame that so many people are scared of math. Aron's other interests include cooking and politics. He is a great cook and a news junkie.
Fadime Demiralp is a PhD candidate in the Mathematics Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her interests are Homology, Homotopy and Category Theories. Her dissertation will be on the localization of spaces. Fadime has taught at the Hunter College and Brooklyn College.
Justin Ostrofsky is a doctoral student in the Cognition, Brain and Behavior Psychology Program at CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College. His primary research focus is studying the cognitive and perceptual mechanisms that are associated with realistic-drawing skill acquisition. He has taught Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Psychology at Brooklyn College since 2008.
Michael S. Miller is a Ph.D. student in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His primary research interest is the development of a gay male literary culture in the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s and the influences of both European aestheticism and American Modernism in early gay popular fiction. In addition to popular literature of the period, Michael has recently begun to explore lesbian and gay archives and personal papers for evidence of reading habits and the sharing of information among gay men about gay literature.