Cailean Cooney’s Profile

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Cailean Cooney
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Library
Work Phone
718-260-5424

My Courses

AFR2402ID The Heritage of Imperialism Spring 2019

AFR2402ID The Heritage of Imperialism Spring 2019

This course offers an examination of the thought, structure, operation and results of imperialism in human history generally, and in the 19th/21st centuries in particular. European/American imperialism in the non-white areas of the world: the role of the Industrial Revolution; the imposition of Western European institutions on indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, North/South America; colonialism; attempts by these people to reestablish autonomous sociological and cultural systems. Prerequisite: ENG 1101 and any AFR course During the course, students will be taught to: 1. Define and utilize the concepts of imperialism, race, and diaspora while demonstrating an understanding of the vast application and complexity of these concepts. 2. Analyze contemporary connections to imperialism for African descendants in consideration of various points of view. For example, students will learn that contemporary continuities of imperialism may manifest in communities that are economically and politically marginalized, as well as privileged communities. Likewise, students will understand the legacy of imperialism as not solely oppressive, but also resistive. As reflected in the course schedule, the range of readings assigned and discussed reflect multiple points of view. 3. Analyze how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, migration, capitalism and labor, the state and militarism, and ideals of expansion and expulsion are related to the historical and contemporary development of various African diasporic societies and hence the heritage of imperialism within the African diaspora. Furthermore, students will analyze and discuss the central role that race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and language have played and continue to play in imperial pursuits and also in resistance against imperialism. Towards this end, students will analyze cultural formations, and political and revolutionary movements emerging from the African diaspora. Students will engage in such analysis within larger conversations of geography and political economy. 4. Analyze the relationships between specific historical events and contemporary trends, occurrences and knowledge. 5. Critically engage with and respond to the heritage of imperialism, in a variety of spaces including academia. By studying and engaging networks such as Decolonize this Space and Black Lives Matter, students will gain a greater understanding of the value and utility of social responsibility, civic engagement and scholarship for the public. 6. Map connections between regional and diasporic social movements and processes and understand the geography of central points of discussion concerning the heritage of imperialism as it relates to the African diaspora, on a global scale. The course schedule, the range of readings assigned and discussed reflect global cultural diversity. 7. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods from several disciplines. Students will analyze historiographical sources and understand the contributions of primary and secondary sources and archival research (and how these sources may work to eradicate or contribute to inequities). It is necessary for a course on the heritage of imperialism to be grounded in historical analysis. Students will also evaluate ethnographic texts from Anthropology and Sociology in order to understand ethnographic methodology and value the contributions of people whose perspectives may not be privileged in other mediums. Students will learn to use concepts in art, political economy and geography as analytical tools of the heritage of imperialism. 8. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of African and African American Studies.

AFR1130 Africana Folklore Fall 2018

AFR1130 Africana Folklore Fall 2018

African Cultural retentions in the Americas is presented this semester as a reading and writing-intensive course focused on the continuities, transformations, adaptations and re¬inventions of African culture found within the African diaspora in the Americas since the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Some of the research and writing conducted by historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, and musicologists pertinent to our subject matter will be studied. Lectures, readings, classroom discussions and writings will explore cultural developments in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the United States. In addition to our readings, a number of documentary films will be shown and reviewed. In the Americas, Africans encountered Native Americans and Europeans; therefore, a major focus of this course is to explore and to understand the new cultural contexts which emerged, and Africa’s contributions to those contexts.

HIST 1103 OER

HIST 1103 OER

This course is a chronological and thematic introduction to the history of Western interactions with the wider world from the late 1800s to the present, emphasizing the following events: the rise of nationalism in Europe and the race for empire in the late 19th century, the First World War, the interwar years, the Second World War, the Cold War, the post-Cold War world and the effects of globalization. It explores how the United State engaged with the Soviet Union via proxy wars and spheres of influence via third parties in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. It shows students the cultural, social and political background and implications of this important period in history.

CHEM-1110 LAB

CHEM-1110 LAB

This laboratory course is a co-requisite for General Chemistry – 1110. One three hour laboratory meeting per week and a total of 15 meetings per semester.

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, SP2019

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, SP2019

This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. While the discipline of Economics serves as a central focus, the course draws extensively from the perspectives of Sociology, Psychology, Architectural Technology, Hospitality Management, and Engineering/Environmental Control Technology, among others. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green building design and construction, sustainable agriculture and trade, resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale. It focuses on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges drawing upon the inherent interdisciplinary connection to these vital economic issues.

My Projects

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

OER: ARCH1101 Introduction to Architecture

OER: ARCH1101 Introduction to Architecture

An Open Educational Resources for ARCH1101 Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to the OpenLab

Introduction to the OpenLab

An introductory module meant to guide faculty through the various uses of the OpenLab.

My Clubs

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.