Robert Lest贸n’s Profile

Faculty
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Robert Lest贸n
Title
Associate Professor, English Department Chair
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 512
Academic interests

Decolonial Studies, Rhetoric, The Gothic, Journalism

Bio

Robert Lest贸n鈥檚 research includes studies in the avant garde arts of sound, image, film, and contintental philosophy as they apply to expanding the scope of rhetorical invention and how rhetorical invention relates to expanding the scope of democracy and collective decision making. His work has appeared in Kairos, Configurations, Enculturation, Atlantic Journal of Communication, among others. He is coauthor of Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children (2012) with Aaron Barlow. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled The Long Revolution: Zapatismo, Immigration, and Permanent Auonomous Communities in the Americas.

Work Phone
718.260.5392

My Courses

ENG 1101 O156, Fall 2020 Coleman

ENG 1101 O156, Fall 2020 Coleman

Welcome to English 1101! This course focuses on writing both short and long pieces in many different genres on a range of topics. We will learn basic research techniques that include using the library, how to choose accurate and credible sources, and how to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze the sources with a critical lens. We will (re)discover key writing techniques and strategies to make our writing stronger and more effective. We will engage with traditional texts and multimedia sources as a guide for our writing, a source of information, and to generate stimulating classroom conversations. Throughout the course, we will also frequently pause to reflect on the writing process and what we have learned so far. The course culminates with a revised portfolio of all your finished work and will consist of at least 6,000 words. Don鈥檛 panic! It will include a combination of your favorite low-stakes writing assignments, some of our shorter writing pieces (composed both in class and at home), our culminating writing assignment and a final reflective piece.

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

This is a model course for ENG 1101CO.

Discourse and Discovery: Freshman Comp 2021

Discourse and Discovery: Freshman Comp 2021

Discourse and Discovery with Prof. S.: Freshman Comp 2021

ENG 1121 D477

ENG 1121 D477

English 1121 is a course in composition, reading skills, and core critical thinking skills. The class will explore many genres, discourses, and multimedia to explore many ideas and readings.

Eng. 1121- English Composition 2 – 0416 – Spring 2021 – Coleman

Eng. 1121- English Composition 2 – 0416 – Spring 2021 – Coleman

This is a writing course that will help students strengthen their research, reading, and writing techniques and strategies to become stronger and more effective readers and writers. Over the semester, students will have many different types of reading and writing assignments, some short and some long.

My Projects

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction is an important, modern cultural expression that relies on interdisciplinary approaches to explore the relationships between and within humanity, science, and technology. This project connects the individual and collective efforts to leverage science fiction to enrich City Tech’s students’ experiences, deepen classroom learning with archival research, and connect City Tech to the networks of science fiction research around the world.

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

First-Year Writing Professional Development

First-Year Writing Professional Development

This project is for faculty participating in professional development for the First-Year Writing program at City Tech.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that鈥檚 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!

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu