Faculty Accomplishments

Spring 2024

Atina Grossmann - Professor

Lecturer: Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture (Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, New York City, NY)
Recipient: Moses Mendelssohn Award (Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, New York City, NY)
Lecturer: Yom HaShoah Lecture (State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY)
Lecturer: Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty Focus (The Cooper Union, New York City, NY)

Victor Peterson II - Assistant Professor

Panelist & Mentor: HEAR US (Honoring, Elevating, and Recapitalizing Underrepresented Stories) (Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, New York University, New York City, NY)
Organizer: Propositions for Global Black Studies Symposium (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ)
Organizer: The Humanities Lab (The Cooper Union, New York City, NY)
Author: Collective Improvisations: Amiri Baraka and the Articulation of Blackness Across Socio-Cultural Movements (Postcolonialism, Multiculturalism, and Other Perspectives, Eidos)
Author: The Subject of Black Subjectivity (Human Affairs, De Gruyter)
Author: Being/Becoming (Cultural Critique)
Lecturer: Culture as Infrastructure and Diasporic Transmission (Dakar Translation Symposium, University of Ghana, Legon)

Iris Moon - Adjunct Associate Professor

Author: Melancholy Wedgwood (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA)
Feature: The Best Books We Read This Week (The New Yorker, New York City, NY)

Andrew Weinstein - Adjunct Professor

Lecturer: Meshes of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and the Confederacy: Stories of Opposition to Monuments that Honor the American Doctor J. Marion Sims (Travels Beyond the Holocaust: Memorialization, Musealization and Representation of Atrocities in Global Dialogue, Institute of Culture Studies of the Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Panelist: Memory, Museums, and Cultural Heritage: Pathways to Peace-building (2024 International Seminar on Heritage Interpretation and Presentation for Future, King's College, London, UK)
Lecturer: Contemporary Artists on Scientific Research Subjects in Nazi Times and the Present (54th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas)

William Germano - Professor

Presenter: Pedagogy Workshop (Indiana University, University of Idaho, Gettysburg College)
Lecturer (with Kit Nichols): The Antiracist Classroom: A Panel Discussion (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)

James Edward Malin - Engineering/Science Librarian

Author: A Bibliometric Perspective of "Food Studies" (New York University Press, New York City, NY)

Mary Mann - Archives Librarian

Lecturer (with James Edward Malin): Jello! (Barchives, Bleecker St. Bar, New York City, NY)


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.