Monthly Archives: February 2014

Job opportunity: Financial Manager/Bookkeeper at non-profit

Draper alum Stefanie Grupp-Clasby encourages fellow Draperites to apply to the following position at  Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, an international non-profit:

Fwd: NYU Wasserman Graduate Professional Series Events

NYU Wasserman Graduate Professional Series Events:
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: NYU Wasserman Center: Presentation Room B
Learn how to harness the power of LinkedIn to build your professional network. 
Presented by Mark Moyer, Principal at Compass Points Advisors. Mark has over 23 years’ expertise as an executive recruiter working with both client and candidate development within the financial services industry. Mark also provides career coaching and job search strategies, successfully guiding an extensive array of executives seeking professional and outplacement assistance.
Log into NYU CareerNet to RSVP.



Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: NYU Wasserman Center: Presentation Room B

To sell yourself in a job search (or career), you need to talk to people about how you can help them in a compelling way.  Having a concise, engaging, well-rehearsed “Two Minute Pitch” makes you look top-notch, and enables an employer or business contact to clearly understand what you can do! But there are also career situations where you need a 15 second pitch (voice messages) or even a “5 second pitch!” In this workshop, we’ll review how to create an engaging pitch for all these situations. And, you’ll get to practice! This workshop is targeted not only to jobseekers, but to business development professionals and on-the-job “career advancers” as well. 

Presented by Robert Hellmann is a highly-experienced career coach, NYU adjunct instructor, and author of Your Social Media Job Search. More info can be found on his website at

Log into NYU CareerNet to RSVP.


Draper Thesis Workshop: Friday, March 28, 6pm

Spring Thesis Writing Workshop
Friday, March 28
Draper Map Room


Will you be writing your thesis sometime in the next few semesters? Wonder where to start and how to get organized? Curious about honing a topic and finding an advisor? The thesis writing workshop will answer these and other pressing questions. Emma Heaney and Robin Nagle will help you learn how to approach the project with less stress and more focus (even if you won’t be writing your thesis for a while).

Anamesa Spring 2014: Call for Submissions! (deadline 3/2)


Anamesa, Spring 2014


Anamesa is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University. Tracing its conceptual origin to Platonic philosophy, Anamesa stands for the “in between,” and sets as its purpose to blur boundaries, re-imagine links, and explore the interstices of academia. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, timely, and intelligent works that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the global graduate community.


Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their work by Sunday, March 2. Submissions may include but are not limited to visual art, academic essays, creative nonfiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry. In particular, and in keeping with our theme for Spring 2014, we encourage submissions that provoke thought or discussion about the following topic (off-topic submissions are also very welcome):





A man moves through time. It means nothing except that, like a harpoon, once thrown he will arrive. 

—Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red


From the Latin traiectus “thrown over or across,” a trajectory is a path we draw across mapped spaces, categories of time, and unconscious symbols of being. Trajectories help us make sense of chaos and the arbitrary, connecting two seemingly independent wholes, revealing a unique relation, and bridging a gap between what is hidden and what we know. Existentially, a trajectory is us, our personal identity, the narrative constant that weaves together our experiences. Trajectories manipulate the spatial and temporal, the past and the present, creating concepts of historical eras, human migration, biographical lifespans, momentum, and progression. If, in principle, a trajectory implies a beginning and an end, how do we (as individuals, societies, nations, humans) situate ourselves along multiple trajectories, both from within (during the journey) and without (in anticipation or retrospect)? Are trajectories necessarily continuous? Do they intercept? Are our attempts to map our lives necessarily traces or palimpsests of trajectories that have come before or that will come after?


Potential fields/topics for submission include: personal identity, memory, self-consciousness, economic and political power structures, borders and boundaries, diaspora, subalterns, trauma, temporality, spatiality, symbolism, literary/artistic influence, authorship, anthropology, gender, sexuality, identity politics, familial relations, class/racial/religious divisions and hierarchies, immigration, visual arts, film, painting, photography, technology, architecture, geography, sociology of space, phenomenology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, history, post-modernism, post-structural theory, deconstruction, ecology, urban studies, language, translations, and communication.     




Written submissions should be 6,000 words or fewer. For nonfiction works, please include a 100-200 word abstract. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All submissions are blind-reviewed, so no author-identifying information should be present in the text of the written work. Author’s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below.


Visual art submissions must be in digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.


The submission deadline is Sunday, March 2.


Send submissions and inquiries to

Your cover page should include your:

• Name

• School and departmental affiliation

• Degree and (exp) date

• Telephone number

• Email address


We accept simultaneous and multiple submissions, but we ask that each submission be submitted individually (with an exception for multiple poems, which can be submitted together). For art and poetry, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces per author. All submissions should be emailed with the subject line listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,” or “art”).


For further information about Anamesa, detailed submission guidelines, and to view previous issues, visit Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place in New York City.


— an interdisciplinary journal —
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[CSRS] Reminder: Upcoming Event “Market Value and Family Values” by Bethany Moreton

Bethany Moreton, “Market Value and Family Values: Spiritual Dimensions of Neoliberal Economies”
February 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
80 Claremont, Room 101

The “revenge of God” –the unexpected resurgence of strong religion after World War II –was in part the story of spiritual responses to the feminization of work; the commodification of reproductive labor; the restructuring of the household; and the growth of “occult economies” whether they involve witchcraft, Ponzi schemes, or mortgage-backed securities.  Many evangelical believers, for example, met the service economy with a renewed theological emphasis on Christian service, elevating reproduction—in the form of opposition to abortion and homosexuality–to its core issue during the very years that reproductive labor became the essential experience of work. Among some white-collar professionals, spiritual exercises and sexual discipline cultivated office virtues like concentration and “flow.”  Similarly, the magical appearance and disappearance of wealth that accompanied the financialization of the global economy gave rise both to the sexually conservative Christian financial advice industries and to the various pro-natalist prosperity gospels flowering from Seoul to Kinshasa to Colorado Springs. Rather than a zero-sum showdown between “jihad and McWorld,” in other words, we might be witnessing their recombination in unexpected ways that ask us to consider how sexual conservatism organizes economic liberalism.

Bethany Moreton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. She is the author of To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise(Harvard University Press, 2009) and is a series editor for the Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism.