@Macaulay Inside Look at Springboard: A Senior Thesis Project

  •  March 19, 2021
     11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is Macaulay Springboard? It’s an open-ended senior thesis project that builds on knowledge acquired and opens possibilities for ongoing learning. Springboard is a year-long class that students take in the fall and spring semesters of senior year. It emphasizes collaborative thinking and supportive mutual criticism. In the fall, our students work on the mechanics of research, and in the spring, delve deeper into the thesis writing process. All scholars in this class have been accepted to present their work at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference, which will be held online this year. This event will highlight the research of 3 students, giving us an inside look at an honors education.

How Old Is Too Old To Have A Baby? A Master Class with Prof. Elizabeth ReisElizabeth Reis
Professor of Medical Ethics, Reproductive Technologies, The Politics of Women’s Health, and Transgender Issues.

Elizabeth Reis is a professor at the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York where she teaches courses on Medical Ethics, Reproductive Technologies, and Disability Studies. She graduated from Smith College and received her Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Berkeley. Reis is the author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of IntersexDamned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England; and the editor of American Sexual Histories. She has published essays in the Hastings Center ReportBioethics ForumJournal of American History, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, the New York Times, and TIME Magazine. Reis is a member of the Ethics Committee at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital and an editor of nursingclio.org, a collaborative blog project that focuses on the intersection of gender, history, and medicine. She is a former board member of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth and a current board member of Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety.


Logan McBride
Teaching & Learning Collaboratory Fellow


Logan McBride is a historian whose research focuses on the origins of mass incarceration. She earned her PhD in history from the CUNY Graduate Center, and works as a Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, and also holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Justice at Columbia University. She has recently had the privilege of collaborating with Ronald Kitchen on his memoir,My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row (Chicago Review Press, August 2018). Logan holds an MA in education and taught social studies for several years in a Bronx public high school before pursuing her doctoral work.



Ana LuoCai ’21 Macaulay Honors at City College
“The Chinese Diaspora in Peru: Dissecting Culture and Self-Identity”

Arianne Rothschild ’21 Macaulay Honors at Hunter College
“There is Enough Food, so why are the Shelves Bare? Food Distribution in the Time of COVID”

Gianna Fraccalvieri ’21 Macaulay Honors at Queens College
“Institutional Isolation and Injustice Among Mentally Ill Women in Prison: Bedford”




This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.