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Tina Orsini
Assistant Professor
Department: English
Office: E219
Mail Code: ENG
Ph. Ext.: 5845
Tina Orsini

Biography

After 26 years of teaching in private secondary schools in the United States and  Switzerland, Tina Orsini came to Kingsborough Community College where she has been for the last 12 years.  As a prep school teacher, she taught multiple electives at the Honors and Advanced Placement levels.  In Switzerland she was a junior and senior International Baccalaureate instructor and the Chairperson of the English Department.  Presently at Kingsborough, she teaches English 93, 24, 24HEC, and 24 Honors. In addition, she is the Head of the (New) Adjunct Office for the English Department.


Courses

Education

Columbia University, T.C., Ed.D.  2007

New York University, Ph.D. Coursework Completed  in English 1979

Long Island University, M.A. English 1977

Universita’ di Pescara, Italy, Studies in English Literature and Italian  1974

Brooklyn College, B.A. English 1972

Sarah Lawrence College, Renaissance Art Studies   1970


College Teaching

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

"Walkabouts in Downtown Brooklyn."  Memory and Monuments: Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan. Co-sponsored by NCHC Honors Semester and Long Island University. Ed. Sara Quay. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2012. 24-27. Print.

"Ground Zero, the Irish Hunger Memorial, and the African American Burial Site." Memory and Monuments: Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan. Co-sponsored by NCHC Honors Semester and Long Island University. Ed. Sara Quay. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2012. 44-47. Print.

"Central Park." Memory and Monuments: Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan. Co-sponsored by NCHC Honors Semester and Long Island University. Ed. Sara Quay. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2012. 62-63. Print.

"Your Eyes Crave." Voices in Italian Americana 4.1 (1993): 185-86. Print

"You Fumble through the Night." Voices in Italian Americana  4.1 (1993): 187-88. Print.

"My Father Has Been." Voices in Italian Americana 4.1 (1993): 189. Print.

Events and/or Key Dates


Research Interests

Feminist Poststructuralism, Deconstruction and Postmodernism , Narrative Writing, Postcolonial Literature,  The Politics of English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mentoring, Service and Civic Engagement, Creative Writing


Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Diana Hacker Award, CCCC   2009

Dodge Foundation Study Grants: Poetry Writing   1992, 1993

National Endowment for the Humanities, Columbia University: Whitman and Dickinson  1993

National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University: Hamlet  1986

Notre Dame Academy Grant: Gate Program, Mexico City (Civic Engagement and Service) 1985

Long Island University Yeats Scholarship: Sligo, Ireland   1977


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