Micki Kaufman

Doctoral Student in US History, Digital Fellow, Academic Commons PM

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Education

Ph.D. Student in US History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.
Anticipated graduation: May 2017. Credits earned: 47/60. Written Exam passed August 21, 2012

MA in US History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2013

BA in US History, summa cum laude, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011

AA in Music, Simon’s Rock of Bard College, Great Barrington, MA, 1987

Publications

“The Space Race and the Cold War,” Contributing author to The American Yawp, February 2014

“The Repurposed Ph.D.: Finding Life After Academia — and Not Feeling Bad About It,” (mention) New York Times, November 1, 2013

“The Rewards of Being Wrong About Nuclear War,” (citation) The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2013

“General, I Have Fought Just As Many Nuclear Wars As You Have,” (co-author) American Historical Review, December 2012

Awards and Honors

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in US History, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2011

Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter

Academic Honor Society, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2010

Dean’s List, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2009-2011

Fellowships and Grants

Graduate Center Digital Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, “Data Mining Diplomacy,” CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Campus Talks

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Showcase, October 4, 2012

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” City University of New York History Graduate Student Conference, March 15, 2013

“Introduction to Data Visualization,” Workshop for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, April 4, 2013

“Quantifying Kissinger: How to Evolve Historical Research in the Big Data Era,” Workshop for the History Department Brown Bag Series, CUNY Graduate Center, September 20th, 2013

“Text Analysis Methods in Humanities Research,” GC Digital Fellows Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, November 11, 2013

“An Introduction to Data Cleaning and Visualization Tools in Humanities Research” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. March 13, 2014

“A Deeper Look at Data Visualization in Humanities Research” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. March 20, 2014

“Quantifying Kissinger: Using Text Analysis for Historical Research” City University of New York History Graduate Student Conference, March 28, 2014

“Introduction to Data Visualization,” Workshop for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, April 24, 2014

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s Digital GC Showcase, May 12, 2014

Invited Talks

“Crowd-sourcing Cultural Diplomacy,” Government, Military and Culture in the Shaping of New American Diplomacy: A Joint Columbia University-West Point Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, April 27, 2012

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 30, 2012

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” ‘Theorizing The Web 2013’ Conference, March 2, 2013

“Speaking in Code” (Invited Participant), Scholars’ Lab at Alderman Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, November 5-6, 2013

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” “Evolving in Place,” City University of New York’s IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, December 4, 2013

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger,” DH Speaker Series, Scholars’ Lab at Alderman Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, April 3, 2014

“The Digital GC,” Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable in Digital Humanities, Seton Hall University, May 6, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” A presentation to the GC Foundation Board of Trustees, June 10, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” IREX Corporation, June 25, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” ProQuest, July 22, 2014

Academic Interests

Research Team Leader, ‘Data Mining Diplomacy,’ 2011-Present

Researcher, ‘Nuclear Proliferation and Global Security,’ 2010-Present

Researcher, ‘Counterinsurgency and Public Diplomacy’ 2009-Present

Positions
  • Member, Curriculum and Examinations CommitteeHistory DepartmentCUNY Graduate Center
  • Member, Executive CommitteeHistory DepartmentCUNY Graduate Center
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