Assistant Professor Kristopher Burrell.
Hostos is pleased to announce that Kristopher Burrell, an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department, was awarded a CUNY Community College Grant to help research and write an article titled, “Black Women Activist-Intellectuals and the Struggle for Quality Education, 1954-1965.”
The research project will explore women’s intellectual influences and roles in New York City during the Civil Rights Movement and be part of a larger volume of articles on “Civil Rights & Black Power in the North and West,” which Burrell said is aimed at reconceptualizing and rethinking Jim Crow outside of the South.
The grant will also support a Hostos honors student, Paul Torres, who will work with Burrell on the project. Burrell, who teaches history and has been with Hostos since 2009, was also the recipient of a PSC CUNY grant award during the 2014-2015 academic year and a Title V Conference grant during the 2015-2016 academic year.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.