C. Christina Lam

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Assistant Professor

EMAIL: clam@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-768B

Office Hours: clam@bmcc.cuny.edu

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=7937

Assistant Professor C. Christina Lam is a teacher, scholar, and mentor. She has an M.A. in English from Stony Brook University, an M.S. Ed in Higher Ed Administration from Baruch College, as well as a Ph.D. in English with a focus on Latinx studies and a certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University.
Prior to joining BMCC as a full-time faculty member Professor Lam taught as an adjunct at other CUNY schools and worked in various roles as an educational advocate for non-profit organizations serving low-income populations to access college. Her advocacy work informs her student-centered pedagogy. She thus invites students to write about and explore their professional goals in her Composition classroom, and is currently developing a service learning component for her courses.
Professor Lam’s primary scholarly interests are focused on contemporary operations of cultural memory and recovery in multi-ethnic American women’s literature of the 20th century to the present. Her interest in the ways that marginalized writers construct subjectivities to gain visibility in the body politic extends pedagogically to the way students come to see themselves as members of the academy. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Rocky Mountain Review and Label Me Latina/o.


Literature of U.S. Latino/as


  • M.A. Stony Brook University, English,2001
  • M.S. Baruch College, Higher Education,2009
  • Ph.D. Stony Brook University, English,2013

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Book review. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios by The Latina Feminist Group (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 20012004, ADA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 4.1 (Spring 2004)

  • Flipping the Script, Memory, Body and Belonging in Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s Daughters of the Stone (Summer 2017)2017, Label Me Latina/o Special Issue: Afro-Latina/o Literature and Performance

  • Trauma and Testimony: Embodied Memory in Loida Maritza Perez’s Geographies of Home 2015, Theorizing Space and Gender in the 21st Century’ special issue of Rocky Mountain Review Volume 69, Number 1 (Spring 2015)


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • PSC-CUNY Research Award – LaGuardia Community College, 2014
  • John H. Williams Memorial EDIT Travel Grant – LaGuardia Community College, 2013
  • Burghardt Turner Dissertation Support Grant ? Stony Brook University, 2013
  • Alan Babich Award Recipient for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, 2002
  • Burghardt Turner Fellowship Recipient ? Stony Brook University, 2001
  • PSC-CUNY Research Award – Borough of Manhattan Community College – 2018

Additional Information

Areas of administrative expertise:

  • – Program Development & Management
  • – Enrollment & Retention Services
  • – Student Services Delivery
  • – Staff Training & Supervision