Francine Almash / Urban Education

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: December 2018

Project: History of Disability and the “600" Schools in New York City

Francine Almash

Francine Almash is a doctoral student in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the recipient of a 2018 Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship and a 2019 CUNY Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant. Her research focuses on race and disability, and the historical roots of biases in the evaluation of black students labeled as maladjusted and emotionally disturbed in New York City public schools. She has an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a BA in Writing and Literature from The New School. Francine lives in Brooklyn with her three sons.