College Archivist and Professor, Hostos Community College/CUNY
William Casari is an Associate Professor at Hostos and also serves as the College Archivist. In addition to his library and archives duties Professor Casari has recently focused on teaching at Hostos. He served on the committee that developed the capstone course Bronx Beautiful, and also taught First Year Seminar, a new introductory course for students in their first few semesters at Hostos. Prof. Casari also participated in the 50th Anniversary Management Committee and was responsible for bringing acclaimed author Kim Phillips-Fein to Hostos to speak about her new book Fear City, which features a chapter on Hostos Community College and the 1970s fiscal crisis. Prof. Casari completed his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center with his thesis Concourse Dreams: A Bronx Neighborhood and Its Future (2008), focusing on the built environment near Yankee Stadium. He looks forward to incorporating his interest in Bronx history while teaching Bronx Beautiful.
Digital Humanities, Photography, Bronx history and transitions in urban neighborhoods, our cities and streets. Physical fitness and conditioning, teaching, student development.
Beginning a black-and-white photography book project that will also have an online component–hoping to integrate into digital humanities.