Marc Krupanski and Paul Ranogajec have joined the staff of the Open Society Foundations. Krupanski is a Program Officer working on equality and citizenship issues with the Open Society Justice Initiative and Ranogajec is Executive Associate in the President's Office, where he works in support of OSF President Christopher Stone and the Assistant to the President.
Marc Krupanski's work focuses on nondiscrimination efforts in Europe and the Americas, such as ethnic profiling by the police in the European Union and statelessness in the Americas. His work combines litigation, research, advocacy, technical assistance and capacity building. Previously, Krupanski worked for DCAF: a Centre for Security, Development and the Rule of Law (Geneva, Switzerland), on issues related to security sector reform as well as for the Center for Constitutional Rights (New York, USA), where he worked on civilian oversight and reform of criminal justice systems, especially related to police and prisons. Additionally, he has been involved in a range of community-based organizing and advocacy campaigns in the U.S., most notably related to policing, racial justice, immigration and labor. He has also conducted research and field work in Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and Dine’ (Navajo) communities. Krupanski holds an M.A. in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and a B.A. in History and Latin American studies from New York University.
Formerly an adjunct professor at CUNY's York College, Paul Ranogajec will complete a Ph.D. in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center in Spring 2013. His dissertation, "Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Classicism in New York City's Architecture," explores the effects in the Progressive Era of republican and civic ideals on the city's architecture and urban form. Ranogajec finished his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2003 and received an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 2005. He continues to write art criticism and on topics of architectural and urban history.