See below for recent news and achievements from Gallatin students, faculty, and alumni. Over the last decade, the Gallatin community has been honored with major international awards and prizes. A full list of student academic awardees, including Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholars, can be found on this Fellowship page. Awards for faculty and alumni include the Academy Award, Tony Awards, MacArthur "Genius" Grants, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and more.
Sun Jul 01 15:04:27 EDT 2018
Open Me, the debut novel of Lisa Locascio (BA ’07), is included on the Village Voice round up “5 Great Debut Novels to Help Get You Through This Summer." In the fall of 2018, Locascio will join Mendocino College and serve as Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference.
Sun Jul 01 15:02:52 EDT 2018
Beowulf Sheehan (MA ’96)’s first book, AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, will be published in October 2018 by Black Dog & Leventhal and will feature some 200+ photographs of authors from 35 countries, with a foreword by Salman Rushdie.
Sun Jul 01 14:54:00 EDT 2018
On July 2, 2018 at the Williams College Museum of Art, dancer and choreographer Adam Weinert (MA '15) brought together a group of interpreters to open the exhibition “Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow, 1906-1940” about the life and works of Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. The exhibition runs through November 2018.
Sun Jul 01 14:23:00 EDT 2018
Lise Friedman’s film, If the Dancer Dances, premieres on July 24, 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival. The film follows a group of New York City’s top modern dancers as they reconstruct an iconic and mysterious work by the legendary Merce Cunningham—revealing what it takes to keep a dance alive.
Sun Jul 01 12:05:00 EDT 2018
Ali Mirsepassi's Iran’s Troubled Modernity: Debating Ahmad Fardid’s Legacy was published by Cambridge University Press.
Sun Jul 01 11:54:46 EDT 2018
Bruce M. King, is co-editor, with Lillian Doherty, ofThinking the Greeks: A Volume in Honor of James M. Redfield, which was released by Routledge.
Sun Jul 01 11:47:22 EDT 2018
Hallie Franks'sThe World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium has been released by Oxford University Press.
Sun Jul 01 11:42:00 EDT 2018
Saul Austerlitz's Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont has been released by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s. The New York Times Book Review called the book “revelatory” and “the most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” In July, Amazon listed Just A Shot Away as one of the Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction.
Fri Jun 01 15:11:00 EDT 2018
Kim Coleman Foote, Assistant Director of Global Programs at Gallatin, was one of nine writers named by the the Center for Fiction as a 2018 Emerging Writers Fellow.
Fri Jun 01 14:58:18 EDT 2018
Award-winning winner, producer, director, writer and reporter Marjorie Van Halteren (MA ’93) is the recipient of the 2018 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre.
Fri Jun 01 14:50:00 EDT 2018
Barbara Whitman (BA ’88) is a producer for Angels in America, which won a 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
Fri Jun 01 14:30:00 EDT 2018
Bird of Pray, a new play by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, made its festival premiere at The Brick Theater in June 2018. The play is the first in the Holnes’s Sandstorm Cycle which offers stories about African American veterans.
Fri Jun 01 14:17:47 EDT 2018
Kristoffer Diaz’s play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was named in “The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America’” in The New York Times.
Tue May 01 10:54:41 EDT 2018
Stephen Duncombe's Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture (20th Anniversary Edition; Microcosm, 2017) was reissued. In 2018, the Spanish edition of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy (Tinta Limón Ediciones, 2018) was published.
Wed Feb 28 15:00:00 EST 2018
Sophie Lasoff (BA '16) published Resistance Guide: How to Sustain the Movement to Win.
Thu Feb 15 13:23:00 EST 2018
Henry Holt and Co. will release Heather Harpham (MA '98; MFA GSAS '00)'s memoir Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After in August.
Thu Feb 01 16:25:00 EST 2018
Paul Thaler's book Bronxland is released by Opal Books.
Thu Feb 01 15:29:00 EST 2018
Gun Love, the latest from poet, author, and President of PEN International Jennifer Clement (BA ’82), will be released from Penguin Books in March 2018.
Thu Feb 01 15:27:00 EST 2018
Alumna Geraldine Inoa (BA ’13) has been named the first recipient of The Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission by the IAMA Theatre Company.
Thu Feb 01 15:23:00 EST 2018
Andre De Shields (MA ’91) will be honored at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards on March 12, 2018 and will receive the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’s highest honor.
Fri Dec 01 15:04:00 EST 2017
Gallatin senior Victor Leonard, who is developing the concentration "Perception and Presentation: Fashion Design as it Shapes Our Relation to Clothing and Self," was named by Washington Square News to its Influential 2017 list, a group of students who "work tirelessly to strengthen the diverse communities that surround them."
Fri Dec 01 14:59:32 EST 2017
Since the release of the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, actor and Gallatin student Timothée Chalamet has been honored with Best Actor Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Board of Review, among many other accolades. Chalamet was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Fri Dec 01 14:56:46 EST 2017
Gregory Vargo's An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction: Chartism, Radical Print Culture, and the Social Problem Novel will be released from Cambridge University Press in January 2018.
Fri Dec 01 14:54:40 EST 2017
Rahul Hamid co-edited, with Cynthia Lucia, the volume Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium, which was released from the University of Texas Press in November 2017.
Fri Dec 01 14:44:00 EST 2017
Cyd Cipolla co-edited with Kristina Gupta, David A. Rubin, and Angela Willey Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader, which was published by the University of Washington Press in December 2017.
Fri Dec 01 14:37:07 EST 2017
Judith Sloan received 2017-2018 Artist Commissioning Program grant from the Queens Council on the Arts for her play It Can Happen Here. The ACP program supports Queens choreographers, playwrights, and composers.
Fri Dec 01 14:31:00 EST 2017
Michell Joachim presented "Cricket Shelter," an urban farming system and temporary shelter that minimizes the ecological footprint of protein-rich food production, at the entrance of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach throughout Miami Art Week.
Fri Dec 01 14:28:36 EST 2017
Lisa Daily and Eugenia Kisin were each awarded Teaching-with-Technology Grants for the spring 2018 semester: Daily for "Media & the Humanitarian Impulse: #ThisClassWillSaveTheWorld" and Kisin for "Shadow Lines | Visualizing the Relational Cultures of Collecting."
Fri Dec 01 14:26:15 EST 2017
Nina Cornyetz was awarded the 2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Award for her translation of Izumi Kyōka's "Tale of the Enchanted Sword" (妖剣記聞, Yōken Kibun, 1920).
Fri Dec 01 12:34:00 EST 2017
Trapped in the Closet, a play co-written and directed by Jake Weinstein (BA '12) and Sarah Naughton, opened at Feinstein's/54 Below in early December 2017.
Fri Dec 01 12:33:00 EST 2017
Dina, a film by Antonio Santini (BA '10) and Dan Sickles (TSOA BFA '10) with cinematography by Adam Uhl (BA' 10), was named Best Feature of 2017 by the International Documentary Association.
Fri Dec 01 12:30:00 EST 2017
Phillip Picardi (BA '12) was named to Out Magazine's 2017 #Out100.
Fri Dec 01 12:30:00 EST 2017
The DJ duo The Chainsmokers, which includes Alex Pall (BA '08), was nominated with Coldplay for a Grammy Award for the song, "Something Just Like This."
Fri Dec 01 12:26:45 EST 2017
Brian McAuley (BA '09) wrote the film Dismissed, starring Dylan Sprouse (BA '15), which was released by The Orchard on digital and VOD platforms in November 2017.
Fri Dec 01 12:22:55 EST 2017
Chinaka Hodge (BA '06)'s Chasing Mehserle, a performance piece that maps the city of Oakland's changing demographics, morphing culture, gentrification, and the communal response to the real-life tragedy of Oscar Grant, opened at Hi Arts in late November 2017.
Fri Dec 01 12:20:00 EST 2017
Vandana Hart (BA '08)'s documentary series on dance cultures around the world, We Speak Dance, will premiere on Netflix on New Year's Day. Hart, a former UN advisor and an Alvin Ailey-trained dancer, is the creator and host of the series which follows her travels around the globe as she explores, through movement, the connections between dance and politics.
Fri Dec 01 12:18:37 EST 2017
John Matthew Fox (BA '03)'s I Will Shout Your Name was published by Press 53 in December 2017.
Fri Dec 01 12:16:45 EST 2017
Emily Dufton (BA '04)'s first book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, was released by Basic Books in December 2017.
Fri Dec 01 12:14:00 EST 2017
Dorrance Dance, the dance company of Gallatin alumna and MacArthur Award winner Michelle Dorrance (BA '01), will perform at the Joyce Theater from December 19-23, 2017.
Mon Nov 20 13:44:00 EST 2017
Forbes magazine has released the names of its prestigious annual “30 Under 30” list, which encompasses 20 industries and highlights 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game changers selected from over 15,000 nominations. Eleven Gallatin alumni, students, and former students were named to this year’s list.
Gallatin alumni on the list include:
As well as current student:
and former Gallatin students, including:
In all, NYU had 22 alumni, students, and former students named to the prestigious list.
Congrats to all!
Correction: An earlier version of this article omitted the names of Meika Hollender and Madeline Sayet name. We apologize for the error.
Wed Nov 08 11:34:00 EST 2017
Duston Spear (MA '98) organized an exhibition of work from women detained at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.
Wed Nov 08 11:25:23 EST 2017
Annabelle Attanasio (BA '15)'s screenplay, Mickey and The Bear, which she wrote while at Gallatin, was recognized at 2017 Hamptons Film Festival with an award from the Melissa Mathison Fund. The script was also one of the narrative projects selected for IFP Week, which was held New York in September 2017.
Tue Nov 07 14:07:00 EST 2017
Kim Phillips-Fein's Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics was released from Metropolitan Books and was named as one of the 10 best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.
Sat Nov 04 14:04:00 EDT 2017
Mitchell Joachim's Terreform ONE has been awarded a LafargeHolcim Acknowledgement Award for Cricket Shelter + Farm, 2017.
Fri Nov 03 12:45:00 EDT 2017
Maria Hodermarska (MA '89) has been awarded the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association.
Wed Nov 01 13:15:00 EDT 2017
Sinan Antoon and translator Leyla Mansour were awarded the 2017 Prix de la Littérature Arabe for the French translation of Antoon's وحدها شجرة الرمان , which was released in English as The Corpse Washer (Yale University Press, 2014). The jury called the work "a shattering novel . . . written in a gripping and poetic style, with both accuracy and sensitivity." Antoon and Mansour were honored at a reception in Paris in October 2017. Antoon's latest novel in English is The Baghdad Eucharist (Hoopoe Fiction, 2017).
Wed Nov 01 11:51:48 EDT 2017
Polyhymnia, a professional chamber choir lead by director and Gallatin MA Program staff member John Bradley, received a grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and a three-year recurring grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Wed Nov 01 11:47:42 EDT 2017
Gallatin sophomore Rebecca Karpen was elected to Democratic County Committee Board to represent Election District 64, which covers part of the West Village, including the historic Stonewall Inn.
Wed Nov 01 11:45:30 EDT 2017
Andrew Romig's Be a Perfect Man: Christian Masculinity and the Carolingian Aristocracy was released from the University of Pennsylvania Press in September 2017.
Wed Nov 01 11:43:00 EDT 2017
Beginning November 5, Eiko Otake (MA '07) will perform "A Body in a Museum," a new durational work commissioned by The Met that will be presented at The Met Cloisters, The Met Breuer, and The Met Fifth Avenue on three consecutive Sundays this November.