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  • Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb

    Professor Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb was a discussant for Silence in Ethnography at the American Anthropological Association national meeting held December 4-7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Her paper "Reflecting on Silence and Anthropology" was published in POLAR/onLine, in March 2015.

    Professor Achino-Loeb has been co-chair of the Culture, Power, and Boundaries seminar at Columbia University this academic year. University Seminars at Columbia University were founded as a forum for faculty to gather together across disciplines. Achino-Loeb is serving as co-chair as the seminar celebrates its 42nd year.

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  • Nancy Agabian

    In 2015, Professor Nancy Agabian was named to the board of the Queens literary journal Newton Literary. She was appointed by the Queens Council on the Arts as a mentor for in QCA's Artist Peer Circle program in both 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

    In October 2014, Professor Agabian organized "Beyond Diversity: A Conversation among Artists, Activists and Neighbors about the Dreams, Divisions and Direction of Jackson Heights" at Queens Pride House in Jackson Heights, Queens.

    She had a passage from her novel-in-progress, The Fear of Large and Small Nations, published in The Hye-Phen Magazine in November 2014. In December 2014, she had her work "Exhaustion, Faith or Madness" published on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.

    Professor Agabian read at the Zohrab Center in NYC in October 2014. She read from her novel-in-progress, The Fear of Large and Small Nations with members of the online Heightening Stories workshop, "Jump Start Your Writing" at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, in January 2015. She read at "Into Our Space: Writers of Color Welcoming Our Communities" at La Casa Azul Bookstore in New York, New York in March 2015. She read at the Bureau of General Services: Queer Division in New York, New York in March 2015.

    Professor Agabian was named a 2013 Laundromat Project Create Change Professional Development Fellow. She helped coordinate the Harlem Story Walk, a roving storytelling event on Lenox Avenue, held in September 2013. She read “Protection from Secrets and Jokes” for the November 2013 Boundless Tales Reading Series, in Astoria, NY. Along with Bridget Bartolini, she presented at the November 2013 Brooklyn event “The Harlem Story Walk: Generating Dialogue on Neighborhood Change,” a Cultural Organizing for Community Change Workshop sponsored by Arts & Democracy in Brooklyn, NY. Her work “Clouds of Paan” was published in Newtown Literary's Fall/Winter 2013 issue.  

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  • Peder Anker

    Professor Anker, along with Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim, has had published Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel 2014), a showcase of design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning.  

    Professor Anker reviewed Michael Ruse’s The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet (Chicago University Press, 2013) in the 2014 issue of Centaurus. His paper “From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A Short History of Ecological Design” was published in Behind the Green Door: Architecture and the Desire for Sustainability (Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2013). His paper “The Call for a New Ecotheology in Norway” was published in the 2013 issue of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.  

    Professor Anker was appointed as the first Chair of the newly created Department of Environmental Studies at NYU. An exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, Weltstadt: Who Creates the City?, will feature work from Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim. Materials were drawn from the Spring 2014 Conference, Cities and Citizenship, co-organized by Anker, Harpman, and Joachim along with Global Design NYU, the Goethe-Institut, and Parsons New School for Design. The exhibition runs October 2-9, 2-7pm, Wednesday-Sunday. He, along with Louise Harpman and Mitchell Joachim. co-authored the book Global Design (Prestel, 2014), released in June 2014.  

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  • Sinan Antoon

    Professor Sinan Antoon received the 2014 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for his translation of his own novel The Corpse Washer, published by Yale University Press. He was long listed for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for best translated fiction. The Spanish translation of his work Ave Maria, translated by Maria Luz Commedado, was released from Turner Libros in 2014. He was the Distinguished Visiting Creative Writer at the American University in Cairo in March 2014. He presented “Translation as Mourning” and “Topophilia and Violence” for the Cairo Translation Series at American University in Cairo. He was the keynote speaker at the “Middle Eastern Literatures in the 21st Century” conference at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where he delivered the April 2014 lecture “The Arabic Novel in the 21st Century: Writing Against the Political Maelstrom.”  The Spanish translation of Sinan Antoon’s novel, Ave Maria, was published by Turner Libros in May 2014. On March 2, 2015, Antoon was profiled in The Guardian article "Sinan Antoon: an Iraqi novelist living in continuous mourning."

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  • Jaime Arredondo

    Professor Jaime Arredondo was awarded a permanent public art commission for the MTA, "Garden of Earthly Delights," comprised of 36 mosaics that will be installed at the 6 train Zerega station in the Bronx in the spring of 2015.


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  • Gianpaolo Baiocchi

    Professor Gianpaolo Baiocchi organized the 2014 “Democratizing the Green City” spring speaking series event, co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab and the Institute for Public Knowledge. He, along with Brian Connor, published “Politics as interruption Rancière’s Community of Equals and Governmentality” in the August 2013 issue of Thesis Eleven.  

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  • Christopher Bram

    Professor Christopher Bram’s book of essays, Mapping the Territory, and his books Surprisingly Myself, Hold Tight, In Memory of Angel Clare, and Gossip were reissued by Open Road Books in 2013. He wrote an article for the May 23, 2013 issue of The Advocate, “My Life as a Gay Boy Scout.” In November 2013, his essay “Pauline at the Buggy Whip Factory: Our Day with Pauline Kael,” was published in FourTwoNine. His introductory essay, “The Company of Poets,” was included in a book of interviews by Christopher Hennessy, Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). Bram contributed a spot to the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” campaign in 2013.  

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  • Eric Brettschneider

    In March 2015, Professor Brettschneider was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane Law School Public Justice Foundation.

    Professor Brettschneider was named first deputy commissioner NYC's Administration for Children’s Services, beginning in September 2015.  

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  • Bill Caspary

    Professor Bill Caspary was awarded a 2014-2015 Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes educators for their outstanding teaching; their ability to inspire their students; a pedagogical approach that is creative and rigorous; expert advising and mentoring skills; and contributions to their field.

    He delivered his paper: "Agonism, Meliorism, and Conflict Resolution in the Political Theory of William James” at the Association for Political Theory Annual Meeting, Madison Wisconsin, October 18, 2014. He delivered the lecture “The Continuing Relevance of John Dewey to Progressive Education” to the Ethical Education Study Group, New York, New York in October 2014. Professor Caspary presented “The Struggle for Fundamental Change,” at the April 2014 University Seminar on Innovation in Education, held at Columbia University. For the Northeast Political Science Association’s annual meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA, in November 2013, he read “Contempt and Envy in Political Theory.” He participated in the Meta-Ethics Seminar at the October 2013 Association for Political Theory, held at Vanderbilt University.  

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  • Paula Chakravartty

    Along with Professor Srirupa Roy, Professor Chakravartty edited the May 2015 issue for the journal Television and New Media. The articles in Modi and the Media: Indian Politics and Electoral Aftermath focus on the rapid expansion of the commercial media field and the resurgence of the Hindu Nationalist BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi. Professor Chakravartty attended the workshop “New India’s World,” which was organized by the Centre of Global South Asian Studies, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, ssponsored by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences (FSE), and held at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark, in April 2015. Professor Chakravartty gave a talk, “Cool Capitalism and the Re-Making of Development in India,” at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, in April 2015.

    Professor Chakravartty co-organized the international conference, "Media as Activism," held at the India International Centre in New Delhi in October 2014. She was the plenary speaker in September 2014 for “Voice and Matter,” Malmö University’s Master’s program in Communication for Development, led by Oscar Hemer in Sweden, and Roskilde University’s Communication, Journalism and Social Change research group. She was the plenary speaker on “Race, Caste and Media from a Comparative Perspective,” International Association of Mass Communication Research, Hyderabad, India, in July 2014.  

    Professor Chakravartty was awarded a Social Science Research Council Transnational Virtual Research Institute Inter-Asia Grant on Mediated Activism. She organized the two-day a conference “The Infrastructures of Empire,” held April 25-26th, 2014 at Gallatin and sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. She is the co-organizer for the “Workshop in Comparative Investigative Journalisms,” which will be held in October 2014 in New Delhi, India, and which is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the New Delhi-based Center for the Studies of Developing Societies.  


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  • Lenora Champagne

    On October 1, 2015, playwright and Gallatin faculty member Lenora Champagne will launch her book New World Plays at New Dramatists in New York City.

    Champagne performed an excerpt from her new work, Traps, at The Chocolate Factory Theater in the performance development series, THROW, curated by Sarah Maxfield. She performed in the US premiere of Fernando Rubio's Everything By My Side, in the "Crossing the Line" festival, produced by PS122 and the French Institute/Alliance Francaise. The show was featured in the New York Times as well as on WNYC. She performed in the work in July 2015 in its production at Bard College. Champagne performed in a reading of Khadijah Queen's play, Non-Sequitur, the prize-winning play of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, directed by Fiona Templeton, at Manhattan's New Ohio Theatre.

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  • Cyd Cipolla

    Professor Cyd Cipolla participated in a roundtable on Queer Feminist Science Studies at the National Women's Studies Association's annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico and served as moderator for I am Lucrece: Rethinking Sexual Violence, a discussion sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab during Gallatin's Fall 2014 Roman Tragedies Festival.

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  • Amalia Cordova

    Professor Amalia Córdova had her work “Re-enact, reimagine: performative indigenous documentaries of Bolivia and Brazil” published in New Documentaries in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She presented "NATIVe: A Report from the Berlinale" at the Second Encrucijadas/Encrucilhadas Conference at Fordham University, in New York, New York, in February 2015. Professor Córdova was an adviser Berlinale’s film showcase on Indigenous films from Latin America, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema. She presented “Indigenous Media: Performing Self-representation,” at the Transnational Cinema/Media Studies Conference at NYU Abu Dhabi, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in May 2014.

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  • Nina Cornyetz

    Professor Nina Cornyetz, along with William H. Bridges IV, edited Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone, which was published by Lexington Books in 2015.

    Professor Cornyetz was a discussant for the panel “From One-Eyed Demons to the Madhouse: The Aesthetics of Abnormality in Japan,” held at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in March 2015. Along with Eve Meltzer, she organized "Posthumous Presence: Walter Benjamin's Other Theory of Photography," featuring American film theorist and art historian Kaja Silverman, in May 2014 at Gallatin.

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  • Martha Diaz

    Professor Martha Diaz spoke in April 2014 in Washington, DC, at the One Mic Festival at the Kennedy Center on Remixing Hip-Hop Education and Hip-Hop Feminism.  She was the associate producer for the documentary Time Is Illmatic, which was selected to open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

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  • Chinnie Ding

    Professor Chinnie Ding along with Vasukia Nesiah and Jo Becker, Advocacy Director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, spoke about the relationship between labor and human rights on April 2, 2014 as part of the panel “Labor Rights as Human Rights.”

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  • Michael Dinwiddie

    In 2015 Professor Dinwiddie was a session convener for the Black Portraiture(s) II Conference held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy. A year earlier he was appointed to the national governance task force of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Professor Dinwiddie presided over the 28th Annual Conference of the Black Theatre Network (BTN), which was hosted by the Gallatin School in 2014. For the International Organization for Migration (IOM), he delivered the keynote address entitled "Where Shall I Go?" at the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. He also conducted a teaching workshop for graduate students participating in IOM's training certification program. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the American Negro Theatre (ANT), Professor Dinwiddie presented a lecture at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture entitled "Footlights Across Harlem." He currently serves as chairman of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, which will host the 23rd International Duke Ellington Study Conference in New York City in 2016. Professor Dinwiddie sits on the advisory boards of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, the International Colloquium of the National Black Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC, the Black Theatre Network, and the New Federal Theatre, among others. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (East) and The Dramatists Guild.

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  • Stephen Duncombe

    With Steve Lambert, Professor Duncombe had the chapter "The Art of Activism," published in Truth is Concrete: A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics (Sternberg Press, 2014). He was an invited respondent to the 2014 Brecht Forum launch for “Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power,” in Brooklyn, NY. He participated in the panel discussion “Designing Free Speech,” for the Cities and Citizenship conference held at NYU in March 2014. Professor Duncombe delivered his talk “Punk Aesthetics and DIY Design,” at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in April 2014. He delivered "Fear of Art's Activism," at the conference Fear of Art, the 32nd Social Research, New School, New York, on February 12, 2015. He delivered "The Art of Policy," at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2015. He delivered "A New Approach to an Old Book: Open Utopia," at Digital U: The University in the Digital Age, held at William Patterson University, New Jersey, on October 29, 2014. Along with Brett Davidson and Steve Lambert, he delivered "Making the Impossible Possible," at the 2014 Communication Matters, Communications Network Conference, in Philadelphia, PA, on October 9, 2014. He served as a panelist for "Arts and Activism: A History of the Future," held at the Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University's Lubin House, New York, January 14, 2015.

    He served as a visiting professor in the Department of Society and Globalization of Roskilde University, in Denmark, Spring-Summer 2014. He led the January 2014 weekend workshop for Portland State University’s MFA students in Art and Social Practice in Portland, OR. He taught "Art, Culture and Social Movements" as part of the Saturday Academy at the New York Historical Society, New York, New York, on November 22, 2014. Through the Center for Artistic Activism, Professor Duncombe worked with Russian activist artists in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2-6, 2014. He also, through the Center for Artistic Activism, worked with Access to Medicine activists from around the globe in Barcelona, Spain, December 15-18, 2014. Professor Duncombe, through the Center for Artistic Activism, worked with Sex Work Decriminalization activists from Southern Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, May 30-April 2, 2015.

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  • Gregory Erickson

    Read a feature on Erickson and two students from his Contexts of Musical Meaning course on how the course has developed and highlights from the students' perspectives.

    Professor Gregory Erickson presented his paper "Monks, Vampires, Goths, and Time Lords: The Posthuman Ruins of Whitby Abbey" at the 2015 Medieval in the Modern World Conference in Lincoln, UK, in July 2015.

    Along with Scott Korb, Professor Erickson organized the David Foster Wallace and Ethics conference at Gallatin, held in April 2015. Professor Erickson was the organizer and leader of the seminar: Modernism and Religion: New Theoretical Approaches at the Modernist Studies Conference in Pittsburgh, November 6, 2014. He was awarded a grant to participate in a faculty seminar this spring on the “Afterlife of the Reformation” at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

    His work “Old Heresies and Future Paradigms: Joss Whedon on Body and Soul” was included in The Joss Whedon Reader, eds. Rhonda Wilcox, et al. (Syracuse University Press, 2014). Professor Erickson presented his paper “Constructing History, Heresy, and the Sacred in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and the Book of Mormon” at the 2014 AAR Eastern International Regional Conference, organized by the American Academy of Religion, which will take place May 2-4, 2014 at Syracuse University.

    Professor Erickson received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to participate in a faculty seminar on “Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction in England, 1200–1600” in York, England, for the summer of 2014. Along with Bernard Schweizer, Professor Erickson organized the International Society for Heresy Studies’s inaugural conference on the topic of heresy and/in literature, held at Gallatin May 30-31, 2014.  

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  • Valerie Forman

    Professor Valerie Forman recently presented a paper on Cuban Cinema at the Caribbean Cinema Now conference at the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. In February 2016, she will be a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University where she will participate in their five-year interdisciplinary project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England.

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  • Emily Fragos

    Emily Fragos was the recipient of the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellowship by the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress and gave a poetry reading at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, after receiving the prize. In March 2015, she was interviewed for the popular DC radio program "The Poet and The Poem."  

    Fragos will give a special reading with poet Edward Hirsch at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, on October 18, 2015. On December 3, 2015, she will give a reading at the NYU Bookstore.

    Her poem "The Sadness of Clothes" was published on the Academy of American Poets' "Poem-A-Day" website. Other poems by Fragos will be appearing or have recently appeared in the special transatlantic issue of Ploughshares, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Boston Review.  

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  • Sara Franklin


    In March 2015, Professor Sara Franklin spoke at the "History After Hours" series at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute. In June 2015, she will give a paper on Edna Lewis and Judith Jones at the Southern Association for Women Historians. In June 2015, she will present on sustainability in cookbooks at the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

    In October 2014, she convened the "Women in Culinary History" roundtable at the Humanities Initiative at NYU.  

    In June 2014, Professor Franklin gave a paper on Edna Lewis and Judith Jones at the Southern Association for Women Historians; and in the same month, I presented on sustainability in cookbooks at the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

    In June 2014, Professor Franklin presented on sustainability in cookbooks at the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

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  • Hallie Franks

    Professor Franks was awarded a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece where she will conduct research on her upcoming book project, The Space of the Symposium: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Andron.

    Professor Franks convened the Gallatin Global Faculty Symposium “The Material Archive,” in Florence, Italy March 19-21, 2015, at NYU Florence.

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  • Rosalind Fredericks

    Rosalind Fredericks has been named the 2015-2016 Stephen Charney Vladeck Junior Faculty Fellow in support of her work “Democratizing Infrastructure: Labor Rights and the Urban Poor in Dakar, Senegal.” Her essay “‘The Old Man is Dead:’ Hip Hop and the Arts of Citizenship of Senegalese Youth” was published in Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography in January 2014.

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  • Sharon Friedman

    Professor Sharon Friedman presented her paper “Tragic Modes in Susan Glaspell’s Hybrid Theatrical Genres” for a plenary session on “Visions of Tragedy in American Theatre” at the 39th Comparative Drama Conference, held at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland, in March 2015.

    She participated in the panel “Intertextualities in Works by Women Playwrights of the Provincetown Players” at the 2015 Provincetown Players Centennial Conference, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in July 2015.


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  • Lisa Goldfarb

    Along with Bart Eeckhout and Natalie Gerber, Professor Lisa Goldfarb edited Helen Vendler’s Wallace Stevens, a special issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Professor Goldfarb co-wrote the introduction, “Fifteen Ways of Looking at Helen Vendler’s Wallace Stevens” and her essay, “My Invisible Teacher: Helen Vendler on Wallace Stevens” appears in the same issue. Professor Goldfarb’s essay “‘Thinking-Intuitive Types:’ Poetic Affinities in W.H. Auden and Paul Valéry’” was published in Auden at Work (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), a volume of essays edited by Bonnie Costello and Rachel Galvin.

    Professor Goldfarb, along with Bart Eeckhout and Juliette Uttard, organized the spring 2015 conference, “Wallace Stevens in France: An International Conference.” At the conference, she presented her paper, “Thinking through the Senses: Stevens and Valéry, with Echoes of Proust.” Along with Bart Eeckhout, Professor Goldfarb co-chaired and moderated a session on “Helen Vendler’s Wallace Stevens” at the 2014 MLA convention in January 2014. She co-organized the May 2014 international conference at the University of Antwerp, “Poetry after Wallace Stevens,” and delivered the paper, “‘The Huge High Harmony:” Wallace Stevens’ Musical Legacy.’”  

    Professor Goldfarb was chosen to be a visiting researcher at the Sorbonne (University of Paris, 4) for 2014-2015, and was a GRI faculty fellow at NYU’s Paris site during the spring of 2015. In March 2014, she gave a guest lecture at the University of Antwerp, “Time and Memory in Stevens’ ‘Postcard from the Volcano’ and ‘A Dish of Peaches in Russia.’”

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  • Judith Greenberg

    Professor Greenberg published "Inappropriate Is the New Black(list)" in the Huffington Post's Education section in March 2015. Her essay “Je Suis Charlie” appeared inThe Huffington Post's Arts & Culture section in January 2015. She published "The Face of the Other" in the Huffington Post's Arts & Culture section in November 2014. Her piece "A Son's Photograph" was published in the Huffington Post's Parents section in November 2014. Professor Greenberg’s essay “Last Gasp” was published in the Parents section of The Huffington Post in September 2013.

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  • Matthew Gregory

    Professor Matthew Gregory and Professor Kristin Horton organized a staged reading, directed by Gregory, and a panel discussion of Sulayman Al-Bassam’s play The Al-Hamlet Summit in March 2014 at Gallatin.  

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  • Alex Halberstadt

    Professor Alex Halberstadt contributed to Best Food Writing 2014 (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014).  

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  • Louise Harpman

    An exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, "Weltstadt: Who Creates the City?" ran from October 2-9, 2014, and featured work from Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim. Materials were drawn from the Spring 2014 Conference, Cities and Citizenship, co-organized by Anker, Harpman, and Joachim along with Global Design NYU, the Goethe-Institut, and Parsons New School for Design.

    Her coffee lid collection was exhibited at the MMuseumm in New York, New York, in April 2015. In March 2015, she attended and delivered a paper at the Gallatin faculty symposium The Material Archive, held in Florence, Italy.

    Professor Harpman’s architecture firm, Specht Harpman, received a 2014 Best of Houzz Award for Design from Houzz, a leading platform in home design and remodeling. In 2014, Specht Harpman was named as one of New York's top architects by New York Magazine.

    She co-organized and served as the architectural consultant for the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy’s Retrofit Solutions Workshop in January 2014. Professor Harpman delivered the lecture “No Known Cure,” in conjunction with the show “Collective Invention: Photographs at Play,” The Morgan Library and Museum in April 2014.

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  • Lanny Harrison

    She performed in "Blind Date" at Saturday Salon at Metro Baptist Church February 2015 in New York, New York.

    Professsor Harrison presented "Memoir" a collection of poems, dances and songs from 1971 to present at Laura Simms' Story Salon in March 2015 in New York, New York.

    In June 2015, Harrison performed at Slipper Room for the release of Imprint, Terre Roche's latest CD release.

    In July 2015, she produced and performed in Salon in the Barn upstate with jazz singer Jay Clayton, percussionist Robin Daniels, singer Lynn Fischer and dancer Deborah Gladstein.

    In September 2015, she performed at Salon in the Barn with Steve Clorfeine, Bob Rosen, and Mosh Statham.

    Along with Steve Clorfeine at Cocoon Theatre/Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, she performed "Take One & other Nomadic Events" in September 2015.

    In September 2014, she performed in a benefit for Tibet House in New York, curated by guitarist and singer Terre Roche.

    In 2015, she is teaching a workshop, "Characters in Motion," at Shambhala Meditation Center in New York and in November 2015, she will teach at Yale University.

    In October 2014, Lanny taught MFA theater students and was part of a performance at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado in celebration of the University's 40th anniversary.

    Professsor Harrison was a member of the Creative Process team at Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) June 2014, in Tacoma, Washington, and taught a workshop with Hannah Pearl Walcott: "Spontaneous Theater across the Generations."

    Harrison was also part of a 2014 performance at ALIA, with Arawana Hayashi, Barbara Bash, Jerry Granelli and HP Walcott.  

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  • Scott Hightower

    Professor Hightower reviewed the poetry collection The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich for the April 2015 issue of Fogged Clarity.


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  • Maria Hodermarska

    Professor Maria Hodermarska presented a paper and conducted a workshop at the Common Space Conference, held at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, in the spring of 2014. The workshop was sponsored by Palacky University, the Czech Parliament, and the European Union. In March 2014, she participated in a panel discussion with Janice Chisholm of the New York City Bureau of Developmental Disabilities and Anita Altman the founder of the NY Reelabilities Film Festival, held at Pace University and sponsored by Pace, NYU Poly, and AHRC New York City, and the Reelabilities Film Festival.  

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  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes

    Professor Holnes, along with Bhikshuni Weisbrot, and Elizabeth Lara, edited an anthology of poetry to honor of the UN International Day of Happiness, Happiness: The Delight-Tree, An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry (United Nations SRC Society of Writers, 2015).

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  • Justin Holt

    Professor Holt presented the paper “Does Distributive Justice Require the Participation of the Advantaged? Redistribution Versus Asset Creation” at the South Carolina Society of Philosophy Conference, held at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in March 2015.  

    Professor Holt's book, The Social Thought of Karl Marx, was published by Sage Publications in June of 2014. Professor Holt presented his paper “Does Marx’s Work Contain a Liberal Concept of the Good?” at the Left Forum, in June 2013, held at Pace University.  

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  • Kristin Horton

    Professor Kristin Horton directed the world premiere of Dead & Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. She and Hutchinson have been commissioned as part of a playwright/director team by Working Theater to create a play inspired by and about Staten Island as part of The Five Boroughs/One City Project. A workshop of the play, featuring the actors Robbie McCauley and Arthur French, was presented at the Abingdon Theater in May 2015.

    In the fall of 2014, Professor Horton produced the Roman Tragedies Festival, an examination of Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies through a series of performances, readings, conversations and screenings. As part of the festival, she directed a devised adaptation of Shakespeare's long poem, "The Rape of Lucrece." The festival also featured collaborations and partnerships with the Urban Democracy Lab, Fiasco Theater, and Show Us Womanish, an all-female student performance ensemble.

    Along with Matthew Gregory, she organized a staged reading and a panel discussion of Sulayman Al-Bassam’s play The Al-Hamlet Summit in March 2014 at Gallatin. She directed Hamlet for the Riverside Theatre in the Park in Iowa City, IA in April 2014. Horton has been an Artistic Associate of Riverside Theatre, one of Iowa’s few professional theater companies, for over a decade. In the fall of 2013, she directed a reading of Christopher Cartmill’s Home Land for New York’s Theater East. She continued her affiliation with the Lark Play Development Center by serving as a member of the Middle East America Initiative. She directed the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson’s Dead & Breathing at the Contemporary American Theater Festival during the summer of 2014.  

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  • Mitchell Joachim

    Professor Mitchell Joachim's Brooklyn-based non-profit Terreform ONE, won first place in Urban Design from the 2015 International Architecture Awards for the project “Governors Hook: Resilient Water Infrastructure.”

    Professor Joachim was selected for inclusion in Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century (Images Publishing Group, 2015) by a five-person jury that included Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tigerman McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, WEISS/MANFREDI, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.  

    Professor Joachim contributed the chapter “The Heterodox Pedagogy: Hackerspaces and Collaborative Education in Design,” to Arts, Research, Innovation and Society (Springer, 2015).

    He was a speaker on the panel Smart Cities, which was a part of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's 2014 Administrators Conference, held November 6-8, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    An exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, "Weltstadt: Who Creates the City?", featured work from Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim. Materials were drawn from the spring 2014 Conference, Cities and Citizenship, co-organized by Anker, Harpman, and Joachim along with Global Design NYU, the Goethe-Institut, and Parsons New School for Design. His work was shown in the Design for Resilience exhibit at Boston Architectural College's McCormick Gallery, in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2014.

    Professor Joachim delivered The Esther Steinberg Memorial Architecture Lecture, “Post-Sustainability: Thinking Big,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in February 2014. Also in February 2014, he was invited by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to speak at the DDes Conference: Projective View on Urban Metabolism.

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  • Nina Katchadourian

    On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy will unveil the show Drifting in Daylight, to which Professor Katchadourian contributed "The Lamppost Weavers," a set of hand-woven bird nests incorporating man-made materials like tennis balls and running shoes, installed in three lampposts of Central Park's North End.  

    For The Metropolitan Museum of Art's a new video series, The Artist Project, 100 contemporary artists reflect on five thousand years of art at the Met, each considering a single work of art from the Museum's collection. Professor Katchadourian is featured in the first set of videos in the series.

    Nina Katchadourian, Michael Rakowitz, and The Office For Creative Research have been selected by MoMA for Artists Experiment, an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions.

    Professor Katchadourian was featured in the March 3, 2015 Wall Street Journal article "The Artist Who Creates at 30,000 Feet."

    In August 2014, Professor Katchadourian was an artist-in-residence at the Pilchuck School of Glass, August 2014. Currently, she is working with MoMA as part of their "Artist Experiments" program to produce a series of projects that engages the public visiting the museum.

    Professor Katchadourian was honored in The Brooklyn Museum’s 4th Annual “Brooklyn Artists Ball,” held in April 2014. She was featured in Art Net News for her series, "Seat Assignment," on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Her work was included in the 2014 BRIC Biennial Volume I, Dowtown Edition, and in the Brooklyn Museum's 2014 show "Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond."

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  • Bruce King

    Along with Lillian E. Doherty (University of Maryland, College Park) and Christopher Faraone (The University of Chicago), Professor Bruce King co-organized the May 2015 conference at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, Thinking the Greeks: A Conference in Honor of James M. Redfield and presented his paper "The Desert Island and the Palaestra: Scene and Genre in Sophocles'Philoctetes and Plato's Lysis."

    Professor King published “The Future of a Dualism: Freud’s Empedocles,” in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self, ed. V. Zajko and E. O’Gorman (Oxford, 2013).  

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  • Scott Korb

    In June 2015, Professor Scott Korb delivered the commencement address at Pacific University's MFA in Writing Program in Portland, Oregon. His remarks were published in Guernica in July 2015. 

    Professor Korb, along with Professor Gregory Erickson, organized the David Foster Wallace and Ethics conference at Gallatin, held in April 2015. In February 2015, Professor Korb served as a panelist at the NYU's school of Journalism's event Reporting Pain.

    His essay "Our Common Trouble: In Search of Forgiveness in Florida" was published in Harper's Magazine in June 2015. His “Forced Feeding: The Torture of Keeping Detainees Alive” appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review's spring 2015 issue. Professor Korb published “Faces of Faith” LA Review of Books (April 21, 2014); “Anywhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere, Everywhere,” a review of Richard Powers’ Orfeo for Slate Book Review on January 10, 2014; “Politics in a Refugee Camp” in The New York Times’s Disunion blog (August 8, 2013); “Son of Man: Reza Aslan’s Zealot” in the LA Review of Books (July 27, 2013); “Welcome to Zaytuna” Religion & Politics (May 15, 2013); With Suhaib Webb, Korb published “No Room for Radicals” in The New York Times (April 24, 2013); He also published “Harriet Jacobs at 200” in Lapham’s Quarterly’s Roundtable section (February 13, 2013).  

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  • Patricia Lennox

    Professor Patricia Lennox and Professor Mirabella have co-edited for Arden/Bloomsbury Books: Shakespeare and Costume (2014). 

    Professor Lennox was a speaker in December of 2014 at a conference about theatre costumes, "Rencontres Shakespeare," held at the Centre national du costume de scene in Moulins, France. Her topic was costumes for Juliet's Nurse in modern dress production -- titled "Rencontre la Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Vêtements moderns pour un personnage élisabéthain." She was also a guest speaker at a forum at St. James Episcopal American Church, in Florence, Italy, in a talk titled, "Why Clothes?"

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  • Andrew Levitas

    Professor Andrew Levitas' Exhibition, Metalwork Photography, was held October 28, 2014 to November 16, 2014 in Phillips' new Berkeley Square location, in London, UK.

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  • Moya Luckett

    Professor Moya Luckett was awarded a 2014-2015 Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes educators for their outstanding teaching; their ability to inspire their students; a pedagogical approach that is creative and rigorous; expert advising and mentoring skills; and contributions to their field.

    Professor Luckett was a member of the programming committee for the 2015 Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference held in Montreal, Quebec.

    Professor Luckett reviewed Hilary Hallett’s Go West Young Woman! The Rise of Early Hollywood for Screen, vol. 55, no. 4, Winter 2014.

    She presented her paper "Sister Stars: Intimacy, Femininity and Possibility" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, in March 2015. She presented her paper "Femininity and the Use of the Past: Popular Television As Feminine Historiography" at the Console-ing Passions Conference, held at the University of Missouri-Columbia, in Columbia, Missouri, in April 2014. She presented her paper "Celebrity, Screens and Medium Specificity" at the Celebrity Studies Conference, at the University of London, London, UK, in June 2014. She also presented "Reimagining 'Ordinary Women:' Working Women and Feminine Historiography in British Period Television Dramas" at the European Popular Culture Association Conference, in London, UK, in June 2014. She presented “Not Quite New Media: Celebrity and the Historiography of Media Transition,” at the Media, Culture and Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, held at Bournemouth University, UK, in January 2014.

    Professor Luckett’s book, Cinema and Community: Progressivism, Exhibition and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907–1917, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2013.

    She delivered her paper “Celebrity, Stardom and Ambivalence: Hollywood’s Misgivings about Screen Fame,” at the Screen Studies Conference, held in Glasgow, UK, in June 2013. Also in June, she read “Women’s History, Women’s Work: Popular Television as Feminine Historiography,” for the Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, held at Leicester De Montfort University, UK. She published “Playmates and Polygamists: Feminine Textuality in Big Love, Sister Wives and The Girls Next Door,” in Feminist Media Studies (October 2013).  

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  • Julie Malnig

    Professor Malnig was invited to give a presentation at the 2014 Temple University Dance Department Dance Colloquia Series, "Rock, Rebellion, and Race: Teen Social Dance of the 1950s and 1960s," held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In April 2015, she led graduate seminar on race and social dance of the 1950s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Professor Malnig presented the paper, "The Revolution Was Televised: Teen Dance Programs of the 1950s and Early 1960s," at the November 2014 joint conference of The Society of Dance History Scholars and The Congress on Research in Dance, at The University of Iowa, Iowa City, entitled "Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing." She moderated a roundtable discussion, "Sourcing Popular Dance: Danced Archives from the Cancan to Ragtime," at the same conference.

    Professor Malnig, along with Professor Leslie Satin, moderated a discussion with Yvonne Rainer for the Distinguished Faculty Lecture series at Gallatin, October 2014. She presented her paper “New Directions in Research and Teaching,” to the NYU Department of History’s Graduate Teaching Collaborative in April 2014. She will publish her essay “‘Just Kids: Youth, Community, and Race in Televised Teen Dance Programs of the 1950s,” in Dance in American Culture (University Press of Florida).


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  • Eve Meltzer

    Professor Eve Meltzer was an invited speaker to the Museum of Modern Art's Forum on Contemporary Photography for a discussion of Kaja Silverman’s Miracle of Analogy: or The History of Photography, Part I (Stanford Press, 2015), held at MoMA, in New York, New York, in March 2015. She was also an invited speaker for (Temporary) Collections of Ideas around Choreography, a public program at New York's The New Museum in February 2015.

    Professor Meltzer was contributor to Art by Telephone . . . Recalled, which was edited by Sébastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos, éditions Mix, La Panacée, 2015. Professor Meltzer was a contributor to Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters Between Art and Architecture, eds. Julian Rose and Spyros Papapetros, MIT Press, 2014. She was an invited speaker in response to the book launch at The Kitchen in New York City, December 2014. She was an invited speaker for “Frater Meus, Patria Mea: Passionate Attachment and the Familial Pornographic,” Yale University History of Art Modernist Forum, November 2014. She was an invited speaker for "Systems We Have Loved," for The Sexuality of Words conference, University at Buffalo, November 2014. She was an invited panelist for “Conceptualism, Conceptual Art, and Aesthetics,” Questioning Aesthetics Symposium, New York City, September 2014.

    Professor Meltzer presented “The Temporality of Understanding: Mary Kelly’s Projects,” to “These Things Called Exhibitions,” at The New Museum in New York April 2014. Her gallery talk “Eve Meltzer on Fred Sandback,” was held at Dia: Beacon in March 2014. She was an invited speaker at The Drawing Center, New York, in conjunction with the exhibition “Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity,” held in January 2014.


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  • Keith Miller

    Professor Keith Miller was awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship in Film-Video from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support "The Whitman Project," ten films set within the Walt Whitman Houses, located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    He received the Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2013-2014. The award recognizes educators for their outstanding teaching; their ability to inspire their students; a pedagogical approach that is creative and rigorous; expert advising and mentoring skills; and contributions to their field.

    His feature film Five Star was selected for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative Competition, and had its world premiere at the festival. He was awarded Best Editing in a Narrative Feature Film from the Festival in April 2014. In January 2014, he curated the 2014 Gallatin Faculty Art Show, held in the Gallatin Galleries.  

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  • Bella Mirabella

    Professor Mirabella, along with and Patricia Lennox, edited Shakespeare and Costume (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) and she contributed “‘Apparel oft Proclaims the Man:’ Dressing Othello on the English Renaissance Stage” to the book.

    Bella Mirabella’s article “Stealing Center Stage: Female Mountebanks, Pseudo Science and non-Professional Theater,” was reprinted in All the World’s a Stage (ETS, 2015).

    Bella Mirabella attended the May 2014 Folger Institute Seminar: Rogues, Gypsies, and Outsiders: Early Modern People on the Margins, led by David Cressy, in Washington, DC.  

    Professor Mirabella delivered the paper “‘I Can No Longer Hold Me Patient:’ Margaret, Anger and Political Voice in Richard III” at the Renaissance Society of America’s April 2013 meeting. She lectured on Renaissance accessories at Parsons The New School of Design in October 2013.  

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  • Ali Mirsepassi

    In 2014, Professor Ali Mirsepassi was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board for New Bulgarian University’s International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Linguistics, Political and Social Science, History and Philosophy. In January 2014, he spoke at the post-screening discussion of the Iranian film Mashti Esmaeil at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art.  

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  • Meleko Mokgosi

    In April 2015, Professor Meleko Mokgosi and The School, Jack Shainman Gallery curator Darby English discussed Mokgosi's practice and works currently on view at The School, Jack Shainman Gallery's Kinderhook, NY location.

    Selections from Professor Mokgosi's exhibition, Pax Kaffraria, were exhibited at Art Basel in Miami Beach in 2015.  

    Professor Mokgosi had his debut solo exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, where he presented the final chapters of his three-year long history painting project Pax Kaffraria. Selections from the project were featured at Art Basel in Miami Beach. He was featured in The New York Times article, "Brooklyn Inspires African Artists" in October of 2014. Along with Laura Slatkin, he organized the spring 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring the artist Mary Kelly. 

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  • David Moore

    Professor David Moore presented a talk on experiential education to the NYU working group on internships in March 2014 at NYU. He published “For Interns, Experience Isn’t Always the Best Teacher” in the November 18, 2013 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

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  • Sara Murphy

    Read a feature on Professor Sara Murphy and two students from her Legal Fictions course on how the course has developed and highlights from the students' perspectives.

    Professor Murphy's essay “‘The Hereditary Taint in Her Blood:’ Madwomen, Murderesses, and Mens Rea in Sensation Fiction” appeared in the March 2014 issue of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies. Her essay “Heart, Science, and Regulation: Victorian Anti-Vivisection Discourse and the Human,” was published in Law and Literature in 2014.  

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  • Meera Nair

    Professor Meera Nair was the recipient of an Individual Artists Grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), administered by the Queens Council of the Arts for a new project, titled: 11372: Stories.

    Professor Nair's article, "Narendra Modi was speaking in code when he visited America. Here’s what he was really saying to his Hindu nationalist base" was published in The Washington Post in October of 2014. Her review, A play in New York tells tales of two women from India that 'need to be told', was featured on Scroll.in. Her article, "Annotate the Plot: Using Annotation to write better Fiction" was published in Digital Is, part of the National Writing Project, in September of 2014. Her piece, "Voyeur," was published in Cura, A Literary Magazine of Art & Action, in December of 2013.

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  • Vasuki Nesiah

    In July 2015, Professor Vasuki Nesiah, the playwright Tim Ruddy, the director Christopher Randolph, and photojournalist Nina Berman participated in a talk back after a performance of Ruddy's play The International, now on stage at the Origin Theatre in New York, New York.

    Professor Nesiah organized and moderated a discussion between Chinnie Ding and joined Jo Becker, Advocacy Director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, about the relationship between labor and human rights on April 2, 2014 as part of the panel “Labor Rights as Human Rights.” She organized a talk in April 2014 with scholar Andrea Freeman, who spoke on “The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk: Food Oppression and the USDA” at Gallatin.

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  • Amanda Petrusich

    Professor Amanda Petrusich was named a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction.

    Professor Petrusich published “Hunting for the Source of the World’s Most Beguiling Folk Music,” a travel narrative about ancient Greek folk festivals, in the New York Times Magazine’s “Voyages” issue in September 2014.

    Professor Petrusich’s book, Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records, was published by Scribner in 2014.

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  • Kimberly Phillips-Fein

    Professor Phillips-Fein was given a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars, Artists and Writers at the New York Public Library for 2014-2015 for work on her forthcoming book, Fear City: The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of the Age of Austerity. Also for work on 500

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