Professor Maria-Luisa 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.
Professor Nancy Agabian 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. In March 2014, she read “Everything in Time: Poems of Memory and Armenia” at Berl’s Poetry Shop in Brooklyn, 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 “Clouds of Paan” was published in Newtown Literary Journal’s Fall/Winter 2013 issue.
Professor Agabian was appointed by the Queens Council on the Arts as a 2013-2014 mentor in their Artist Peer Circle program and was named a 2013 Laundromat Project Create Change Professional Development Fellow.
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.
Professor Sinan Antoon was long listed for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for best translated fiction. He received the 2014 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for his translation of his own novel The Corpse Washer, published by Yale University Press. 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."
Professor Bryonn Bain (MA ’98) was the executive producer for What It iZ: The Spoken Wordical, a prison abolitionist hip-hop theater remix of The Wiz!, staged at Gallatin in February 2014. He performed an excerpt from his show Lyrics from Lockdown on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. Professor Bain performed Lyrics from Lockdown at the Miller Theatre November 20th, 2014.
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.
Professor Cris Beam’s essay “Just Holding on Through the Curves” was published in the August 29, 2013 Modern Love section of The New York Times.
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.
Professor Bill Caspary 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. 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.
Professor Paula 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. She gave the keynote address for the Transnational Communications Methods & Practice: Mapping Technologies and Futures Symposium, held at the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in April 2013.
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.
Professor Chakravartty edited, along with Denise Ferreira da Silva, a special issue of American Quarterly called Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), which was awarded the 2013 Best Special Issue Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The essay “Media Pluralism Redux: Towards New Frameworks of Comparative Media Studies ‘Beyond the West,’” which she co-authored with Srirupa Roy, was published in the 2013 issue of Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture. She co-authored, along with Sreela Sarkar, “Entrepreneurial Justice: The New Spirit of Capitalism in Emergent India,” which was published in 2013 in Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture.
Professor Champagne performed in the U.S. 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 wNYC. She will also perform in the work in July, in its production at Bard College.
Professor Champagne performed an excerpt from her new work, Traps, at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City in the performance development series, THROW, curated by Sarah Maxfield.
Professor 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 the New Ohio Theatre in Manhattan.
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.
Professor Amalia Córdova delivered her paper “Collecting ‘Video Indígena:’ Engaging Indigenous Knowledges in a Changing Mediascape” in May 2013 at the University of Miami/Florida International University. Professor Córdova was highlighted on the Berlinale's Facebook page as an advisor to their upcoming film showcase on Indigenous films from Latin America, called "NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema." She presented her paper “Weaving Wisdom: Videos for Peace in Colombia” in November 2013 at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University.
Professor Nina Cornyetz organized, along with William Bridges, the 2013 Traveling Texts Symposium, “Between African American and Japanese,” a two-day symposium at Gallatin on the cross-pollination between Japanese and African-American literature and culture. There, she presented her paper “The Theatrics of Japanese Blackface: Body as Mannequin.” She, Gallatin student Ferdinand Tomassini (BA ’15), East Asian studies professor Yukiko Hanawa, and Boston University professor J. Keith Vincent participated in the “Queer Japan” panel in Washington Square Park in October 2013.
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.
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.”
Professor Michael Dinwiddie received a 2013 Spirit Award in Education from National Black Theatre (NBT) and was appointed to the Theatre Communications Group/NBT Planning Committee for “Catalyst,” a 2014 international convention of theaters. In 2014, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts. He organized a 2014 staged reading of Zora Lives!, starring Lynn Whitfield and Avery Brooks, for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in Maitland, FL. He conceived, cast, and directed the “Invisible Man” presentation for the 2013 NYU Convocation. He participated, along with 21 other Gallatin faculty members, in the First Gallatin Global Symposium, held at the NYU Berlin center on May 3–4, 2013, organized by George Shulman. He organized the Black Theatre Network’s 28th Annual Conference “Our Play’s the Thing,” held August 1-4, 2014, and hosted at Gallatin. The event will include representatives from the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT), the Dramatists Guild (DG), United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) and other local theatre companies, and will mark the historic launch of CONTINUUM, BTN’s online refereed scholarly journal.
Professor Dinwiddie moderated the February 2014 Black History Month event Slaves on Screen: Atlantic Slavery in Contemporary Cinema,” held at Gallatin. He was the post-show speaker and moderator for a November 2013 performance of Honky, at New York’s Urban Stages Theatre. He also participated in a talkback for New York Theatre Workshop’s October 2013 production of Fetch Clay Make Man. He spoke about Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs at the New School for Social Research in October 2013. He spoke at the Hot Jazz Symposium, held in March 2014 at Gallatin.
Professor Stephen Duncombe delivered his talk “Punk Aesthetics and DIY Design,” at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in April 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. He led the January 2014 weekend workshop for Portland State University’s MFA students in Art and Social Practice in Portland, OR. He was a panelist for the November 2013 panel “What Does it Mean To Be Political Today? Street Tactics and Activist Strategies,” at The Base in Brooklyn, NY. Along with Steve Lambert, he delivered “Caledonian Dreaming: Radical Possibilities in the Age of Uncertainty,” at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2013. He was a panelist for the October 2013 discussion “Performing Change,” at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York. With Steve Lambert, he ran the “Changin’ Scotland” workshop through the Centre for Artistic Activism (CAA) in Newbattle Abbey College in Scotland in November 2013. He gave the talk “Documentation and Legacy: The Civil Rights Movement,” in June 2013 at the Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking in Brooklyn, NY. With Steve Lambert, he led “Imagining Utopia,” a November 2013 workshop that gathered artists and educators from Pakistan, and which was organized through the “Art for Social Change” program of the American Embassy in Islamabad. The “Art Action Academy” short course was held at iSchool NYC public high school, October 2013. With Steve Lambert, he ran a School for Creative Activism long course held in Warwick, New York, May 31-June 2, 2013; Chicago, IL, July 29-31, 2013; San Antonio, TX, September 13-15, 2013; Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-3, 2013; Skopje, Macedonia, March 18-23, 2014. They also ran a School for Creative Activism short course “United for a Fair Economy,” Boston MA, June 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, March 25, 2014. The two ran “Art Action Academy,” along course held at Portland State University, Social Practice Arts Program, January 17-19, 2013.
Professor Duncombe contributed “The Art of Activism,” an essay that he co-wrote with Steve Lambert, to Truth is Concrete: A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics (Sternberg Press, 2014). He wrote “It Happened and Somebody Noticed,” catalog essay published by the Museum of Urban Reclaimed Space, New York, in December 2013. With Sam Gould, he co-wrote “On Pedagogy, Countercultures, and the Theory of Utopia,” which was published by The Third Rail, #1, in the fall 2013. With Steve Lambert, he co-wrote “Activist Art: Does it Work?” for Open: Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain which was published online in the fall 2013. His essay “Protest Scenography,” was published in the Summer 2013 issue of Performance Research.
Professor Duncombe was awarded a 2013 NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund grant for Art and Activism and Cross-School Curricular Concentration. Duncombe’s School for Creative Activism was also awarded a 2013 project grant from the Open Society Foundations.
Professor Gregory 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. Professor Erickson 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.
Professor Erickson read his paper “Christian Heresy and Counter Narratives of Religion and Literature: Joyce, Žižek, Taylor” at the European Association for the Study of Religion Conference at Liverpool Hope University in September 2013. In August 2013, he presented his paper “A ‘Shout in the Street’: Music, Heresy, and the Anxiety of Divine Creation in Joyce and Schoenberg” at the 15th annual Modernist Studies Association conference at the University of Sussex. He will present 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. Erickson’s “Old Heresies and Future Paradigms: Joss Whedon on Body and Soul” was included in The Joss Whedon Reader (Syracuse University Press, 2014).
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. Gregory Erickson, along with Bernard Schweizer, 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.
Professor Valerie Forman delivered a paper entitled “Transatlantic Developments and Global Consciousness: Politics, Economics, and Aesthetics” to the September 2013 Five College Renaissance Seminar, held in Amherst, MA.
Professor 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, she was interviewed for the popular DC radio program "The Poet and The Poem."
Professor Fragos’s new poems will be appearing or have recently appeared in the special transatlantic issue of Ploughshares, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, andThe Boston Review.
Professor Hallie 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 was a guest lecturer and leader of a 2013 field trip to Greece through the Archaeological Field School at Heraclea Sintica, a school which she also co-directs. She and Matt Stanley were awarded a Curriculum Development Grant for “Achilles’ Shield: Mapping the Ancient Cosmos,” a new course that they will co-teach in the spring of 2015.
Professor Fredericks, along with with Mamadou Diouf, edited The Arts of Citizenship in African Cities: Infrastructures and Spaces of Belonging (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Her article “Vital Infrastructures of Trash in Dakar,” was featured in a special issue on Comparative Infrastructures (Edited by Timothy Mitchell) of the Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol 34.3.
Professor Fredericks presented: “Political Infrastructures of Trash in Dakar, Senegal” at the Infrastructures of Labor panel, Urban Democracy Lab, NYU, December 2014; “Vital Infrastructures of Trash in Dakar, Senegal” at the Politicizing the fabric of the city: rethinking material politics in urban studies panel, Critical Geography Conference, Temple University, November 2014; “Waste Matters: The Politics of Trash Labor Infrastructures in Dakar, Senegal.” at the Global Garbage Conference, SENAR, University of London Institute in Paris, June 2014; “Research and Teaching UPE” (via Skype) at the Urban Political Ecology in African Cities Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa. 22-26 Sept 2014; and “The Politics of Garbage in Senegal” at Fellows Tea, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore, April 20, 2014.
Professor Rosalind Fredericks’s essay “‘The Old Man is Dead:’ Hip Hop and the Arts of Citizenship of Senegalese Youth” was published in Antipode in January 2014.
Professor Lisa Goldfarb edited (with Bart Eeckhout and Natalie Gerber) Helen Vendler’s Wallace Stevens, a special issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal (Johns Hopkins University Press, Fall 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 was chosen to be a visiting researcher at the Sorbonne (University of Paris, 4) over the course of this year (2014-2015), and will be a GRI faculty fellow at NYU’s Paris site for a period of time during the spring semester.
Professor Goldfarb is organizing with colleagues from the Sorbonne and University of Antwerp a Spring 2015 conference, “Wallace Stevens in France: An International Conference.” She will present a paper, “Thinking through the Senses: Stevens, Valéry, and Proust.”
Professor Goldfarb and Bart Eeckhout were editors of a special issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal, entitled Wallace Stevens and W.H. Auden, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2013. Goldfarb contributed her article “‘An Unalterable Vibration’ or ‘An Altering Speech for Altering Things’: Stevens, Auden, and Symbolist Poetics” and co-wrote, with Bart Eeckhout, the introduction, “Stevens and Auden: Disparities and Affinities” to the special issue. She and Bart Eeckhout co-chaired and moderated a session on “Helen Vendler’s Wallace Stevens” at the 2014 MLA convention in January.
Professor Goldfarb’s essay “‘Thinking-Intuitive Types:’ Poetic Affinities in W.H. Auden and Paul Valéry’” was accepted for publication as a chapter for Auden at Work, a volume of essays edited by Bonnie Costello and Rachel Galvin (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming 2015). She co-organized the May 2014 international conference at the University of Antwerp, “Poetry after Wallace Stevens,” and will deliver the paper, “‘The Huge High Harmony:” Wallace Stevens’ Musical Legacy.’”
Professor Judith Greenberg’s essay “Last Gasp” was published in the Parents section of The Huffington Post in September 2013.
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.
Professor Harpman, along with Peter Anker 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 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. 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. 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. Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim co-authored the book Global Design (Prestel, 2014), released in June 2014. Louise 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.
Lanny Harrison as a member of the Creative Process team at Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) June 2014, in Tacoma, Wa., taught a workshop with her daughter Hannah Pearl Walcott - "Spontaneous Theater across the Generations." Lanny was also part of a performance at ALIA, with Arawana Hayashi, Barbara Bash, Jerry Granelli and HP Walcott. On Sept. 11, 2014, Lanny performed in a benefit for Tibet House here in NYC, curated by guitarist and singer, Terre Roche. In October 2014, Lanny taught MFA theater students and was part of a performance at Naropa University in Boulder, Co. celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
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.
Professor Justin 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.
Professor Hornick was awarded the 2014-2015 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, which is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that one of NYU's primary institutional priorities, along with research, is exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom setting.
Professor Kristin Horton received the Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013-2014. She, along with Matthew Gregory, 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.
Professor Myles Jackson is the recipient of the 2014 Humboldt Prize, the Reimar Lüst Award for Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This award supports outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of bilateral relations between Germany and their home countries, with an invitation to spend up to a year in Germany. Professor Jackson's book, The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) will be released in Spring 2015. His article, Pharmacogenomics and the Biology of Race, was featured in Huff Post Healthy Living. He is a guest-editor on a special issue on gene patenting for the journal 'Perspectives of Science' published by MIT Press.
Professor Joachim, along with Peter Anker and Louise Harpman, 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 Joachim and Nina Tandon’s book, Super Cells: Building with Biology, was published by TED Books in 2014. 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. Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim co-authored the book Global Design (Prestel, 2014), released in June 2014. Mitchell Joachim’s Terreform ONE is an official selection of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition and is included in the Venice Architecture Biennale, held from June 7 to November 23, 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. He delivered his talk “Smart cities for 11 billion people” at TEDxBerlin in November 2013. He spoke in New York in October 2013 about transportation and the Second Avenue subway for the “Art, Design, and the Urban Environment” conference, which was co-organized by the National Academy and CIVITAS. He contributed his essay “Smart Trash: Transforming Waste into Building Blocks of the Next City,” to Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture (Riverside Architectural Press/ABC Art Books Canada, 2013). He published “The End of Rubbish” in The Wired World in 2014. In 2013, he published “Exploring Socio-Ecological Design,” in The Huffington Post.
On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy will unveil "Drifting in Daylight," a pathway of commissioned works, including those of Gallatin professor Nina Katchadourian, which will wind through the newly renovated North End of NYC's iconic park.
For The Metropolitan Museum of Art's a new video series, The Artist Project, 100 contemporary artists will reflect on five thousand years of art at the Met, each considering a single work of art from the Museum's collection. Professor Katchadourian will be featured in the first set of videos in the series. #MetArtistProject
Nina Katchadourian, Michael Rakowitz, and The Office For Creative Research have been selected by MoMA for Artist 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."
From May 6–October 18th, 2015, Professor Katchadourian, along with seventeen other Armenian artists in the diaspora, will be part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, in the "Armenity" exhibition, held at the pavilion of the Armenian Ministry of Culture, located on on the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, and featuring works that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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. She received a 2013 Art Matters grant to support her collaborative work with science historian Laurel Braitman for a new piece about the Ballenas Amistosas (Friendly Whales) of California’s San Ignacio Lagoon. She had two solo shows in April 2014, one at Cecilia Brunson Projects in London, UK, and a second at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College in Kenyon, OH.
Professor Bruce 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).
Professor Scott 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).
Professor Landres received a Mellon fellowship to be the Global Initiatives Fellow at the arts organization, Creative Time, in November of 2014. She also was in the panel discussion, "A 21st Century Originale" at the Goethe-Institut.
Professor Landres received a 2014 Library Research Grant Award from The Getty Research Institute. She presented her paper “Playing Dead: Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and the Uncanny Body” at the 2014 College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Landres discussed Moorman's performance as a “living sculpture” in relation to John Cage’s compositional theory, Second Wave Feminist critique, and the verdict convicting Moorman of indecent exposure. She published “Out of Itself: Vito Acconci and the Body of the Listener” in Anamesa Journal (December 2013).
Professor Patricia Lennox and Professor Mirabella have co-edited for Arden/Bloomsbury Books: Shakespeare and Costume (April 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?"
Professor Andrew Levitas' Exhibition, Metalwork Photography, will be held 10/28/2014 - 11/16/2014 in Phillips' new Berkeley Square location, London, UK.
Professor Moya 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 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. 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).
Professor Julie Malnig presented a 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).
Professor Eve 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 Eve 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. In December 2013, she spoke at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, in conjunction with the symposium “Conceptual art is a bunk . . . It’s a felt, it’s feeling, it’s felt.” She spoke to the NYU Department of Art History in October 2013. She contributed “Systems Theory” to the second, revised, and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her essay “Conceptual, Affectual,” was included in A Book About Collecting and Exhibiting Conceptual Art (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2013). She contributed to Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic, to volume 4 of The Stone Summer Theory Institute series (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013). She published “Arne Svenson: ‘The Neighbors’ at Julie Saul Gallery,” in frieze (Issue 158, October 2013).
Professor Keith Miller received the Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013-2014. 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.
Professor Bella Mirabella and Professor Patricia Lennox have co-edited for Arden/Bloomsbury Books: Shakespeare and Costume (April 2014).
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.
Professor Ali Mirsepassi’s book, Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism: At Home and in the World, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He won a 2014 Award for Outstanding Service from the Institute for International Education Scholar Rescue Fund. He 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.
Professor Mirsepassi gave a seminar on “Linguistics, Intercultural Communication and Area Studies” at New Bulgarian University in October 2013. He lectured on “The ‘Marvelous’ Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid” at School of Oriental and African Studies in November 2013. Also in November 2013, he spoke on “The ‘Human Sciences’ on Trial in Iran” at the London School of Economics. In January 2014, he spoke at the post-screening discussion of the Iranian film Mashti Esmaeil at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art.
Professor Meleko 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.
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.
Professor Sara Murphy presented her paper “Boundaries, Bodies, and Juridical Norms: Wilkie Collins’ Man and Wife,” at the Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Milwaukee, WI, in November 2013. She read her paper “Wilkie Collins, Jurisdiction, and the Life of Modern Law,” at the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference “Victorian Modernities” which was held in Portland, OR, in November 2013. Her 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,” is forthcoming in 2014 in Law and Literature.
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.
Professor Vasuki 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.” Vasuki Nesiah 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.
Professor Amanda 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. The book was reviewed in New York Times, and her research process for the book was featured in NYU Stories.
Professor Kim Phillips-Fein published “Lessons from the Great Default Crisis of 1975” in The Nation (October 16, 2013); She published “New York’s Austerity Man,” a review of David Dinkins memoir, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic in Public Books (December 13, 2013). She 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 Fear City, she received a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was appointed to a three-year term as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, beginning in 2014. She co-organized a conference, “Business and Politics in the Twentieth Century,” in November 2013 at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE. The conference essays will be collected and published by University of Pennsylvania Press.
Professor Stacy Pies presented a paper, "Free Circulation: Mallarmé's Poetical Economics in "Crise de Vers" at the 40th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, held at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from October 16-18, 2014.
The University of Rochester invited Professor Polyné to organize and present on a panel for its African and African American Studies symposium in November. The symposium, "The Idea of Africa: From the Haitian Revolution to the Liberation of South Africa," was inspired by his recent edited volume, "The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development." It was the second event in a series at the University of Rochester. Their interdisciplinary panel was titled "Respè ak Respekte (Respect and Enforce): History, Urban Planning and the Tensions of Humanitarianism in Haiti." He presented his work, "There is Money and Opportunity Waiting for the Right Man: The Commercial and Ideological Uses of Haiti--from Post U.S. Occupation to Post Earthquake."
Professor Millery Polyné spoke on National Public Radio’s February 13, 2014 Alt.Latino broadcast “Cradle of Black Pride: Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Music in Between.” He presented two short essays on Martiniquan statesman and poet, Aimé Césaire, for the February 2014 Columbia University Conference “The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun: Legacies of Aimé Césaire.” He published “Democracy as Human Rights: Raymond Joseph, Despotic Haiti and the Translation of a Rights Discourse, 1965-1969” in the Journal of Transnational American Studies (2013). He participated, along with 21 other Gallatin faculty members, in the First Gallatin Global Symposium, held at the NYU Berlin center on May 3–4, 2013, organized by George Shulman.
Professor Myisha Priest organized the September 2013 Albert Gallatin Lecture, featuring Tarik Trotter (Black Thought) of the band The Roots. In November 2013, she organized the panel “Wild NYC,” which brought authors, urban naturalists, wildlife rehabilitators, environmental educators—as well as a few and wild animals—to Gallatin. She participated, along with 21 other Gallatin faculty members, in the First Gallatin Global Symposium, held at the NYU Berlin center on May 3–4, 2013, organized by George Shulman.
Professor Andrew Romig presented “Ridiculing the Emperor: Petrarch and the Legend of Fastrada’s Ring,” Twentieth International Medieval Congress, held in Leeds, England, in July 2013. In February 2014, he gave his paper “Prison and Predestination: The ‘Jailhouse’ Correspondence of Gottschalk of Orbais,” at the Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity Conference, held at Brown University, in Providence, RI. He presented “Enacting Empathy after the Carolingian Civil War,” at The Fortieth Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Emotions, in April 2014, at Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. He published “In Praise of the Too-Clement Emperor: The Problem of Forgiveness in the Astronomer’s Vita Hludowici imperatoris” in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 89.2 (Medieval Academy of America, Spring 2014). He won a 2013–2014 faculty fellowship from the NYU Humanities Initiative.
Professor Barnaby Ruhe was awarded the Visual Arts Award during the 2014 Annual Arts Ovation Award luncheon, held May 8, 2014, in Allentown, PA.
Professor Philip Sanders’s piece “Blue Sky Palace,” a hand-digitized chalk image/performance, was featured in the June 2013 “Figment” participatory art event held on Governors Island, NY.
Professor Leslie Satin presented a paper, “Dancing in Place: Exhaustion, Embodiment, and Perec” and choreographed/performed in a live dance/video installation, “Hidden Dip,” a collaboration with Victoria Hunter of the University of Chichester, at “Species of Spaces: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on the Work of Georges Perec,” at Teesside University in Darlington, England, in March 2014. In April 2014, she presented “Space/Age: The Body as Home(less),” at the “Performance, Place, Possibility: Performance in Contemporary Urban Contexts” Conference at the University of Leeds, England. She received a 2013 Gallatin Jewish Studies Grant. She conceived, choreographed, and performed in a dance concert, Daily Duets/Mixed Doubles, a duet relay, presented by the Railyard Performance Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in August 2013.
Professor George Shulman contributed “Chasing the Whale: Melville’s Moby Dick as Political Theory” to The Political Companion to Melville (University of Kentucky Press, 2013). He published “Reflections on the 2012 Election: Analytic Frames and Affective Dispositions” in the March 2013 issue of Theory and Event. He organized the First Gallatin Global Symposium, held at the NYU Berlin center on May 3–4, 2013. The “Symposium on Ethnicity, Migration, and Citizenship” gathered 21 faculty from Gallatin, including Kimberly DaCosta, Michael Dinwiddie, Ritty Lukose, Millery Polyné, and Myisha Priest, and from NYU’s European locations, including Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, and Prague. He edited Radical Future Pasts, which was released by The University Press of Kentucky in July 2014.
Professor Laura Slatkin, chair of Distinguished Faculty Lecture committee, along with AB Huber and Kim DaCosta, organized a discussion between comic memorist Alison Bechtel and author Hilary Chute in the fall of 2013. Along with Meleko Mokgosi, she organized the spring 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring the artist Mary Kelly.
Professor Sloan performed Crossing the BLVD at the New York Institute of Technology, Stockton College, New Jersey, and YO MISS! was featured at the KO Festival of Performance in July 2014. Upcoming performances include: Crossing the BLVD as the kick off performance for the KO Festival of Performance in July 2015 and YO MISS! as the keynote performance at the National Oral History Association Conference in the fall of 2015.
Professor Sloan was awarded a Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist grant to create new audio works called Cross-Cultural Stories in Sound. She was also the recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts grant through EarSay for Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts immigrant youth theatre, radio and multi-media project in collaboration with the International High School at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY. She also received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to support public programming including YO MISS! and EarSay Youth programs. Professor Sloan is now a featured artist on Viper Records.
Professor Sloan won a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Music and Sound. She performed YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide at the Bowery Poetry Club in March 2014 and ran a workshop at NYU on storytelling, writing, and dialogue. YO MISS! was a featured performance in the winter 2014 Poetic License Theatre Festival and at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson Hole, WY. She performed Crossing the BLVD at New York Institute of Technology’s 2013 summer institute; Queens College, Quintessential Queens Conference in October 2013; Jackson Hole, WY, in August 2013; and at Central Oregon Community College in March 2014.
Professor Chris Spain received the Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013-2014.
Listen to an interview with Professor Matt Stanley and New Books in Science, Technology, and Society, where he speaks about his book, Huxley's Church and Maxwell's Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science.
Professor Matt Stanley presented “Eddington, Religion, and the Roots of Information Science” at the Information and Interactions Conference at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, in March 2014; “On Being a Religious Scientist: the Case of A.S. Eddington” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in February 2014; “Maxwell’s Evangelical Unification of Science” at the Philadelphia Area History of Science Consortium in September 2013; “Isaac Newton, Heretic” at the New York City Atheists Society in June 2013; “Scientific Sex or Biblical Sexiness: the Nickel Pamphlets of E. Haldeman-Julius” at the American Historical Association/American Society for Church History Annual Meeting in January 2014; and “How to Be a Religious Scientist: Lessons from History in Thinking about God and Nature,” at the New York Academy of Sciences in January 2014. Along with Hans Halvorson, he presented at the April 2014 NYU’s Veritas Forum on the question “Can Science and Faith CoExist?” He spoke on the March 2014 Nature Podcast “Testing Einstein.”
Professor Stanley and Professor Hallie Franks were awarded a Curriculum Development Grant for “Achilles’ Shield: Mapping the Ancient Cosmos,” a new course that they will co-teach in the spring of 2015. Stanley’s Huxley’s Church and Maxwell’s Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science was published by University of Chicago Press in November 2014. He was a commentator for the April 29, 2014 New York Theatre Workshop production of Eureka.
Professor Ben Steinfeld served as the Artistic Director for the 2014 Masters Thesis Showcase.
Professor Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, along with Noah Fuller and Mark Tseng Putterman, co-curated the 2014-15 public installation,"Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office," on view at 8 Washington Mews. The team also co-curated "The 'Normal': Images from the Haunted Files of Eugenics," on display at NYU's Kimmel Windows at LaGuardia and West 3rd Street. The exhibition was featured in The New York Times article, "When Racism Was a Science 'Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office' Recreates a Dark Time in a Laboratory's Past."
Professor Meredith Theeman produced the April 17, 2014 TEDx Gallatin event.
Professor Yevgeniya Traps received the Gallatin Adviser of Distinction Award for 2013-2014.
Professor Christopher Trogan was awarded a 2014 Rubin Museum-Baruch College faculty incentive fellowship for integrating the arts into the Great Works of Literature curriculum. He wrote “Rilke’s Fourth Duino Elegy as Philo-Poetic Dialectic,” which was published in the spring of 2014 in Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory and “The Unspoken Possibility of Language: Poetic Silence in Mallarmé and Rilke” was published in Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought. Two of his chapters were also published: “Narrative Impasse and Epistemological Terror in Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’” in Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Essays (Lehigh University Press, 2014) and “What is Literature?” in The Pocket Instructor: Literature (Princeton University Press, 2014).
Professor Lara Vapnyar’s book, The Scent of Pine, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. Lara Vapnyar’s short story “Virtual Grave” was published in the Winter 2014 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her short story “Katania” was published in the October 14, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
Professor Alejandro Velasco presented “Where are the Barrios? Past, Present, and Future of Popular Protest in Venezuela” at the Venezuela After Chavez Conference, held at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University on April 30, 2014. He also presented the paper at the Venezuela in Crisis Conference, held in April 2014 at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. He moderated the May 2013 event “What’s Next Venezuela? A Roundtable Discussion in Real Time,” which was sponsored by The Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs, the North American Congress on Latin America and the Center For Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU. He was a discussant for the NYU/Columbia/Yale Latin American History Graduate Retreat panel “Ideology, Identity, and Citizenship,” held at NYU in October 2013. He was a panelist for an online discussion forum held by the Global Center for Advanced Studies, held February 20, 2014 entitled “Clashes in the Streets of Venezuela.” He was a discussant for the “Interpretations of the Popular” Panel for The Politics of the Popular in Latin America Conference, held in March 2014 at the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, as well as for the “Managing Trade, Investment, Debt” panel, American (Inter)Dependencies Conference, held in April 2014 in the NYU Department of History. In March 2014, he organized a talk with the first female Consul General of Colombia, Elsa Cifuentes Aranzazu, at Gallatin.
Professor Velasco published “Venezuela’s Polarizations and Maduro’s Next Steps,” for the NACLA Report on the Americas (March 11, 2014), as well as “It is Time for the Moderates to Take a Stand” in The New York Times’s Room for Debate section (February 27, 2014), and “Communes in Progress: An Interview with Atenea Jiménez,” NACLA Report on the Americas 46, no. 2 (Summer 2013).
Professor e. Frances White received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award for 2013-2014. She helped found in 2014 the Critical Race Feminist Collective: a platform for dialogues and conferences between feminists in South Africa and the United States which is partially sponsored by Gallatin. At the international conference at Emory University, held March 27-29, 2014, Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights, she presented her paper “Diaspora Dialogues: Afro-British and Black American Masculinities.”
Professor Susanne Wofford organized “Action, Language, Text: Crossing Translational and Transnational Boundaries in Early Modern Theater and Performance Culture,” for the Theatre Without Borders Conference, held at Gallatin in June 2013.
Professor Maryrose Wood wrote the book and lyrics for the play The Tutor, which was given a 10-week mainstage run in the Seattle area, beginning with the Issaquah, WA, production at The Village Theatre in March 2014. She was the keynote speaker for the Writing for Charity conference in Provo, Utah, held in March 2014.