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Achievements

See below for recent news and achievements from Gallatin students, faculty, and alumni. Over the last decade, the Gallatin community has been honored with major international awards and prizes. A full list of student academic awardees, including Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholars, can be found on this Fellowship page. Awards for faculty and alumni include the Academy Award, Tony Awards, MacArthur "Genius" Grants, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and more.

Tue Apr 05 18:46:00 EDT 2022

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Tue Apr 05 18:46:00 EDT 2022

Christy Turlington Burns (BA ’99) Co-Edits New Book

Christy Turlington Burns (BA ’99) and Amy Shumer co-edited Arrival Stories: Women Share Their Experiences of Becoming Mothers (Penguin Random House, 2022), an anthology of stories of motherhood.

Tue Feb 01 19:00:00 EST 2022

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Tue Feb 01 19:00:00 EST 2022

Darrel Alejandro Holnes Announces New Book

Darrel Alejandro Holnes announced Stepmotherland, (Notre Dame Press, February 2022) his first full-length collection of poems that chronicle and question identity, family, and allegiance.

Thu Dec 09 13:00:00 EST 2021

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Thu Dec 09 13:00:00 EST 2021

Forbes Names Gallatin Alumni in the 2021 "30 under 30" List

Jordan Anderson (BA ’14) and Blake Slatkin were selected by Forbes for the tenth annual “30 Under 30” list created to “identify the new guard, the young innovators, trailblazers and disruptors remaking our world.”

Chef Jordan Anderson (BA ’14) was featured for his work as the executive chef and co-founder of Sami & Susu, an all-day Mediterranean restaurant based in NYC. Inspired by family recipes, Anderson and cofounder Amir Nathan launched Sami & Susu as a roving pop-up in summer 2020 to serve coffee, pastries, small plates, and natural wines. After a year of delivering food all over the city, Sami & Susu put down roots in the Lower East Side.

Producer and writer Blake Slatkin was featured for his achievements in music. Working with musicians like The Kid Laroi, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Iann Dior, Slatkin has made three top 10 hits in the last year. He recently received a Titanium award from iHeart Radio for 1 billion total audience spins on “Mood” by 24k Goldn and Iann Dior.

This year’s additions to the Forbes 30 under 30 list join influential Gallatin alumni recognized by Forbes for leaving their mark, with over 20 NYU alumni making the cut. Since 2014, 24 Gallatin alumni have been named to the list. Past notables include Madeline Sayet (MA ’12 in Arts Politics and Post-Colonial Theory), the current Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP); Phillip Picardi (BA ’12 with a concentration in Beauty), the founder of Them, a Condé-Nast LGBTQ-focused publication; and Rachel Tippograph (BA ‘09 in Entertainment Business & New Media), founder and CEO of MikMak.

The listing of Slatkin and Anderson in Forbes serves as the bellwether for future success in their industries and as a testament to Gallatin’s remarkable ability to produce change-makers in industries as diverse as the concentrations offered at Gallatin.

Thu Nov 18 12:55:00 EST 2021

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Thu Nov 18 12:55:00 EST 2021

'Noche de Fuego' Selected to Represent Mexico at Oscars

Noche de Fuego, the film adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s (BA ’82) novel Prayers for the Stolen (Penguin Random House, 2013) debuted at the Cannes film festival in the summer of 2021. It earned best film and best direction at the Athens International Film Festival and was chosen to represent Mexico in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Film in November of 2021. 

Mon Oct 25 18:12:00 EDT 2021

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Mon Oct 25 18:12:00 EDT 2021

Patricia Eunji Kim Audits 50,000 Monuments

In partnership with Monument Lab, Patricia Eunji Kim co-wrote and co-edited a national monument audit of 50,000 conventional monuments from every US state and territory. The audit was produced in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to inform its $250 million monuments project and was featured in NYU News and Futurity.

Mon Oct 25 13:26:00 EDT 2021

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Mon Oct 25 13:26:00 EDT 2021

Jack Byrne (BA ’23) Produced and Filmed SidetalkNYC

Gallatin student Jack Byrne (BA ’23) is half of the duo behind SidetalkNYC, a series of one-minute Instagram stories that feature New Yorkers talking about New York. Byrne is producer and cameraman for the series, which caught Knicks fans in a moment of joy when the team beat the Celtics in the NBA season opener. Byrne was interviewed in Forbes and showcased in the New York Post.

Mon Oct 25 12:26:00 EDT 2021

Mon Oct 25 12:26:00 EDT 2021

Turning Obsessions into Art

For the first episode of the second season of Criss Cross, podcast host KC Trommer spoke with Gallatin faculty member and celebrated multimedia artist Nina Katchadourian about the collaborative process behind To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World, an art exhibition which premiered at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco in January 2021. The exhibition was the result of Katchadourian's "lifelong obsession" with Survive the Savage Sea (1973), a best-selling book about how the Robertson family survived a shipwreck. Having read the book as a child, Katchadourian and shipwreck survivor Douglas Robertson scheduled daily phone calls during the early days of the pandemic for thirty-eight consecutive days, mirroring the time that Robertson and his family were adrift at sea.

Based off of the exchange, Katchadourian created videos, sculptures, photographs, drawings, text message exchanges, and excerpts from her recorded phone calls with Robertson to explore all dimensions of a story of resourcefulness, hope, and creative capacity under duress. To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World is currently on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through April 24, 2022.

Season One guests include Gallatin faculty members Eugenia Kisin, Matthew Stanley, George Shulman, Kwami Coleman, Stephen Duncombe, Shatima Jones, and their student and alumni collaborators. Listen to Criss Cross by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Tue Oct 12 13:09:07 EDT 2021

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Tue Oct 12 13:09:07 EDT 2021

LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) won a 2021 Bessie Award

LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) won a 2021 Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement. Having danced with Caleb Teicher & Company, Dorrance Dance, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Ladies of Hip-Hop, and Passion Fruit Dance Company, Barnes is a versatile dancer in Lindy Hop, house dance, and hip-hop. "Barnes is celebrated globally for her musicality, athleticism and joyful presence," the Bessies committee noted. 

Fri Oct 08 18:22:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Oct 08 18:22:00 EDT 2021

Meriba Knight (BA '04) Investigates Juvenile Justice System

Meribah Knight (BA ’04) and Ken Armstrong wrote “Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge,” a long-form investigative report published by WPL News 90.3 in Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the article, eleven members of Congress sent a letter to ask the US Department of Justice to open an investigation into the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County. 

Fri Oct 01 13:41:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Oct 01 13:41:00 EDT 2021

Steve Duncombe Co-Writes New Book

The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible (O/R Books, 2021) by Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert brings together the authors’ extensive practical knowledge—gleaned from over a decade’s experience training activists around the world—with theoretical insights from fields as far-ranging as cultural studies and cognitive science.From the United Farm Workers’ boycott movement in sixties’ California to a canal-side beach in present-day Saint Petersburg, these pages are packed with contemporary and historical case studies that have been shown to work in practice.

Fri Oct 01 11:53:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Oct 01 11:53:00 EDT 2021

Allyson Paty (BA '09) Publishes Poem In 'Poetry Magazine'

Paty’s poem “Jalousie” was published in the October 2021 Issue of Poetry Magazine.

Tue Sep 21 19:27:00 EDT 2021

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Tue Sep 21 19:27:00 EDT 2021

Amogh Thakkar (BA ’25) Named Breakthrough Junior Challenge Finalist

Amogh Thakkar (BA ’25) was named a Breakthrough Junior Challenge finalist for “You Are Part Virus: Human Endogenous Retroviruses.” The Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science.

Mon Sep 20 19:22:04 EDT 2021

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Mon Sep 20 19:22:04 EDT 2021

Dakota Fordham (BA ’25) won Regional Tennis Championship Single

Dakota Fordham (BA ’25; pictured left) and Carol Plakk (BA ’25; pictured right) won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships in Geneva, New York. The duo won the doubles title and Fordham defeated Plakk in the singles final.

Sat Sep 18 13:38:00 EDT 2021

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Sat Sep 18 13:38:00 EDT 2021

Frances Denny (BA '07) Opens New Exhibit

Pictures from Frances Denny’s (BA ’07) exhibit Major Arcana: Witches in America is included in the exhibition The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming, held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Fri Sep 17 13:44:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Sep 17 13:44:00 EDT 2021

Jade Doskow (BA '00) Opens Solo Show

Freshkills Park Photographer-in-Residence Jade Doskow (BA ’00) opened a solo show at the Tracey Morgan Gallery in September 2021.

Sat Sep 11 19:16:00 EDT 2021

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Sat Sep 11 19:16:00 EDT 2021

Eiko Otake (MA ’07) Performed “Slow Turn”

In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Eiko Otake (MA ’07) performed “Slow Turn” in Battery Park City, a new piece that centers on Otake’s memories of that day and its aftermath.

Fri Aug 20 13:52:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Aug 20 13:52:00 EDT 2021

Joosje Duk (BA '16) Selected for Talent en Route

The Nederlands Film Festival selected writer-director Joosje Duk (BA ’16) for the Festival’s Talent en Route initiative, and will feature her web series Almost Starring.

Wed Aug 18 18:07:00 EDT 2021

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Wed Aug 18 18:07:00 EDT 2021

Maria Sofia Hernandez (BA ’19) Directed New Play

Maria Sofia Hernandez (BA ’19) directed a bilingual tribute to Cuban playwright Maria Irene Fornes which debuted at the Russian Arts Theatre & Studio in August 2021 and was performed by the All-Latina Theatre Collective.

Tue Aug 10 18:26:00 EDT 2021

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Tue Aug 10 18:26:00 EDT 2021

Damon Kornhauser (BA ’02) Received Double Grant

NextUs Ventures founder Damon Kornhauser (BA ’02) received a double grant from the US Department of State and IREX to create a new model of digital collaboration.

Mon Aug 02 18:53:00 EDT 2021

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Mon Aug 02 18:53:00 EDT 2021

Nancy Agabian Wins Prize

Nancy Agabian won a Jeanne Cordova Prize for Queer/Lesbian Nonfiction from Lambda Literary.

Sun Aug 01 18:02:36 EDT 2021

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Sun Aug 01 18:02:36 EDT 2021

Jay Goldberg (BA ’82) Started Arts Residency

Jay Goldberg (BA ’82) was selected as the Visual Muze Storytelling Artist-in-Residence by the West Harlem Art Fund to work on The Memory of America: Remember Your First Baseball Game, a multimedia project documenting the first baseball game of immigrants and members of the military.

Sun Aug 01 14:25:00 EDT 2021

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Sun Aug 01 14:25:00 EDT 2021

Remes's Critical Disaster Studies

Critical Disaster Studies, co-edited by Jacob Remes and Andy Horowitz, was published by University of Pennsylvania Press.   

Sun Aug 01 11:44:10 EDT 2021

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Sun Aug 01 11:44:10 EDT 2021

De Shields Reprises Lear; Hadestown Returns to Broadway

Legendary actor André De Shields (MA ’91) will reprise the role of King Lear for an upcoming production of Shakespeare’s tragedy but first, he will return to Broadway in Hadestown.

Sun Aug 01 03:00:00 EDT 2021

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Sun Aug 01 03:00:00 EDT 2021

2021-2022 George Bennett Fellow

Kim Coleman Foote has been selected as the 2021-2022 George Bennett Fellow and will be Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Fri Jul 30 19:07:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Jul 30 19:07:00 EDT 2021

Glenn Kurtz Premiered New Documentary

Three Minutes: A Lengthening, a new documentary film based on Glenn Kurtz's book, Three Minutes in Poland (Macmillan, 2015), premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Fri Jul 30 13:12:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Jul 30 13:12:00 EDT 2021

'Noche de Fuego' Premiered at Cannes

Noche de Fuego, the film adaptation of Jennifer Clement's (BA ’82) novel Prayers for the Stolen (Penguin Random House, 2013), premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and was reviewed in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Fri Jul 16 18:32:00 EDT 2021

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Fri Jul 16 18:32:00 EDT 2021

Aine Nakamura (MA ’20) performed Circle Hasu

Aine Nakamura (MA ’20) performed Circle Hasu at the Gallatin Galleries throughout July and August.

Thu Jul 15 10:44:52 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 15 10:44:52 EDT 2021

2021 NYU Summer Launchpad

Brandon Lee (BA ’22) and George Li’s Middlemen, an online authentication and handling service for safely swapping sneakers online, participated in the 2021 NYU Summer Launchpad and in the NYU-Yale Pitchoff, held on July 15.

Thu Jul 01 12:01:40 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 12:01:40 EDT 2021

Fraizer Named Starshine and Clay Fellow

Poet Michael Frazier (BA ’00) is one of the inaugural fellows for Cave Canem’s Starshine and Clay Fellowship, a fellowship that provides financial and professional support to emerging Black poets.  

Thu Jul 01 11:49:05 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 11:49:05 EDT 2021

Duk Wins Netflix Script Contest

Joosje Duk (BA ’16) was one of only two winners of the Amsterdam-based Netflix New Voices Script Contest. For her screenplay One and One Equals Three, an anti-rom com about female sexuality, Duk won 25,000 Euros and has her screenplay on track to be adopted as a Netflix original film.  

Thu Jul 01 11:25:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 11:25:00 EDT 2021

Noche de Fuego nominated for Palme d'Or

The screenplay for Noche de Fuego, a film directed by Mexican-Salvadoran director Tatiana Huezo, was adapted from Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth, 2014), a novel by Jennifer Clement (BA ’82). Noche de Fuego was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Thu Jul 01 11:23:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 11:23:00 EDT 2021

We the People Children's Musical Series

We The People, a new animated children's musical series by Chris Nee (BA ’93), was released on Netflix and reviewed in the New York Times, Decider, and Variety. Another Netflix show by Nee, Ridley Jones, launched on July 13.  

Thu Jul 01 11:15:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 11:15:00 EDT 2021

Millery Polyné Wrote Op-Ed in Washington Post

For the Washington Post, Millery Polyné and Laurent Dubois co-authored the Op-Ed “Haiti is stuck in a cycle of upheaval. Its people suffer the most.”

Thu Jul 01 11:04:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 11:04:00 EDT 2021

The Bio-Informatic Digester

The Bio-Informatic Digester, an art installation that uses mealworms to eat styrofoam packaging developed by Mitchell Joachim and Terreform ONE, was included in A New View Camden, a six-month-long exhibition featuring six unique public art projects in Camden, New Jersey.

Thu Jul 01 10:55:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Jul 01 10:55:00 EDT 2021

Global 1979: Geographies and Histories of the Iranian Revolution

Ali Mirsepassi and Arang Keshavarzian co-wrote the multidisciplinary book Global 1979: Geographies and Histories of the Iranian Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Wed Jun 30 11:41:53 EDT 2021

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Wed Jun 30 11:41:53 EDT 2021

Dorrance Dance Opens Jacob's Pillow

Dorrance Dance, the award-winning tap dance company founded in 2011 by Michelle Dorrance (BA ’01), opened the 2021 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Tue Jun 29 19:55:50 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 29 19:55:50 EDT 2021

Jeongki Lim (BA ’10) Launches Coursera Course

Jeongki Lim (BA ’10), Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons at the New School, collaborated with the Parsons N Ventures team to launch "Creativity & A.I. Specialization," one of the first New School courses on Coursera.

Fri Jun 18 20:04:24 EDT 2021

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Fri Jun 18 20:04:24 EDT 2021

John Ridley (BA ’87) Announces New Grant for WI Artists

Academy Award-winner John Ridley (BA ’87; screenwriter, 12 Years A Slave), is co-founder of Milwaukee-based No Studios, which announced $25,000 in grants to six Wisconsin musicians.

Tue Jun 15 19:58:46 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 15 19:58:46 EDT 2021

NYU Profiles Tara Lombardo (BA '06)

To celebrate Pride Month, NYU profiled Tara Lombardo (BA ’06) for her work as executive director of the Institute for Human Identity (IHI), the first and longest-running LGBTQ+ mental health organization.

Tue Jun 15 19:50:00 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 15 19:50:00 EDT 2021

BRAGGING RIGHTS With Josue Ledesma (BA ’12) Re-opens

Josue Ledesma (BA ’12) is part of the cast of BRAGGING RIGHTS, a sketch comedy competition show that re-opened at The Player's Theater.

Mon Jun 14 20:25:13 EDT 2021

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Mon Jun 14 20:25:13 EDT 2021

Madeline Sayet (MA ’12) Performs Solo Play

In association with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet (MA ’12) performed Where We Belong, a solo play that unpacks the legacy of solo play about the role of the UK in colonialism and Brexit. To unpack her work, Sayet was invited as a guest speaker on Shakespeare Unlimited, a podcast from the Folger Shakespeare library

Sun Jun 13 19:21:30 EDT 2021

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Sun Jun 13 19:21:30 EDT 2021

Chinaka Hodge (BA ’06) Announced as Midnight Club Writer

Chinaka Hodge (BA ’06) was announced one of the writers for The Midnight Club, a new Netflix horror show based on Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel.

Wed Jun 09 20:19:00 EDT 2021

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Wed Jun 09 20:19:00 EDT 2021

Jane Rosenthal (BA ’77) Celebrates 20th Tribeca Film Festival

Jane Rosenthal (BA '77) and Robert de Niro, the co-creators of the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrated the festival's 20th anniversary with a series of in-person gatherings throughout the city. 

Sun Jun 06 19:45:29 EDT 2021

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Sun Jun 06 19:45:29 EDT 2021

Melissa Larsen (BA ’15) Publishes Psychological thriller

Shutter (Penguin Random House, 2021), a psychological thriller by Melissa Larsen (BA ’15), was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Mystery and Suspense Magazine, Criminal Element, and was a New York Times selection for “Summer Reads Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Thump and Your Skin Crawl.”

Fri Jun 04 18:38:12 EDT 2021

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Fri Jun 04 18:38:12 EDT 2021

John Ridley (BA ’87) Co-Wrote New Screenplay

John Ridley (BA ’87) and Carlton Cuse co-wrote the screenplay for Five Days at Memorial, a new limited series from Apple TV+ about the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

Tue Jun 01 11:36:02 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 01 11:36:02 EDT 2021

Barnes Joins ASU Faculty

LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) joined the faculty at Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance, and Theatre.

Tue Jun 01 11:08:05 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 01 11:08:05 EDT 2021

Poppyseed by Michael Dinwiddie

Poppyseed, a 10-minute play by Michael Dinwiddie (BA ’80; TSOA ’83), streamed in the Metropolitan Playhouse series “East Side Stories Unmasked: Welcome to the ​​Neighborhood.”  

Tue Jun 01 10:51:45 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 01 10:51:45 EDT 2021

New York's Post-COVID Recovery

For The New York Times, Kim Phillips-Fein wrote “New York City's Post-Covid Recovery,” an Op-Ed on how New York can become a more equitable city, post-pandemic.

Tue Jun 01 03:00:00 EDT 2021

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Tue Jun 01 03:00:00 EDT 2021

The Common Interview

KC Trommer was interviewed by Emily Everett for The Common’s podcast, New Books in Literature, about her new poem “The Couple” and about her work with QUEENSBOUND poets.

Thu May 27 11:11:25 EDT 2021

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Thu May 27 11:11:25 EDT 2021

Why Is Caste Inequality Still Legal in America?

Paula Chakravartty and Ajantha Subramanian wrote “Why Is Caste Inequality Still Legal in America?,” for the May 25, 2021 edition of The New York Times.

Thu May 27 11:01:04 EDT 2021

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Thu May 27 11:01:04 EDT 2021

Katchadourian at Pace Gallery

Cumulus, Nina Katchadourian's first show at New York’s Pace Gallery, was reviewed in the May 27, 2021, issue of the New York Times: “Nina Katchadourian’s Eccentric Existentialism.”

Sat May 22 19:10:56 EDT 2021

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Sat May 22 19:10:56 EDT 2021

Julius Galacki (MA ’89) Reads New Play

A reading of The Master and the Magician, a comedic play about love, gender, leadership, and art, written and directed by Julius Galacki (MA ’89) was staged on Zoom.

Tue May 11 18:55:00 EDT 2021

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Tue May 11 18:55:00 EDT 2021

Susan Fritz (BA ’02) Publishes Memoir

Susan Fritz (BA ’02) published Everything Relevant Has Already Been Said (2021), a memoir about the death of her husband from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Mon May 10 20:12:07 EDT 2021

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Mon May 10 20:12:07 EDT 2021

Jennifer Rittner (BA ’92) Edited Issue of Design Museum Magazine

Jennifer Rittner (BA ’92) served as the Guest Editor of The Policing Issue, an issue of Design Museum Magazine dedicated to exploring the relationship between design, narrative, and the oppression of BIPOC.

Sun May 09 20:08:17 EDT 2021

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Sun May 09 20:08:17 EDT 2021

John Ridley (BA ’87) Nominated for Eisner Award

Academy Award-winner John Ridley (BA ’87; screenwriter, 12 Years A Slave) and Giuseppe Camuncoli wrote the first issue of The Other History of the DC Universe, which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue.

Fri May 07 18:46:12 EDT 2021

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Fri May 07 18:46:12 EDT 2021

Fulbright Awardees Announced

Saransh Desai-Chowdhry (BA ’20), Valerie Kipnis (BA ’16), and Valerie Tu (BA ’20) were announced as 2021 Fulbright Scholars. Locations for these scholars include India for Desai-Chowdhry, Ukraine for Kipnis, and Taiwan for Tu.

Mon May 03 20:28:59 EDT 2021

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Mon May 03 20:28:59 EDT 2021

Christina Schuler (BA ’20) Named New York Urban Fellow

Christina Schuler (BA ’20) was named a 2021-2022 New York Urban Fellow, a competitive nine-month fellowship which places recent college graduates in positions in the New York City government.

Sat May 01 11:39:39 EDT 2021

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Sat May 01 11:39:39 EDT 2021

We Can Recover Published

Susie Bartley (BA '00) published We Can Recover: Healing Words for Family and Friends of Addicts (Luminare Press, 2021).

Sat May 01 11:32:00 EDT 2021

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Sat May 01 11:32:00 EDT 2021

Stalled Release

With funds from a Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors, Gallatin students Lia Hagen (BA ’19) and Anika Hussen (BA '21) created Stalled, a five-episode comedy series about 19-year-old nonbinary person that featues a cast of Gallatin students. Gallatin faculty Cynthia Allen served as executive producer.  

Tue Apr 27 18:44:00 EDT 2021

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Tue Apr 27 18:44:00 EDT 2021

BLACK FEMINIST VIDEO GAME Opened Off-Broadway

BLACK FEMINIST VIDEO GAME, a new play written by Darrel Alejandro Holnes and performed by a cast featuring Kyla Jeanne Butts (BA ’23) was announced by the Civilian Theater Company in Brooklyn.

Tue Apr 13 19:17:20 EDT 2021

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Tue Apr 13 19:17:20 EDT 2021

Keli Goff (BA ’01) Writes About Race and Media

Keli Goff (BA ’01) spoke with female TV writers of color for “Creating Entertainment in a Year of Heartbreak and Horror,” published in the Hollywood Reporter For Vogue, Goff wrote a short personal essay about becoming a screenwriter: “How my Hair Drove me from Cable News to my Dream Career.” 

Mon Apr 12 18:08:59 EDT 2021

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Mon Apr 12 18:08:59 EDT 2021

Kristoffer Diaz (BA ’99) Elected Secretary of the Dramatists Guild of America

Playwright and Gallatin faculty member Kristoffer Diaz (BA ’99) was elected as the Secretary of the most inclusive board yet of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Thu Apr 08 18:48:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Apr 08 18:48:00 EDT 2021

April 8 Named André De Shields Appreciation Day

April 8, 2021 was named André De Shields Appreciation Day to honor the work, activism, and influence that the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning De Shields (MA ’91) has had on both stage and screen.

Thu Apr 01 18:24:00 EDT 2021

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Thu Apr 01 18:24:00 EDT 2021

Gallatin Announces Faculty Awards

Julian Cornell, Vasuki Nesiah, and Carol Zoref were honored with a 2021 Gallatin Dean's Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Cynthia Allen won Gallatin’s 2021 Adviser of Distinction Award.

Mon Mar 29 18:28:01 EDT 2021

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Mon Mar 29 18:28:01 EDT 2021

Sabrina Choudhary (BA ’22) Appointed WSN Editor

Sabrina Choudhary (BA ’22) was appointed as the Deputy Culture Editor at Washington Square News, NYU's official student newspaper. 

Mon Mar 29 13:59:00 EDT 2021

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Mon Mar 29 13:59:00 EDT 2021

Luce Scholarship for Maame Boatemaa (BA '19)

In the fall of 2021, Maame Boatemaa (BA ’19) will visit Asia on a year-long Luce Scholarship. A nationally competitive fellowship program aimed at enhancing the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society, the Luce Program will welcome Boatemaa and seventeen other scholars, all of whom receive stipends, language training, and professional placements at various locations around Asia. While placements have not yet been decided, it’s likely Boatemaa will be living and working in Seoul, South Korea, or in Thailand for 2021-2022, where she plans to focus on transportation and urban planning.

Thu Mar 11 17:29:00 EST 2021

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Thu Mar 11 17:29:00 EST 2021

Documentary by Zach McMillan (BA ’08) Opened Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Invisible Valley, a documentary film from Zach McMillan (BA ’08) and Aaron Maurer, opened the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).

Mon Mar 01 17:00:31 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 17:00:31 EST 2021

Independence Media Award

Eunice Levis (MA ’21) was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Independence Public Media Foundation to fund InVade, a short film about an 8-year-old boy detained with his father during an ICE raid.

Mon Mar 01 16:06:00 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 16:06:00 EST 2021

Homeless Hotel Release

MA student Renata Romain directed Homeless Hotel, a documentary film about the homelessness crisis in New York City which was released on December 22, 2020.

Mon Mar 01 16:01:40 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 16:01:40 EST 2021

Washington Square North Faculty Fellowship

Duncan Yoon and Pedro Monaville (NYU-AD) have been awarded a 2022 Washington Square North Faculty Fellowship for their project “Kinshasaʼs Ambiance: Remembering TK Biaya,” which will focus on the work of the Congolese interdisciplinary scholar.

Mon Mar 01 15:57:31 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 15:57:31 EST 2021

Katchadourian at Catherine Clarke

Nina Katchadourianʼs first solo exhibition at the Catharine Clark Gallery, “To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World,” was celebrated in a full page review in the New York Times and in the San Francisco Chronicle. Katchadourianʼs sound sculpture, “Talking Popcorn,” was included in Imagining Data, a virtual exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design.

Mon Mar 01 15:53:31 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 15:53:31 EST 2021

Migrant Psalms Launch

The Poetry Foundation hosted the launch of Migrant Psalms (Northwestern University Press, 2021) by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, winner of the 2021 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize.

Mon Mar 01 15:50:27 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 15:50:27 EST 2021

Kluge Fellowship

Subah Dayal has been awarded a 2022 Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress to research “The Household State: Empire and Belonging in the Mughal World.” Dayal will examine the Naqvi Family Collection in the Africa and Middle East Division.

Mon Mar 01 15:47:27 EST 2021

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Mon Mar 01 15:47:27 EST 2021

NYU Humanities Center Fellowship

Paula Chakravartty has been awarded a 2022 NYU Humanities Center Fellowship to support her book project Technologies of Freedom? Racial Capitalism and the Infrastructures of Empire, a study that charts the Cold War lineages of today’s rise of algorithmic right-wing nationalisms and social media-triggered fake news targeting minorities and migrants.  

Mon Mar 01 15:35:00 EST 2021

alumni

Mon Mar 01 15:35:00 EST 2021

Alum Awarded Pickering Fellowship

John Leake (BA '18) was awarded a 2021 Pickering Fellowship, which provides two years of funding for graduate school and selection into the US Foreign Service.

Mon Mar 01 14:34:00 EST 2021

faculty

Mon Mar 01 14:34:00 EST 2021

Kim's Time Scales

Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities was co-edited by Patricia Eunji Kim, with Bethany Wiggin, and Carolyn Fornoff, was published by University of Minnestoa Press.  

Fri Feb 26 14:12:00 EST 2021

alumni

Fri Feb 26 14:12:00 EST 2021

Isabel Bethencourt (BA '20) Wins Award

Isabel Bethencourt (BA ʼ16) and Parker Hill (Tisch BA ʼ16) co-directed Cusp, a cinema verité documentary about teenage girlhood which won The Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker after its January 30 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tue Feb 16 00:15:00 EST 2021

alumni

Tue Feb 16 00:15:00 EST 2021

Forbes Honors Three Alumni in the 2021 “30 under 30” List

Three Gallatin alumni were selected by Forbes for the annual “30 Under 30” list that spots “young innovators on the verge of making it big.” In the Retail and ECommerce category, Jack DeFuria, 23 (BA ’19, with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction), was featured for his work as co-founder of Parade, a line of eco-friendly colorful underwear that comes in inclusive sizes. In Finance, Elana Knoller, 29, (BA ʼ14, with concentration in Global Investment Strategies and Contemporary China), was recognized for her leadership as the Chief Product Officer at Better.com, an online homeownership service. In Music, Julian Swirsky, 26, (BA ʼ17) was recognized for his influence as a producer for Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls, Bow Wow, and more as the Senior Vice President of Artist and Repertoire at Republic Records.

This year’s additions to the Forbes 30 under 30 add to a tradition of influential Gallatin alumni who have been recognized by Forbes for leaving their mark on their industries. Since 2014, 21 Gallatin alumni have been named to the list. Past notable alumni include Madeline Sayet (MA ’12 in Arts Politics and Post-Colonial Theory), the current Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP); Phillip Picardi (BA ’12 with a concentration in Beauty), the founder of Them, a Condé-Nast LGBTQ-focused publication; and Rachel Tippograph (BA ‘09 in Entertainment Business & New Media), founder and CEO of MikMak.

The listing of DeFuria, Knoller, Swirksky, and many other notable alumni in Forbes serves as the bellwether for future success in their industries and as a testament to Gallatin’s remarkable ability to produce change-makers in industries as diverse as the concentrations offered at Gallatin.

—Lau Guzmán

Mon Feb 01 16:57:18 EST 2021

alumni

Mon Feb 01 16:57:18 EST 2021

Weinert Bessie Nomination

Adam Weinert (MA ʼ15) received a Bessie Nomination in the Outstanding Revival category for “Monuments: Echoes in the Dance Archive,” which he presented at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in the fall of 2019.

Mon Feb 01 15:44:29 EST 2021

alumni

Mon Feb 01 15:44:29 EST 2021

McKinley's African Lookbook

The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women by Catherine McKinley (MA ’16) was published by Bloomsbury.

Mon Feb 01 15:25:00 EST 2021

faculty

Mon Feb 01 15:25:00 EST 2021

Launch of Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies

Gallatin faculty member Jacob Remes has launched the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies at NYU Gallatin which seeks to foster this emergent field both within NYU and in the broader academy, with a series of lectures to be presented this spring to celebrate the Initiative.  

Fri Jan 15 17:05:31 EST 2021

staff

Fri Jan 15 17:05:31 EST 2021

LMCC Residency on Governors Island

Gallatin's Assistant Director of Communications, KC Trommer, was named a 2021 artist-in-residence through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's GI COVID-19 Response Residency Program to support the writing of her second collection of poetry.  

Fri Jan 08 12:00:00 EST 2021

student

Fri Jan 08 12:00:00 EST 2021

2021 Gallatin Global Fellows in Urban Practice Announced

Each year, the Urban Democracy Lab selects students for the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice (GGFUP). The program provides funding of up to $5,000 and support for six to ten advanced BA and MA students to pursue extended, community-engaged, practice-based research projects in partnership with urban social justice organizations.

Based on a vision of sharing resources, producing practical scholarly research, and self-reflexively critiquing systems of power and privilege, the fellowship is built upon established long-term partnerships with community-based organizations. Each research project is co-designed by the host organization with faculty mentors and GGFUP fellows. Fellows prepare for their research project by taking a two credit seminar in the spring semester.

The 2021 Urban Practice Fellows and their community partner organizations are as follows:

Najah Aldridge (CAS BA) - The Clemente
Lau Guzmán (Gallatin BA) - The Loisaida Center
Nosheen Hossain (Gallatin BA) - WHEDco
Xixi Jiang (Gallatin BA) - Right To The City Alliance
Maggie Moss (Wagner MUP) - ALIGN
Ama Sarpomaa (Gallatin BA) - African Communities Together
Mira Silveira (Gallatin BA) - Pratt Center for Community Development
Costanza Tremante (Wagner MUP) - Paisaje Transversal

The bios of the fellows can be found on the GGFUP website.

 

Fri Jan 01 14:25:00 EST 2021

alumni

Fri Jan 01 14:25:00 EST 2021

Midori Named Kennedy Center Honoree

Violinist Midori (BA ʼ00, MA ʼ05) has been named a 2021 honoree by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, one of the country’s highest artistic honors. Performances and ceremonies for the Kennedy Center Honors will happen in May, with a broadcast scheduled for June 6 on CBS.