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.
Wed Feb 13 12:33:00 EST 2019
Darrel Alejandro Holnes has been awarded a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is among 35 recipients chosen from nearly 1,700 eligible applicants selected through a highly-competitive, anonymous, nationwide process. Works are judged solely on the artistic excellence of the work sample provided. Holnes is the first Panamanian-American to receive this fellowship.
Tue Jan 29 13:55:00 EST 2019
Gallatin student Benjamin Weinger was named a 2019 YMA-FSF Case Study Competition Winner.
Tue Jan 29 13:53:02 EST 2019
Tue Jan 29 13:46:00 EST 2019
Urban Democracy Lab (UDL) Director Gianpaolo Baiocchi's project “The Political Empowerment of the Disenfranchised: A Multi-Sited Ethnography” has been funded by the Research Collaborative Fund to help map out processes through which social justice activism can build the collective identities, civic skills, and sense of efficacy that translate to participation in voting and electoral politics.
Tue Jan 29 13:43:00 EST 2019
The work of artist and Gallatin faculty member Meleko Mokgosi was exhibited at Honor Fraser gallery and reviewed in the LA Times. Mokogi’s exhibition of new work, Double Bind, was on view at The Gallatin Galleries from December 3, 2018 through January 2019.
Tue Jan 29 12:54:20 EST 2019
Daniel Seara (BA ’14) is first author on a new paper published in the November 2018 issue of Nature, “Entropy production rate is maximized in non-contractile actomyosin”.
Tue Jan 29 12:48:16 EST 2019
Things You Can Do, a play by Kristen Palmer (MA ’04), was published by Original Works Publishing.
Tue Jan 29 12:36:59 EST 2019
Alysa Nahmias (BA ’01) joins seven other emerging filmmakers of the 2018 cohort of Sundance Momentum Fellows.
Tue Jan 29 12:32:00 EST 2019
With Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Catherine E. McKinley (BA ’16) co-curated the exhibition “Aunty!” which was reviewed in The New York Times's November 14, 2018 article “How Photography Has Shaped Perceptions of African Women”.
Tue Jan 29 12:24:47 EST 2019
Gun Love, the 2018 novel by PEN International President Jennifer Clement (BA ’82), was named one of the top 10 books of 2018 by TIME Magazine. The novel was also finalist for the 2018 National Book Awards.
Tue Jan 29 12:18:45 EST 2019
Rockaway, a feature film written and directed by John J. Budion (BA ’03), had its premiere at the Village East Cinema on January 11, 2019.
Tue Jan 29 12:12:58 EST 2019
Sushi Noz, the Upper East Side establishment of chef Nozomu Abe co-owned by Josh Foulquier (BA ’15), was awarded a 2019 Michelin star.
Wed Jan 02 10:49:00 EST 2019
In addtion to Gallatin faculty member Frank Leon Roberts, alumna Hannah Dehradunwala (BA '16), co-founder of Transfernation, was named a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow by the Roddenberry Foundation. The award is one of twenty given annually to activists across the United States whose work impacts the country’s most vulnerable communities.
Wed Jan 02 10:49:00 EST 2019
Frank Leon Roberts was named a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow by the Roddenberry Foundation. The award is one of twenty given annually to activists across the United States whose work impacts the country’s most vulnerable communities.
Sat Dec 15 10:24:54 EST 2018
Carol Zoref is the recipient of the 2018 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Fiction for her novel Barren Island.
Sat Dec 15 09:52:00 EST 2018
Amanda Petrusich, album notes writer (Bob Dylan): “Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13"
Ben Ratliff, album notes writer (Sonny Clark Trio): “The 1960 Time Sessions”
Sat Dec 01 11:05:00 EST 2018
Kim Coleman Foote, Assistant Director of Global Programs at Gallatin, was one of nine writers named by the Center for Fiction as a 2018 Emerging Writers Fellow.
Sat Dec 01 10:54:49 EST 2018
Michael Dinwiddie (BA ’80) was elected as one of the 2018 fellows of The College of Fellows of the American Theatre, a high honor bestowed on select educators and professionals of America’s educational and theater community.
Sat Dec 01 10:30:00 EST 2018
Filmmaker, artist, and curator of The Gallatin Galleries, Keith Miller, was awarded a Summer 2018 BAU Institute Residency Award at The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
Sat Dec 01 10:19:00 EST 2018
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017) by Kim Phillips-Fein was named as a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.
Sat Dec 01 09:45:30 EST 2018
Nina Katchadourian was a 2018 Artist-in-Residence through the The Rauschenberg Foundation and stayed on Captiva Island, Florida, at the former site of Rauschenberg's home and studio.
Sun Jul 01 15:04:27 EDT 2018
Open Me, the debut novel of Lisa Locascio (BA ’07), is included on the Village Voice round up “5 Great Debut Novels to Help Get You Through This Summer." In the fall of 2018, Locascio will join Mendocino College and serve as Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference.
Sun Jul 01 15:02:52 EDT 2018
Beowulf Sheehan (MA ’96)’s first book, AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, will be published in October 2018 by Black Dog & Leventhal and will feature some 200+ photographs of authors from 35 countries, with a foreword by Salman Rushdie.
Sun Jul 01 14:54:00 EDT 2018
On July 2, 2018 at the Williams College Museum of Art, dancer and choreographer Adam Weinert (MA '15) brought together a group of interpreters to open the exhibition “Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow, 1906-1940” about the life and works of Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. The exhibition runs through November 2018.
Sun Jul 01 14:23:00 EDT 2018
Lise Friedman’s film, If the Dancer Dances, premieres on July 24, 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival. The film follows a group of New York City’s top modern dancers as they reconstruct an iconic and mysterious work by the legendary Merce Cunningham—revealing what it takes to keep a dance alive.
Sun Jul 01 12:05:00 EDT 2018
Ali Mirsepassi's Iran’s Troubled Modernity: Debating Ahmad Fardid’s Legacy was published by Cambridge University Press.
Sun Jul 01 11:54:46 EDT 2018
Bruce M. King, is co-editor, with Lillian Doherty, ofThinking the Greeks: A Volume in Honor of James M. Redfield, which was released by Routledge.
Sun Jul 01 11:47:22 EDT 2018
Hallie Franks'sThe World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium has been released by Oxford University Press.
Sun Jul 01 11:42:00 EDT 2018
Saul Austerlitz's Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont has been released by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s. The New York Times Book Review called the book “revelatory” and “the most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” In July, Amazon listed Just A Shot Away as one of the Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction.
Fri Jun 01 15:11:00 EDT 2018
Kim Coleman Foote, Assistant Director of Global Programs at Gallatin, was one of nine writers named by the the Center for Fiction as a 2018 Emerging Writers Fellow.
Fri Jun 01 14:58:18 EDT 2018
Award-winning winner, producer, director, writer and reporter Marjorie Van Halteren (MA ’93) is the recipient of the 2018 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre.
Fri Jun 01 14:50:00 EDT 2018
Barbara Whitman (BA ’88) is a producer for Angels in America, which won a 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
Fri Jun 01 14:30:00 EDT 2018
Bird of Pray, a new play by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, made its festival premiere at The Brick Theater in June 2018. The play is the first in the Holnes’s Sandstorm Cycle which offers stories about African American veterans.
Fri Jun 01 14:17:47 EDT 2018
Kristoffer Diaz’s play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was named in “The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America’” in The New York Times.
Tue May 01 10:54:41 EDT 2018
Stephen Duncombe's Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture (20th Anniversary Edition; Microcosm, 2017) was reissued. In 2018, the Spanish edition of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy (Tinta Limón Ediciones, 2018) was published.
Wed Feb 28 15:00:00 EST 2018
Sophie Lasoff (BA '16) published Resistance Guide: How to Sustain the Movement to Win.
Thu Feb 15 13:23:00 EST 2018
Henry Holt and Co. will release Heather Harpham (MA '98; MFA GSAS '00)'s memoir Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After in August.
Thu Feb 01 16:25:00 EST 2018
Paul Thaler's book Bronxland is released by Opal Books.
Thu Feb 01 15:29:00 EST 2018
Gun Love, the latest from poet, author, and President of PEN International Jennifer Clement (BA ’82), will be released from Penguin Books in March 2018.
Thu Feb 01 15:27:00 EST 2018
Alumna Geraldine Inoa (BA ’13) has been named the first recipient of The Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission by the IAMA Theatre Company.
Thu Feb 01 15:23:00 EST 2018
Andre De Shields (MA ’91) will be honored at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards on March 12, 2018 and will receive the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’s highest honor.
Fri Dec 01 15:04:00 EST 2017
Gallatin senior Victor Leonard, who is developing the concentration "Perception and Presentation: Fashion Design as it Shapes Our Relation to Clothing and Self," was named by Washington Square News to its Influential 2017 list, a group of students who "work tirelessly to strengthen the diverse communities that surround them."
Fri Dec 01 14:59:32 EST 2017
Since the release of the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, actor and Gallatin student Timothée Chalamet has been honored with Best Actor Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Board of Review, among many other accolades. Chalamet was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Fri Dec 01 14:56:46 EST 2017
Gregory Vargo's An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction: Chartism, Radical Print Culture, and the Social Problem Novel will be released from Cambridge University Press in January 2018.
Fri Dec 01 14:54:40 EST 2017
Rahul Hamid co-edited, with Cynthia Lucia, the volume Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium, which was released from the University of Texas Press in November 2017.
Fri Dec 01 14:44:00 EST 2017
Cyd Cipolla co-edited with Kristina Gupta, David A. Rubin, and Angela Willey Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader, which was published by the University of Washington Press in December 2017.
Fri Dec 01 14:37:07 EST 2017
Judith Sloan received 2017-2018 Artist Commissioning Program grant from the Queens Council on the Arts for her play It Can Happen Here. The ACP program supports Queens choreographers, playwrights, and composers.
Fri Dec 01 14:31:00 EST 2017
Michell Joachim presented "Cricket Shelter," an urban farming system and temporary shelter that minimizes the ecological footprint of protein-rich food production, at the entrance of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach throughout Miami Art Week.
Fri Dec 01 14:28:36 EST 2017
Lisa Daily and Eugenia Kisin were each awarded Teaching-with-Technology Grants for the spring 2018 semester: Daily for "Media & the Humanitarian Impulse: #ThisClassWillSaveTheWorld" and Kisin for "Shadow Lines | Visualizing the Relational Cultures of Collecting."
Fri Dec 01 14:26:15 EST 2017
Nina Cornyetz was awarded the 2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Award for her translation of Izumi Kyōka's "Tale of the Enchanted Sword" (妖剣記聞, Yōken Kibun, 1920).