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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.

May 2022

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May 17, 2022

Maya Rodale (BA ’04; GSAS MA ‘10)’s The Mad Girls of New York Published by Penguin Random House

Maya Rodale (BA ’04; GSAS MA ‘10)’s The Mad Girls of New York was published by Penguin Random House.

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May 17, 2022

Meribah Knight (BA ’04) Wins Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting

Meribah Knight (BA ’04) won the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting for her reporting on the abuses of the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

alumni

May 17, 2022

Kate Folk's Out There Published by Random House

Kate Folk (BA ’07)’s story collection Out There was published by Random House in 2022.

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May 17, 2022

Mallory Blair (BA '10)'s Small Girls PR Wins Multiple Awards

Small Girls PR, founded by Mallory Blair (BA ‘10), was awarded PR Agency of the Year by Campaign US and was included in Observer’s annual list of the 50 best PR firms in America.

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May 16, 2022

Bryonn Bain (MA '99)'s Rebel Speak Published by University of California Press

Bryonn Bain (MA ’99)’s Rebel Speak was published by University of California Press in April 2022.

April 2022

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Apr 11, 2022

Aine Nakamura (MA '20) Selected for Performance Series and Grant

A current Fulbright grantee in the arts in Berlin, Aine Nakamura (MA '20) was selected as one of the five artists/collectives for the Berliner Festspiele's 2022 Theatertreffen - Stückemarkt for her performance series, Circle hasu We plant seeds in the spring of mountains. The series first premiered at The Gallatin Galleries in 2021. Nakamura was also selected as one of two winners of the Biennale College Teatro grant; the grant will allow her to create a site-specific theater performance conceived for the outdoor spaces of Venice, with the project being staged as part of the 50th International Theatre Festival.

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Apr 11, 2022

Meribah Knight (BA '04) Co-Winner of John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Award

Meribah Knight (BA '04) and Ken Armstrong won the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Journalism for their exposé on the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

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Apr 11, 2022

LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) Featured on the Today Show

The Today show featured LaTasha Barnes (MA '19) as part of Hoda Kotb’s “Together We Rise” series. Barnes will also be honored with the Social Dance Innovator Award at the MAD HOT BALL 2022 in May.

March 2022

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Mar 10, 2022

Coco Mellors (BA '11) Debuts Novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein

Coco Mellors (BA ’11; GSAS MFA ’16)’s first novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein was published by Bloomsbury in 2022.

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Mar 10, 2022

Danya Kukafka (BA '14) Published Her Second Novel with HarperCollins

Danya Kukafka (BA ’14)’s second novel, Notes on an Execution, was published by HarperCollins in January 2022, receiving great critical acclaim.

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Mar 10, 2022

Prayers For The Stolen adapted from Jennifer Clement (BA '82)'s Novel Named Best International Film

The film Prayers for the Stolen, adapted from the novel by Jennifer Clement (BA ’82), was named best international film at the Palm Springs Film Festival. It also received the Ibero-American Award.

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Mar 10, 2022

Joosje Duk (BA '16) Makes Nonfiction Debut With IK ZIE JE BIJ DE UITGANG (I’LL SEE YOU AT THE EXIT)

Joosje Duk (BA ’16)’s non-fiction debut, IK ZIE JE BIJ DE UITGANG (I’LL SEE YOU AT THE EXIT), was published by Lebowski Publishers in September 2021. The book takes the form of an ICU diary written for the author’s father as he battled COVID-19.

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Mar 10, 2022

Gregory Bonsignore (BA '05) Published Betty White Children's Book

Gregory Bonsignore (BA ’05)’s new illustrated children’s book on Betty White, That's Betty, was published by Macmillan in February 2022. The book has been reviewed to be a sweet and delightful retrospective on the life of a beloved American figure.

February 2022

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Feb 25, 2022

Heather Berg (BA '08) Publishes First Book: Porn Work

Heather Berg (BA ’08)'s first book, Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalisman investigation into the sex work industry, was published by University of North Carolina Press.

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Feb 4, 2022

Reef (Robert Tewlow; BA ’92) Nominated for Two Grammies for his Work with Doja Cat

Reef (Robert Tewlow; BA ’92) was the Producer/Mixer and Songwriter for the song “Tonight” from Doja Cat’s Planet Her, which was nominated for two awards at the 2022 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Feb 4, 2022

LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) Featured as One of the New York Times’s Breakout Stars of 2021

Bessie Award winner LaTasha Barnes (MA ’19) was featured as one of the New York Times’s Breakout Stars of 2021. Barnes was also interviewed and profiled on an episode of NPR’s podcast Rough Translation.

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Feb 4, 2022

'Cusp,' Co-directed by Isabel Bethencourt (BA ’16) Nominated for Award

Isabel Bethencourt (BA ’16) co-directed the coming-of-age documentary Cusp, which is currently streaming on Showtime, and has been nominated for 2022 Best Documentary by the American Society of Cinematographers.

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Feb 4, 2022

Patrick Scorese (MA ’20) and Kendra Capece (MA ’20) co-authored Pandemic Performance: Resilience, Liveness, and Protest in Quarantine Times (Routledge, 2021)

Patrick Scorese (MA ’20) and Kendra Capece (MA ’20) co-authored Pandemic Performance: Resilience, Liveness, and Protest in Quarantine Times (Routledge, 2021). The book grew out of Alejandro Velasco’s 2019 Thesis Proposal Seminar.

December 2021

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Dec 9, 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.” 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), Phillip Picardi (BA ’12 with a concentration in Beauty), and Rachel Tippograph (BA ‘09 in Entertainment Business & New Media).

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Dec 3, 2021

Chef Jordan Anderson (BA ’14) was featured in Forbes’ “30 under 30”

Chef Jordan Anderson (BA ’14) was featured in Forbes’ “30 under 30” for his work as the executive chef and co-founder of Sami & Susu, an all-day Mediterranean restaurant based in NYC. Producer and writer Blake Slatkin, a non-grad alum, was also featured for his achievements in music. Gallatin alumni have been named to the Forbes list twenty-four times.

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Dec 3, 2021

Safia Elhillo (BA ’13) Longlisted for 2021 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Home is Not a Country (Penguin Random House, 2021), a novel in verse by Safia Elhillo (BA ’13) was longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

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Dec 3, 2021

Rachel Krantz (BA ’10) Book Reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Rachel Krantz (BA ’10) published Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-monogamy (Penguin Random House, 2022).

October 2021

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Oct 12, 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. 

August 2021

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Aug 20, 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.

July 2021

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Jul 1, 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.  

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Jul 1, 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.

June 2021

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Jun 6, 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.”

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Jun 1, 2021

Barnes Joins ASU Faculty

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

May 2021

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May 11, 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.

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May 9, 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.

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May 7, 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.

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May 1, 2021

We Can Recover Published

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

April 2021

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Apr 8, 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.

March 2021

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Mar 29, 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.

alumni

Mar 1, 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.

alumni

Mar 1, 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.

February 2021

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Feb 26, 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.

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Feb 16, 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.

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Feb 1, 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.

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Feb 1, 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.

January 2021

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Jan 1, 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.

December 2020

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Dec 18, 2020

Saransh Desai-Chowdhry (BA ʼ20) Publishes Book

Saransh Desai-Chowdhry (BA ʼ20) published Soundstorm (New Degree Press, 2020), a collection of essays that analyzes the interconnections between business, art, and culture in the music industry.

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Dec 18, 2020

Recent Alum Publishes Soundstorm

In December 2020, Saransh Desai-Chowdhry (BA ’20) published Soundstorm (New Degree Press, 2020) a collection of essays that analyzes the tensions between the creative and business aspects of the music industry. “I wanted to bridge the gap between those different worlds so that we can think about potential futures for music, both creatively and commercially, that can actually appeal to artists, business leaders, and listeners alike,” he said in a Zoom interview.

Desai-Chowdhry graduated in May 2020 with a concentration in cultural entrepreneurship which centered around the synthesis of commercialization, development, and the social productivity of cultural products, including music. His concentration explored the question of how business could be used as a force for social good. Soundstorm contains some forms of the same question and looks at the impact of the music industry and whether or not it is helping musicians.

Despite the difficulty of what he characterizes as the music industry’s “hyper-capitalistic framework,” Desai-Chowdhry remains optimistic about the potential music has to bring about social change. “It’s different from a typical product because it actually can be used as a force to harness social and cultural change.”

Desai-Chowdhry is originally from LA and grew up performing Indian classical music. He believes that the most successful artists are those whose visions have been respected by the business side of the industry. “If the business side of things wants to continue to be fruitful, they need to find ways to actually magnify the artistic voice as opposed to superseding it.” From coffee shop soundtracks to the busking of street musicians, music is an ubiquitous art form. “You're not even choosing to engage with it—you’re literally absorbing the sound waves, and being impacted by choices that are made by record executives and public rights organizations,” he said.

While at Gallatin, Desai-Chowdhry took music criticism classes at Gallatin with music writers and critics Amanda Petrusich and Ben Ratliff, a musicology course with musician and Gallatin faculty member Kwami Coleman, and was part of the inaugural cohort of 4th Wave, the Gallatin Summer Music Intensive. “I wrote a few essays for my classes with the explicit intention of including them in the book,” he said. “Particularly in Ben Ratliff’s graduate course ‘Critic Versus Cliché’ and Amanda Petrusich’s ‘Pop Cultural Criticism.’”

Written from June 2019 to December 2020, Soundstorm was funded in part with a NYU Gallatin Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors. “This book is so much a reflection of my experience at NYU and Gallatin,” he said. “It would not exist without the professors and the students that I encountered along the way.”

--Lau Guzmán

 

October 2020

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Oct 13, 2020

Mayrock Book

Aija Mayrock (BA ’19) published her first poetry collection, Dear Girl (Andrews McMeel, 2020).

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Oct 13, 2020

Blood and Oil Book

Bradley Hope (BA ’06) and Justin Scheck published Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power (Hachette, 2020).

August 2020

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Aug 19, 2020

Sherman Book

Maria Sherman (BA ’13) wrote Larger Than Life: A History of Boybands from NKOTB to BTS.

July 2020

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Jul 31, 2020

Fitzpatrick Poetry

Jameson Fitzpatrick's (BA ’12) debut collection of poetry, Pricks in the Tapestry, was released by Birds LLC in June 2020.

January 2020

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Jan 26, 2020

Grammy Winner

On January 26, 2020, Tony Award-winning artist André De Shields (MA ’91) was awarded a Grammy at the 62nd Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album: Hadestown.  

December 2019

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Dec 26, 2019

Guerra Named Executive Director

Libertad Guerra (MA ’11) was named the new Executive Director of The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. She is also the recipient of the Lower East Side Community Hero Award and the NY ACKER Award for Avant-Garde Excellence in 2019.

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Dec 12, 2019

Dorrance Dance Recognized

Michelle Dorrance (BA '01) and her dance company's performances were featured in The New York Times: "11 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend," "A Breakout Year for Tap," and, "Review: A 'Nutcracker' Taps and Swings."

November 2019

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Nov 18, 2019

Gina Pollack Co-Produces "Jewel's Hunt"

Gina Pollack (BA ’10) co-produced the short film, "Jewel’s Hunt," about Alaskan Inupiat subsistence hunters, which premiered on PBS.

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Nov 12, 2019

John Ridley Hosts Social Justice Summit

Nō Studios founder, John Ridley (BA ’87), hosted the innaugural Social Justice Summit, Art Activated, at Nō Studios, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alongside Michael Dinwiddie, Kristin Horton, and Millery Polyné.

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Nov 12, 2019

Adam Weinert Dance Performance

On November 12, 2019, Adam Weinart (MA ’15) will perform "Monuments: Echoes in the Dance Archive," at the New York Public Library.

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Nov 12, 2019

This Is 18

Sharon Attia (BA '17) co-edited The New York Times book, "This Is 18," an expansion of a Times project and the subject of Attia's colloquium.

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Nov 11, 2019

André De Shields Receives Hammerstein Award

Tony Award-winning Hadestown star André De Shields (MA ’91) was awarded the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater by the New York Theater Company at their annual gala.

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Nov 1, 2019

Film Debut

Ben Mankoff (MA ’18) co-directed the 2019 feature film Cubby, the story of the friendship between a 26-year-old Midwestern man living in New York City and a precocious six-year-old. The film screened at New York's Cinema Village in early November.

October 2019

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Oct 2, 2019

Sara Moonves Named Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine

Sarah Moonves (BA ’07) has been named the first female Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine.

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Oct 1, 2019

Madeline Sayet Named Executive Director of Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) welcomes Madeline Sayet (MA ’12) as Executive Director.

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Oct 1, 2019

Martha Diaz Invited to be a MacArthur Civic Media Fellow

Martha Diaz (MA ’10) was invited to be a MacArthur Civic Media Fellow at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab where she will support her community archiving project and the development of the first online hip-hop school.

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Oct 1, 2019

Backwards God

Natalie Cook (MA ’18) wrote, directed, and produced the short film, Backwards God, which was screened in October as a part of the 2019 Reel Sisters Film Festival and Lecture Series and reviewed inThe Bushwick Daily

September 2019

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Sep 17, 2019

Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award

Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (MA ’10) was awarded a 2019 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, which recognizes and supports women writers of unuasal talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers.

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Sep 1, 2019

Alumni Author Searles's Novel Adapted for the Screen

John Searles (MA '94)'s novel Strange But True is now a feature film from Lionsgate.

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Sep 1, 2019

Alumna Jane Rosenthal Nominated for An Emmy

Jane Rosenthal (BA '77) was nominated for an Emmy as an Executive Producer on When They See Us. This is Rosenthal's second Emmy nomination; her first was in 2017 for her role as an Executive Producer for HBO's Wizard of Lies.

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Sep 1, 2019

Alysa Nahmias Joins the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Alysa Nahmias (BA '01), a 2019 Sundance Momentum Fellow, was invited to join the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In October 2019, The New Bauhaus, a film directed, written, and produced by Nahmias, was screened at the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Sep 1, 2019

Alumna Irene Mamiye's Interactive Installation

Irene Mamiye (BA '10)'s interactive installation, I Hear You, opened at Harvest Works in September 2019.

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Sep 1, 2019

Emmy Nomination for Alumna Julie Tseselsky Kirschner

Julie Tseselsky Kirschner (BA '02) was nominated for an Emmy for her work as an Editor on RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Sep 1, 2019

Alumni Artist-In-Residence at Gallatin

Maria Sofia Hernandez (BA '19), who concentrated in Theater as an Expression and Agent of Social Change, is an Artist-in-Residence at Gallatin this fall. Hernandez will be organizing and producing MicroTheater@NYU, a theater group that devises 15-minute plays about different themes to raise awareness through art.  

June 2019

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Jun 9, 2019

De Shields in Hadestown

André De Shields (MA ’91) won the 2019 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Hermes in Anais Mitchell’s Broadway production of Hadestown. The show also won Best Director and Best Musical, taking home eight trophies in total. De Shields was featured in The Daily Beast article “Broadway Star André De Shields on ‘Hadestown,’ Tony Awards, Racism, Sexuality, and Fulfilling His Parents’ Dreams”.

May 2019

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May 1, 2019

Henry the Boy

Molly Felder (BA ’02, MA ’05)’s children’s book, Henry the Boy, based on Felder’s own experience as someone born with cerebral palsy, was released by Penny Candy Books in April 2019.

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May 1, 2019

OkayAfrica List

Ethiopian artist and researcher Salome Asega (BA ’11) was included in OkayAfrica's 100 Women list.

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May 1, 2019

Chicago Impact List

Courtney McGovern (BA ’18), Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hope’s In, an organization that sets out to empower families in Guatemala City, made Chicago Scholar’s 35 Under 35 Making an Impact list for 2019.

March 2019

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Mar 1, 2019

Jesse Shatkin Wins Grammy Awards

At the 61st Grammy Awards, Jesse Shatkin (BA '01) was awarded the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work as an engineer on Beck's album, Colors.

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Mar 1, 2019

Atvur Named Presidential Scholar

Bahar Atvur (Gallatin BA, Stern MBA) was named a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar.

January 2019

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Jan 29, 2019

Gun Love Wins Accolades

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.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Sushi Noz Awarded Michelin Star

Sushi Noz, the Upper East Side establishment of chef Nozomu Abe co-owned by Josh Foulquier (BA ’15), was awarded a 2019 Michelin star.  

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Jan 2, 2019

Alumna Dehradunwala Named 2019 Roddenberry Fellow

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.

July 2018

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Jul 1, 2018

Open Me, the Debut Novel of Lisa Locascio

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.

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Jul 1, 2018

AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan To Be Released

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.

June 2018

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Jun 1, 2018

Van Halteren Awarded the 2018 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre

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.

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Jun 1, 2018

2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play

Barbara Whitman (BA ’88) is a producer for Angels in America, which won a 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

February 2018

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Feb 28, 2018

Sophie Lasoff Publishes Resistance Guide

Sophie Lasoff (BA '16) published Resistance Guide: How to Sustain the Movement to Win.

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Feb 15, 2018

Henry Holt and Co. to Release Heather Harpham's Memoir

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.

alumni

Feb 1, 2018

Penguin Books to Release Jennifer Clement's Gun Love

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.  

alumni

Feb 1, 2018

Andre De Shields to Receive Bistro Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

December 2017

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Dec 1, 2017

Victor Leonard Named in Washington Square News' "Influential 2017" List

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."

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Dec 1, 2017

Dina Named Best Feature of 2017 by International Documentary Association

Dina, a film by Antonio Santini (BA '10) and Dan Sickles (TSOA BFA '10) with cinematography by Adam Uhl (BA' 10), was named Best Feature of 2017 by the International Documentary Association.

alumni

Dec 1, 2017

Phillip Picardi Named Out Magazine's 2017 #Out100.

Phillip Picardi (BA '12) was named to Out Magazine's 2017 #Out100.

alumni

Dec 1, 2017

The Chainsmokers Nominated for a Grammy

The DJ duo The Chainsmokers, which includes Alex Pall (BA '08), was nominated with Coldplay for a Grammy Award for the song, "Something Just Like This."

alumni

Dec 1, 2017

John Matthew Fox Publishes Collection of Short Stories

John Matthew Fox (BA '03)'s I Will Shout Your Name was published by Press 53 in December 2017.  

alumni

Dec 1, 2017

Emily Dufton Publishes First Book

Emily Dufton (BA '04)'s first book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, was released by Basic Books in December 2017.

November 2017

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Nov 8, 2017

Annabelle Attanasio Granted The Melissa Mathison Fund for Screenplay

Annabelle Attanasio (BA '15)'s screenplay, Mickey and The Bear, which she wrote while at Gallatin, was recognized at 2017 Hamptons Film Festival with an award from the Melissa Mathison Fund. The script was also one of the narrative projects selected for IFP Week, which was held New York in September 2017.  

alumni

Nov 1, 2017

Zack Zadek Awarded VCCA Fellowship

Award-winning composer/lyricist, songwriter, and playwright Zack Zadek (BA '15) was awarded a VCCA Fellowship to work on commissioned projects.

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Nov 1, 2017

Katherine Faw Publishes Second Novel

Katherine Faw (BA '05)'s second novel, Ultraluminous, was published in December 2017 by MCD.