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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.

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November 2021

alumni

Nov 18, 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. 

October 2021

faculty

Oct 25, 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.

student

Oct 25, 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.

Oct 25, 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.

alumni

Oct 8, 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. 

alumni

Oct 1, 2021

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

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

September 2021

alumni

Sep 18, 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.

alumni

Sep 17, 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.

faculty

Sep 11, 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.

August 2021

alumni

Aug 18, 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.

faculty

Aug 1, 2021

Remes's Critical Disaster Studies

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

alumni

Aug 1, 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.

July 2021

faculty

Jul 30, 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.

alumni

Jul 30, 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.

alumni

Jul 16, 2021

Aine Nakamura (MA ’20) performed Circle Hasu

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

alumni

Jul 1, 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.  

faculty

Jul 1, 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.”

faculty

Jul 1, 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.

June 2021

alumni

Jun 30, 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.

alumni

Jun 15, 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.

alumni

Jun 15, 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.

alumni

Jun 14, 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

alumni

Jun 13, 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.

alumni

Jun 9, 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. 

alumni

Jun 4, 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.

faculty

Jun 1, 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.”  

faculty

Jun 1, 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.

staff

Jun 1, 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.

May 2021

faculty

May 27, 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.

faculty

May 27, 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.”

alumni

May 22, 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.

alumni

May 10, 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.

student

May 1, 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.  

April 2021

faculty

Apr 27, 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.

alumni

Apr 13, 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.” 

March 2021

alumni

Mar 11, 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).

alumni

Mar 1, 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.

faculty

Mar 1, 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.

faculty

Mar 1, 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.  

February 2021

faculty

Feb 1, 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.