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Gallatin celebrates Faculty Achievements, Awards, and Major Works from 2022-2023

Apr 25, 2023



Teaching Awards

Charles Gelman Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Charles Gelman earned his PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU in 2019 with a concentration in modern European intellectual history and earned an advanced certificate from NYU’s Program in Poetics and Theory. His research and teaching interests are primarily modern European intellectual history, the history of philosophy, political and social theory, and psychoanalysis.


Cyd Cipolla Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Cyd Cipolla is a scholar in women's, gender, and sexuality studies whose research and teaching interests focus on intersectional feminist theory and science and technology studies. She joined Gallatin in 2013 after receiving her PhD from Emory University. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, the Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics and Women’s Studies, an Interdisciplinary Journal. Cipolla is interested in experimental pedagogy, journeys in queer science, and fostering ever-more-curious interactions between human and non-human machines. 


Ben Ratliff Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Ben Ratliff has written about pop, jazz, traditional and experimental music for publications including Granta, Slate, Artforum, Wire, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, and The New York Times, where he worked as a music critic for twenty years. His subjects are popular music, listening, journalism, creative nonfiction, and the practice and history of cultural criticism. He has taught criticism and nonfiction writing at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Columbia University School of the Arts. He is the author of four books: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016); The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music (St. Martin's/Griffin, 2009); Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (Picador, 2007, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in Criticism); and Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (Times Books, 2002). Ratliff garnered a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Album Notes for his essay “The 1960 Time Sessions” for the Sonny Clark Trio.  


William Caspary Gallatin Adviser of Distinction 

Bill Caspary holds BS and MS degrees in physics and a PhD in political science. His activism in the peace movement during the 1960s led him to change his academic focus from physics to political science but his physics background led to an ongoing interest in philosophy of science and philosophy of social science. Prior to coming to Gallatin, he taught political theory for 30 years at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to his teaching and political action, Caspary has worked as an educational consultant, ombudsman, and mediator. His recent scholarship focused on the pragmatist tradition in American thought, especially the democratic and ethical theories of John Dewey. He is the author of Dewey on Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2000) and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His current scholarly work is on the history of ethical philosophy, with an emphasis on the ethics of dissent. In 2002, he was honored by the American Political Science Association with a Distinguished Career Award.  

Faculty Books  


Edited and Co-edited Volumes  

  • Angel, Naomi, Jamie Berthe, and Dylan Robinson, eds. Fragments of Truth: Residential Schools and the Challenge of Reconciliation in Canada. Duke University Press, 2022. 
  • Bilak, Donna, ed. “Gold & Mercury: Amalgamated Histories in Chemistry, Culture, and Environment.” Special Issue, AMBIX: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, 70:1 (February 2023)
  • Cooksey, Sybil and Tashima Thomas, eds. Afro-Gothic. Special issue of Liquid Blackness: Journal of Aesthetics and Black Studies, 6:2 (October 2022).
  • Slatkin, Laura and Leonard Muellner, Gregory Nagy, eds. Myth and Poetics Series, Cornell University Press, 2022. 
  • Wofford, Susanne L., & J. Tylus, eds. “Cross-Dressing Technologies of Mobility, Trauma, and Freedom.” Renaissance Drama 50:2 (2022)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Kisin, Eugenia and Jamie Berthe, "Tracing Memory in Naomi Angel's Archive," in Angel, Naomi, Jamie Berthe, and Dylan Robinson, eds. Fragments of Truth: Residential Schools and the Challenge of Reconciliation in Canada. Duke University Press, 2022. 
  • Anker, Peder, Mitchell Joachim, and Paul D. Miller. "Commemorating COVID."  In Braine Brownell, ed. The Pandemic Effect, Architectural Press, 2023:  44-45.
  • Anker, Peder. “Archiagape,” in Chris Perry et al, eds. Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural, Actar, 2022: 298-302.
  • Anker, Peder and Sverker Sörlin, “Ukichiro Nakaya’s Sense of Snow,” in Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Marianne Hultman, eds. Letters Sent from Heaven: Frozen and Vaporized Water: Ukichiro Nakaya and Fujiko Nakaya’s Science and Art, OK Book, 2022: 125-131.
  • Ayers, Elaine. "Pitcher Plant," in Mackenzie Cooley, Anna Toledano, and Duygu Yildirim, eds.  Natural Things in Early Modern Worlds. Routledge, 2023. 
  • Bilak, Donna and George Vrtis. "Environmental Alchemy: Mercury-Gold Amalgamation Mining and the Transformation of the Earth." AMBIX: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry 70 no. 1 (2023): 31-53.
  • Bilak, Donna. "Living Then and Now with Gold and Mercury." AMBIX: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry 70 no. 1 (2023): 1-6.
  • Cooksey, Sybil. "Revenant Motion: Danse Macabre in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter," liquid blackness (2022) 6 (2): 88–117.
  • DaCosta, Kim. "New Routes to Mixed 'Roots'." Genealogy,  6:2 (2022): 60.
  • Darakcioglu, Mehmet. "Ottoman Modernization and the Translation Bureau," in David Powers and Eric Tagliacozzo, eds. Islamic Ecumene: Comparing Global Muslim Societies, Cornell UP, 2023.
  • Duncombe, Stephen. “A Theory of Change for Artistic Activism,”  Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 81:2 (2023)
  • Goldfarb, Lisa, Bart Eeckhout, and  Gül Bilge Han, “‘The Life of the World’” (Introduction to special issue on Stevens and World Literature, Part 2) The Wallace Stevens Journal, 46:2 (Fall 2022)
  • Jones, Shatima J. “Black Hair Matters: Teaching and Living Race Amidst Civil Strife.” In Wazner, Lyzette, ed. Trauma, Tresses, and Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through our Personal Narrative.  Chicago Review Press, 2022.
  • Gadberry, Andrea. “In Praise of Bog,” Crisis and Critique 9.2 (August 2022): 188-204. 
  • Gadberry, Andrea. “Hand,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 34.1 (May 2023): 135-143.
  • Gold, Meira. “British Egyptology (1822-1882).” In Rune Nyord and Willeke Wendrich, eds., UCLA; Encyclopedia of Egyptology 1:1 (2022).
  • Han, Irene. "Les Guérillères: Sappho and the Lesbian Body" in Halperin, D. and D. Orrell, eds. Routledge Handbook of Classics and Queer Theory, Routledge, 2023.
  • Holmberg, Karen, et al, eds. “Chaitén: land of volcanoes” (March 2023)
  • Holmberg, Karen. “Merapi and its dynamic ‘disaster culture,’” in Ralf Gertisser et al, eds. Merapi Volcano: Geology, Eruptive Activity, and Monitoring of a High-Risk Volcano, Springer-Verlag, 2023.
  • Holmberg, Karen. “Nuevas consideraciones sobre la historia eruptiva y el impacto del Volcan Barú en tiempos prehispánicos," in Juan Martin-Rincon and Tomás Mendizábal, eds. Mucho Más que un Puente Terrestre: Avances de la Arqueología en Panamá, Smithsonian, 2022. 
  • Kim, Patricia “Race, Gender, and Queenship in Book 2 of Vitruvius’s de Architectura.” Arethusa  55: 1 (2022): 19-45.
  • Lewis, Bradley. "Psychiatric Truth and Narrative Hermeneutics," in Meretoja, H. and M. Freeman, eds. The Use and Abuse of Stories: New Directions in Narrative Hermeneutics, Oxford University Press, 2023.
  • Lewis, Bradley and Jussi Valtonen. "The Brain Disorders Debate, Chekhov, and Mental Health Humanities," Journal of Medical Humanities (March 2023): 1-17
  • Lewis, Bradley. "Planetary Health Humanities—Responding to COVID Times," in Jones, T. and K. Pachucki eds. The COVID Pandemic: Essays, Book Reviews, and Poems,  2022.
  • Romig, Andrew. “The Wrong Kind of Flattery: Critique and Praise in Walahfrid Strabo’s De imagine Tetrici” in Booker, C. and A. Latowsky, eds. This Modern Age, Trivent, 2023.
  • Romig, Andrew. "Strange Natures: Theodulf’s Letter to Moduin in Context," in Matthew Gillis, ed. Carolingian Experiments, Brill, 2022: 123-141.
  • Slatkin, Laura.  “Afterword,” The Staying Power of Thetis. De Gruyter, 2023. 
  • Wofford, Susanne L., & J. Tylus,. “Introduction: Cross-Dressing Technologies of Mobility, Trauma, and Freedom.” Renaissance Drama 50:2 (2022): 189-196. 
  • Wofford, Susanne L. "Cross-Dressing and Technologies of Desire and Revenge in Ana Caro, Valor, agravio y mujer with a Glance at Twelfth Night." Renaissance Drama 50:2  (2022): 245-262. 


Exhibitions, Performances, Productions and Residencies  

  • David Brooks’s exhibition “New Earthworks” was showcased at Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix. Additionally, Brooks’ “Supercrawl public art commission was showcased in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Ernest Bryant produced Criticism + Value IX: Julia Rooney, an artist talk and performance. Criticism + Value is a discussion series about the criticism and value of art through a series of intimate conversations about the work and practice of national and international artists. The series continues with a conversation between host Ernest A. Bryant III, L.P.I., and American artist, Julia Rooney.
  • Lenora Champagne’s play Feeding on Light, a play about philosopher Simone Weil, premiered at Undermain Theatre, Dallas, Texas. Champagne  received the inaugural commission from the Katherine Owens Fund for New Work.
  • Kwami Coleman premiered piece "ECHOES | GESTURES | ABOLITION" commissioned by Studio Museum of Harlem/Fortune Society at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. This program pays homage to the many Black musicians who created music while incarcerated, and who have used their music as a way of processing, releasing, and protesting our prison system.
  • Kwami Coleman’s 13TEENTH FL: A Place Made by Playing honors showcases the experimental music that once energized the streets around NYU. This music was inspired by the loft jazz era and created space for musicians, including Coleman’s pianist father, to experiment with their peers and for audiences to witness their creativity up close. Coleman is celebrating the era—which he describes as “a moment of great revolution” in his exhibition showcased at  Gallatin Galleries in 2023 
  • Kristoffer Diaz’s play "Welcome to Arroyo's" was staged at Profile Theatre (Portland) and Cape Fear Regional Theatre, and his play "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" was staged at Profile Theatre (Portland), Hippodrome Theater (Gainesville, Florida), Zach Theatre (Austin), and at Chance Theatre (Anaheim).
  • Michael Dinwiddie’s full-length play "The Beautiful LaSalles" was presented as a staged reading at the Ensemble Theatre in  Houston Texas in 2022.
  • Gregory Erickson:  "The Next 100 Years of Practicing Joyce" at the New School Concert: Thermophilly Brass Trio at Gallatin February 7 & Concert: Tromboline: trombone/ violin duo in Paris Oct 3
  • Ayana Evans Performance for BIG HAPPY: A Momentary Utopia at the Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas Invited by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz 
  • Evans partnered with Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center for “Cash Rules Everything Around Me: a Career Fair for more than Survival,” at which all employers have pledged not to ask about past incarceration or legal histories of job seekers
  • Rosalind Fredericks is going to give  a keynote address at the conference on "Religious infrastructure: from Africa and beyond" to be held at the Uni. of Ghana, Legon in June 2023.
  • Louise Harpman lead her annual BIG WALK 2023 | BROOKLYN'S WORKING WATERFRONT.  The BIG WALK is a signature event at Gallatin that Harpman has directed and produced since 2011 and forms a key part of her scholarship profile.
  • Lanny Harrison’s Back-to-Live! Characters in Motion theater workshops in Westbeth Community Room, Dec & Jan. 2022 -23. Participated in memorial for Pablo Vela at La MaMa Annex, Jan 2023 
  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes Holnes became a Creatives Rebuild New York Artist in Residence at the Latinx Playwrights Circle. Holnes' short film, MARIMACHA, made its festival premiere at the Newark LGBT Film Festival. 
  • In July 2022 Kristin Horton directed the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson’s Whitelisted at the Contemporary American Theater Festival .In May 2023, Horton will direct a workshop of Leila Buck's Carry You with dramaturgy by Zeina Salame for Engarde Arts and Noor Theater. 
  • Carly Krakow was a 2022-23 Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law. She has numerous op-eds, articles, and essays in publications including Al Jazeera, The Progressive, E-International Relations, and Opinio Juris She was invited to speak about her work on war toxins at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, for a March 2023 event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. For the online magazine Jadaliyya she hosted broadcasts and produced special collections on humanitarian conditions in Yemen, Palestine, and Iraq. She also participated in COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022. 
  • Nina Katchadourian’s solo exhibition, "Nursery," opened on September 25, 2022 at Pace Gallery East Hampton, and her solo exhibition, "To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World," showed at Pace Gallery, London in July 2022. Her solo exhibition "Uncommon Denominator" was on display at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York from February 10 to May 28, 2023.
  • Patricia Kim’s Exhibition: Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies: Decolonizing Ecological Encounters, Exhibition co-curated with Anastasia Amrhein, Claudia Azalde, Cheyenne Bryant, Jasmine Buckley, Kaleah Mchawi, and Ally Swanson. engages with complex questions around impermanence, belonging, transformation, and erasure as they relate to human (and non-human) lives and the earth itself. This exhibition ran inThe Gallatin Galleries, New York City from July-August 2022.
  • Anabella Lenzu also participated in a Creative Residency at The Dragon’s Egg, Connecticut, United States, as well as being selected as Parent Artist-in-Residence Program at Movement Research, New York, United States. Lenzu  screened her eight films in 45 festivals both nationally (MA,RI, LA, NC, UT, NYC, CO, WA, Chicago, CA, CT, PA and NJ), and internationally, including Chile, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Kenya, Venezuela, Spain, France, Romania, Bolivia, Spain, Serbia, Indonesia, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
  • Zahia Rahmani’s exhibition Seismography of Struggles - Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals was displayed at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from September 24, 2022 - April 2, 2023, as part of the 58th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh
  • Judith Sloan will host  performances in New York City at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Refuge and Finding Home on May 6th and 20th
  • Greg Vargo adapted the script and directed production of the play _John Frost_ from his edited collection Chartist Drama  at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. 
  • Lauren Walsh  developed curricula in media/visual literacy for US middle school, high school, and college level with the Content Authenticity Initiative. (curricula available summer 2023. She is a co-organizer, with NYU Grey Art Gallery, a series of talks on photography in the contemporary moment


Grants, Fellowships, Awards and Honors

  • Elaine Ayers  received the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant renewed for "Inverting the Wunderkammer: Rethinking the Digital Humanities through Botanic Histories and Archives," with co-PIs Tega Brain and Ahmed Ansari (NYU-Tandon)
  • Donna Bilak and Tara Nummedal’s  Furnace and Fugue, A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary was awarded the Roy Rosenzweig Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA) in 2022.
  • Alvaro Bonfiglio was awarded a commission for a public art project in Bentonville, Arkansas titled “Cricket Grounds, Upper Cut” 
  • Leila Buck worked with Raeshma Razvi to support the development of the Shahrazad Squad, a Doris Duke grant project originated in partnership with California Shakespeare Theater, creating and developing an online national platform and network. This project connected SWANASA female and non-binary creatives, cultural producers and change agents around storytelling, leadership, and challenging the patriarchy.
  • Michael Dinwiddie won New York University’s Humanitarian Award  MLK award in 2023. 
  • Paula Chakravartty was awarded the 2023 James Weldon Johnson Professor
  • Kwami Coleman  H. Robert Cohen / RIPM Award (Honorable Mention) –American Musicological Society.
  • Kristoffer Diaz  Blue Ink Playwriting Award for the play "Things With Friends" from American Blues Theater (Chicago)
  • Stephen Duncombe received numerous research grants including the  Co-PI, Mellon Foundation/A Blade of Grass, 2023
  • Duncombe received an “Honorable Mention,” Terry McAdam Book Award, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, for Art of Activism, 2022.
  • Lise Friedman received a 2022 grant from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for production on a feature documentary about equity in the dance world. 
  • Rosalind Fredericks, convened the Discard Studies Conference at Gallatin which included the Mierle Laderman Ukeles exhibition in the Gallatin Galleries in September 2022.  For the academic year Fredericks received the Green Grant  ($20,000) from the NYU Office of Sustainability for the 2022-2023 academic year to support Discard Studies Programming on campus and the production of my documentary film. 
  • Maria Hodermarska was recently awarded the Gertrud Schattner Award by the North American Drama Therapy Association from the The Art of Play and Creative Arts Therapies: Supporting and Transforming Communities) It is the highest award bestowed by the organization. The Gertrud Schattner Award has been given since 1993 in recognition of distinguished contribution to the field of drama therapy in education, publication, practice, and service. 
  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes’ short film, MARIMACHA, won an LA Independent Women Film Award in the category of Best LGBT Short.
  • Karen Holmberg was deeply honored to receive the 2022 NAACP Trailblazers award during Women’s History Month. 
  • Mitchell Joachim received an honorary “Chair of The Norman Foster Institute for Sustainable Cities” (NFISC).
  • Patricia Kim was named a George Gurney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 2022-2023.
  • Ali Mirsepassi received an “Honorable Mention,” Terry McAdam Book Award, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, for Art of Activism, 2022.
  • David Brooks received a fieldwork grant from the Coypu Foundation to complete his work Biodiversity Survey the Fishes of the Rio Ampiyacu, in Loreto, Peru in 2022. 
  • Vasuki Nesiah was named a Yip fellow by Cambridge University, UK.
  • Allyson Paty’s Redolent won the Anna Rabinowitz Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2023. Paty’s “See Your Trash” in the Baffler was longlisted for The Best American Essays 2022 and is cited as a "Notable Essay" at the end of the book. 
  • Dance/NYC awarded The Kathryn Posin Dance Company a company Grant for 2022-23. Dance/NYC's mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. 
  • Victoria Rosner received the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award for Media Projects in 2022. Rosner also received the Advocacy Award of Excellence, Docomomo Modernism in American Awards in 2022. 
  • Leslie Slatin received the Gallatin Jewish Studies Grants for 2021-22 and 2022-2023.
  • Judith Sloan was awarded the  New York State Council on the Arts, Artist Commission for This is Not a Drill in 2022. Sloan  was awarded funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, for the Immigrant Youth Program 2022-2023
  • Susanne Wofford was awarded the Colin Clout Award for Lifetime Achievement in Spenser Studies by the International Spenser Society in May 2022.
  • Hooks Arts Media, an award winning Brooklyn-based  arts education organization, has  received  major grants from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The NYS Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the US Department of Education among other foundations and corporations in 2023. Martha Bowers shares that these grants support arts education programs serving NYC BIPOC youth from historically-marginalized communities.
  • NOMADE, a visual, ritualistic concert performance in collaboration with shamanista and painter, Dr. Barnaby Ruhe premiered worldwide on October 16th, 2022. The performance was produced and directed by  Janne Hoem and  Øystein Elle Produced by Capto Musicae with a grant from the  Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo Commune, and FFUK at Langhuset/SALT. 
  • Anabella Lenzu  received the following grant to develop her Project  "Listen to Your Mother": The Vermont Community Foundation Grant, VT, USA & Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, NYC. "Listen toYou Mother" is a dance/choreographic and media project by Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama that captures the histories, testimonials, and experiences of mothers who are choreographers living and working in NYC. Furthermore, the project is particularly interested in the stories of immigrant artists and mothers and their cultural contributions to the NYC art scene as a way to start meaningful dialogues, deepen understanding and appreciation of a multiplicity of experiences, and advocate for our shared values.