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2019-2021 Faculty Awards and Major Work

Gallatin celebrates Faculty Achievements, Awards, and Major Works from 2019-2021

Apr 25, 2023


Teaching Awards  

2019-2020 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award 

Stephen Duncombe

Stephen Duncombe was awarded a 2019-2020 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, an honor that recognizes faculty who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the University through their teaching. Duncombe’s interests lie in media and cultural studies. He teaches and writes on the history of mass and alternative media and the intersection of culture and politics. He is also the creator of Open Utopia, an open-access, open-source, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute.


2020-2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Julian Cornell

Julian Cornell’s primary research and teaching areas are American, Scandinavian, and Japanese cinema and genre cinema, including disaster movies, science fiction, children’s films, animation, and documentary. His work on children’s films, apocalyptic disaster movies, and bad taste has been widely published. He has written for and for the film analysis Website His current research project is an exploration of media narratives and social media responses to mass shootings and the mythology of gun violence in American society. Cornell teaches Media at the Gallatin School For Individualized Study, Film in the Tisch School of the Arts, and Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY. He has also taught Film Studies and Screenwriting at Wesleyan University. Prior to teaching, he spent a decade in Scheduling and Network Programming at HBO and Cinemax, and in independent film production.

Vasuki Nesiah

A legal scholar with a focus on public international law, Vasuki Nesiah areas of research include the law and politics of international human rights and humanitarianism, with a particular focus on transitional justice. Her most recent book A Global History of Bandung and Critical Traditions in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which she co-edited with Luis Eslava and Michael Fakhri, reflects her continued interest in critical approaches to international law that find their intellectual and political home in the global South and in the grappling with decolonization. She is one of the founding members of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and has continued as an active participant in this global network of scholars for over two decades.    

Carol Zoref

A part-time member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001, Carol Zoref teaches fiction writing in the Advanced Writing Program. She has been a full-time member of the Sarah Lawrence College faculty since 1998. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hall Farm Center for Arts, and In Our Own Write. Her novel Barren Island (New Issues, 2017) won the Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction, the AWP Prize for the Novel, National Jewish Book Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Fiction, and it was longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction.

2019-2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Judith Greenberg

Trained in comparative literature at Yale, Judith Greenberg specializes in issues having to do with memory and trauma. She also writes and teaches about 20th century French and English literature, often focusing on questions of narrative and gender. She has published academic articles on the role of trauma in literature, from the novels of Virginia Woolf to writers responding to the Holocaust authors such as Charlotte Delbo and Patrick Modiano. She edited Trauma at Home: After 9/11 (Nebraska Press, 2003), a collection of essays by writers, psychologists, photographers and academics both in New York and around the world as they responded to the attacks within months of 9/11. Her current manuscript, Cypora’s Echo, tells how she turned to study her own family after discovering a diary from 1942 written by a 25-year-old cousin who was a young mother trapped in a ghetto in Siedlce, Poland.  

Steven Rinehart

Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Steven Rinehart is a screenwriter, ghostwriter, speechwriter, carpenter, and fiction writer. He was a speechwriter for former president Bill Clinton and is the author of the short story collection Kick in the Head (Doubleday, 2000) and the novel Built in A Day (Anchor, 2004). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, More, GQ, Story, Ploughshares,The Georgia Review, and elsewhere, and his work has been anthologized in several books, including The KGB Bar Reader, Sleepaway, Bastard on the Couch, Money Changes Everything, and Over the Hill and Between the Sheets.

Eugene Vydrin

Eugene Vydrin’s research interests are in 20th-century literature, visual art and criticism, in the intersections between verbal and visual mediums, and in the relation between aesthetic form and political critique. He is interested in the ways that artworks, both verbal and visual, represent and embody specific places, especially those in which the superseded past lingers or returns. Vydrin's dissertation examined the modernist aesthetic doctrine of medium specificity in relation to place, arguing that artworks model themselves on the specific sites where they are made. He is currently writing about British detective fiction, its relation to national identity, and its representation of the local past. Prior to joining NYU as a full-time faculty member, Vydrin taught in the First-Year English program at Barnard College. He was recognized with an Adviser of Distinction Award in 2013.

2020-2021 Gallatin Adviser of Distinction

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen is on the Executive Committee (nominator) of the renowned New York theater critics’ organization, Outer Critics Circle (OCC), as well as being its website director, editor, and a voting member of OCC. In addition, she is a member of the nationally celebrated American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA). Allen reviews cultural events concerning theater, the arts, film, dance, photography, and music. Some of the filmmakers she has worked with include Joel and Ethan Coen, Sergio Leone, and Martin Scorsese. She is the founding co-festival director of HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival, and worked with HEAR Now between 2013 and 2019. For almost eight years, Allen was the program coordinator for NYU’s Center for Advanced Technology in New Media. For more than 25 years, she has been involved with all aspects of film production—from producer to director—and continues to produce and direct programming for the Web TV series.   

2019-2020 Gallatin Adviser of Distinction

Antonio Rutigliano

Since 1982, Antonio Rutigliano has directed and taught seminars abroad for SCPS on Greek and Roman civilization. He has received Gallatin’s Student Choice Award and Gallatin’s Advisor of Distinction Award as well as the SPS Award for Outstanding Service. He is an honorary member of Casa Dante in Florence, and he has received Italy’s Gold Medal for Civic Merit from the Comune di Bitetto. His publications include Lorenzetti’s Golden Mean (Peter Lang Publishing, 1992); “Art and Liminality’’ in Greg Wyatt, Transatlantic Bridges Through Sculpture (Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2006); “Icarus” in Empedocles (Museo Regionale di Agrigento, 2008); Un’Anima alla Ricerca della Santità: Chiara del Sacramento (Vistosi Maggi, 2014); Il Tenet di Metatron (Vistosi Maggi, 2015). He is currently working on a collection of medieval women’s trials, The Song of the Cicadas.


Faculty Books

  • Anker, Peder. The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • Austerlitz, Saul. Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show that Defined a Television Era. Dutton, 2019. 
  • Brooks, David and Mark Dion. The Great Bird Blind Debate. Planting Fields Foundation, 2020. 
  • Gadberry, Andrea. Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking. University of Chicago Press, 2020.
  • de Gennaro, Mara. Modernism After Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature. John Hopkins University Press, 2020.
  • Gilles, D.B. BITTEN! My Days as Donald Trump’s White House Dog, 2019.
  • Halberstadt, Alex. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning. Penguin Random House, 2020.
  • Holnes, Darrel Alejandro. Migrant Psalms. Northwestern University Press, 2021. 
  • Mirsepassi, Ali. Iran’s Quiet Revolution: The Downfall of the Pahlavi State. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • Paty, Allyson.  Five O’Clock on the Shore. above/ground press. 2019.
  • Vapnyar, Lara. Divide Me by Zero. Tin House Books, 2019.
  • Walsh, Lauren. Conversations on Conflict Photography. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019.

Edited and Co-edited Volumes

  • Bilak, Donna and Tara Nummedal, eds. Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens (1618). University of Virginia Press, 2020.
  • Gurman, Hannah and Kaeten Mistry, eds. Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy. Columbia University Press, 2020.
  • Joachim, Mitchell, Maria Aiolova, and Terreform One, eds. Design With Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities. ACTAR, 2019.
  • Kim, Patricia Eunji, Bethany Wiggin, and Carolyn Fornoff, eds. Timescales: Thinking Across Ecological Temporalities. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
  • Polyné, Millery, et al, eds. The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Duke University Press, 2020.
  • Slatkin, Laura, et al, eds. A Homer Commentary in Progress. Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, 2020.
  • Vapnyar, Lara, Lynn Freed, and Elizabeth Strout, eds. The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition. Anchor, 2019.
  • Vargo, Gregory, ed. Chartist Drama. Manchester University Press, 2020.

Articles and Book Chapters  

  • Anker, Peder, Mitchell Joachim, and Nicholas Gervasi. “Deep Impact: Animal-, Plant- or Insect-Aided Design as techniques to mitigate stress on urban non-human species,” Topos Magazine, 112 (Sept 2020): 32-37.
  • Anker, Peder, et al.  “Cycles and circulation: A theme in the history of biology and medicine,” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43:89 (2021): 1-39.
  • Duncombe, Stephen and Silas Harrebye. “The Copenhagen Experiment: Testing the Effectiveness of Creative vs. Conventional Forms of Activism,”  Social Movement Studies 20:6, (2021). 
  • Gold, Meira. Victorian Egyptology and the Making of Colonial Field Science, 1850-1906. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2020.
  • Goldfarb, Lisa and Bart Eeckhout. “Sincerely Yours, Wallace Stevens,” The Wallace Stevens Journal (Fall 2020).
  • Goldfarb, Lisa. “Walking with Stevens,” The Wallace Stevens Journal (Spring 2020).
  • Goldfarb, Lisa and Bart Eeckhout, “Poetics, Genre, and Style in Stevens’s Letters” (Introduction to Special Issue), The Wallace Stevens Journal (Spring, 2021).
  • Goldfarb, Lisa. “Reading and Listening to Stevens’s Letters: ‘The delicatest ear of the mind,’” The Wallace Stevens Journal (Spring 2021).
  • Greenberg, Judith. "A Situation of Fear: Revisiting Sartre in Trump’s America," Studies in American Jewish Literature 39:1 (March 2020).
  • Goldfarb, Lisa. "Paris," in Angus Cleghorn and Jonathan Ellis, eds. Elizabeth Bishop in Context. Cambridge University Press, 2021.
  • Goldfarb, Lisa. "Poetic Fiction," in Bart Eeckhout and Gül Bilge Han, eds. The New Stevens. Cambridge University Press, 2021
  • Slatkin, Laura and A.E. Johnson. “Surmises and Surprises: Notes on teaching ancient Greek literature in a correctional facility” in Capettini, E. and N. Rabinowitz, eds. Classics and Prison Education in the US, Routledge, 2021.
  • Slatkin, Laura. "Composition by Theme and the Mētis of the Odyssey." In Emily Wilson, ed. The Norton Critical Edition to the Odyssey, Norton, 2020.
  • Slatkin, Laura and N. Felson, “Exchanges in the Underworld: Odyssey 11 and 24,” in The Upper and the Under World in Homeric and Archaic Epic (Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Odyssey), Centre For Odyssean Studies, 2020.
  • Slatkin, Laura. “Odysseus,” in The Cambridge Guide to Homer. Cambridge University Press, 2020. 
  • Slatkin, Laura and Maureen N. McLane, “A Conversation That Took the Place, Provisionally, of a Poem” (A short play), The Wallace Stevens Journal (Fall 2020
  • Slatkin, Laura. “Revisiting Oedipus at Colonus,” Skené Studies I.2 (2019): 89-100.
  • Velasco, Alejandro. “Des Villes Ségréguées aux Villes Parallèles: La Polarisation Politique et L’espace Urbain au Venezuela,” in Julián Durazo Herrmann, ed. Les espaces publics, la démocratie et les gauches en Amérique latine, Presses de l’Université Laval (2019): 49-80.
  • Velasco, Alejandro. “Breaking and Keeping with the Past in Venezuela,” NACLA Report on the Americas 50, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 294-295.

Exhibitions, Performances, Productions, and Residencies

  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes wrote Bayano, the story of an escaped African slave in 16th-century Panama. The production was performed March 11-15, 2020, at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre Institute of Action Arts. Holnes wrote Black Feminist Video Game, which centers on a Black teen with autism seeking to become a better feminist and win the affection of his crush. The show was produced by The Civilians for 59E59th Street, Center Theater Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College. 
  • Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim’s research and collaborative work was displayed at the Global Design NYU Berlin exhibition titled Berlin Collapse: Climate, Cities, and Culture in Berlin from July 6-11, 2019.
  • Leila Buck’s satirical play, American Dreams, exploring what it means to be a citizen, received a two month seven-state national online tour. The play was widely reviewed and nominated for a 2021 Drama League award for Outstanding Interactive Theatre.  Interviews with Buck about the play were featured on Howlround and The Daily Beast among other publications. 
  • Lenora Champagne was awarded a residency at Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France in November 2019 to work on Feeding on Light,
  • Kwami Coleman composed the music for “In Memory,” a dance film choreographed by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s resident choreographer Jamar Roberts. This piece was created in tribute to late congressman John Lewis. The film premiered at the 2020 March on Washington Film Festival Opening Night Virtual Awards Gala on September 21, 2020.
  • Kristoffer Diaz (GAL BA ’99; TSOA MA ’02) directed the original company of his play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity in a performance that ran online on August 15 and which was covered in The New York Times in “From a Wrestling Ring to Tiny Boxes: How ‘Chad Deity’ Went Zoom.” Diaz released his stage adaptation of the Disney film Hercules, which was performed at the Delacorte Theater in New York’s Central Park, from August 31–September 8, 2019. His script for Football Football Football Football (or I Love Lave Dash), which placed as a finalist, was virtually streamed for the 2020 Ink Playwriting Festival following the award, hosted by the American Theater on May 1-4, 2020.
  • Louise Harpman was the founding director, curator and producer for the NYCxDESIGN Architecture Graduates Showcase in Spring 2020. 
  • Karen Holmberg collaborated with Bogotá-based artist Andres Burbano to create two art-science immersive video experiences: “Double-Sided Immersion” and “Topography-Time-Volcano” for the Critical Zones exhibition at ZKM Gallery in Germany, which ran through February 26, 2021. Both exhibits were opened online in November as part of the virtual display project Driving the Human. 
  • In the fall of 2020, Kristin Horton co-created Holding Breath with Mauricio Salgado (Tisch Drama), Mary Bitel (Tisch Open Arts), Nisha Sajnani (Steinhardt Drama Therapy), and Joe Salvatore (Steinhardt Educational Theater). Holding Breath, was a cross-school collaboration involving undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni from across the globe that was hosted virtually for two 24-hour periods in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and converging crises in 2020.
  • Mitchell Joachim brought together author/designers Eran Chen of ODA, Julia Watson, and Paul Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, to discuss their new books and how they address sustainability in a post-COVID world in the Virtual Design Festival, hosted by Dezeen and Terreform ONE. Joachim’s exhibition, State of Extremes, was displayed at the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv on November 20, 2019. Joachim’s work was displayed at the Global Design NYU exhibition titled Berlin Collapse: Climate, Cities and Culture in Berlin from July 6-11, 2019.
  • Nina Katchadourian joined Pace Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery. Her solo exhibition at the Catharine Clark Gallery, “To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World,” ran from January 9 to February 20, 2021, and was  reviewed in a full-page long form review in The New York Times. Katchadourian’s solo exhibition, “Monument to the Unelected," shown simultaneously in eight different locations across the country in collaboration with Pace Gallery (New York), Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco), The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA), SMoCA, (Scottsdale, AZ), Transformer Station (Cleveland, OH), Roots Community Health Center (Oakland, CA), Abrahamson Family Trust (Madison, WI).
  • In June 2020, Anabella Lenzu created the Online Choreographic Mentorship Program, an independent and online educational program designed to address the need of artists to continue studying and reflecting on the dance-making art during the pandemic.
  • Kathryn Posin’s dance company premiered three new works at the 92nd Street Y, as a part of the Dig Dance series, in September 2019. Posin’s Kathryn Posin Dance Company was invited to appear on Battery Dance Company’s 39th Outdoor Festival on August 18, 2020, to commemorate the women’s right to vote centennial.
  • Judith Sloan’s It Can Happen Here, was staged at the Queens Theatre in March 2020.
  • Lauren Walsh organized the June 2020 showcase, “Quarantine Through the Lens of Gen Z,” for the Bronx Documentary Center, featuring work by the students in her “Photographing Peace” course.
  • Zahia Rahmani’s video and sound installation.  Seismography of Struggles - Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals was on display at the  Middelheim Museum, Antwerp – May 29 - October 3, 2021, as part of the “Congoville” exhibition. The exhibition was shown at the National Museum of Modern Art – Center Pompidou, Paris – March 3 - June 28, 2021 and at the  Dhaka Art Summit 2020, as part of  the “Seismic Movements” exhibition in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dacca from February 7 - 15, 2020.

 Grants, Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

  • Peder Anker was the winner of the American Scandinavian Society’s Crystal Award for Cultural Achievement and was the recipient of the Abu Dhabi 19 Washington Square North Faculty Fellowship. 
  • Sinan Antoon was invited to the 2019 Baghdad International Book Fair as the guest of honor.
  • Actor and director Jessie Austrian is the recipient of the Theater Latté Da New Work Development NEXT Generation Commission, a new opportunity for women artists and artists of color to support the creation of new musical theater projects. 
  • David Brooks received the Rome Prize Fellowship in 2020 and an art commission, The Great Bird Blind Debate (inaugural art commision for the Planting Fields Foundation, Oyster Bay, NY. He also received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, New York
  • Leila Buck was named a 2020 Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the William and Eva Fox Foundation.
  • Lenora Champagne was the inaugural recipient of the Katherine Owens/Undermain Fund for New Work, a $10,000 commission to support Champagne’s new play, Feeding on Light. 
  • Kwami Coleman was the recipient of a 2020 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship and was elected member of the Council of the American Musicology Society. Coleman, along with Leila Adu-Gilmore (Steinhardt), and Fred Moten (Tisch), organized the February 2020 Critical Sonic Practice Symposium, with support from a grant from the Office of the Provost. 
  • 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.
  • Sara Franklin was awarded a 2020 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars grant for research and writing leading to a biography of American cookbook and literary editor Judith Jones for her project The Life and Work of Judith Jones, the 20th-Century Editor Who Changed the Way America Cooked, Ate, and Read.
  • Rosalind Fredericks’s book Garbage Citizenship was awarded the 2020 Toyin Falola Best Book on Africa by the Association of Global South Studies. She also received the NYU Center for the Humanities Conference Grant in May 2019.
  • Lisa Goldfarb was awarded a fellowship from the NYU Center for the Humanities and a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program grant in support of her current book project, Proustian Poetics and the Modern Lyric.
  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes was awarded the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize for his chapbook Migrant Psalms, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. 
  • Ethan Harkness received a funded position for 2019 as a Visiting Research Scholar at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
  • Karen Holmberg was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Chaiten Museum in Patagonia, which opened March 2020, integrating her archaeological data and commemoration of the 2008 Chaiten volcano eruption, as well as art created during therapy sessions with residents forced to evacuate due to the eruption. The museum will also showcase virtual and augmented reality from her field projects’ photogrammetry data and livestreaming volcanological data from the crater. Holmberg was an invited ambassador of the March for Science in February 2020.
  • Mitchell Joachim, alongside Terreform ONE, won the 2019 Architizer A+ Award for Architecture Plus Climate Change for the Monarch Sanctuary.
  • Eugenia Kisin was awarded a 2019-2020 NYU Center for the Humanities Fellowship.
  • Anabella Lenzu was named the 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Spoke The Hub in Brooklyn. Lenzu created the dance films ANIMA & ANIMUS, THE NIGHT THAT YOU STOPPED ACTING/ LA NOCHE QUE DEJASTE DE ACTUAR, and OUT OF THE FOLDS OF WOMEN, which won Best Dance Cinema Award at the 2020 Frostbite International Film Festival in Colorado Springs and an Honorable Mention at the London International Monthly Film Festival. Lenzu was awarded a 2020 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant, a 2020 Vermont Community Foundation Grant, as well as a Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
  • Eve Meltzer was awarded a Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library to complete research toward and the writing of one chapter, “Psyche Obscura, Camera Lucida: James Baldwin, America, and the Moving Image,” of her book in progress, Not Me, Mine, Ours: Belonging After Photography. Meltzer was announced as a 2020-2021 Schomburg Center Fellow in the Harlem World.
  • Vasuki Nesiah was awarded a Martin Luther King Junior Award from NYU for teaching excellence in leadership, social justice, activism, and community building.
  • Amanda Petrusich was named a 2019-2020 artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Presidio National Park, near San Francisco.
  • Kathryn Posin received a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in March 2020 for visual artists and choreographers. 
  • In 2020, Jacob Remes founded the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies.
  • Barnaby Ruhe received a 2020 Encourage Grant from the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Arts Commission for fall 2020 to conduct a series of abstract paintings reflecting the times.
  • Leslie Satin was awarded a 2019-2020 Gallatin Jewish Studies Grant for her research on French writer Georges Perec and on space, dance, and movement, autobiography, and urban (Tel Aviv) social choreography, representation, and experience.
  • Jim Tolisano was named the principal adviser to the Okavango River Basin Commission (OKACOM) to guide the development of a tri-national fund to support sustainable development and nature conservation in the Cubango-Okavango river basin linking Angola, Namibia, and Botswana.
  • Gregory Vargo’s book An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction: Chartism, Radical Print Culture, and the Social Problem Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2018) won the North American Victorian Studies Association Prize for the best book of the year in Victorian Studies.
  • Duncan Yoon, along with his colleague Pedro Monaville from NYU-AD, was awarded a 2022 Washington Square North Faculty Fellowship for “Kinshasa’s Ambiance: Remembering T.K. Biaya.” The project will involve two online events, a co-authored translation, an artistic installation, and the preparation of a special journal issue focused on Kinshasa and the work of Tshikala Kayembe Biaya.
  • Leila Buck was awarded a commission from Noor Theatre to develop her latest work, Carry You, a personal and political exploration of how we care for ourselves and each other as families, communities and nations.
  • Alex Halberstadt’s memoir  "Young Heroes of the Soviet Union,"  was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2020, and a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and was excerpted in the New Yorker.
  • Zahia Rahmani received in the United States, the "Albertine Book Prize 2020" for her book, "Muslim", A Novel, Vellum Publisher, 2019.
  • In June 2021, Kristin Horton was inducted into the University of Iowa Theatre Gallery for Distinguished Alumni; the honor, which is bestowed by the faculty of the UI Department of Theatre Arts, recognizes alumni achievements and contributions to the field.
  • Throughout 2019 Alejandro Velasco was invited to speak on Venezuela’s political crisis at Yale U, U of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins U, Villanova U, City U of New York, U of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), U of Houston, Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (NYC), World Affairs Council of Western MA (Springfield), World Affairs Council of Connecticut (Hartford), The New School; U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Northern Illinois University; Hollins University; and Ursinus College.