The Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 fellows!
The Bard at BPL fellowship program brings select artists, scholars and professionals who have demonstrated innovation and excellence in their fields to engage with Bard at BPL students over the course of the academic year. The fellows, whose expertise in the areas of politics, culture, writing, visual arts, science, and history, strengthen and energize the Bard at BPL community. Through exposure to the fellows’ projects and processes and through mentorship, students have the opportunity to connect their academic studies to the wider world around them.
Meet the 2019-2020 Bard at BPL Fellows:
Gaiutra Bahadur is the author of Coolie Woman, a personal history of indenture in the West Indies shortlisted for Britain’s Orwell Prize for artful political writing. She teaches journalism as an assistant professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. Her work has been recognized with literary residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and fellowships from Harvard, the British Library and the New York Public Library. Twice winner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Award for creative prose, she has taught creative nonfiction in Switzerland and Caribbean literature in New York City.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. She is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun, (with Marwan Hisham), which was long-listed for a National Book Award in 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art. She is currently a 2020 New America Fellow.
Dr. Funke Sangodeyi holds a PhD in History of Science from Harvard University (’14). She wrote her dissertation on the history of the human microbiome. In her current work as a strategy consultant and applied social scientist, she helps companies understand and design for people’s needs in a changing world.
Michael C. Vazquez is a writer, editor and curator whose primary interests include cultural diplomacy, little magazines, music, intimacy, and food. He is Senior Editor at Bidoun, a journal of art, ideas, and culture from the Middle East, and former editor of Transition: An International Review, a journal of art and writing about Africa and its many diasporas. He is a nonresident fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
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