On May 17, 2022, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Barnard’s Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence and professor of English, was announced as a 2022-23 Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study. This prestigious fellowship supports scholars and practitioners in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts, giving them access to Harvard’s “unparalleled resources.”
This year’s cohort of 50 fellows – hailing from 14 countries – will tackle ambitious and exciting projects that range from fiction and art to bold scientific innovations as they develop new tools and methods while challenging artistic and scholarly conventions to illuminate the past, present, and future.
As the Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett Schlesinger Fellow, Professor Boylan will use archived materials housed in Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library to write a novel that is inspired by the life and accomplishments of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. Boylan is the author of 16 books, a trustee of PEN America, a guest columnist for The New York Times, and a transgender rights activist. The courses she teaches at Barnard include “Advanced Studies in Prose Writing” and “Gendered Memoir.”