Scholars' Blog

Once on this Island and My Love, My Love; or The Peasant Girl in conversation The first time that I heard about Once on this Island was last year in a class about the Caribbean...
I sit writing this blog post in the Hungarian Pastry Shop on 111 th and Amsterdam. As someone with a notorious sweet tooth, I know that working here would be absolute torture. Before reading the...
Scholars’ Conversation with Professor Hisham Matar At our second scholars meeting of the year under the dim light of a humid September afternoon, we all gathered around a Harkness table to discuss Professor Hisham Matar’s...
Discussion with Zoë Crossland on the Desaparecidos I had heard about the abductions that occurred in Argentina under the military rule, however I was only truly able to grasp the reality of the situation after...
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On the evening of Friday, November 3rd, the seats of the Event Oval of the Diana were filled with people excited to witness the historic panel of giants within the Feminist Movement such as Barbara...
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Two Scholars enter into the art of Judy Chicago. Collage by Ruba Nadar '21. Judy Chicago's vision of toxic masculinity invites commentary. On a gray and dreary New York Saturday afternoon the Scholars took a...
Candy Chan
After we attended the Ethno-Graphics panel in October, we wanted to another opportunity to read graphic novels in an academic setting. The question I pitched immediately after the panel: how exactly do you or should...
Candy Chan
Museum Specialist Jacklyn Lacey takes us to her office (a.k.a matriarchal den) at the American Museum of Natural History. In early December, we received an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Pacific...
Julie Seager
Discussing all things theatrical at dinner with Shayoni Mitra (gesturing) and Gina Gionfriddo. This November the Scholars joined Gina Gionfriddo and Professor Shayoni Mitra in Cathedral Gardens where Ellen lives to eat a lovely home-cooked...
Julie Seager
Meeting Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author of the “La Borinqueña” comic book. In my First Year Writing class about The Americas, we read a piece that has really stuck with me. I found myself constantly scrawling its...