"Remembering Possibility" A Symposium Honoring Marianne Hirsch

"Remembering Possibility"
A Symposium Honoring Marianne Hirsch

Thursday, April 29, 2022
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University

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A Symposium Honoring Marianne Hirsch

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Speaker Bios (In Speaking Order)

Carol Becker is Professor of Arts and Dean of Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University.

Jean Howard is George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

// Performance maker // Scholar // Associate Professor Universidad Católica de Chile.

Jenny James is Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Gender, Sexuality and Race Studies Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.

Sonali Thakkar is an Assistant Professor of English at NYU, and a graduate of Columbia's doctoral program in English and Comparative Literature and ISSG.

Nancy Kricorian, the author of three novels about post-genocide Armenian Diaspora experience, is currently working on a novel set in the Armenian community of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.

Alex Pekov is a PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature and has recently submitted his doctoral thesis, which studies autofictional family novels, crafted by Sephardi women writers from the Former Yugoslavia and the Maghreb.

Daniella Wurst has a Ph.D in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University and is currently teaching courses on visual theory and contemporary narrative at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru.

Silvia Spitta is Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences and Director of the M.A. in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College.

A scholar of African American literature and culture and black feminism, Valerie Smith is president of Swarthmore College.

Patricia Dailey is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Ivy Schweitzer, daughter of Sue and Harold, grew up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn, is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, a poet now living in Vermont, and editor of White Heat: Emily Dickinson in 1862: a weekly blog.

Terry Hong is a book-obsessed Luddite.

Judith Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and after teaching about memory, storytelling, trauma, and transmission at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at NYU for almost two decades, has taken a break to write her first novel.

Nicole Marie Gervasio, Ph.D. is currently a Lecturer-in-Discipline of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2018; since then, she has completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University and PEN America.

Ayşe Gül Altınay is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Sabancı University, former director of SU Gender and co-editor of Women Mobilizing Memory.

Noni Carter is an author, performing artist, and academic currently residing in Atlanta, GA.

Diana Taylor is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU.

Laura Wexler is Charles H. Farnam Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and American Studies at Yale, where she studies the social life of photographs.