The Scholar-in-Residence program at Lang gives students the opportunity to engage with visiting scholars, writers, and thinkers who are leaders in their fields. Each residency features public dialogues; small, hands-on workshops; and seminars immersing students in the scholar’s work and practices.
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Diana Goetsch is an award-winning poet and essayist whose American Scholar column, Life in Transition, she says, was her opportunity to document her coming out as a trans woman “as a service to a battered community.” She has published eight collections of poetry, and her work has appeared in many magazines, journals, and other publications, including the New Yorker, Ploughshares, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her teaching credits include positions in higher education in Oklahoma and Kentucky and 21 years in the NYC public schools, where she founded a creative writing program for incarcerated juveniles. Read more about the Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) is an internationally recognized scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker. Dr. hooks' writings cover a broad range of topics, including gender, race, teaching, and contemporary culture. According to her, these topics must be understood as interconnected and linked in the production of systems of oppression and class domination. During her residency, Dr. hooks engaged in enlightening, powerful, and lively public dialogues with leading intellectuals and scholars.
Dr. Gilligan's first book, In a Different Voice, is described by Harvard Press as "the little book that started a revolution." She was named by TIME magazine one of the "25 Most Influential Americans." Her latest book is Joining the Resistance. Learn more about her residency, titled “Listening to Voices Listening to Gender,” here.
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