Announcing Our New Class of Fellows 2019–2020

Fellows: Katherine Ewing, Ralph Ghoche, James Graham, Emmanuel Gras, Eduardo Halfon, Roni Henig, Emlyn Hughes, Bouchra Khalili, Édouard Louis, Achille Mbembe, Debashree Muhkerjee, Dina Nayeri, Pauchi Sasaki Otani, William Sharpe, and Fiona Sze-Lorrain.

We are delighted to announce our second cohort of Fellows, a group of 15 distinguished scholars, writers, and artists who will begin their residencies in September 2019. Housed at Reid Hall, home to Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute is a presidential global initiative and aims to promote collaboration across the creative arts and academia through residential and short-term fellowships, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, and artistic events. Its primary goal is to foster interactions between the scholarly and the artistic imagination.

Mark Mazower, founding Director of the Institute and the Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies in Columbia’s History Department, said: “The second class of II&I Fellows underscores the Institute’s desire to explore what scholars and creative artists can learn from one another. The work of the 2019-2020 fellows ranges across nuclear physics and colonial architecture, documentary film-making, poetry and the soundscape of the body, the social crisis in Europe and the global plight of the refugee. At the Institute Columbia faculty will be joined by brilliant thinkers, writers, composers and artists from Peru, Guatemala and Morocco, Iran, France and the Cameroons.”

“This second cohort of Institute Fellows confirms that the golden age of Columbia’s Reid Hall has truly begun,” said Paul LeClerc, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Paris, who along with Professor Mazower guided the Institute’s development. “The Institute, which grew out of a faculty conversation guided by President Bollinger, would not have been possible without the extraordinary generosity of our donors, and we are deeply grateful to them for their support.”

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