Lifting As You Climb: An Interview with Jemar Bather (MS ’18), Applied Statistics

Jemar Bather is a first-year biostatistics doctoral student and a HIV/AIDS Training Grant Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  After earning a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research, he served as a research assistant in the Department of Biostatistics at the NYU College of Global Public Health, where […]

Taking “Diversity and Inclusion” to the Next Level: An Interview with Leslie Stevens, MCC Weber Shandwick Scholar

Leslie Stevens is a recipient of an MCC Media Diversity Scholarship at Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement agency. Her interests lie at the intersection of social media, culture, race, identity, and power. As an undergraduate, she published her first academic research paper in the ​Howard Journal of Communication ​in 2017, examining Black Twitter as a […]

What We Are Learning:  Field Trips in Food; Immigrant New York

In Field Trips in Food:  Immigrant New York, students tour and taste the city’s ethnic culture and cuisine. We meet outside Nathan’s Famous on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.  It’s a crisp October Day, and, in Jennifer Berg’s Field Trips in Food:  Immigrant New York, we are taking an ethnographic and historical walking tour of Coney Island […]

Questions for Letisha Smith (MS ’17), Award-Winning Statistician

Letisha Smith Letisha Smith (MS ’17) is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s program in applied statistics for social science research.  An Atlanta, Georgia native, she earned a BA from from Emory University, was awarded an Urban Education Fellowship at Match Charter High School in Boston, and then took a job as a behavioral specialist at […]

What We Are Learning:  The Science of Human Connection

In The Science of Human Connection, students learn how the natural and social sciences tell the story of who we are as human beings and what gets in the way of our humanity.  “Write about a moment when you felt close to a friend,” is the assignment in The Science of Human Connection. Each week, […]

An MLK Scholar Returns as an Assistant Professor: An Interview with Keisha Lindsay (BS ’04)

Keisha T. Lindsay (BS ’04) is an assistant professor and a Provost’s Faculty Fellow in Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.  She has worked as a practicing speech-language pathologist in the United States and in the English-speaking Caribbean region, and researches language development in children from the English-speaking Caribbean region who are raised in multilingual households.  […]

Exhibition at Barney Commons Gallery Showcases NYU Steinhardt’s Alumni Talent

Claudia Joskowicz (MFA ’00) is a video and installation artist whose work documents the place where history, landscape, and memory meet.  In Some Dead Don’t Make a Sound (Hay Muertos que no hacen ruido), the artist uses the Mexican legend of the Weeping Woman (La Llorona) as an allegory for national grief. La Llorono is the ghost of […]

“Coffee is Crucial”: An Interview with Jordan Cohen (BS ’11), Director of Communications at The New York Times

Jordan Cohen (BS ’11) serves as a director of communications at The New York Times where he helps oversee external communications, media appearances, and speaking engagements for Times reporters, editors and business executives.  He also collaborates with teams across The New York Times Company to increase the global reach and engagement of Times journalism by implementing […]

UK Opera Director, Garth Bardsley, Joins NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Faculty 

English opera director, Garth Bardsley, has been appointed as a visiting associate professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Program for Vocal Performance.  In this newly created role, Bardsley will complement and strengthen artistic practice within the opera studies track. An award-winning director from the United Kingdom, Bardsley has a unique interdisciplinary […]