On April 5, the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers announced its class of 2021-2022 fellows from a pool of 506 applicants. Among the 15 talented academics, literary artists, and independent scholars are Barnard professors Nara Milanich and Kaiama L. Glover. All Cullman Center fellows will have access to research collections, curatorial and reference staff, a stipend, and the use of a private office.
History professor Nara Milanich’s scholarship focuses on the history of kinship, childhood, reproduction, and gender. She was selected as The John and Constance Birkelund Fellow to work on The “Little Moor of Pisa”: A Transatlantic Family History, detailing the story of a child born to an Italian woman and an African-American soldier in post-war Italy.
Kaiama L. Glover, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies, is primarily interested in francophone literature of Haiti and the French Antilles and sub-Saharan francophone African cinema. As a fellow, she will work on For the Love of Revolution: René Depestre and the Poetics of a Radical Life, analyzing the complexities of radical Black subjecthood through a lens of 20th-century leftist politics and poetics.