Feature Stories

When Edwidge Danticat ’90 was nominated for the 1995 National Book Award at age 25 for her collection of short stories entitled Krik? Krak!, she was the youngest author ever to receive the accolade.

In this Break This Down interview, Claire Tow Professor of Religion Jack Hawley explains bhakti and speaks about how it became part of his life’s work.

To learn how theory becomes practice in the real world, Nadine Orenstein ’83, Freyda Spira ’96, Marsha Hill ’72, Yelena Rakic ’91, and Mia Ciallella ’19 share how they found careers in the arts, whether they took the conventional route or not.

In installment #2 of students getting honest, Ellie Harrison, Colette Juran, Phanesia Pharel, and Agie Neneh Sissoho unveil what their second year at Barnard was like, after each semester wrapped. 

Ashley Bush was a junior at Barnard when she became a student coordinator for the first-ever Athena Film Festival in 2011.

In this Break This Down, Hutchinson discusses the historical and cultural issues raised in cataloging and exhibiting America’s indigenous cultural treasures.

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month (June) and World Refugee Day (June 20), the College asked alumnae and faculty to reflect on the importance of celebrating immigrants and refugees and to share how Barnard community members, personally and professionally, remain committed to people with these identities.

For this Father’s Day edition of “Break This Down,” history professor Nara Milanich shares some fascinating stories about parentage from her new book, Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (June 10), which explores the social and political constructs that have been built around the idea of fatherhood.