Cynthia Dwork. Photo by Thos Swift for the New York TimesCynthia Dwork. Photo by Thos Swift for the New York Times

More Talent Recruited to Harvard through Radcliffe Professorships

The opportunity to focus on independent research while benefiting from student researchers and interaction with scholars, scientists, and artists across disciplines has recently brought three new and accomplished faculty members to Harvard as Radcliffe Professors.

Moderator Stephanie Burt had praise for the comic book Jem, which includes a trans character in one of its storylines. Photo by Tony RinaldoModerator Stephanie Burt had praise for the comic book Jem, which includes a trans character in one of its storylines. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Just Call Me My Name

"Ways with Words" conference at Radcliffe explored the problematic present of gender identity and language along with those living it.

Clara Beyer launched the Percy Amendment in 1973, at age 81. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryClara Beyer launched the Percy Amendment in 1973, at age 81. Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Clara Beyer’s Gen(d)erations

Labor economist Clara Beyer’s 60-year career is a reminder that the women's movement persisted in multiple incarnations through the middle of the 20th century.

Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

From Fresh Food to Magic Mushrooms

Radcliffe fellow Michael Pollan is exploring a budding rebirth of psychedelic drugs, all but banned since the 1960s. “This has been a different kind of reporting for me. Interviewing people with cancer diagnoses—who are thinking about death—and talking about death with them,” Pollan said.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Belgrade (Pueblo of Isleta and Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico). Photo by Matika Wilbur, Project 562Dr. Mary Evelyn Belgrade (Pueblo of Isleta and Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico). Photo by Matika Wilbur, Project 562

Documenting Native America

An acclaimed photographer, writer, and social documentarian, Matika Wilbur creates art that’s a strenuous counterpoint to mass media stereotypes of Native Americans. 

A vintage 1950s Chevy truck sits on the prairie plains on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Photo by Nikki Kahn, The Washington Post/Getty ImagesA vintage 1950s Chevy truck sits on the prairie plains on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Photo by Nikki Kahn, The Washington Post/Getty Images

Reducing Binge Drinking with Tribal Traditions

Experts tackle the cultural causes of alcohol-use disorders among Native populations with indigenous treatments—from sweat lodges and smudging to storytelling.

Luci Tapahonso (Navajo) met with Harvard students over lunch on the day of her reading. Tapahonso's reading was part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings--made possible by a gift that helps bring poets of recognized stature to the Radcliffe Institute--and was cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program.Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerLuci Tapahonso (Navajo) met with Harvard students over lunch on the day of her reading. Tapahonso's reading was part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings--made possible by a gift that helps bring poets of recognized stature to the Radcliffe Institute--and was cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program.Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

The Navajo Nation’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Shares Words and Wisdom

Luci Tapahonso uses her inimitable storytelling to connect with students, fellows, and the public.

Kristiana Kahakauwila. Photo by Melissa MahoneyKristiana Kahakauwila. Photo by Melissa Mahoney

Back to the Island

In her new novel, Radcliffe fellow Kristiana Kahakauwila examines heritage—and water—in Hawaii.

Alyssa Mt. Pleasant. Photo by Diana LevineAlyssa Mt. Pleasant. Photo by Diana Levine

On the Trail of the Haudenosaunee

Radcliffe fellow Alyssa Mt. Pleasant is uncovering the history of Buffalo Creek.

Strong Voices, Indigenous Women

Correcting the Record

Two events hosted by the Schlesinger Library called attention to the marginalization of Native women in politics and popular culture, and one allowed participants to take steps to rectify it.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Striving to Become Slightly More Human

Elliott Colla's project at Radcliffe explored the links between Egyptian literature and revolutionary politics. For this, he studied poems, memoirs, and novels as well as the gestures and slogans used by activists during demonstrations.