The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University—known as Harvard Radcliffe Institute—is one of the world’s leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration. We bring students, scholars, artists, and practitioners together to pursue curiosity-driven research, expand human understanding, and grapple with questions that demand insight from across disciplines.
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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Announces 2021–2022 Fellows
The Institute will welcome the 2021–2022 class to Cambridge for a year of in-person research, writing, and interdisciplinary exchange. The class was drawn from a wide pool of international applicants, and the acceptance rate was 2.4 percent.
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"This is the world that sustained my ancestors for millennia. I want to keep that idea with me and living within me." Read more about the inspiration for Joan Naviyuk Kane's latest poetry collection, Dark Traffic, in a Radcliffe Magazine Q and A (link in bio). Photo 1: John Kokuluk, Joan Naviyuk Kane's grandfather, at Ugiuvak, King Island, gathering murre eggs. 📷 Barbara Kokuluk, Kane's grandmother Photo 2: Joan Naviyuk Kane 📷 Stephanie Mitchell
The civil rights scholar Lani Guinier, a Radcliffe alumna, friend of the Institute, and the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Emerita, at Harvard Law School—the first black woman appointed to a tenured professorship there—has passed away after a long illness. “The Radcliffe community is deeply saddened by the loss of Lani Guinier '71. An extraordinary friend, mentor, colleague, and citizen, Lani leaves behind a legacy of fearless advocacy for civil rights, powerful scholarship, and deep commitment to the education of civic leaders,” says Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. “We are fortunate that she touched our lives and grateful for her tireless efforts to better our world." In addition to authoring more than two dozen law review articles, Guinier published five books. To see an obituary and remembrances from a number of friends and colleagues, see the link in our bio. 📷 Stephanie Mitchell
“As I've said many times, we can’t dismantle what we don’t understand, and we can’t understand contemporary inequity and injustice unless we reckon honestly with our history,” says Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. In this Harvard Magazine profile, what motivates her work. (Link in bio.) 📷 Kris Snibbe