Jana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy SommaJana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy Somma

Jana Prikryl on Creating Home in Poetry, Even in Trump’s America

Jana Prikryl RI '19 speaks with the Toronto Star about her newest collection, No Matter, "the kind of poetry to read while watching empires tear themselves apart."

Radcliffe scholar Tuna ?are-A?t?rk is writing a book on the history of Nicomedia as the forerunner of Constantinople. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerRadcliffe scholar Tuna ?are-A?t?rk is writing a book on the history of Nicomedia as the forerunner of Constantinople. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Uncovering an Ancient World

Radcliffe fellow Tuna Şare-Ağtürk heads a team helping to preserve the ancient city of Nicomedia in modern-day Turkey.

Dolores Huerta (center) is given a standing ovation from the audience. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerDolores Huerta (center) is given a standing ovation from the audience. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Dolores Huerta Receives Radcliffe Medal

The Institute honors the labor and civil rights activist for her six decades of fighting for marginalized peoples and communities.

Visitors jotted down their food memories and clipped them to a line at Radcliffe's Marketplace of Ideas. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe InstituteVisitors jotted down their food memories and clipped them to a line at Radcliffe's Marketplace of Ideas. Photo by Melissa Blackall/Radcliffe Institute

Food and Justice with a Side of Nostalgia

Radcliffe’s Marketplace of Ideas entwines memories of family and friendship with activism.

Adele Woodmansee, a three-time Radcliffe Research Partner, will graduate with a joint concentration in integrative biology and social anthropology. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerAdele Woodmansee, a three-time Radcliffe Research Partner, will graduate with a joint concentration in integrative biology and social anthropology. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Arriving Self-Sufficient, Leaving Prepared

On historical trails, trailblazing research, languages, and music, three-time Radcliffe Research Partner Adele Woodmansee '19 makes her way with confidence.

Anwar Omeish, Mark Czeisler, Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Manuel Medrano. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteAnwar Omeish, Mark Czeisler, Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Manuel Medrano. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Recognizes the Three Most Exceptional Theses by Harvard Undergraduates

Mark Czeisler, Manuel Medrano, and Anwar Omeish win Fay Prize for scholarly excellence and outstanding original research.

Former Radcliffe fellow Julie Orringer wrote a novel about Varian Fry '30, who helped save Jewish artists, writers, and musicians, from the Holocaust. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerFormer Radcliffe fellow Julie Orringer wrote a novel about Varian Fry '30, who helped save Jewish artists, writers, and musicians, from the Holocaust. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

The "American Schindler"

Julie Orringer's new novel, The Flight Portfolio—which she worked on while a fellow at Radcliffe—focuses on Varian Fry, a Harvard grad who saved Jewish artists during World War II.

Tony Horwitz in 2005, while he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Photo by Tony RinaldoTony Horwitz in 2005, while he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Tony Horwitz, Prize-Winning Journalist and Author, Dies at 60

Tony Horwitz RI '06, the best-selling author, was known for embedding himself in the worlds he wrote about, whether joining a slaughterhouse assembly line or an army of Confederate battlefield re-enactors.

Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Four Deans, and Their Journeys

In a group interview, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Claudine Gay, Bridget Terry Long, and Michelle Williams recall role models and describe the complexities of leading their schools at Harvard.

Applied math concentrator Noemi Valdez, A.B. '19, was born in Mexico, and plans to someday pursue a career in academia so she can help other immigrants have a smoother path into STEM. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS CommunicationsApplied math concentrator Noemi Valdez, A.B. '19, was born in Mexico, and plans to someday pursue a career in academia so she can help other immigrants have a smoother path into STEM. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications

Senior Profile: Noemi Valdez

This Mexican-born Harvard College applied math concentrator and Radcliffe Research Partner wants to help fellow immigrants have a smoother path into STEM.

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Impressions of Ironing Boards, Honoring Labor

When he was young, Willie Cole repaired steam irons for his grandmother and great-grandmother, who were housekeepers. He honors them, and the backbreaking labor of legions of other women, in “Beauties,” his luminous show at Radcliffe.

Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteByerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute Announces 2019–2020 Fellowship Class

The scholars, artists, scientists, and practitioners who comprise the incoming class of fellows will direct their creative and intellectual energy to addressing some of the most complex and urgent challenges of our time.

Panelists Carrie Mae Weems (from left), Sarah Lewis, and David Adjaye share a laugh onstage at the "Vision & Justice" conference. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerPanelists Carrie Mae Weems (from left), Sarah Lewis, and David Adjaye share a laugh onstage at the "Vision & Justice" conference. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

"The Work of Culture Alters Our Perceptions"

Radcliffe conference explores the nexus of race and justice through art.

Mama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film FestivalMama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film Festival

From Cannes: "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics") An Eerie, Breathtaking Account of Migration

Premiering as a competition film at Cannes, Radcliffe fellow Mati Diop’s new work focuses on a uniquely female angle of migration: the perspective of those who are left behind by the men that set out to find a better life elsewhere.

Clarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteClarissa Turner (left), Janet Connors, and Julie Mallozzi spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in April, following a screening of the documentary "Circle Up." Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Mothers Bound by Grief and Forgiveness

In 2001, Janet Connors’ son, Joel James Turner, was stabbed to death in his Dorchester apartment. The grieving mother realized her path forward would be rooted in forgiveness, rather than retribution.

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Rethinking Inclusion

Radcliffe Professor Anthony Jack talks about his new book, The Privileged Poor, which addresses the struggles of low-income students at elite schools.

Pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerPediatric oncologist Lisa Diller is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

DNA Testing Could Save Young Lives through Early Intervention

Pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller RI '19 is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns.

Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks at a Radcliffe conference about citizenship. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerCarmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks at a Radcliffe conference about citizenship. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Citizens Arrested

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke at Radcliffe's "Unsettled Citizens" conference about how Puerto Ricans are US citizens but are not treated equally.

Radcliffe Fellow Francisco Goldman is writing his latest novel based in New Bedford. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerRadcliffe Fellow Francisco Goldman is writing his latest novel based in New Bedford. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Fishing for Stories

Francisco Goldman RI '19 explores New Bedford, Massachusetts, for his latest novel.

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The Challenge of Preserving the Historical Record of #MeToo

Evidence of the #MeToo movement should be preserved, both because it matters and because it could disappear. But archivists face a battery of technical and ethical questions with few precedents.

The opening session of the Radcliffe Institute conference "Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication" included live drag acts. Photo by Nuriya SaifulinaThe opening session of the Radcliffe Institute conference "Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication" included live drag acts. Photo by Nuriya Saifulina

The Kings and Queens of Radcliffe

“Communication Can Be a . . . Drag” provided a fitting and “playful” introduction to a conference meant to examine gender expression.

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Author: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Fail, Fail Again

As any writer will tell you, the process of writing is riddled with anguish, angst, and the ever-popular procrastination. For Lauren Groff RI '19, it’s also filled with productive failure.

Susan Bennett is the voice of Siri. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteSusan Bennett is the voice of Siri. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

"Siri, Who Provided Your Voice?"

In a day of discussions devoted to how humans use their bodies to communicate, the original voice of Siri shared her experience as the sound of Apple iPhone’s virtual assistant.

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Researching and Writing History

“It didn’t occur to me that a person of my background could be a writer,” said Min Jin Lee RI '19. “I didn’t know anyone from my background who was one.”

Mark (left) and Scott Kelly participated in the NASA Twins Study, which focused on the strain of spaceflight on the human body. Scott spent a year in space while Mark remained on Earth. Photo by Robert Markowoto/NASAMark (left) and Scott Kelly participated in the NASA Twins Study, which focused on the strain of spaceflight on the human body. Scott spent a year in space while Mark remained on Earth. Photo by Robert Markowoto/NASA

Twins in Space

Brinda Rana—member of a NASA-sponsored research team examining what happens to astronauts during prolonged space flights—shared how zero gravity affects the body.

Daniel M. Kammen speaking at Radcliffe's Knafel Center. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerDaniel M. Kammen speaking at Radcliffe's Knafel Center. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

To Tackle Climate Change, Share Burden—and Benefits

Even as climate change reaches new and terrifying levels, hope remains—but the time to act is now, says Daniel M. Kammen.

The artwork, "Love and Revolution,"  revolutionary graffiti at Saleh Selim Street on the island of Zamalek, Cairo, was photographed by Hossam el-Hamalawy on Oct. 23, 2011.The artwork, "Love and Revolution," revolutionary graffiti at Saleh Selim Street on the island of Zamalek, Cairo, was photographed by Hossam el-Hamalawy on Oct. 23, 2011.

Nonviolent Resistance Proves Potent Weapon

Radcliffe Professor Erica Chenoweth's research suggests that nonviolent civil resistance is far more successful in creating broad-based change than violent campaigns.

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Radcliffe Scholar Tracks Squirrels in Search of Memory Gains

Lucia Jacobs RI '19 is exploring squirrel brains, particularly how the animals cache and retrieve their food and what happens in the memory-associated hippocampus during that process.

Earth's night lights seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASAEarth's night lights seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA

Is Anybody Out There?

SETI astronomer Jill Tarter—who was among the speakers at this year’s Radcliffe science symposium, “The Undiscovered”—on the search for intelligent life.

Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Engaging Radcliffe with the World

Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin emphasizes Radcliffe’s role as a place for members of the Harvard community to convene and collaborate with one another. 

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Behind an Eerie Sound, Science, Espionage, and Dashed Dreams

Composer, musicologist, and theremin player Dorit Chrysler set history to sound, without the slightest touch, in a presentation with physicist John Huth.