Joao Alves speaking at Radcliffe about the rise of the Milky Way. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteJoao Alves speaking at Radcliffe about the rise of the Milky Way. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Behind the Radcliffe Wave, Creative Inspiration

Artist Anna Von Mertens’s vision guided astrophysicist João Alves and colleagues' discovery of the Radcliffe Wave.

Allan M. Brandt. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteAllan M. Brandt. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Nothing to Hide

In his own life and the lives of others, Allan M. Brandt confronts the scourge of disease stigma.

Ayodele Casel. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteAyodele Casel. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Now That She Has the Floor

Tap dancer Ayodele Casel swings into the spotlight—and brings her predecessors with her.

Christian Rutz. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteChristian Rutz. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Some Crows Are Birds, Others Are Artists

In New Caledonia, Christian Rutz found a match for his adventurous mind.

Reginald Dwayne Betts. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle/University of MarylandReginald Dwayne Betts. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle/University of Maryland

Peeking Behind the Poet's Mask

While incarcerated, Reginald Dwayne Betts discovered poetry and soon began writing his own. In October, he published Felon: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2019), a collection that examines life after prison.

Graphic by Jessica BrilliGraphic by Jessica Brilli

Book Reviews | Winter 2020

New books from Radcliffe affiliates

Rufus. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Around the Institute | Winter 2020

The academic year at Radcliffe begins much as it does at any other institution of learning: with an orientation. Day one of 2019–2020 was no different, but in addition to themes emerging in the fellows’ work, a theme emerged in their personal lives: many were dog owners. 

Edo Berger. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteEdo Berger. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Words of Wisdom | Winter 2020

Excerpts from the Radcliffe Institute's Fellows' Presentation Series

Newsmakers | Winter 2020

A fellow wins a Nobel Prize, the Institute leads a University-wide initiative, and more headlines from Radcliffe affiliates.

Fernanda Aoki Navarro. Painting by Jessica BrilliFernanda Aoki Navarro. Painting by Jessica Brilli

Work in Progress: Fernanda Aoki Navarro

Fernanda Aoki Navarro, a composer and a 2019–2020 Radcliffe fellow, doesn’t recognize artistic boundaries.

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Endnote: The Past as Prologue

In December, 11th and 12th graders from TechBoston Academy explored Angela Davis: Freed by the People as part of a class, Co-Design English, that focuses on equity and activism.