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    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Michele Jaquis

Michele Jaquis
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor
Education: 

MFA (sculpture) Rhode Island School of Design; College Teaching Certificate, Brown University's Sheridan Center for Teaching; BFA (sculpture, experimental studio, psychology) Hartford Art School/Univ. of Hartford; (sculpture & drawing) Burren College of Art, Ireland.

Bio/Affiliation: 

Socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist, educator and academic administrator who has been teaching in various departments at Otis since fall 2000. Work has been presented at conferences, film and video festivals, galleries, museums, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Artists Collectives: Rise IndustriesPeople's Micronphony Camerata, NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE

Residencies: Skirball Cultural Center, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Vermont Studio Center

Represents Otis as a PALS Fellow in the Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

CCF’s Next Gen Arts Professional Development Grant
, US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Voice Award Nomination, Best Documentary 2008 Director’s Chair Film Festival

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2014Spring 2014, Spring 2011

Otis Curricular Innovation Grant for Blended Learning 2012

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist