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  • Memorial Day

    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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Tanya Rubbak

Education: 

MFA (Graphic Design), Cal Arts BA (English), Univ. of Pennsylvania

Bio/Affiliation: 

Tanya Rubbak is a designer and educator working with graphic design as a site and as a process for engagement with visible & hidden worlds, systems of belief and information, and contemporary visual culture. Her works take form as printed and digital ephemera, installations, and identity systems. She has worked with with leading cultural institutions, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Pomona College Museum of Art, Oslo Editions, and Torrance Art Museum, to name just a few.  Recent projects include co-designing the exhibition catalogue for Made in L.A. 2014 and co-directing the publishing and cross-disciplinary design/performance project Native Strategies. She holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from CalArts and a B.A. in English Literature from University of Pennsylvania, and has taught in Otis’ Communications Arts and Graduate Graphic Design programs for 7 years.

Website: www.tanyarubbak.com

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grant: Fall 2014

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