Nyssa Chow

Lead Artist Facilitator

Nyssa Chow is an oral historian, writer, and interdisciplinary artist. A member of the faculty in the Oral History Master of Arts program at Columbia University and co-director of the NYC Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Project at Columbia University (I.N.C.I.T.E), she has conducted oral histories on behalf of arts institutions such as the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and has lectured widely on the intersection of art and oral history, embodied knowledge and listening, and literary oral history. Chow was the 2019–21 Princeton Arts Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts and a 2018 recipient of a PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History. She has served as a lecturer in creative writing at Princeton University, visiting faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University, and visiting assistant professor in the film program at Purchase College, State University of New York.

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