• The Public Engagement Fellows Program is a two-year fellowship for incoming leaders committed to addressing equity, inclusion, and social justice challenges while pursuing a bachelor’s or a master's degree at the Schools of Public Engagement. Through the fellowship, we aim to recognize incoming students who have demonstrated commitment to effecting positive change in New York City and around the world. The program will place each fellow in one of our partner organizations to further their publicly engaged work. Throughout the period of the fellowship, fellows will also participate in joint cohort experiences that include a seminar with social justice leaders, mentorship and networking opportunities, and public events including the executive dean’s award ceremony, which showcases publicly engaged work. 

  • Current Cohort

     

    Tata Jaghiashvil

    Tata Jaghiashvili

    Tata Jaghiashvili

    Tata Jaghiashvil

    Profession: Head Producer of the Skhva Nanuka TV Show
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MS in Media Management
    Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Definitely my homeland—Georgia. It might be a small nation, but it has a lot to offer, from incredible landscapes to vibrant cities, from impressive heritage to hospitable people.
    Fellowship placement: The New Historia

    The New Historia aims to document the achievements of women who are left unnoticed. When I first heard about their mission, I knew I was meant to be a part of it. It is such an honor to be given a chance to promote positive change, amplify voices, and make society recognize powerful women. By researching and sharing the stories of strong women, we can inspire future generations to fight against gender inequality. By looking at history, we can get an idea of what has influenced our past and present and also what will shape our future. It is my obligation to make it right and play a tiny role in reconstructing the lost knowledge of women’s ideas.

    Nazli Saatcioglu

    Nazli Saatcioglu

    Nazli Saatcioglu

    Nazli Saatcioglu

    Profession: Filmmaker
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MA in Media Studies
    Hometown:
    Ankara, Turkey
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Jones Beach
    Fellowship placement: The New Historia

    My work focuses on telling stories of underrepresented people in media, who are often cast stereotypically, with the goal of depicting diverse characters and varied narratives. Conducting thorough research on subjects outside of my own social identity and collaborating with those familiar with the subject allows for these stories to be portrayed in renewed contexts. During my fellowship, I will be working on creating a series of short videos for The New Historia that focuses on female figures throughout history to aid in feminist historical recovery.

    Indigo Hinojos

    Indigo Hinojos

    Indigo Hinojos

    Indigo Hinojos

    Profession: Full-Time Student
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MA in Public and Urban Policy with a specialization in advocacy
    Hometown: Though I moved around a lot as a young child and well into my adult years, I would say that my father's home state of Texas has a special place in my heart and serves as my home state.
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Central Park, or getting to enjoy some of my favorite art pieces at MoMA
    Fellowship placement: The New Hood

    During the fellowship, I will be working with The New Hood, which highlights individuals in the Black and Latiné communities and uplifting community-based policy ideas. The hope is that through this uplifting, the community will become more involved and aware of the changes happening around them and have access to the resources needed. My research interests focus on the understanding of gender, socialization, and cultural impacts in underrepresented communities. Specifically, I am interested in how colonialism and institutions of power have impacted how third-gender individuals are accepted, or not, in their communities.

    Mara Levi

    Mara Levi

    Mara Levi

    Mara Levi

    Profession: Student. I have a BA in Political Science and Sociology and an MA in Environment, Society and Development.
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MA in International Affairs
    Hometown: Frankfurt, Germany
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: The Harmonie Arthouse-Cinema in Frankfurt, particularly on Wednesday evenings
    Fellowship placement: Tishman Environment and Design Center

    Having written a BA thesis on climate litigation and a MA thesis on colonial ideology within renewable energy projects, I have developed a strong background in exploring questions of climate and environmental justice and their link to critical development studies and decolonization endeavors in particular. During my fellowship at the Tishman Environment and Design Center, I will be working on a participatory research project and engaging with grassroots partners on issues related to the climate emergency. I have always integrated my academic research interests with political activism and am very happy that the fellowship offers me another great opportunity to continue doing just that!

    Young Kim

    Young Kim

    Young Kim

    Young Kim

    Profession: Writer with a BA in American Literature and Culture from UCLA
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MFA in Creative Writing
    Hometown: Born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently living in Los Angeles
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Any quiet spot where I can brainstorm my ideas and keep writing
    Fellowship placement: WriteOn NYC

    Born in Seoul, South Korea, I have a deep passion for bicultural narratives. I am currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the New School and am engaged in crafting creative projects that shed light on the experiences of underrepresented and marginalized immigrants. I feel privileged to be part of the Public Engagement Fellowship with WriteOn NYC, which is committed to nurturing creativity and expanding literary opportunities for diverse communities in New York City.

    Jan Tancinco

    Jan Tancinco

    Jan Tancinco

    Jan Tancinco

    Profession: Creative Strategist, Project Manager, Documentarian
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MA in Media Studies
    Hometown: Born in the Virgin Islands, raised in San Francisco
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Washington Square Park on a Saturday morning. My bed is nice, too.
    Fellowship placement: Vera List Center

    As a fellow with the Vera List Center, I will be collaborating with artists and researchers to design programs at the intersection of art and politics. My research interest is in reimagining a softer, slower, and more thoughtful world. My work explores the reasons we toil faster, longer, and harder, against our well-being: economic necessity for survival, glorification of overwork, technology's influence to work like machines, pressure to prioritize productivity above all else, control of colonial and industrial structures. In a world that demands more of us, the challenge is to create better everyday lives for ourselves and our communities

    Jan's Public Engagement Fellowship is being underwritten by a donor as part of a pilot partnership with The New School. Jan will be designated a Public Engagement/Justice Capital Fellow.

    Grady Curtis

    Corey Curtis

    Corey Curtis

    Grady Curtis

    Profession: Graduate Student
    Degree being pursued at The New School: MFA in Creative Writing
    Hometown: Grantham, New Hampshire
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: The top of Cardigan Mountain in New Hampshire
    Fellowship placement: SexTech Lab

    For my research with SexTech Lab, I am going to be assisting in the writing and analyzing of data on a project about nonbinary and transgender youth.

    Kahn Faisal

    Khan Faisal

    Khan Faisal

    Kahn Faisal

    Profession: Curator and A&R at Akaliko (record label and artist collective); Independent Creative Project Manager and Strategist
    Degree being pursued at The New School:
    MS Media Management
    Hometown:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world:
    Amid the hustle and bustle of Bailey Road in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Fellowship placement: Platform Cooperativism Consortium

    I believe that cooperative digital ecosystems can greatly affect lives when coupled with social businesses. Coming from Bangladesh, I have firsthand experience of seeing a nation transform into one of the fastest-growing major economies, powered by innovative social businesses like BRAC and Grameen Bank. I believe that digital coops can be both the catalyst and the bridge to future growth for the developing world and even for advanced economies. My research interests involve the sustainable economic prospects of the creative and cultural sectors, the overall potential for building cultural capital, and the power of new media at the grassroots level.

    Vlad Nabat

    Vlad Nabat

    Vlad Nabat

    Vlad Nabat

    Profession: Visual artist and designer, but I'm in the process of switching careers.
    Degree being pursued at The New School: I'm a BPATS student, pursuing a BA in Psychology.
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: My favorite spot in NYC is Riverside Park, all the way from the Little Red Lighthouse to Battery.
    Fellowship placement: SexTech Lab

    Currently I am interested in neurobiology and social neuroscience. As a queer person, I’m passionate about conducting research which can improve access to mental health services for my LGBTQIA+ community. As an SPE fellow, I will be actively contributing to the research on experiences of nonbinary and trans youth as part of the SexTech Lab.

    Max Ramsay-Burrough

    Max Ramsay-Burrough

    Max Ramsay-Burrough

    Max Ramsay-Burrough

    Profession: Student and editor
    Degree being pursued at The New School: BA in Liberal Arts
    Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Grand Teton National Park in Winter
    Fellowship Placement: Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy

    In my fellowship with the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, I will be supporting various projects that seek to understand structural inequalities and propose transformative and actionable solutions. Grounded in Africana critical theory, I’m particularly interested in the epistemic relationship between notions of criminality and mental illness and their centrality in carceral systems.

    Maryam Gueye

    Maryam Gueye

    Maryam Gueye

    Maryam Gueye

    Profession: Student
    Degree being pursued at The New School: BA in Global Studies
    Hometown: Houston, Texas
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: My favorite spot in NYC is Strand Bookstore
    Fellowship placement: Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy 

    I am passionate about the work conducted by the Institute for Race, Power and Political Economy because it advances research to understand structural inequalities and works to identify innovative ways to promote equity. Through research, my aim is to develop an understanding of how to implement a more socially equitable world and understand the causes, consequences, and remedies of an unjust one. I am thrilled to say that I am a part of an institute that “provides the intellectual and physical space to cultivate innovative policies, strategies, and investments that break down restrictive hierarchies, empower people, and move society toward greater social equity.”

     

    Yanni Young

    Yanni Young

    Yanni Young

    Yanni Young

    Profession: Artist
    Degree being pursued at The New School:
    BA in Liberal Arts
    Hometown: Harlem, NYC
    Favorite spot in NYC or in the world: Dub Club, in my father’s country of Kingston, Jamaica
    Fellowship placement:Creatively Speaking

    I am a Black, queer, interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Harlem, NYC. My work has focused on centering Black artists, healers, and grassroots organizers; collecting stories of Black lgbtq+ elders in Harlem to get the queer history of Harlem; and creating an intergenerational space with Black lgbtq+ elders and the younger generation to connect and share stories. I was recently chosen as a fellow for Creatively Speaking and will be working specifically as an outreach coordinator, which includes outreach in social media and in partnerships. Creatively Speaking was looking to broaden its programming to create partnerships with other institutions that need the type of content that it is producing on social and environmental equity from its archives. As a fellow, I will be handling the social media accounts for  programming this year and helping with the Creatively Speaking film screening and events programming.

    Yanni's Public Engagement Fellowship is being underwritten by a donor as part of a pilot partnership with The New School; as such, Yanni will be designated a Public Engagement/Justice Capital Fellow.

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