School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Landing at The New York Times right after earning his bachelor’s degree, reporter and writer Derek Norman ’17 has grown to believe that, as a journalist, bearing witness to the human experience is a duty and a privilege.
Award-winning author and perfumer Tanaïs says that at the intersection of writing and creating fragrances are deeper stories to be told of culture and politics.
Brooklyn College student Galilea Matias’ study of water quality in Mexico’s poorer neighborhoods spurred her to consider further research in sustainability and gained her a job with a local CSA helping to improve nutrition in New York City neighborhoods with less access to fresh farm produce.
Matthew Freedman had his students in mind when he won a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award this year, enabling the Hudson Valley–based high school English teacher to study education in Finland.
At a time when they are both receiving accolades, authors Helen Phillips ’07 M.F.A. and De’Shawn Charles Winslow ’11, ’13 M.A. meet on campus to reflect on their beginnings in the Brooklyn College creative writing program and how far they have come.
On the Importance of a Humanities Education in a Changing World