Kendall, Elizabeth

elizabeth kendall

Elizabeth Kendall
MAT, Language and Literature, Harvard School of Education;
BA, Harvard University
Associate Professor, Writing

I believe that teaching students to write well is the equivalent of teaching them to think well.  For me, writing is the critical component of a liberal arts education; it enhances everything else.
Courses Taught:
  • Nonfiction Workshops
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Structure and Style (Introduction to Poetry, Drama, Fiction)
  • Reflections of Race and Gender in American Culture:  the Women’s Voice
  • Choreography as Cultural Text:  A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
Recent Publications:
  • 2000, American Daughter, a memoir
  • Recent articles in Dance Magazine
  • Forthcoming second memoir
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street, Room 054
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3358


Research Interests:
Nonfiction writing; Arts writing; Early 20th Century Russian (St. Petersburg) culture; Fabric and Clothing history.
Professional Affiliations:
  • English-Speaking Union Ambassador Book Award Committee
  • Finnish American Women’s Network
Awards and Honors:
  • 2004-5, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Fellowship, NYPL
  • 2002-3, National Arts Journalism Program, Senior Fellow
  • Guggenheim, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation grants

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