Associate Professor of Literary Studies; Departmental Advisor for Writing
Colette Brooks’s literary and cultural essays have appeared in many publications, among them Partisan Review, The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, The New Republic, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Hotel Amerika. Her first book, In the City: Random Acts of Awareness, was published by W.W. Norton in 2001 and won the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction. Her second book, Lost in Wonder: Imagining science and other mysteries, was published by Counterpoint Press in 2010, and designated Finalist/Honorable Mention in the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction. She has received a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts grants, and several writer's residencies at Yaddo, among other awards. Her creative nonfiction essays have twice received a “Notable Essays” designation in the annual Best American Essays volumes. Several of her essays have been anthologized. Brooks is currently a faculty member at Lang College/The New School, where she is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies/Writing.
MFA, Drama, Yale University
BA, Reed College
Ind Senior Project