Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Ariel Schrag is the author of the novel Adam (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014) and the graphic memoirs Awkward and Definition (Simon & Schuster 2008), Potential (Simon & Schuster 2008), and Likewise (Simon & Schuster 2009). She is the editor of the comics collection Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age (Viking 2007) and has written comics and articles for Cosmopolitan, Medium, New York Observer and others. Schrag wrote the screenplay adaptation for her book Potential which is currently in development with Killer Films and was a writer for the Showtime series The L Word and the HBO series How To Make It in America. She is a Yaddo and Radar Lab fellow. Her new graphic memoir, Part of It, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018.

    Recent Publications:

    Adam (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014)

    Likewise (Simon & Schuster 2009)

    Potential (Simon & Schuster 2008)

    Awkward & Definition (Simon & Schuster 2008)

    Stuck in the Middle (Viking 2007)


    Research Interests:

    identity, human biology, LGBTQIA politics, oral histories, disease

    Awards And Honors:

    Adam selected for The Morning News Tournament of Books 2015

    Adam selected for San Francisco Weekly's Best Books of 2014

    Likewise nominated for a Lambda Literary Award 2010

    Awkward and Definition selected for American Library Association Rainbow List 2009

    Stuck in the Middle selected for New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2008

    Potential (comic) nominated for an Eisner Award 1998

    Yaddo and Radar Lab fellow 2012

    Current Courses:

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project (Spring 2019)

    The Graphic Novel