Practitioner Fellows

Below is a list of our current Practitioner Fellows. View a list of former fellows. 

  • Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Nonfiction Writing Program, Brown University

    Mary-Kim Arnold is the author of the poetry collection The Fish & The Dove (Noemi Press, 2020) and Litany for the Long Moment (Essay Press, 2018), an experimental memoir of her adoption from Korea.

  • Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022), Assistant Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University

    Colin Channer’s works of fiction and poetry include the poetry collection Providential (Akashic Books, 2015) and the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes (Akashic Books 2007). He was born in Jamaica; and raised there and in New York. Colin’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Poetry Review (UK), Agni, Harvard Review, Conjunctions and other venues.

  • Visiting Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022)

    Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.

  • Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022), Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Brown University

    Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance, and social engagement. Her work interrogates the body's relationship to sites, especially as it relates to notions of identity and citizenship. 

  • Visiting Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022)

    Tracy Murrell is a visual artist, art consultant, and curator. With funding from the National Performance Network, Murrell has been commissioned to explore contemporary Haitian migration and produce new artistic works with the intention of offering a counter-narrative to the immigration story and bringing to light the universality of migration as a shared experience through the female lens.

  • Visiting Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022)

    Alan Pelaez Lopez is an interdisciplinary writer, visual artist, and theorist from Oaxaca, México. In their poetic and visual work, Alan attends to questions of Black futures, trans kinship, and Indigenous (un)belonging. Their theoretical writing excavates and addresses the intimate relationship between settler-colonialism, forced migration, and the global circuit of anti-Black violence.

  • Visiting Practitioner Fellow (2021-2022)

    Leslie Tai is a Chinese-American filmmaker from San Francisco, CA. Her shorts have premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, IDFA, and Visions du Réel. From 2006-2011, Tai lived and exhibited work as a member of the New Independent Chinese Documentary Movement in Beijing.