• Colette Brooks

    Associate Professor of Literary Studies; Departmental Advisor for Writing


    Colette Brooks’s literary and cultural essays have appeared in many publications, among them  Partisan ReviewThe New York TimesVirginia Quarterly ReviewThe Georgia ReviewThe 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.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Drama, Yale University

    BA, Reed College

    Professional Affiliations:

    PEN America

    Current Courses:

    Advanced Non-Fiction (Spring 2020)

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Intro Non-Fiction

    Intro Non-Fiction (Spring 2020)

    RFW Non-Fiction

    RFW Non-Fiction (Spring 2019)

    Senior Sem:NonFic/Journ (Spring 2019)