Avia Tadmor is Language Lecturer of Expository Writing. She holds an MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation from Columbia University and a B.A in Psychology from Harvard University.
Alongside poetry, Avia’s interests include Writing Studies and Writing in the Medical Humanities. Her poetry appears in The Adroit Journal, New England Review, Crab Orchard Review, Apogee, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. Her research appears in the Journal of Palliative Medicine and the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
Prior to joining NYU, Avia was a lecturer at Columbia University, where she advised the Medical Humanities writing courses. In the past, she taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at Gilda’s Club, a day center for individuals affected by cancer. She also served as a reader and poetry mentor for The Adroit Journal and is the recipient of a writing fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Avia is a Best New Poets nominee. She was named a finalist for the Indiana Review Poetry Prize and The Adroit Journal’s Gregory Djanikian Scholars Program, as well as a semi-finalist for the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize.