The Writing Affiliates initiative aims to bring the culture of the Expository Writing Program into the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) residence halls, providing support for a year in the life of a student writer. Through events designed to address the challenges of first-year writing courses, this program fosters a productive culture of academic writing in the residence halls.
EWP Writing Affiliates collaborate with Student Affairs professionals as well as student staff to create a residential community that supports first year students' intellectual, social, cultural, and ethical development. As with all Living Learning programs, Writing Affiliates combine formal teaching, information learning, creative activities, and personal support to create an enhanced student experience.
Writing Affiliates host peer-review essay-drafting workshops in the halls, partner with RISE (Residential International Student Engagement) on workshops for international students, and offer a series of one-on-one writing conferences in the halls.
Lane Anderson is a language lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University. Her research and writing interests focus on reporting on issues of poverty and social justice. Before coming to NYU, she taught writing at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She has also been a full-time and freelance journalist for various media outlets.
Amanda Capelli received her Ph.D in Literary Studies from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and is a recipient of the Global South Research Fellowship from Tulane University and the Guilbeau Research Fellowship from the University of Louisiana. Currently, Amanda is working on completing her first book, “The (Un)Balanced Canon: Re-Visioning Feminist Conceptions of Madness and Transgression,” which explores, deconstructs, and re-visions major theories of gender and mental illness in 20th-century feminist criticism through the works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston. Her other publications include essays on Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Ernest Hemingway, and Djuna Barnes.
Jen Cayer writes about contemporary theater and performance art for Culturebot. She’s also published academic articles and essays in The Washington Post online, Theater Journal, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, TDR: The Drama Review, E-Misférica, Brújula, the Hunter On-Line Theater Review, and Contrary Magazine. As a Senior Lecturer at NYU she teaches writing in the Tisch School of the Arts, leads Freshman seminars, and consults in the Writing in the Disciplines program. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature and has also taught at Amherst College and UMASS.
David Foley has taught in the Expository Writing Program since 2008. For most of that time, he’s had the pleasure of teaching the Tisch Art and the World/The World Through Art courses. He is also a playwright and fiction writer. His works include the plays Cressida Among the Greeks, Paradise, Nance O'Neil, The Murders at Argos, Deadly Murder, and The Last Days of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, in Exile, and the novel The Traveler's Companion. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU.
Elena Glasberg is an essayist and speaker interested in questions of nation, literature, and science, as well as how people relate to place and territory. She earned her BA in English with honors from SUNY Purchase and went on to earn her PhD in American Studies from Indiana University. Prior to NYU, she taught in the Writing Program at Princeton University.
Christine Malvasi is Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University, where she was awarded the Willy Gorrissen Award for her teaching. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, where she served as a Starworks Fellow. She's received multiple writing grants and fellowships across the United States and Italy.
Ger O’Donoghue is Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. He teaches Writing the Essay, International Writing Workshop, and has lead Freshman Seminars on credit and debt in American literature and on Joyce's Ulysses. Ger's current research interests lie in the fields of Jewish American literature and Irish literary modernism. He has published in Philip Roth Studies, Notes and Queries, and the Dublin James Joyce Journal. He earned his BA at Trinity College, Dublin and his MSt and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. Ger won the College of Arts and Science's Golden Dozen Teaching Award in 2017.
Raymond J. Ricketts is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. He previously taught writing and English literature at Bryn Mawr College, where he also served as visiting director of the Writing Center. Ricketts holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University; his dissertation focused on eighteenth century British literature and performance. A former classical ballet dancer, Ricketts performed with the Chicago City Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
Christopher Stahl is a Senior Language Lecturer, teaching at the Tisch School of the Arts. He has taught freshman seminars on the art, theory, and history of stage magic. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Theatre Journal, and Women & Performance, and received an award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage from NLGJA, The Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists. Professor Stahl is the Faculty Affiliate for Service-Learning and Leadership Initiatives at the Residential College.