Telling Histories




Nyssa Chow

 multimedia storyteller | writer | oral historian  


Nyssa Chow teaches stories, makes stories, and dreams stories. She was born in Trinidad, and is an honorary Brooklynite.She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Oral History Masters Program, and the Columbia University MFA Film Program. Her multimedia work draws on her background in writing, film, photojournalism, and a life-long preoccupation with a socially conscious and engaged practice. Her most recent work bridges oral history, literary nonfiction, and visual storytelling. She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award and the Women in Film and Television Fellowship. 

Some of her favorite things: Teaching storytelling ~ Public Humanities ~ Collaborations that combine oral history and social justice.