Telling Histories




Nyssa Chow

  writer | oral historian | interdisciplinary artist 


Nyssa Chow is a writer, new media storyteller, and educator.

She is a Princeton University Arts Fellow for 2019-21. Currently she is Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University, and a lecturer in the Columbia University Oral History Masters Program.

She is the 2018 Recipient of the PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History, won for the book project, Still.Life. The project also won the Columbia University Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award. She’s a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Women in Film and Television Fellowship, the Toms Fellowship, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award. She was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Grant, and in 2014, she won the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.

She is a graduate of the Columbia University’s MFA program, and the Columbia University Oral History Masters Program.