Nyssa Chow

 

 
 

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

 
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AWARDS and HONORS

2018       PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History - PEN America Foundation, awarded for nonfiction book in-progress of exceptional promise

2017       Jeffrey Brodsky Thesis Award for Still. Life. - Intersecting Histories - Columbia University, OHMA

2015       The Blue List Honors Screenwriting Award

2014       Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting

2013       Best Writing Award and Best Film Award, NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival, “Made in Chinatown”

2013       FP Audience Award, Columbia University Film Festival, “Made in Chinatown”

2011       Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship

2010      New York Women in Film Fellowship

2009     Tom’s Fellowship, Columbia University

 
 

Grants

2016     Hybrid Teaching and Learning Grant, Columbia University - Won in partnership with Mary Marshall Clark (Director, OHMA, Columbia University).

2012     Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant -- $100K Grant - Storytelling/Filmmaking/Producing

 

 

publications

Spring 2018      “How To Become a Monster”, Ploughshares

 

INVITED TALKS

March 2018        

Guest Speaker      Westchester University of Pennsylvania

February 2018    

Guest Speaker     “Writing and Listening for the Intersubjective Encounter”, Public Dialogues: Art in Oral History, Columbia University

June 2017     

Guest Speaker     "Intersecting Histories: The Story of Her Skin”, I.N.C.I.T.E Summer Institute, Columbia University

April 2017

Invited Panelist      “The City That Isn’t There: Nostalgia, and the Broken Promise of Respectability”, OHMAR Conference

2016

Guest Speaker     “Still.Life: Immersive Listening in Oral History”, Yale University

2016

Guest Speaker     “Oral History: Experience and Performance”, Columbia University

 

PRESENTATIONs

 

November 2018

Identity: Constructed, Deconstructed - Pluralities Conference, Documentary Film Institute, San Francisco State University

October 2017

Solo Exhibition: Still.Life. - Chi Studio, Trinidad and Tobago

October 2017

“Intersecting Histories: The Story of Her Skin” - Oral History Association Conference

2017

“Intersecting Histories - An Immersive Experience of Oral History” - Conference of Historians  

2017

“A New Approach To Teaching Oral History: Embodied Listening” - Poster, in collaboration with Mary Marshall Clark - The Center for Teaching and Learning Symposium, Columbia University

 

EXPERIENCE: TEACHING

Spring/Fall 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor - ‘Screenwriting' [2 Classes] + ‘Principles of Montage’ - School of Media Studies, S.U.N.Y Purchase

June 2018

Guest Professor     Masterclass: ‘Form as Voice’ - MDOCS Storytellers Institute, Skidmore College

February 2018

Guest Professor     Workshop: Experiments with Form - Oral History Masters Program, Columbia University

May 2018

Guest Professor     “Oral History as Spontaneous Literature: Writing the Life History” -- Summer Workshop Series, Oral History Masters Program, Columbia University

Fall 2017

Teaching Fellow     Oral History Masters Program, Columbia University

June 2017

Guest Professor     “Consider the Frame: Writing Literary Narratives and Oral History” -- Oral History Summer Institute, Columbia University

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Co-professor [Multimedia Storytelling]     “Method, Theory and Interpretation in Oral History”      Oral History Masters Program, Columbia University

2017

Guest Professor     “Interviewing for Storytellers”     American Studies Department, Columbia University

2017

Guest Professor     “Oral History and Multimedia Storytelling”, Oral History Masters Program, Open Workshops, Columbia University

2014

Guest Professor     “Shaping the Story - Directing for Film”, SUNY Purchase

 

EXPERIENCE: STORYTELLING

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RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

 

EXPERIENCE:      ORAL HISTORY

 

Skills