Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Tracyann Williams

Director of Academic Affairs in the Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Tracyann Williams earned her Ph. D. and M. Phil. in English from The Graduate Center/City University of New York.  She also holds a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Before becoming the Director of Academic Affairs, she was full-time faculty for 13 years at The New School.  She has also taught Composition and Literature at LaGuardia College/ City University of New York.  Her current research focuses on mixed race women in modern fictions, a topic that influences the courses she offers in literature, gender studies, and African American studies.  She has received numerous awards and recognition for her research and teaching including a Helena Rubinstein Foundation fellowship and the Distinguished University Teaching Award from The New School in 2004.