Faculty News

costs of war logo The Costs of War

Noah Coburn was the lead researcher for a report released on Monday from Brown University’s The Costs of War Project. This report discusses The United States’ Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program, which was designed to help Afghans and Iraqis in danger as a result of their service to the U.S. government, yet fails to properly support those who need it most.

Guggenheim banner Bennington Faculty and Former Visiting Faculty Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Mark Wunderlich, Director of Bennington Writing Seminars, faculty member Craig Morgan Teicher, and past faculty Paul Yoon, Ephraim Asili, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Alexander Chee are recipients of the prestigious 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships.

david bond speaking Climate Justice Begins in Places Like Saint Croix

David Bond has teamed up with residents and local environmental groups in the US Virgin Islands to hold the Limetree Refinery accountable for a legacy of environmental contamination in poor communities of color on St. Croix.

Norlite protestors The Reckless Rush to Burn AFFF

David Bond, Associate Director for CAPA, along with students Ahmad Yassir '20 and Cedric Lam ‘22, have launched a website that compiles all known information about the burning of millions of pounds of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF) by the US military. 

Image of a group with A Nation Grooves written A Nation Grooves

In January 2021, faculty member Michael Wimberly participated in the third residency of A Nation Grooves—a dance-centered theater piece that used oral history to tell an origin story of hip-hop—held at MASS MoCA.

NEA logo Abonado and Williams Receive NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Bennington Writing Seminars alum Albert Abonado MFA '10 and faculty member Phillip B. Williams will receive Creative Writing Fellowships of $25,000. 

Image of Bennington commons Welcome, New Faculty

This fall, Bennington welcomed seven new full-time faculty members to the College. 

Image of Improvisations album Shawn and Bisio Team Up for Improvisations Album

In summer 2019, Music faculty member composer/pianist Allen Shawn and Instrumental faculty member bassist Michael Bisio  teamed up for a recording of extemporaneous improvisations, now available.

Image of Carmen Giménez Smith Giménez Smith Awarded Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Carmen Giménez Smith has been awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for “distinguished poetic achievement,”

Image of EPA seal Schroeder Honored by EPA

Science faculty member Tim Schroeder was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with a Regional Environmental Award for his participation in the Vermont Aquifer Characterization Team.