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Articles: Alumni

For Jill Vialet, photographed at Oakland’s Laurel Elementary School, play and work are nearly synonymous.

Photograph by Eric Kayne

Alumni

Social entrepreneur Jill Vialet ’86 on “positive chaos” and fixing recess

10.16.18

Margaret M. Wang

Photograph by Jim Harrison

New HAA president Margaret Wang ’09

September-October 2018

Gerald López on a pedestrian bridge two blocks from his childhood home in East Los Angeles. For him, rebellious lawyering is not just a legal theory, but a way of being.

Photograph by Coral von Zumwalt

Gerald López’s radical theory—and practice

September-October 2018

Illustration by Phil Foster

Jill Lepore excavates the history of America, down to its bedrock values.

September-October 2018

Davóne Tines (left) and Michael Schachter presenting Were You There at the American Repertory Theater last December

Photograph by Evgenia Eliseeva/American Repertory Theater

An oratorio adapted from Langston Hughes

September-October 2018

Nell Painter, a professor emerita of American history at Princeton, now works as an artist in Newark, New Jersey.

Photograph by John Emerson

Nell Painter reflects on leaving the ivory tower for art school at age 64.

September-October 2018

Davis relaxing in 1910 at Devil’s Thumb, on the Continental Divide near Corona, Colorado

Photograph courtesy of the Houghton Library

Brief life of William Morris Davis, pioneering geomorphologist

September-October 2018

Laura van den Berg

Photograph by Paul Yoon

In Laura van den Berg’s fiction, the deeply strange is ordinary.

September-October 2018

A rehearsal scene from The Squirrel Plays

Courtesy of Olivia Munk

A graduate’s foray into the “real world” of fringe theater

7.19.18