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Julie Scelfo

Julie Scelfo is a former staff writer for The New York Times and the author of The Women Who Made New York (Seal Press/Hachette). Her work explores American society, human behavior and the role of communication in constructing meaning. More information at

In Conversation

Claudia Rankine with Julie Scelfo

When it comes to examining the complexities of race in America, few scholars bring the clarity of vision as Claudia Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University and author of five poetry volumes, including Citizen: An American Lyric, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2015.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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