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Christa Parravani

Assistant Professor


  • American memoir and essay
  • Photographic practice, history and theory
  • 20th Century women's fiction
  • Visual art and literature

Selected Publications:

  • Her: a Memoir (Henry Holt, 2013)
  • Women in Clothes (Viking Penguin, 2014)
  • My Life in Arms (TBD)

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Amazon Spotlight Debut of the month, March 2013
  • Indiebound Next Pick, March 2013
  • Salon Best book of 2013
  • Wall Street Journal best book of 2013
  • Library Journal best book of 2013
  • An Oprah, People, and NPR must read book of 2013
  • Huffington Post best book of the last 5 years for women, 2015
  • Finalist for Books for a Better Life Award, 2013
  • Residency Fellowship, MacDowell Colony
  • Residency Fellowship, Byrdcliffe Center for the Arts
  • Mortimer Frank Travel Fellowship, Columbia University