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About the Leon Levy Center for Biography

Established with a generous gift from the Leon Levy Foundation in 2007 as a hub for writers, scholars, students, teachers, and readers of biography, the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center builds connections between independent and university-affiliated biographers across disciplines and cultivates important discussions about the art and craft of biography historically and in our time.

The center sponsors a variety of events and public programs, and offers four fellowships annually to fund the research and writing of outstanding biographies and two fellowships to CUNY dissertation students writing biography.

In Fall 2019, The Graduate Center will open a new M.A. Program in Biography and Memoir.  Students in the program will benefit from the intellectual life of the Leon Levy Center for Biography.  Merit scholarships are available.


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