Leon Levy Center for Biography

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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 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.

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Jul 1, 2021

16 Great Summer Reads From Grad Center Scholars

From their latest books about historical figures both well-known and overlooked, to the hidden histories of New York City's buildings and neighborhoods, to race and the Black experience, these Graduate Center authors have your summer reads covered.

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Oct 8, 2020

What Would Lincoln Do?

Professor David S. Reynolds' latest book, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times, reveals a 'fresh' portrait of Lincoln that also speaks to our divided times.

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M.A. Program in Biography and Memoir

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

Learn about the M.A. program

For more information, please contact:

Thad Ziolkowski

Associate Director, Leon Levy Center for Biography