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Maria Stepanova Named Fellow of Columbia’s Institute of Ideas and Imagination (Paris)
April 13, 2023

Maria Stepanova (Harriman Writer in Residence, Spring ’22) has been awarded a 2023-24 residential fellowship at Columbia’s Institute of Ideas and Imagination (Paris).

Stepanova is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and the editor of, an online publication about arts and culture. Blending  essay, fiction, memoirs, and letters, her latest book, In Memory of Memory, explores the vestiges of 19th- and 20th-century Russia through a personal archive. At the Institute, Stepanova plans to work on a documentary project dedicated to metamorphosis and identity shifts in nature and human life.