Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work often focuses on place, race, and how human difference is thought about and acted on in the world. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World, and co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas. Jelly-Schapiro teaches at NYU and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer, The Nation, and Artforum, among many other publications. At Governors Island, he will be working on his next book, an exploration of place-names in the city.
Jelly-Schapiro will be an alumni resident on Governors Island in Summer 2019.