[Radcliffe] Artists Surviving and Thriving in Recent Times


Thursday, March 10, 2022, 4:00pm to 5:00pm



The upheaval of the past 2 years has acutely impacted artists’ careers and changed the ways in which they approach their work. In the next installment of our Radcliffe on the Road series, we will consider how artists have navigated the struggles and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront. And we will explore how the arts can help us—both as individuals and as a society—to engage with difficult and complex issues.

With welcoming remarks from Tomiko Brown-Nagin, this event will feature two former Radcliffe fellows in conversation: Min Jin Lee RI ’19, the award-winning novelist and author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko; and Ifeoma Fafunwa RI ’18, the founder and creative director of iOpenEye Africa, a Nigerian nonprofit production company that—through performance art—challenges the status quo and drives societal change. Jinah Kim, the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Advisor in the Arts at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, will moderate.


Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and chair, Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery

Tomiko Brown Nagin Radcliffe By Kris Snibbe Harvard Staff Photographer

Ifeoma Fafunwa, 2017–2018 Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow; founder and creative director of iOpenEye Africa

Headshot of Ifeoma Fafunwa

Jinah Kim, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Advisor in the Arts, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and George P. Bickford Professor of Indian and South Asian Art, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Portrait of Jinah Kim

Min Jin Lee, 2018-2019 Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow; novelist


Free and open to the public. To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

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Live closed captioning will be available for this webinar.