Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Kate Daloz

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Kate Daloz is the author of We Are As Gods: Back to the Land on the Quest for a New America. She is the director of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Writing Studio at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in print and online at The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The American Scholar, among other publications.

At MacDowell, Daloz researched her new book (Knopf, 2024), a history of reproductive healthcare in America that expands on her 2017 New Yorker essay, "My Grandmother's Desperate Choice."

Portrait by Schecter Lee



Kate Daloz worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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