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Lis Harris, a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than two decades, is the forthcoming Chair of Columbia University’s School of the Arts Writing Department, where she has taught since 1996. In addition to innumerable articles, reviews and commentaries, she is the author of Holy Days: The World of a Hasidic Family, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Rules of Engagement: Four American Marriages, and Tilting at Mills. A two-time Woodrow Wilson Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship recipient, she has been awarded grants from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Fund for the City of New York, the Rockefeller Fund, and the German Marshall Fund.


Her work has been widely anthologized, most recently in The Stories We Tell: Classic True Tales by America’s Greatest Women Journalists. Her latest book, In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family, a work she researched for over a decade, will be released in September 2019.