The Dana Emerging Writer Fellow works half-time for the college, teaching two courses: Introduction to Creative Writing and a first-year academic writing course. The Fellow also serves as an advisor for Cornell’s student literary journal Open Field and assists in the planning and direction of Cornell’s visiting writers programs. The position is also designed for the Fellow to pursue his/her own creative work.
Helen Rubinstein is the Dana Emerging Writer Fellow for 2015 - 2017.
Her essays have appeared in The Seneca Review, The Paris Review Daily, Witness, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been published in The Collagist, Ninth Letter, and Salt Hill.
She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from the University of Iowa, an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College, and a B.A. in literature from Yale.