Grace Talusan


Grace Talusan is a lecturer in the Department of English and in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. She teaches two courses for participants in Tisch College programs: the Tisch Scholars foundation course "Civic Identity, Reflection, and Action," and the Tufts 1+4 course "Communicating for Change." Talusan is an award-winning author who was recently awarded the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction for The Body Papers, a memoir that chronicles her life as a Filipina immigrant and survivor of trauma and illness.

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Best American Essays 2019*

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