Teaching critical and creative writing; teaching students how to write critically about visual culture, especially urban planning and constructed environments; creative writing (including fiction, screenplays and playwriting) with an emphasis on South Asian and South Asian American themes.
Elizabeth Chakkappan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Parsons New School University

I was born in Kerala, India, and received my M.F.A. in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College.  I have published stories and essays in Rungh:  A South Asian Quarterly and The Reading Room.  I was a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and a Jerome Foundation grant to attend the New York Mills Arts Retreat.  I have also been invited to attend writing residencies at Ledig House International Writers Residency and One Shanti Road Artists Residency, in Bangalore, India, and to teach a screenwriting workshop for TAOS (The Arts Outreach Society in Kochi, India).  I have been hired by Tiny Dancer Films and Elland Road Partners to write adapted screenplays.  I have also worked as a writing assistant on the Hollywood films Revolutionary Road, Snitch, Lone Ranger and Cure For Wellness. Since 1999, I have been teaching writing and literature to art students at Parsons the New School in New York City.