Nathan Leach '21

Nathan Leach spent the year studying the fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky and James Baldwin, with a focus on lived ethics and the theme of suffering. His M.A. essay treated Baldwin's reception of Dostoevsky, exploring how Dostoevsky served Baldwin's model for how suffering can be transformed into art and human togetherness. Nathan's foremost passion is education, and in the Fall he will start working in Baltimore City Public Schools as an elementary school teacher. Through teaching, and perhaps one day through administration, he hopes to make joyful, liberatory education available to all.