Mission Statement

The mission of Anamesa is to provide a forum in which graduate students from across the country may share their interdisciplinary work and examine that of fellow students. Our intention is to generate and transmit knowledge among disciplines by engaging the broad themes that ground our work, establishing a record of how  graduate students have thought about these issues over time.


In the summer of 2002, three graduate students from New York University’s John W. Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies entertained the idea of creating a publication by and for the graduate community at NYU. Reflecting on their experiences as interdisciplinary students, they envisioned an intelligent, literary space in which to converge upon, examine, and debate the broad themes that ground the work of the graduate community. The result of these early efforts was Anamesa, NYU’s provocative semiannual interdisciplinary journal. Soon after its inception, we began to imagine the possibility of engaging in conversation with graduate students beyond NYU, and since then, Anamesa has accepted submissions from students at universities and colleges across America.

Anamesa emerged with a simple ideology: that each issue be tied together by a specific theme, such as democracy, culture, or violence. Embracing as many forms of expression as we can print, Anamesa publishes essays, photography, artwork, fiction, criticism, and poetry. We release a call for submissions at the start of each semester that details the upcoming theme and invites submissions from current and recent graduate  students. The new issues of Anamesa are available to the graduate community in print and online versions by the end of each semester.

In the spring of 2003, the staff of Anamesa released its debut, “The Democracy Issue,” setting the first stone of a new fixture within the greater graduate discourse. We invite you to explore and utilize all that Anamesa has to offer.

Welcome to interdisciplinarity in print.

Brian DiFeo & Amy Shaw
Editors, December 2003

Sponsors & Fundraising

Anamesa is a semiannual publication funded by the following entities of New York University‘sGraduate School of Arts and Sciencethe Dean’s Office, the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, and the Graduate Student Council.

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