Emily Stone

Writing Associates

Emily Stone writes essays and poems that draw on academic disciplines ranging from media criticism to anthropology. Her work has appeared in AGNI, Fourth Genre, North American Review, and Tin House and been among the notable selections in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. She holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School. A recipient of teaching awards from Pittsburgh and EWP, she has also taught at Sun Yat-sen University in China.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.