Liesl Schwabe

Photo: Gary Hustwit 

Liesl Schwabe served as a 2018-2019 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in Kolkata, India, where she also taught writing at Presidency University. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of BooksWords Without Borders, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and Creative Nonfiction, among other publications. 


Liesl currently directs the Writing Program at Yeshiva College. For over a decade, she has been supporting undergraduates in their transition to college, while working to help them strengthen and share their voices, on and off the page.


Liesl teaches with the conviction that writing helps to foster imagination, self-reflection, and the willingness to engage with different points of view. An advocate of the liberal arts and critical inquiry, Liesl looks to nourish global citizenship and cross-cultural dialogue in both her writing and her classroom.  


Originally from Akron, Ohio, Liesl lives in Western Massachusetts with her family.