Ariel Chu, a student in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, is a 2019 recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She will use the prestigious fellowship to complete work on a novel about intergenerational family trauma. “It gives me more time to spend on my projects and to carve out more inclusive spaces in academia,” says the Taiwanese American writer, who also teaches writing and rhetoric in A&S. Chu joins 29 other new Soros Fellows, selected from more than 1,750 candidates.