Nyssa Chow is a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at Princeton University and is the current Princeton Arts Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton University).

She is an oral historian, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

She is co-director of the NYC Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Project at Columbia University (I.N.C.I.T.E). Chow has served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University and as core faculty in the Oral History Masters program at Columbia University.

She was the 2018 Recipient of the PEN/Jean Stein for Literary Oral History, won for the book project, Still, Life. The immersive literary oral history project ‘The Story of Her Skin’ won the Columbia University Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award.

Chow has conducted oral histories on behalf of arts and social justice projects, and institutions such as the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Born and raised in Trinidad, she is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Film program and Columbia University's Oral History Masters Program.