After an esteemed career as professor of history at Princeton University and writing the New York Times bestselling The History of White People, Dr. Nell Irvin Painter returned to school to earn an MFA—about which she wrote the highly acclaimed Old in Art School. Now she’s back at her writing desk with I Just Keep Talking, a collection of essays interspersed with her own art. Produced by Ilene Dube for State of the Arts.

Also watch Nell Painter in: Old in Art School and I Might Be Next