I am a Professor of History and co-Executive Editor of Public Seminar at The New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village, New York City. I host the podcast Exiles on 12th Street (you can subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts), and I write Political Junkie, a Substack newsletter about politics, culture, media, and higher education.
For almost fifteen years, I have focused on writing for, and thinking with, a general audience. From 2006 to 2015, I blogged at Tenured Radical: from 2011 to 2015, the blog was hosted at the Chronicle of Higher Education. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Politico, Yale Review, AlterNet, Dissent, Eurozine, The Village Voice, Inside Higher Education, and Jacobin.
I write, speak, and teach about the recent political and media history of the United States, gender and sexuality, and the internet. Click here to order my new book, Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (Basic Books, July 7, 2020). If you are on the fence, Publisher’s Weekly wrote a great review, and the New York Public Library listed Political Junkies as an “Essential Read” for the 2020 election.
I am currently researching and writing a biography of journalist and radical feminist activist Susan Brownmiller.
New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts are my homes. The best way to reach me is by email.
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