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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 am the host of the podcast Exiles on 12th Street (you can subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts), and I write Political Junkie, the Public Seminar newsletter.

For almost fifteen years, I have focused on writing for, and thinking with, an engaged, 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. In addition to the Chronicle, my work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Politico, 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 Internet studies. Click here to pre-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). Publisher’s Weekly wrote me a great review if you are on the fence about it.

I live in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. The best way to reach me is by email. I am represented by Roz Foster of the Frances Goldin Literary Agency, New York City.