I am Professor of History, Executive Director of Public Seminar, and Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative at The New School in Greenwich Village, New York City.
My historical research is focused on the recent political history of the United States; gender, sexuality, and the media; digital humanities and Internet studies. I am currently completing a collection of essays on academia in the digital age, Digital U: Why Crowdsourcing, Social Media, Word Press and Google Hangouts Could Save the Historical Profession (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press, 2017); and a history of feminist anti-violence politics, Beyond Pornography: Susan Brownmiller, Andrea Dowrkin, Catharine MacKinnon and the Campaign to End Violence Against Women, 1968-2000. With my collaborator, Renee Romano, I am editing a volume of essays on the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical. Historians on Hamilton is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in fall 2017. 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, I have written for Dissent, The Village Voice, Inside Higher Education, berfrois, and Jacobin.
I live in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. The best way to reach me is by email. I am represented by the Sandra Dijkstra LIterary Agency, Los Angeles, CA.