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I’m a writer, cultural historian, and a Clinical Professor in the Liberal Studies program at New York University. I am also an Instructor at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. In the not so distant past, I taught in the Princeton Writing Program, the Parsons School of Design, and the New School for Public Engagement. For a number of years I taught at NYU sites in London, Paris, and Florence. 

My essays and reviews have appeared in The New InquiryLambda LiteraryBrevity, and Ducts Magazine. For a time I was the Arts Columnist at The Smart Set, where my reviews were regularly featured on Arts and Letters Daily and 3 Quarks Daily. For over ten years I have been a contributing writer to the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide

I teach in areas of creative nonfiction, LGBTQ history, and visual studies. At Writing in Public I document the past and present of queer nonfiction--essays, memoirs, histories, and more. 

Born in Baltimore, and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., I earned my B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from the American University and Drew University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. I live in a 300 square foot tenement apartment in Hell's Kitchen, New York with my partner, the photographer Greg Salvatori, and our very photogenic Labrador named Albert