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 book Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of Murder and Masculinity before Stonewall will be published by Counterpoint Press in the Spring of 2019.
My essays and reviews have appeared in The New Inquiry, Lambda Literary, Brevity, 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.