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I’m a writer, cultural historian, and a Clinical Professor in the Liberal Studies program at New York University. 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. Along with my current position at NYU, I teach online courses through Creative Nonfiction.

For several years I taught at NYU study sites in London, Paris, and Florence. 

My writing has been published 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 and write in areas of creative nonfiction, American cultural history, LGBTQ history, and photography. My blog, Writing in Public, documents my interests in the art and intelligence of nonfiction writing.

These days I live in a what some might call a charming tenement apartment in New York City, with my partner, the photographer Greg Salvatori, and our very photogenic Labrador named Albert. 

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