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Back, Les

Les Back is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His books include The Art of Listening (2007) and Live Methods, edited with Nirmal Puwar (2013).

Baena, Victoria

Victoria Baena is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at Yale University. Her work focuses on the novel between realism and modernism in Europe and Latin America.

Baer, Ulrich

Ulrich Baer teaches poetry and photography at New York University, where he is Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. His most recent books are Beggar’s Chicken: Stories from ...

Bakke, Gretchen

Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Cultural Anthropology. Her work focuses on the chaos and creativity that emerge during social, cultural, and technological transitions ...

Bal, Hartosh Singh

Hartosh Singh Bal is the political editor at The Caravan and the author of Waters Close Over Us: A Journey Along the Narmada. He was formerly the political editor at Open magazine.

Baldasso, Franco

Franco Baldasso is Assistant Professor of Italian at Bard College and the author of Il cerchio di gesso. Primo Levi narratore e testimone (2007; The Chalk Circle: Primo Levi, Narrator and Witness) ...

Baldy, Cutcha Risling

Cutcha Risling Baldy is an assistant professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. She is Hupa, Karuk, and Yurok and enrolled in the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She writes about pop ...
Stacey Balkan

Balkan, Stacey

Stacey Balkan is an assistant professor of English at Bergen Community College. She received her PhD in 2016 from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work has appeared in Social Text Online, Comparative ...

Balkin, Sarah

Sarah Balkin is a Lecturer in English & Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches courses on theatre and performance, literature, and genre fiction. Her published work has ...

Barnes, Todd Landon

Todd Landon Barnes is Associate Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare, literary theory, and performance studies. His writing appears in the ...

Baucom, Ian

Ian Baucom is Professor of English and Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity (1999) ...

Beam, Cris

Cris Beam is the author of To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013, and two other books. She teaches creative writing at ...

Béchard, Deni Ellis

Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of five books: Vandal Love, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize; Cures for Hunger, a memoir about his father, who robbed banks; Of Bonobos and Men, winner of the ...

Bechdel, Alison

Alison Bechdel’s most recent book is the graphic memoir Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (2012). Last month she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.”

Bechtel, Lilly

Lilly Bechtel is a poet, freelance journalist and founder at Body Song Yoga. Her work has appeared in elephant journal, the Brooklyn Rail, and USA Today. She is currently working on a book about ...

Becker, Howard

Howard S. Becker is a sociologist and author who lives in San Francisco and (at times) Paris. He is the author of Art Worlds (1982) and Telling about Society (2007) and coauthor (with Robert R ...

Bell, Jason

Jason Bell is a PhD candidate in English at Yale University. His writing has appeared in Guernica, Vice, Full Stop, Alimentum, and the Brooklyn Quarterly.

Bellanger, Aurélien

Aurélien Bellanger is a novelist and philosopher. After La Théorie de l’information (2012; The Theory of Information), his masterful plunge into the world of new technology, he published ...

Bender, Thomas

Thomas Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at New York University. His research has focused on US intellectual and cultural history, academic culture, cities ...
Eric Bennett

Bennett, Eric

Eric Bennett is the author of A Big Enough Lie and Workshops of Empire. Other writing has appeared in the New York Times, A Public Space, MFA vs. NYC, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New ...

Berger, John

Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last 50 years. His many books include Ways of Seeing; ...

Berlatsky, Noah

Noah Berlatsky is a freelance writer for the Guardian, Quartz, Splice Today, and other venues. He is the author of Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, from Rutgers ...

Bernofsky, Susan

Susan Bernofsky directs the literary translation program at the Columbia University School of the Arts and writes the blog Translationista. A 2014 Guggenheim fellow, she is co-editor, with Esther ...

Bernstein, Susan David

Susan David Bernstein is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf (2013).

Best, Stephen

Stephen Best is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (2004). He is currently ...

Beutin, Lyndsey

Lyndsey Beutin is an art educator and a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where her research focuses on race, representation, and redress.

Beutner, Katharine

Katharine Beutner is the author of Alcestis. She teaches creative writing and literature at the College of Wooster.
Jon Bialecki

Bialecki, Jon

Jon Bialecki is a fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, and author of A Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement ...
Steven Biel

Biel, Steven

Steven Biel is Executive Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and Senior Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University. His books include American Gothic: A Life of America’s Most ...

Blain, Keisha N.

Keisha N. Blain is a historian of the 20th-century United States, with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American history, the modern African diaspora, and women’s and ...

Blankholm, Joseph

Joseph Blankholm is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a monograph about secular activists and organized ...
Jessica Blatt

Blatt, Jessica

Jessica Blatt is an associate professor of political science and the chair of the Department of Politics and Human Rights at Marymount Manhattan College. She is the author of Race and the Making of ...

Blum, Beth

Beth Blum is an assistant professor of English at Harvard University. She is finishing a book manuscript about the joint history of modern literature and self-help. Pieces pertaining to this research ...

Bockman, Johanna

Johanna Bockman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University. She is author of Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism (Stanford) ...

Booth, Alison

Alison Booth is Professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (1992) and How to Make It as a Woman: Collective ...

Borenstein, Eliot

Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. He is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917–1919 (2000) and ...

Borius, Henri

Henri Borius lives in San Francisco, where he surfs Ocean Beach.

Boyer, Frédéric

Frédéric Boyer is the author of novels, essays, plays, and poetry, an editor at Bayard Presse, and a translator. He led a group of contemporary French writers in a new translation of the bible ...
Jules Boykoff

Boykoff, Jules

Jules Boykoff is the author of three books on the Olympic Games, most recently Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics (2016). His essays at the nexus of politics and sports have appeared ...

Boylan, Alexis

Alexis L. Boylan is the associate director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut and an associate professor of art history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her new ...

Bradbury, Joseph

Joseph Bradbury is from Salt Lake City but has lived all over the intermountain West and Southwest. He writes about identity and isolation and is currently working on a book about class and comfort ...

Briefel, Aviva

Aviva Briefel is a professor of English at Bowdoin College. She is the author of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (2006) and The Racial Hand in the Victorian ...
Laura Brill

Brill, Laura W.

Laura W. Brill is a lawyer in Los Angeles and a former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She and her wife Ellen Evans were married in California in 2008 before the passage of Proposition 8 ...
S. Pearl Brilmyer

Brilmyer, Pearl

S. Pearl Brilmyer is an assistant professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work lies at the intersection of the history of philosophy, science, and literature, with a focus on 19th ...

Britto, Karl Ashoka

Karl Ashoka Britto is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Disorientation: France, Vietnam, and the Ambivalence of ...

Brooke-Smith, James

James Brooke-Smith is an Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is currently writing a secret history of the public school.
Cammy Brothers

Brothers, Cammy

Cammy Brothers is an associate professor of art and architectural history at Northeastern University and the author of Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture (2008).

Brouillette, Sarah

Sarah Brouillette is a professor in the department of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Brown, Jeremy

Jeremy Brown is Associate Professor of History at Simon Fraser University. He is author of City Versus Countryside in Mao’s China: Negotiating the Divide (2012) and editor of Maoism at the ...

Brownell, Kathryn C.

Kathryn Cramer Brownell is assistant professor of history at Purdue University.  She is the author of Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, which explores the rise of the celebrity ...

Brunton, Finn

Finn Brunton is an assistant professor in the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. He is the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (2013) and, with Helen Nissenbaum ...

Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You, a New York Times Editor’s pick. Her short work has appeared in Granta, The Guardian, the Paris Review Daily, and Guernica. She has ...

Buono, Page

Page Buono is at work on her MFA through the University of Arizona. Her current writing explores relationships that necessitate control and considers alternatives by bringing together experiences ...

Burns, Emily

Emily Burns was an intern for Public Books in spring 2016. She is an undergraduate student at Columbia University.

Burstein, Jessica

Jessica Burstein is an Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of Cold Modernism: Literature ...

Burt, Stephen

Stephen Burt (also Stephanie, or Steph) is Professor of English at Harvard and the author of several books of poetry and literary criticism, most recently The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American ...

Butler, Judith

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the department of comparative literature and critical theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Notes Toward a Performative ...

Byrd, Brandon R.

Brandon R. Byrd is a historian of the 19th- and 20th-century United States with specializations in African American and African Diaspora History. He is currently an assistant professor of history at ...