Authors

Want to write for Public Books? Read these guidelines on how to pitch to us.

Macekura, Stephen

Stephen Macekura is a postdoctoral fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. He is completing a book on the history of sustainability ...

MacLeish, Ken

Ken MacLeish is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. His book, Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community ...

Mah, M. C.

M.C. Mah is a critic and novelist. His work has appeared in the Rumpus, Full Stop, the Nervous Breakdown, KGB Bar Lit Magazine, and Cobalt Review.

Majumdar, Saikat

Saikat Majumdar is the author, most recently, of the novel The Firebird (2015). He has also published a monograph, Prose of the World (2013), and an earlier novel, Silverfish (2007). He teaches world ...

Mancuso, Cecilia

Cecilia Mancuso is a PhD student in English at Harvard University. She works on popular fiction and genre fiction, with a particular interest in science fiction.

Marcus, Sara

Sara Marcus is the author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (2010). Her essays and criticism have appeared in the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and ...

Marcus, Sharon

Sharon Marcus is the Editor in Chief of Public Books. She is also Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Apartment Stories: City ...

Margini, Matt

Matt Margini is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, specializing in Victorian literature and its animal representations. His dissertation ...

Marshall, Robert

Robert Marshall is a writer and visual artist. His novel, A Separate Reality, was published by Carroll & Graf in 2006, and his artwork has been widely exhibited in Europe and the United States ...

Martin, Danny

Danny Martin moved from rural Alabama to Tucson, Arizona over a decade ago to pursue an MFA in printmaking at the University of Arizona. He currently teaches screenprinting at a small community ...

Martin, Kristen

Kristen Martin recently received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Her essays have been published in Literary Hub, The Hairpin, Guernica, The Toast, The Grief Diaries, Saveur ...

Martin, Emily

Emily Martin teaches anthropology at New York University. She is the author of The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction (1987), Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American ...

Martire, Agustina

Agustina Martire is a lecturer in architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. She studied architecture in Universidad de Buenos Aires, has a PhD in urban history from TU Delft, and a postdoc in urban ...

Marwick, Alice E.

Alice E. Marwick is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University and the director of the McGannon Center for Communication Research. She is the author of Status ...

Masco, Joseph

Joseph Masco teaches science studies and anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico (2006).

Massey, Douglas S.

Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Director of its Office of Population Research. He regularly teaches a course entitled ...
Shannon Mattern

Mattern, Shannon

Shannon Mattern is an associate professor of media studies at The New School. She is the author of The New Downtown Library (2007), Deep Mapping the Media City (2015), and Code and Clay, Data and ...

Mayeux, Sara

Sara Mayeux is the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard Law School for 2013–14 and a PhD candidate in United States history at Stanford University. She holds a JD from Stanford Law School.

Maynes-Aminzade, Liz

Liz Maynes-Aminzade is the senior web manager at the New Yorker and the former digital director at Public Books. She received her PhD in English from Harvard University in 2013.

McCauley, Stephen

Stephen McCauley is the author of seven novels, including The Object of My Affection (1987) and the forthcoming My Ex-Life. His reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and ...

McGurl, Mark

Mark McGurl is Professor of English at Stanford University. He is the author of The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (2009) and is currently working on a book on Amazon ...
Jarvis McInnis

McInnis, Jarvis C.

Jarvis C. McInnis is an assistant professor of African American and African Diaspora literature and culture at Duke University. He is at work on his first book manuscript, “Afterlives of the ...

McLennan, Rebecca

Rebecca McLennan teaches American legal, social, and political history at UC Berkeley and is the author of The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State ...

McNeill, J. R.

J. R. McNeill teaches environmental and global history at Georgetown University. His books include Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-century World (2000); ...

McNulty, Tess

Tess McNulty is a PhD student in the English department at Harvard University. She works on the 20th- and 21st-century novel, modernism, and ethical and political philosophy.

McQuarrie, Michael

Michael McQuarrie is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. Along with Caroline Lee and Edward Walker, he recently edited the forthcoming Democratizing Inequalities: ...

Meadow, Tey

They Meadow is an assistant professor of sociology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Harvard University. Her first book, an ethnographic study of the first generation of families raising ...

Medina, Eden

Eden Medina is Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her award-winning book Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile ...

Mendelsohn, Ben

Ben Mendelsohn is a PhD student in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University where he focuses on environment, infrastructure, and experimental film. He is co-directing a documentary ...

Mendelsund, Peter

Peter Mendelsund is Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf. He has been described by the New York Times as “one of the top designers at work today” and the Wall Street Journal has called his ...

Méndez, Alexandra

Alexandra Méndez is a PhD student in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her research focuses on early modern ...
Tara Menon

Menon, Tara

Tara Menon is a PhD candidate in English at New York University. She writes about speech and conversation in 19th-century British novels.

Metz, Sam

Sam Metz is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared in The Nation, Muftah, and Business Insider.

Metzl, Jonathan M.

Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Mieszkowski, Jan

Jan Mieszkowski is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Reed College. He is the author of Watching War (2012) and Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to ...

Mikanowski, Jacob

Jacob Mikanowski is a writer living in California. Previously, he studied European history at Berkeley. His work has been published in The Guardian, New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, The Point ...

Miller, Elizabeth Carolyn

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis, and is currently researching 19th-century ecology and capital. She has published two books: Slow Print: ...

Miller, Nancy K.

Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her most recent books are the family memoir What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past ...

Miller, Isaac Ginsberg

Isaac Ginsberg Miller is an MFA candidate in Poetry at New York University, a Callaloo Fellow, and a teaching artist with Urban Word NYC. Isaac has previously taught with InsideOut Literary Arts ...

Milvert, Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn Milvert is an undergraduate student at Indiana University, where she studies Spanish and English and writes for various campus publications. She is currently working on a project on the ...
Mariah Min

Min, Mariah

Mariah Junglan Min is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is working on her dissertation on how the medieval figure of Judas Iscariot functions as a site for the construction ...

Mirowski, Philip

Philip Mirowski is a professor in the History and Philosophy of Science program at the University of Notre Dame. His latest book, Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived ...

Mitchell, Christine

Christine Mitchell is a postdoctoral fellow in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. Her research focuses on machine translation and language acquisition technologies and she is currently working ...

Mogilevich, Mariana

Mariana Mogilevich is Editor in Chief of Urban Omnibus. A historian of architecture and urbanism, she is completing the book “The Invention of Public Space: Design and Politics in Lindsay’s New York” ...

Molotch, Harvey

Harvey Molotch is Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at NYU. His most recent book is Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger. A prior ...

Moody, Rick

Rick Moody is the author of six novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and a volume of essays on music. His most recent publication is the novel Hotels of North America. With Kid Millions of ...

Moon, Grace

Grace Moon is an artist, writer, and educator. She founded the queer women’s arts and culture site velvetparkmedia.com and teaches in the graphic design department at Queens College. Her artwork can ...

Moore, Carley

Carley Moore is an essayist, novelist, and poet. Her debut collection of essays, 13 Pills, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2017. To see more of her work, check out her website or follow her ...

Moretti, Franco

Franco Moretti teaches literature at Stanford, where he also directs the Literary Lab. His most recent books are Distant Reading and The Bourgeois, both published in 2013. He writes often for New ...

Morgan, Saretta

Saretta Morgan spent four years in Germany with the U.S. Military before earning a B.A. from Columbia University. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New ...

Morgan, Benjamin

Benjamin Morgan is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, where his research and teaching address intersections of science, literature, and aesthetics in nineteenth-century ...

Morris, Adam

Adam Morris is a PhD Candidate in Spanish & Portuguese at Stanford University. He first met Lúcia Rosa in June of 2011 in São Paulo; his interview was conducted in Portuguese via e-mail ...

Morris, Barbara Bryce

Barbara Bryce Morris cofounded the MFA research and writing program at Parsons the New School for Design, where she works with digital designers, game designers, and filmmakers. She is a former film ...

Mosse, Richard

Richard Mosse holds an MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art and a postgraduate diploma in fine art from Goldsmiths, London. He also holds a first-class BA in English literature from ...

Moulton, Mo

Mo Moulton is a writer and historian. Her first book, Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England, came out in 2014.

Moy, Olivia Loksing

Olivia Loksing Moy is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York, where she teaches Romantic and Victorian literature. Her essays have been published in Women’s ...

Muhammad, Ismail

Ismail Muhammad is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studies post-’45 American literature, African American intellectual history, and ...

Mukherjee, Debashree

Debashree Mukherjee teaches South Asian cinema in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University.
Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee

Mukherjee, Upamanyu Pablo

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Studies at Warwick University, UK. He teaches and researches in the areas of British imperial literatures and ...

Munro, Brenna M.

Brenna M. Munro is an associate professor at the University of Miami, and the author of South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom (2012). She is ...
Murray headshot

Murray, Molly

Molly Murray is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York.

Murray, Susan

Susan Murray is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is currently writing a history of color television in the US from 1928 to 1970.

Musser, Amber Jamilla

Amber Jamilla Musser is associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (2014).