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EDUCATION

MA Oral History, Columbia University, May 2011

BA English and Creative Writing, Mills College, December 2002

SLS Russia, 4-week creative writing workshop, June 2004

PUBLICATIONS

“Purvs,” Queen Mob’s Teahouse, December 2015

“Elena Ferrante’s Bad Feelings,” Art21 Magazine, October 2015

“The Subject Speaks: Jimmy Paul Interviewed by Svetlana Kitto”,  July 2015

“The Eastern European Gay Rights Movement is Struggling to Be More Than a Western Cause,” VICE Magazine (print), September 2015

Interview and reading with Wayne Koestenbaum, as part of Soul Seek installation at gallery Know More Games, December 2014

“’Dallas Buyers’ Club Drives Me Crazy’: Ariel Schrag on Chronicling Queer Life Through a Straight Man’s Eyes,” Salon.com, July 2014

“TBH,” Contemporary Poetry, published by Printed Matter and BOMB Magazine, May 2014

“We Didn’t Make Inglourious Basterds: Talking with Claude Lanzmann’s Producer About the Last of the Unjust,” New York Observer, February 2014

“Director Lucia Puenzo On Telling a Story that No One Wants to Tell in the ‘German Doctor,’”Elle.com, April 28

“Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), Gertrude Stein’s Lover,” The Who, the What and the When, Chronicle Books, 2014

We Never Liked Her, Plenitude Magazine, Fall 2013

“Place, Writing and Voice in Oral History,” ed. by Shelley Trower, Oral History Review, fall 2013

A Letter to the Russian Language, Ducts.org, July 2013

Stories by Kevin Raney, Kirkus Reviews, November 2012

Ignorance and Bliss by Nancy Dargel, Kirkus Reviews, October 2012

Romancing the Dog by Marion Zola, Kirkus Reviews, September 2012

New York Is Oakland, Mr Beller’s Neighborhood, September 2012

“Two Stadiums,” Kiosk Paper, July 2012

The New Road by L.J. Hippler, Kirkus Reviews, July 2012

Munch About Town, Put a Egg On It, April 2012

Stop Stop and Frisk, Occupy: Scenes from Occupied America (Verso Books), December 2011

And Then There Were None, The Ones to Watch, Models.com, November 2011

Hotel Bachmair Weissach, Surface Magazine, July 2012

Hotel le Berger, Surface Magazine, May 2012

La Boheme, Surface Magazine, May 2012

“Eighty-Three Down,” a Coming-of-Age Play Set in the Time of Haring and Basquiat, The Local East Village, New York Times, September 2011

At the Red Room, “Lines” Tangles with Race, Religion and Football, The Local East Village, New York Times, August 2011

Remembering Old Times at B&H Dairy, The Local East Village, New York Times, July 2011

ORAL HISTORY

Interviewer, Baltimore Racial Justice Action, Social Movements Oral History Tour, May 2014

Project Lead/Interviewer, Professors Emeritus Oral History Project, Jewish Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Historical Society, October 2011-October 2014

Interviewer, “American Design Now: After the Museum: an annual design program and exhibition,” Museum of Arts and Design, March 2013

Interviewer, Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: an oral history project that examines mixed-heritage families in Brooklyn, October 2011-

Co-creator, The Gotham Gay-Straight Alliance Banner Project, February–June 2011

Project Lead/Interviewer, Was This About People Dying? Art and Community During the AIDS Crisis, October 2009–April 2011

Researcher, Women in Print: Voices from the Radical Press, January–October 2011

Researcher, Mashantucket Pequot Oral History Training Project, March–October 2008

CURATORIAL

Co-curator, Black History Month 2015 exhibit, Clifford Chance LLC, February–May 2015

Co-curator, Adult Contemporary, intergenre reading series, Hullabaloo Books, October 2013-

TEACHING

Teacher, Introduction to Oral History Workshop, Queer Newark Oral History Workshop, Rutgers University, November 2015

Presenter, Oral History and Writing, Columbia University Oral History Master’s Program, November 2015

Lecturer, “History of the Present,” Pratt Institute, February 2014

Teacher, Racial Realities: Writing About Race in the First Person, Brooklyn Historical Society, With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, created and taught a literature and writing workshop focusing on fiction, memoir, oral history and essay forms that reflect experiences of race and identity, March–May 2013

Teacher, Introduction to Oral History Workshop, Queer Newark Oral History Workshop, Rutgers University, November 2015

Presenter, Oral History and Writing, Columbia University Oral History Master’s Program, November 2015

Lecturer, “History of the Present,” Pratt Institute, February 2014

Teacher, Oral History and Art Workshop at Elders Share the Arts, NYC, May 2012

Teacher, Oral History and Human Rights Workshop at the Lincoln School, Providence, RI, May 2012

Cofacilitator, Oral History and Identity Workshop at Brooklyn Museum, NYC, April 2012

Teacher/Cocreator, The Gotham Gay-Straight Alliance Banner Project, NYC, February–June 2011

Teacher, In Honor of Gay Pride: Streetwork Creative Writing Workshop, NYC, June 2011

Teacher, Asian-American Writers Workshop Oral History Training, NYC, September 2010

Teaching Assistant, Mashantucket Pequot Oral History Training Project, Mashantucket, CT, March–October 2008

CONFERENCES

The Gotham Gay-Straight Alliance Banner Project, Generations in Education panel, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region conference, Baltimore, April 2012

The Gotham Gay-Straight Alliance Banner Project: Oral History, Art and Social Advocacy, Oral History and Social Advocacy panel, Oral History Association Memories of Conflict and Disaster Conference, Denver, October 2011

Was This About People Dying? Intergenerational Reflection on Lesbians and the AIDS Crisis, Creative Hybrid Essay panel, Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference, Rutgers University, March 8–11, 2011

Intergenerational Reflection on the AIDS Crisis in the Queer Community, Crisis and Response in the LGBT Community panel, Oral History Association Times of Crisis Conference, Atlanta, October 2010

READINGS

Book Launch for The Who, the What and the When, powerHouse Arena, Dumbo, NYC, October 2014

One Thing Then Another, 3 Days Awake / Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, October 2014

Rumor Reading Series, Unnameable Books, September 2014

Contemporary Poetry at Nada Art Fair, NYC, May 2014

Adult Contemporary, Hullabaloo Books, NYC, March 2014

Renegade Reading Series, Brooklyn Launchpad, NYC, July 2011

Convergence, Meeting, Huddle, Parlay, Dixon Place, NYC, June 2011

Family and Rumors, Unnameable Books, NYC, May 2011

Mayfair Small Press Fair, Ding Dong, NYC, May 2011

Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive, Dia Center for the Arts, NYC, September 2009

In the First Person: Queer Stories, The Gay and Lesbian Center, NYC, December 2008