NYU Writing Professor, Best-Selling Memoirist, and Writing Textbook Author
Dr. Michael Rectenwald is the author of nine books, including Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom (Sept. 2019); Springtime for Snowflakes: “Social Justice” and Its Postmodern Parentage (an academic’s memoir, 2018); Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature (2016); Academic Writing, Real World Topics (2015, 2016); Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age (2015); Breach (Collected Poems, 2013); The Thief and Other Stories (2013); and The Eros of the Baby-Boom Eras (1991) (see the Books page).
Michael was a Professor of Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies at NYU from 2008 to 2019, where he taught academic writing and literature. He also taught at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve University. His academic essays have appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Academic Questions, Endeavour, The British Journal for the History of Science, College Composition and Communication, International Philosophical Quarterly, the De Gruyter anthologies Organized Secularism in the United States and Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age, and the Cambridge University Press anthology George Eliot in Context, among others (see the Essays and Presentations page). He holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master's in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh (see his C.V. for more detail).
Michael’s writing for general audiences has appeared in RT.com, the New English Review, The International Business Times, American Conservative, Quillette, The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others (see the Essays and Presentations page).
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