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ABOUT ME

EDITOR IN CHIEF
THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS

As of January 2023

I'm currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Los Angeles Review of Books. 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR, WHITTIER SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Whittier College

I taught media studies, contemporary American literature, and creative writing at Whittier College for almost ten years, and directed the individualized major program. 

My book project looks at the rise of behavioral economics as cultural common sense and a refusal of politics, working title, Behave! The Science of Influence and Economics in American Popular Culture. 

THIS PHOTO

Malibu & French TV

The picture on the right is from my appearance on a French and German television program called Arte, in an episode on Joan Didion and Malibu. You can try the link here, but it's not easy to see outside of Europe. I wrote about Didion's conflicted relationship to land and my conflicted relationship to her in an essay called Where I Am From.

In a former life, I was a reporter. Before I got my doctorate, I got an MFA in creative writing. I have published fiction,  nonfiction, essays, and articles in a wide variety of outlets.

Once, I sold everything I owned and moved to Rio de Janeiro to train capoeira.


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