Ben Alexander

Ben Alexander is a distinguished academic with extensive expertise in archival studies, American literature, and American studies. Throughout his career, Ben has made significant contributions to these fields through his teaching, research, and leadership roles at several prestigious institutions worldwide. A few examples from his professional background include working as a rare books and manuscripts specialist for the New York Public Library; holding a postdoctoral appointment in the School of Information at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and serving as the Director of Archival Studies in the School of Library and Information Studies and the Head of Special Collections and Archives for the Queens College, City of New York (CUNY) Libraries. In addition to his work in China and Scotland, Ben was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in the Czech Republic.

Ben earned his BA from Clark University and MA from Columbia University, focusing on English and American literature. He is completing his PhD in English and American literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. Ben’s extensive list of scholarly contributions include publishing book chapters, journal editions, and articles for The New England Quarterly, American Archivist, Archival Science, and English Studies in Canada, among others. He is currently editing two volumes: Remembering and (Re)remembering Social Justice in the 21st Century for FACET and When American Television Became American Literature for Brill. Ben is also completing a monograph titled Yaddo: Shaping the American Century which is under contract with Cornell University Press.

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