Jesse W. Schwartz

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Ph.D. in English and American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
  • M.A. in Creative Writing and Literature, City College of New York
  • B.A. in English and Political Science, Prescott College

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • American studies
  • Print culture (especially periodical studies)
  • Critical race and ethnic studies
  • Radical American literature and history


Jesse W. Schwartz is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Major at LaGuardia, where he teaches courses on composition, literary theory, and ethnic American literatures. He also holds an appointment on the Faculty Committee at the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work is largely engaged with the fields of radical American history and literature, American studies, print culture (especially periodical studies), and critical race and ethnic studies. He is co-editor of the essay collection, New Directions in Print Culture Studies: Archives, Materiality, and Modern American Culture, and his work can also be found in the journals Nineteenth-Century Literature, English Language Notes, and Radical Teacher. His work has been supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, several CUNY research grants, fellowships at both the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and most recently, by a Faculty Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his current project, America’s Russia: The Bolshevik Revolution, Racial Socialism, and US Print Culture, 1882-1929.