Adam Szetela is a Ph.D. student in the English department at Cornell University. Before he came to Cornell, he was a visiting fellow in the history department at Harvard University.
His peer-reviewed articles, op-eds, stories, and poems appear in Newsweek, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Vice, Salon, Southwest Review, Southern Indiana Review, Rattle, Ninth Letter, Ethnic and Racial Studies, The Journal of American Culture, Studies in American Culture, The Journal of Popular Culture, and elsewhere.
Currently, he is writing a book about the moral crusade over literature for young people. He uses interviews, experiments, and other empirical methods in his work.
Off campus, he is a writing mentor in PEN America’s Prison Writing Program.