David Bahr

Associate Professor
English Department

Email: dbahr

Office: N771A

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Phone: 212-346-8608

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A proud product of the City University of New York, David Bahr received his B.A. in English from Hunter College and his Ph.D. in English literature from The Graduate Center, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon dissertation fellow.

His area of research and scholarship is American literature after 1945, with a focus on creative nonfiction and autobiography. Related interests: the Beats, graphic narrative and comics, New Journalism, and pedagogy and social class.

Prior to his appointment as assistant professor, he was a writing fellow at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Over the years, he has taught writing and literature at Baruch, Queens College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and The New School for Social Research.

His journalism and creative writing have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, GQ, Poets & Writers, Publishers Weekly, The Village Voice, Prairie Schooner, Time Out New York, The Advocate, Out, Spin, and the anthology Boys to Men: Gay Men Write about Growing Up. His work has been cited by The Best American Essays series and The Missouri Review, and he has been awarded writing fellowships at Yaddo and The Edward Albee Foundation.

He hopes to inspire and mentor thousands of BMCC students in the coming years.


Autobiography and Memory, Autobiography Studies

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American autobiographical writing after 1945; graphic narrative and comics; New Journalism; the Beats.

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