Matt Sandler
Program Director, MA in American Studies

Matt Sandler has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia. He previously taught at Louisiana State University, Gettysburg College, and the University of Oregon. His first book, The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery, was published in 2020. He is an active member of the Bigger 6 Collective, a group devoted to decolonizing the study of nineteenth-century culture. He is also acting as co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar in American Studies. For a more detailed list of his publications and other work, see his personal website linked here.

Matt Sandler
Matt Sandler
Program Director, MA in American Studies
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Matt Sandler has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia. He previously taught at Louisiana State University, Gettysburg College, and the University of Oregon. His first book, The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery, was published in 2020. He is an active member of the Bigger 6 Collective, a group devoted to decolonizing the study of nineteenth-century culture. He is also acting as co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar in American Studies. For a more detailed list of his publications and other work, see his personal website linked here.

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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