March 2008

Canon Magazine March 2008

Contributors:

Brittany Chozinski, SociologyBrittany Chozinski, Sociology Brittany is currently finishing up her MA in the Sociology of Media at the NSSR with hopes to continue on to a Ph.D.  Her academic interests lie in the areas of mediated mimesis, alterity, and the changing subjectivity of the “spectator” in the modern mediascape. A military brat (mostly) from Texas, having lived in NYC for the past five years has greatly affected her views on the role of media in everyday life.  Special thanks to Paolo Carpignano, and, as always, Mom and Dad.
Conor Clarke, Anthropology

Conor Clarke, Anthropology

Conor Clarke is a second-year masters student in Anthropology. He was born and raised in the hills of northern Manhattan where he currently resides. His academic interests lie at the intersection of storytelling and ethnography in the contemporary United States city. In his studies, he would like to pursue an ethnography that explores the poetics, mimetics and affects of people and their places. He hopes to collect the stories of those affected by the process of urban revitalization that express their losses, reminiscences, hopes and intimacies. After this year he plans to begin work on a Ph.D in Anthropology at the New School or elsewhere.
Jacob Doherty, Anthropology

Jacob Doherty, Anthropology

Jacob Doherty is an MA student in Anthropology – the hand wringingest of disciplines – interested in life and times in the post-colony.
Suzanne Farrell, Editor,
Liberal Studies

Suzanne Farrell

Suzanne Farrell is a second year Liberal Studies student and an editor of canon. She and editor Justin Wolf converted the magazine from a print publication to its current online format. Suzanne’s master’s thesis is a memory quest informed by psychology, neuroscience, literature, and memoirs. After graduating from the NSSR, Suzanne plans to attend the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She founded and hosts a salon for writers in the NYC area.
Tim Johnson, Liberal Studies

Tim Johnson, Liberal Studies

Tim is finishing up his first year as an MA student with the Committee on Liberal Studies at the NSSR. His main academic interests are in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and class; critical social theory; feminism; pedagogy and cultural studies. Tim is originally from Vermont but has also lived in Massachusetts, Scotland, and Brooklyn. He currently lives in Manhattan.
Angela Jones, Sociology

Angela Jones, Sociology

Angela Jones is a Ph.D student in the Sociology Department of the New School for Social Research. She is currently an adjunct lecturer of Sociology within the City University of New York, teaching undergraduate courses at both Baruch and York Colleges. Angela is also working on her dissertation, entitled “The Niagara Movement 1905-1910: Intellectual Networks, Social Change, & the Making of Black Publics.” Her research interests are expansive. While her dissertation speaks to the existing sociological literature on social change, intellectuals, African American historiography, and publics, she also conducts research in gender and queer studies. When Angela is not teaching, writing her dissertation, conducting ethnography, or reading, she also enjoys watching the game and drinking a Miller Lite.
Shaun Nanavati, Psychology

Shaun Nanavati, Psychology

Shaun Nanavati has been telling stories all his life. He was formerly the editor of The Catalyst while an undergraduate at Bucknell, where he was influenced profoundly by the beats Ginsberg, Kerouac, Gary Snyder, and Paul Bowles. Chasing the ghost of Jack Kerouac, he spent five psychonautically-inspired years in Boulder where he was a journalist for The Boulder Weekly. He is now a graduate student in Psychology at the New School and can be occasionally found sharing adventures from his youth at coffee shops and pubs throughout the West Village.
Steve Newman, Psychology

Steve Newman, Psychology

Steve Newman is in his third semester of the Psychology grad program at the NSSR. Father of two; grandfather of two; he holds that it is the journey that counts – the destination is the same for all. A wounded healer – “if you haven’t been in the mud, how do you know how to get it off?” Believes that most things in life are transitory illusions and the only thing that has real value is love. You find it – work like hell to grow it and keep it!
Harley Spiller, Liberal Studies

Harley Spiller, Liberal Studies

Harley Spiller, who’s gunning for an MA in Liberal Studies, loves writing about himself in the third person. This summer he’s doing an independent study focused on the random notes and messages he’s peeled off the lampposts and surfaces of NYC for the past 20 years. Some images of this “scrawl” can be found in his first story from the Dec 07 issue of canon. Email Harley at ic@inspectorcollector.com
Ted Strauss, Psychology

Ted Strauss

Ted Strauss grew up in Winnipeg, one of the coldest places in the world. His writing is often accompanied by music. He’s in the Psychology Department at the NSSR. Ted is based in Brooklyn, and basted in bourbon.
Justin Wolf, Editor, Liberal Studies
Justin Wolf
Justin is currently writing his thesis about his experiences teaching in the Boston juvenile justice system, which he plans to turn into a full memoir and publish in the coming years. His supremely talented wife (also a writer) informs him that he’s “too loyal to everything that happened.” He concurs, yet still finds it difficult to choose what stays and what goes. After all, working in a juvenile “prison” yields many worthwhile stories.

Justin would like to thank his canon co-editor Suzanne Farrell for all her encouragement and creativity.