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  • Cassius Adair

    Assistant Professor of Media Studies

    Email
    adairc@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    D - 79 Fifth Avenue

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    Cassius Adair

    Profile

    Cassius Adair is an audio producer, writer, and researcher from Virginia.    As an editor, producer, and consultant, he has contributed to a number of award-winning audio documentaries, including the Bodies podcast from KCRW, Harsh Reality and Twin Flames for Wondery, and StoryCorp's "Stonewall Outloud" series. He has also worked as a story consultant or script editor for major literary and media projects, including Brit Bennett’s #1 New York Times Bestseller The Vanishing Half. His independent podcast Transcripts, produced in collaboration with the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, received Mozilla's "Activist Playbook" award. With Tuck Woodstock, he is the co-founder of the storytelling and gender equity company Sylveon Consulting. Currently, he is contributing to a new audio documentary series about queer music cultures for SiriusXM.    Dr. Adair has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, a research fellow at the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory at the University of Toronto and an outside member of the Precarity Lab at the University of Michigan. During the 2021-2022 academic year, he was a Fellow at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) with an affiliation at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. He is an appointed member of the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession at the Modern Language Association and on the editorial board of the journal Communication, Culture, and Critique. His writing appears in American Quarterly, American Literature, Avidly, The Rumpus, Make Literary Magazine, Nursing Clio, Misadventures Magazine, Semiotic Review, and Transgender Studies Quarterly. He is a coauthor of the experimental scholarly book Technoprecarious (MIT, 2020) and is currently writing a book about transgender people and the Internet. 


    Current Courses

    Thesis Supervision
    NMDS 5960, Spring 2024

    Future Courses

    Queer and Trans Cinema
    NCOM 3052, Fall 2024

    Radio & Podcasting
    NMDS 5449, Fall 2024

    Storytelling Across Media
    NMDS 5577, Fall 2024, Summer 2024

    Past Courses

    Radio & Podcasting
    NMDS 5449, Fall 2023

    Storytelling Across Media
    NMDS 5577, Fall 2023

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