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  • Jon Baskin

    Interim Associate Director, Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism

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    Jon Baskin

    Profile

    Jon Baskin is the associate coordinator for the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA at the New School for Social Research. He is also a founding editor of The Point, a thrice-yearly magazine of philosophical essays and criticism. His first book, Ordinary Unhappiness: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace, will be published by Stanford Press in August 2019.    Baskin is the author of several reviews and essays on film, literature, and politics for national magazines including The Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Chronicle Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Besides being a freelance writer, he has served as an editorial assistant at a book publishing company, and a fact checker and intern at several magazines including The Atlantic, Popular Science, and Fast Company.   In 2016, he earned his PhD in Social Thought from the University of Chicago, where he focused on the intersection between literature and philosophy. He is a Chicago native, and graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a degree in English and History.


    Degrees Held

    PhD 2016, University of Chicago


    Current Courses

    Creative Pub./Crit. Journalism

    Multimedia Lab

    Independent Study

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