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Robert Snyder, a historian, works with journalists, museum curators, and documentarians to explore the intersections of the past and present. An associate professor in the Dept. of Arts,Culture and Media, he has written widely on New York City history and media issues. His latest book, under contract to Cornell University Press, explores Washington Heights and New York City since the 1940s.
His reviews and articles have been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Urban History, Journal of American History, Journalism and Reviews in American History and in general interest publications such as the New York Times, The Nation, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Jesuit magazine America, the Jewish Forward, and the Star-Ledger of New Jersey.
He has been interviewed by the New York Times, National Public Radio, WNJN, the History Channel, and the BBC on history, urban affairs and media issues.