Bard Faculty

Adam Shatz

Visiting Professor of the Humanities

Primary Academic Program: Human Rights


BA, Columbia University. Adam Shatz is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books and a contributor to, among other publications, the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and The Nation, where he was literary editor from 2003 to 2007. His political reporting and commentary have covered subjects such as President Trump and the white supremacists in Charlottesville, mass incarceration, Israel’s Putinization, the deep state, and Egypt after Mubarak. Published profiles and portraits include Franz Fanon and Michel Houellebecq (London Review of Books), Nina Simone (New York Review of Books), saxophonist Kamasi Washington (New York Times Magazine); French cartoonist Riad Sattouf (New Yorker); and jazz great Charles Mingus (The Nation), among many others. Shatz previously taught at New York University and served as writer in residence at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, writer in residence at NYU’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars. At Bard: Fall 2018.