professor, journalism, Columbia University
Alisa Solomon teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she directs the MA concentration in Arts and Culture. A long-time dramaturg, theater critic, and political and cultural journalist, she has written, among other places, for the Nation, New York Times, GuardianAmerica.com, WNYC radio, the Forward, American Theater, nextbook.org, killingthebuddha.com, and the Village Voice, where she was on the staff for 21 years, covering such subjects as theater, immigration policy, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, electoral politics, and women's sports. She is a contributor to the weekly WBAI radio program, Beyond the Pale: Jewish Culture and Politics and she is the author of Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender, winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and co-editor (with Tony Kushner) of Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. As a dramaturg, Alisa's most recent project was working with Anna Deavere Smith on Let Me Down Easy.