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Mark Oppenheimer

writer, journalist, professor

Mark Oppenheimer is a regular writer for *The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe*, and *The Forward*. His journalism has also appeared in the *Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, Details*, and *Travel + Leisure*, and his essays have appeared in The *Believer, The American Scholar*, and *Yale Review*. He is the author of two books, a founding editor of *The New Haven Review*, and an occasional commentator on NPR’s *All Things Considered* and *Day to Day*. In the school year 2008-2009, Oppenheimer was a lecturer in the English and political science departments of Yale and a visiting professor of creative writing at Wellesley College. He has also taught at Wesleyan and Stanford. He holds a doctorate in religious studies from Yale and is currently the coordinator of the Yale Journalism Initiative. With his wife, daughters, dog, and two cats, he lives in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.