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Nick Bromell received a B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. He was the founding editor of The Boston Review, where he continues to be a contributing editor; he also serves on the editorial board of The Sixties and as an advisory editor to the Class: Culture series published by the University of Michigan Press. He has been President of the New England American Studies Association, and he is the principal convener of Democratic Vistas: An Interdisciplinary Seminar in Political Theory and Cultural Studies. (http://democraticvistas.wordpress.com/).
Nick Bromell's primary research seeks to reconfigure conventional understanding of U.S. intellectual history by demonstrating that works of literature and popular culture can be expressions of philosophy and political theory. His publications reflect his particular interest in bridging the gap between academic discourse and public debate.
He is the author of By the Sweat of the Brow: Literature and Labor in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press, 1992) and Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in American Quarterly, American Literature, American Music, The Boston Review, Harper's, The Boston Globe, The Sewanee Review, The Georgia Review, Fortune, The New York Times, New England Monthly, and on-line at Exquisite Corpse and Salon.
Nick Bromell's most recent book, Black and More than Black: African-American Imaginings of U.S. Democracy, will be published by Oxford University Press in February 2013. Parts of this work have appeared, or are forthcoming, in American Literature, American Literary History, The American Scholar, Raritan, and Political Theory.