Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder

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rwsnyder [at] newark.rutgers.edu

Robert W. Snyder is a professor of Journalism and American Studies. Most recently the author of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York (Cornell) and coauthor of All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York (Columbia), he has written for scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, and worked with television, radio and multimedia to present history to a broad public. In 2016 he was a Fulbright Lecturer in American Studies In South Korea. He wrote, produced and directed the documentary short City Kids Meet Ashcan Art, which won a Gold Apple from the National Educational Media Network, directed the research for Ric Burns' film New York and served as a consultant and interview source for the Sonic Memorial project on September 11 and the World Trade Center, which won the Peabody Award. Formerly the editor of Media Studies Journal, he also worked at Newsday, the journalism review More, the Tarrytown Daily News and Channel 13/WNET, the public television station of New York City. At Rutgers University-Newark, he directed both the undergraduate journalism program and the graduate program in American Studies. A graduate of Livingston College of Rutgers University with a doctorate in American history from New York University, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement at Rutgers University-Newark and the Livingston College Distinguished Alumni Award. He lives in New York City.