Michael Winetsky, Ph.D. is an educator, intellectual historian, cultural critic, and a playwright, mainly interested in ideas of liberty and their cultural manifestations and conflicts. With an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities, he has focused mostly on literature and performance and how these media work on their respective audiences.
His research appears in Ecumenica Journal of Theatre and Performance and JADT. He has also written about U.S. food culture, and about road trips. His phenomenological study of Moby-Dick explores the temporality of different ways of knowing.
He has extensively researched gender studies and U.S. women's history, and the intersection of these with performance theory and with the history of liberalism. His writing for the stage is feminist in orientation, whether it is a plot-driven comedy or an emotionally sensitive experimental drama.
Formerly Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Michael is now the English Faculty at the New Roads School in Santa Monica, California.
Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.A. American Literature, Hunter College 2004
B.A. Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College 2001
updated April 2018