About The Blog:
I haven’t posted to the blog section of this site in almost five years now, but if you’re looking for representative pieces from it that have also proven popular online, I suggest this (about writing on gun violence in general), this (on Sandy Hook and race and class), and this (on mass shootings and misogyny).
I’ve got a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University, and also completed four years of coursework in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute. I regularly teach as a member of the Faculty of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Philadelphia. You can read my full CV here. I grew up in New York City, have lived in a bunch of places since then, and now live outside Philadelphia. Email me at patrick (dot) blanchfield (at) post (dot) harvard (dot) edu. I’m on Twitter as @patblanchfield.
I’m always happy for solicitations from editors; please feel free to email me or drop me a message on Twitter. I also enjoy doing talks, podcasts, media appearances, etcetera, for all kinds of audiences, popular and academic; do reach out if you’re interested.