Theodore Hamm, Ph.D.

Theodore Hamm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Journalism and New Media Studies BK


SJC Brooklyn

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Ph.D., American history, University of California Davis, 1996

M.A., American history, University of California Davis, 1992

B.A., American studies, Rutgers University, 1988


Editor of Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn (2017). 

Recent contributor to the Daily Beast, Village Voice, Jacobin, and City Limits

Co-founder and editor of The Brooklyn Rail, 2000-2013.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

NYC/Brooklyn politics and history

Media studies

Criminal justice

Urban planning

Literary history

Select Publications

Recent essays and op-eds:

"The Brooklyn Machine vs. 1st Amendment," Daily Beast (6-16-17).

"To Close Rikers, End Broken Windows," City Limits (4-10-17). 

"When Frederick Douglas met John Brown," Jacobin (1-11-17). 


Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn (2017)

Pieces of a Decade: Brooklyn Rail Nonfiction, 2000-2010 (2010)

The New Blue Media: How Michael Moore, MoveOn, Jon Stewart and Company Are Transforming Progressive Politics (2008)

Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974 (2001).