Elizabeth Stone

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BA University of California, Berkeley; MA, New York University; PhD, New York University

Research and Teaching Interests: Creative non-fiction; twentieth-century American autobiography and memoir; journalism

  • Elizabeth Stone is the author of Black Sheep & Kissing Cousins: How Our Family Stories Shape Us (Time Books, 1988; with a new introduction, Transaction Publications, 2004), A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from her Student (Algonquin, 2002), and The Hunter College Campus Schools for the Gifted (Teachers College Press, 1991). Her personal essays and reportage have appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Family Process, and elsewhere. Currently she is interested in the last will and testament as a variant of autobiography and as a memoir subject. She has taught memoir-writing at the University of Iowa’s “Summer Writing Festival” and taught at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in Spring 2011 on a Fulbright Fellowship. She is the founder and former advisor to Lincoln Center's award-winning newspaper, The Observer, and current adviser to its associated literary publication, The Comma.