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Amanda Petrusich

Amanda Petrusich

Part-time Faculty
B.A. English & Film Studies, The College of William and Mary, 2000
M.F.A. Nonfiction, Columbia University, 2003

Amanda Petrusich has research and teaching interests in music and culture writing, creative nonfiction and the personal essay. She is the author of It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (Faber and Faber/Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2008) and Pink Moon (Continuum, 2007) an installment in Continuum Books' acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her music and culture writing has appeared in the New York Times , Spin , Pitchfork , the Oxford American , Wire , the Onion A.V. Club , eMusic and elsewhere. She has served as a creative nonfiction writing instructor at the Charlottesville Writing Center.


Professor Amanda Petrusich was named a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction.

Professor Petrusich published “Hunting for the Source of the World’s Most Beguiling Folk Music,” a travel narrative about ancient Greek folk festivals, in the New York Times Magazine’s “Voyages” issue in September 2014.

Professor Petrusich’s book, Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records, was published by Scribner in 2014.


Contact Information

Amanda Petrusich

Part-time Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 604
(212) 992-9829
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Office Hours
Wednesday 4-6


2015 Fall

Writing About Popular Music
Tue 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

First-Year Writing Seminar: Musical Subcultures
Tue,Thu 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Spring

Pop Culture Criticism
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2014 Fall

Writing About Popular Music
Wed 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Pop Culture Criticism
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

music and culture writing; criticism, creative nonfiction; travelogue; the personal essay; subcultures

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