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Michael Robertson
Professor of English, The College of New Jersey

Michael Robertson is professor of English at The College of New Jersey and author of The Last Utopians: Four Late 19th-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy (2018). A former freelance journalist, he has written for The New York Times, the Village Voice, Columbia Journalism Review, and many other publications.

Written by Michael Robertson