Morris Dickstein is a widely-recognized cultural historian whose work includes Dancing in the Dark, a book which explores the Great Depression through the lens of the films, music and art that defined the era.

Morris Dickstein

Morris Dickstein is a Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre and a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written extensively about cultural history, with works published in The Nation and Partisan Review, among many other publications. He has also written several books, including Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and most recently, Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression.

Born 1940 in New York.
Lives and works in New York.