NYU Arts & Science

 

Ted Conover

Professor
Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. His best-known work is Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, and The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Oregon. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, T Magazine, National Geographic, and others.

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Published Works

5280 My South Park August 1st, 2017 Ted Conover Professor The New Yorker A Death on the Tracks November 20th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor T Magazine The History of Southern Africa, by Train November 3rd, 2016 Ted Conover Professor Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep October 24th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor Off Assignment My Guantanamo, And Theirs August 10th, 2016 Ted Conover Professor Harper’s Magazine Cattle Calls: The Vanishing Breed of the Country Vet October 12th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor The New York Times The Allure of the Prison Break June 26th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor Vanity Fair From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement January 16th, 2015 Ted Conover Professor The New York Times ‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson October 17th, 2014 Ted Conover Professor Outside Rolling Nowhere, Part Two June 10th, 2014 Ted Conover Professor Harper’s Magazine The Way of All Flesh May 1st, 2013 Ted Conover Professor The New York Times A Snitch’s Dilemma July 29th, 2012 Ted Conover Professor Columbia Journalism Review A Master’s Missteps May 23rd, 2012 Ted Conover Professor The Fair Ophelia The Fair Ophelia September 30th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor The Common Brown Road May 18th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor Routes of Man Paperback Routes of Man February 6th, 2011 Ted Conover Professor Columbia Journalism Review Siberian Rhapsody November 22nd, 2010 Ted Conover Professor Slate The Pathetic Newburgh Four November 22nd, 2010 Ted Conover Professor The Routes of Man The Routes of Man June 1st, 2010 Ted Conover Professor The Nation Human Traffic December 16th, 2009 Ted Conover Professor The Nation On the Books February 4th, 2008 Ted Conover Professor The New York Times Fuel Lines March 11th, 2007 Ted Conover Professor Travel and Leisure Peru’s Amazon Rainforest October 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor The New York Times Capitalist Roadsters July 2nd, 2006 Ted Conover Professor The Atlantic The Checkpoint March 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor Columbia Journalism Review Backstage Man January 1st, 2006 Ted Conover Professor
 

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