Matt Brim is Professor of Queer Studies in the English department at the College of Staten Island and a faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He teaches courses in LGBTQ literature and feminist studies, with a focus on grounded queer/class/race ideas. He is Academic Director of the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, a university-wide initiative that advances CUNY’s institutional goal of supporting a diverse professoriate.
Brim’s most recent book, Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University (Duke UP), won the 2021 Ryan and Sackrey book award from the Working-Class Studies Association. He is also author of James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination (University of Michigan Press, 2014) and the open access study guide for the documentary film United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. His co-edited collections include Imagining Queer Methods (NYU Press, 2019) and the forthcoming volumes Queer Sharing in the Marketized University (Routledge, 2022) and Queer Precarities in and out of Higher Education (Zed Books, 2022). Brim has published in venues including the Journal of Homosexuality, the Journal of Modern Literature, the Gay and Lesbian Review, and The Baffler. He is a former general editor of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, and is currently an associate editor for the open access James Baldwin Review and a reader for the open access Amerikastudien/American Studies.