Matt Sandler has a Ph.D. in English from Columbia. After graduate school, he taught at Louisiana State University, Gettysburg College, and the University of Oregon, before returning to Columbia. His work has appeared in African American Review, Atlantic Studies, Callaloo, Comparative Literature, European Romantic Review, Twentieth Century Literature, the Journal of American Studies, and the L.A. Review of Books, as well as a number of anthologies. His book, "The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poetics in the Civil War Era and Beyond" is forthcoming from Verso in 2020. He also acts as co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar in American Studies.