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Todd Gitlin

AKA Todd Alan Gitlin, Jr.

Born: 6-Jan-1943
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Journalism professor, social critic

Father: Max M. Gitlin (d.)
Mother: Dorothy Renik
Brother: (1 brother)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Laurel Ann Cook (m. 3-Nov-1995)

    High School: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY (1959)
    University: BA Mathematics, Harvard University (1963)
    University: MA Political Science, University of Michigan (1966)
    University: PhD Sociology, UC Berkeley (1977)
    Professor: San Jose State University
    Professor: UC Berkeley (1978-94)
    Professor: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1994-95)
    Professor: New York University (1995-2002)
    Professor: Columbia University (2002-)

    The New York Observer columnist
    The San Francisco Examiner columnist
    Dissent editorial board
    Mother Jones contributing writer
    American Sociological Association
    Greenpeace Board of Directors
    Roosevelt Institute Advisory Board
    Students for a Democratic Society President (1963-64)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    MacArthur Fellowship (1988-89)
    Lithuanian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Marijuana

    The Weather Underground (17-Nov-2002) · Himself
    Berkeley in the Sixties (Jan-1990) · Himself

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Author of books:
Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago (1970, nonfiction)
Busy Being Born (1974, poetry)
The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making & Unmaking of the New Left (1980, politics)
Inside Prime Time (1983, nonfiction)
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (1987, history)
The Murder of Albert Einstein (1992, novel)
The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America Is Wracked By Culture Wars (1995, social studies)
Sacrifice (1999, novel)
Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives (2001, nonfiction)
Letters to a Young Activist (2003, politics)
The Intellectuals and the Flag (2005, politics)
The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideals (2007, politics)
The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (2010, religion)
Undying (2011, novel)
Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street (2012, politics)

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