Syreeta McFadden
Published June 20, 2015
Updated April 21, 2021

Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her work deals largely with gender, politics, race and culture, and explores the cultural narratives of communities.

Her work is largely focused on gender, politics, race, culture and the arts, as well as the exploration of overlapping cultural narratives between communities. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, NPR, and others.

McFadden co-curates Poets in Unexpected Places, a collective of New York-based writers and language arts educators that stages surprise poetry performances in hopes of promoting community and dialogue in public. Previous PUP collaborations include the Juilliard School and Urban Word NYC.

Expertise: English literature, feminism, intersectionality, poetry

Location: New York, N.Y.


Twitter: @reetamac

Heard on WNYC’s On the Media: The Camera and the Color Line


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