Suzanne Snider

Suzanne Snider [] has been conducting oral histories for 11 years. She has worked as an interviewer for organizations and archives, including the Prison Public Memory Project, the New York Academy of Medicine, HBO Productions, the Newtown Creek Community Health and Harms Narrative Project, Columbia University’s Oral History Center, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Her oral history projects have touched upon public health, disappearing labor forces, prisons, visual art, memory and trauma, and feminist presses. Other interests include narrative nonfiction, ethnomusicology, the teenage experience, radio documentary, and photography. She serves on the Judd Foundation’s Oral History Advisory Board as well as the Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi Award Committee. Her writing and interviews—published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Legal Affairs, The Believer, and several artist books–– have been supported through fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Radcliffe Institute. She teaches at NYU and the New School and is currently completing a book about two rival communes on adjacent land.