Roslyn Bernstein is a Professor of Journalism at Baruch College where she teaches a range of courses including Perspectives on the News, Journalistic Writing, Feature Article Writing, Narrative Non-fiction, Journalistic Criticism and Reviewing, and Journalism and the Literary Imagination. Bernstein is also on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is interested in New York City urban issues, (especially those relating to arts and economics) and is available to comment on:
— New York City arts history
— Real estate pertaining to SoHo, NoHo, Tribeca and the East Village
— Funding for the arts and nonprofit organizations
Her published work includes stories on corporate art collections, nonprofits and startups, as well as profiles of individual artists, educators and business leaders. Bernstein has reported from the United States, Eastern Europe, Israel and China for publications including The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, Parents, Contemporanea, American Banker, Artnews and the Columbia Journalism Review. She also writes for various online publications including Buzzine, Art Critical, Huffington Post, and Tablet Magazine.
Bernstein’s latest book, Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, is the biography of the first successful artists’ live-work building in SoHo, created by Fluxus arts movement visionary, George Maciunas. She is also the author of Boardwalk Stories, 14-linked tales set during the McCarthy years.
Bernstein is the founding director of The Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College. A recipient of Baruch’s Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards as well as the Faculty Service Award from the Baruch College Alumni Association, Bernstein earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brandeis University. She also earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in English from New York University.