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brett gary

Brett Gary is a cultural historian and Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.  He received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  Gary is the author of The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War (Columbia University Press), and is currently completing a book about struggles over of literary and sexual censorship in the US, titled Sex on Trial:  Battles over Censorship and Obscenity Law


Gary is a recipient of NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Steinhardt School’s Teaching Excellence Award. His teaching and research interests include American cultural, legal, and political history, film and history, Hollywood film and masculinity, and censorship in American culture.

For more information on Brett Gary's book Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America's First Sexual Revolution, see here.

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