Alexander Gelfand

I'm an old-fashioned generalist. I have a few favorite subjects—you'll see a lot of science and music clips here, for example—but I'm basically agnostic when it comes to subject matter. What really turns my crank are good stories, and those come in all flavors.

In addition to writing for outlets like The Economist, The New York Times, Wired, and the Guardian, I've put my academic background (I have a PhD in ethnomusicology, and served time as a college professor) to good use writing for alumni magazines and research publications at a number of colleges, universities, and research institutions.

For the sake of convenience, I've broken those two pools of clips out onto separate pages: Commercial and Higher Ed.