Tyler T. Schmidt
Tyler T. Schmidt is an assistant professor of English and co-coordinator of the WAC program at Lehman College, CUNY. His recent book, *Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature* (University Press of Mississippi, 2013) investigates cross-race writing, interracial sexuality, and queer identity in post-WWII American poetry and fiction from 1945-1955. Research interests include 20th-century African American literature, interracial cultural studies, critical pedagogy, and composition/rhetoric. His critical work has appeared in *African American Review*, *Women Studies Quarterly*, and *Radical Teacher*. Schmidt has worked as a teacher-consultant for the New York City Writing Project where he also coordinated a summer youth writers’ institute for NYC public school students. He also teaches courses on American literature for the Bard Prison Initiative.