Suzanne Snider is a writer, documentarian and educator whose work is deeply influenced by oral history theory and practice. Her most recent projects include sound installation, essays and archive design.
In 2012, she founded Oral History Summer School in Hudson, New York. Her writing/audio work can be found in The Guardian, The Believer, The Washington Post, BOMB, among other publications, and is also included in several anthologies and artist catalogues. She received support for her projects from Yaddo, the McDowell Colony and the Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library. After receiving an MFA (nonfiction) from Columbia University (2003) as a Hertog Fellow, she pseudonymously published a book with Grove Press in 2004 (reprinted by Random House Japan 2005).
Prior to her work with adult learners, she taught in the New York City public school system and developed arts curriculum for visually impaired students (k-12). Currently, she teaches at the New School's School of Media Studies and is completing a book about a divided commune in Middle America.
(photo by Walter Hergt)