Joshua Kruchten is a former graduate student of English and American literature at New York University and was recently selected as an Erasmus Mundus student in Strasbourg and Bologna for the 2017-2019 cycle. Josh has previously studied at Northeastern University and the American University of Paris, and has held research positions at the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has also been awarded funding for independent research at both Northeastern University and New York University. As a former researcher in cell and molecular biology, his research interests are far-ranging and interdisciplinary, with a growing interest in intersection points between early modern literature, art, philosophy, and science. Interests include botany, genetics, cartography, violence, discovery, controversial scientific discoveries, theories of matter and space, queer studies, and Jewish history and culture. He is particularly interested in the book as a material object and a history of books, readers, and reading. Josh has recently finished a thesis on beekeeping and book-keeping in early modern England.
In addition, Josh is deeply committed to social justice work at a local, national, and international level. He has volunteered as a translator, researcher, and outreach worker at AIDS Action Committee of Boston and the MALE Center, La Federación Argentina LGBT in Buenos Aires, and Le Kiosque in Paris. He was most recently the program coordinator for an HIV/AIDS educational initiative on behalf of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine.
Josh can be contacted by email here.
Last Updated: July 29, 2017