I am a bold educator and leader committed to building authentic and mission-driven communities, preserving records of the human experience, and mobilizing the broader public around issues of civic, social, and ethical importance. Drawing on over a decade of experience in non-profits, research-based, and educational institutions, I thrive in both independent and collaborative settings. I am first and foremost a risk-taker and an experimenter, leading by example and encouraging others to push the limits of their capabilities. Both polyglot and polymath, with experience teaching science, history, literature, and languages, I seek to build bridges between ways of thinking, ways of organizing, and ways of learning, all while remaining committed to the values that are most important to me: integrity, honesty, courage, and justice.

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About Josh

Photo courtesy of the NYU Graduate School of Arts Sciences, Threesis Competition 2017.

Josh Kruchten is an educator in the New York Department of Education and a current doctoral candidate of early modern literature and culture at New York University. He is currently preparing a dissertation on how to think in and with periods of media shift.

Josh has previously studied at the Université de Strasbourg and the Università di Bologna as an Erasmus Mundus scholar, as well as at New York University, Northeastern University and the American University of Paris. He 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 deep interest in intersection points between early modern literature, art, philosophy, and science.

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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.

A full copy of his CV can be found here. An interactive version can be found here. Current and past scholarly projects can be found here.

A portfolio of teaching resources can be found here.

Josh can be contacted by email here.

Last Updated: November 2022