Jason Tougaw


Writer and Professor, English, Queens College; Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

Jason Tougaw is the author of a memoir The One You Get, winner of the Dzanc Nonfiction Prize, The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience (Yale UP), and Strange Cases: The Medical Case History and the British Novel. He is co-editor, with Nancy K. Miller, of Extremeties: Trauma, Testimony, and Community. He writes a regular column for Psychology Today, and he hosts a weekly radio show on WJFF Radio Catskill. He is co-founder of The Queens Podcast Lab, where he hosts QC POD. He is currently finishing a novel, Summer Isn’t. He teaches creative writing, podcasting, and literature at Queens College, CUNY. Raised in Southern California, now he splits his time between the Catskills and New York City. He’s currently working on a book entitled, “Dear Marshall–What Eminem Means.



Academic Interests

the neurohumanities and cognitve approaches to literature and the arts; life writing; narrative; consciousness studies; dream theory and research