Paul Fess

Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College

I am an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College. I specialize in nineteenth-century American Literature, African-American Literature, and Sound Studies. I am currently working on a book project that examines how music structured the politics and literature of race, enslavement, and citizenship from the U.S. abolitionist movement of the 1840s and 50s to the end of the Civil War.



Academic Interests

19th-century American and African American literature and culture; Sound Studies; music; textual studies    


Ph.D. The City University of New York, Graduate Center
M.A. Hunter College
B.A. The University of Texas, Austin


Assistant Professor, English, LaGuardia Community College
Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow, English, Hunter College
Graduate Teaching Fellow, English, Hunter College
Online Course Developer, General Education, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Adjunct, General Education, CUNY School of Professional Studies