Professor of Journalism and American Studies, Rutgers University Newark

Dr. Robert Snyder, a historian and an expert on New York City and media issues, writes and speaks widely to share history with the public. He is most recently co-author of "All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York" and author of "Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City." He is also the author of "The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York;" "Transit Talk: New York’s Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories;" and a co-author of "Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York,"which won the Barr Prize of the College Art Association. He is the co-editor of nine volumes in media studies.

Dr. Snyder works frequently with museum curators and documentary filmmakers. His essays and reviews have appeared in the "Journal of Urban History," "Journalism," "The New York Times," "The Nation," the Jesuit magazine "America" and the "Forward."


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Journalism and American Studies , Rutgers University Newark