Cris Beam, MFA


Office:   Preakness Hall 336
Phone:   973-720-3055
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Department: English
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: literary nonfiction; memoir; urban journalism; gender research; prison writing


 I Feel You, A nonfiction inquiry into the philosophies of empathy, from Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt. (forthcoming, Fall 2017)

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt, 2013

  • Named a New York Times Notable Book; short-listed for the Saroyan Prize; long-listed for  Carnegie Mellon Prize

I Am J, Little, Brown, 2011

  • Named Kirkus best books of 2011; Amazon best books of March 2011; Junior Library Guild Selection 2011

 Transparent: Love Family and Living the T With Transgender Teenagers, Harcourt, January 2007.

  • Won the Lambda Literary Award in 2008 for best transgender book; Stonewall Honor book


Contributions to Anthologies

Wherever Im With You, Seal Press, (forthcoming, Fall 2017)

Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger and Heartbreak from the Atavist Magazine, W.W. Norton, Edited by Evan Ratliff, July 2016

Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex, Bloomsbury, Edited by Ellen Sussman, June 2008

Best Lesbian Erotica, 2012, Edited by Kathleen Warnock, Cleis Press, December 2011.

 Periodicals, Journals, and Broadcast

Public Radio’s This American Life, The Atavist, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Awl, Public Books, Ms., Out, The Guardian