Thomas B. Grochowski, Ph.D.

Thomas B. Grochowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

English BK LI



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Long Island

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Ph.D., Cinema Studies, New York University, 2001

M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University, 1993

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Brooklyn College, 1991

B.A., English, University of Pittsburgh, 1989 


Dr. Grochowski's association with St. Joseph's University, New York dates back to 1993; he has been teaching full-time since 2007. He has taught at numerous CUNY institutions and currently lives in Brooklyn, a proud alumnus of P.S. 127. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Film and Television Studies; creative writing; Modern and Postmodern American Literature; Race and Gender Studies; the cultural impact of digital technologies and social media. (Maybe Marshall McCLuhan was right?)

Select Publications

"'The Poo Quotient Needs to be Higher': Horrible Histories and the Carnival of Children's Educational Programming," Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture: A Mosaic of Criticism, ed. Amie Dooughty. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016.

"I'm one of the few males who suffers from penis envy': Woody Allen and the feminised Jewish Male," Jews and Sex, ed. N. Abrams, Five Leaves Press, 2008.

"Horse Feathers, Monkey Business, and Lion Taming: The Marxes in Transition." A century of the Marx Brothers, ed. J. Mills, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

"Running in Cyberspace: O.J. Simpson Web Sites and the (De)Construction of Crime Knowledge," Television and New Media 7.4, 2006.

"Neurotic in New York: The Woody Allen Touches in Sex and the City," Reading Sex and the City, ed. McCabe and Akass, I.B. Tauris, 2004.

"The 'Tabloid Effect' in the O.J. Simpson Case: The National Enquirer and the Production of Crime Knowledge," International Journal of Cultural Studies 5.3, 2002.


"The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything."
— Shunryu Suzuki