Steven Biel

Steven Biel is Executive Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and Senior Lecturer on History and Literature, where he served as Director of Studies from 1999 to 2006. He is the author of American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting (W.W. Norton, 2005), Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (W.W. Norton, 1996; updated edition, 2012), and Independent Intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945 (New York University Press, 1992), and the editor of American Disasters (NYU Press, 2001) and Titanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song, and Prose (W.W. Norton, 1998).