Inside the Ivory Tower Boiler Room

Founded by Andrew D. Rimby (PhD Candidate in English at Stony Brook University) and Adam Katz (who completed his PhD in English at Stony Brook in 2019,) during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the Ivory Tower Boiler Room began as a podcast to explore how graduate students were surviving and trying to thrive during the lockdown. The podcast spawned a writing group, and, since then, the Ivory Tower Boiler Room has grown into a place for cross disciplinary collaboration, for exploring scholarship outside the academy and ultimately for redefining what the “academy” and who gets to be a part of it.

In 2021, Adam and Andrew saw their vision for the Ivory Tower community grow when they invited Erika Grumet (also a Stony Brook alumni, MSW ’00) to join them as the media manager and Mary DiPipi to come on board as the chief contributor. You can also follow the Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Facebook and Twitter pages for day to day discussion, questions, polls and other excitement. Or email us.

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