The Ivory Tower Team

Andrew Rimby (Executive Director, he/him/his) is a Ph.D. Candidate and queer activist at Stony Brook University researching 19th-century literature from a queer transatlantic perspective. He is the 2019 inaugural recipient of the Guiliano Global Fellowship, a 2019-2020 Public Humanities Fellow, and recently a Spring 2022 IDEA Grad Fellow. He is the Executive Director of The Ivory Tower Boiler Room, a Public Humanities podcast that features literary and artistic interviews. He is the Curator of the Whitman Tane Library for the Walt Whitman Initiative where he also serves as a board member. He is the Associate Editor for the literary magazine, the Watchung Review. He recently published “Talking Back to Walt Whitman” in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, and in Spring 23, his essay “Walt Whitman and Queer Theory” will be published by Gale, for the reference series Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.

Instagram: @andrewdavidrimby; Twitter: @AndrewDRimby 

Mary DiPipi (Chief Contributor, she/her/hers) is a writer from Blackwood, NJ. She is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a certification in Professional Writing . In addition to writing Mary has a background in the performing arts including 17 years of dance training, 8 years of musical theatre study, and 5 years combined teaching dance and musical theatre. DiPipi is currently working on a children’s novel and a speculative fiction novel. She resides at home with her parents and pup Houston.

Instagram: @dipips; Twitter: @dipips


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