Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Assistant Professor (2003)
B.S. Northwestern University

Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine, where he began in 2002. He has published dozens of features and cover pieces for the magazine, immersing himself inside the lives of fraternity brothers, openly gay middle-schoolers, men on the "Down Low," young same-sex couples in Massachusetts, addicts trying to drink themselves to death, and gays trying to go straight.

The former editor-in-chief of the Boston-based Good Men Project, Benoit's writing has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, The Advocate, Slate, Salon, Spin, and The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

Benoit is the author of two books published by Simon & Schuster. The first, America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, is a narrative account of three years in the lives of eight addicts—and a larger exploration of addiction in America. The second, American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life, is a collection of his previously published writing. Benoit's next book, about his cross-country journey with his dog, comes out next summer.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Benoit has taught magazine and nonfiction writing at Northeastern, Tufts, and The College of Wooster, where he served as the Merton M. Sealts Jr. Writer-in-Residence. He has been awarded fellowships by The MacDowell Colony and the Alicia Patterson Foundation and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and Here & Now.

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Office: Ansin 303

Phone: 3619

E-Mail: benoit_d_lewis@emerson.edu

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