Tim Anderson

Adjunct Instructor

Tim Anderson studies American literature and culture, with an emphasis on the poetics and aesthetics of historiographic epistemologies. His current research considers the resonances of both seventeenth-century history and twentieth-century poetry in the theoretical bases of minimalist art. A doctoral candidate at New York University, he holds degrees from Harvard College and the New School for Social Research, and also has studied at the University of St Andrews and Central European University, Budapest. He has taught courses in English at NYU, Humanities and Social Sciences at The Cooper Union, and American Studies at Pace University.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.