Sohnya Sayres is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Cooper Union. She writes and lectures on contemporary cultural issues, ecology, technology, and the environment. She also writes fiction and poetry. She is a founding editor of the journal Social Text. Her books include Susan Sontag: the Elegiac Modernist and, as co-editor, the anthology The 60's Without Apologies. One of her present projects includes a study of the cultural history of the 1970s.