Sohnya Sayres is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Cooper Union and holds a B.A., M.A.H. and a Ph.D. from the State University at Buffalo. 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.