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IU Bloomington

Ed Comentale

Office of the Vice Provost for Research; Office of the Provost; Department of English

Expert Bio

Ed Comentale is professor of English and associate vice provost for arts and humanities at IU Bloomington. He is chair of the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council, which is charged by the provost to expand arts and humanities campus programming that links artists, scholars, students and the public. Comentale earned a Ph.D. at the State University of New York in Buffalo and is author of two books on modernism and co-editor of “The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center” and “The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies.” His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and “Dateline.”

Areas of Expertise

Chair of Indiana University Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council; student engagement with arts and humanities at IU Bloomington; importance of arts and humanities in contemporary education; trends in funding for arts and humanities; and First Thursdays Festival at IU Bloomington.