Phillip Maciak is a writer, editor, and teacher in Saint Louis.
His television, film, and literary criticism has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, The New Republic, The Hairpin, The Week, The Daily Beast, Salon, Slant Magazine, Pacific Standard, and Avidly.
He’s currently the TV editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books, where he also co-founded the “Dear Television” column (with Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, and Lili Loofbourow).
He teaches in the English Department and Program for American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
His scholarly book, The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era, was published by Columbia University Press in 2019.
He has a BA in English from Amherst College, an MA in English from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in English with a certificate in Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.