Elissa Bassist

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(Guest Instructor)

Elissa Bassist edits the “Funny Women” column on TheRumpus.net. Formerly the managing editor of The Best American Nonrequired Reading and writer for The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (honorees include Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bill Murray), currently she teaches at The New School and Catapult. Her award-deserving humor has been published on NewYorker.com’s Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, National Lampoon, Jezebel, NYMag.com, this bio, and more; she also writes cultural and personal criticism, and most recently her writing appears in Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay.