Roy Schwartz


Roy Schwartz is a pop culture historian and journalist. He writes for CNN, The Forward and IGN. His work has also appeared in New York Daily News, Jerusalem Post, Philosophy Now and Literary Hub, among others.

Roy is the author of Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero, which received press attention worldwide and is the 2021 winner of the illustrious Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title in the World.

Roy received his BA in English from the New School University and interdisciplinary MA in English and social thought from NYU. He has taught English and writing at the City University of New York and is a former writer-in-residence fellow at the New York Public Library. He regularly lectures at universities, conferences and conventions.