About Me

Greig Roselli
Everything I do centers around writing, reading, and reaching out through art, letters, ideas, and my especial love for café au lait. I also make a mean potato salad. 


Contact me about anything related to the humanities and arts and letters. 
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Mini Biography
Hi there! I grew up in the Southern part of Louisiana, and I was a very energetic child who loved playing with matchbox cars. In high school, I enjoyed participating in theater and writing poetry, and I was also a member of the library committee. After I graduated from college, where I studied continental philosophy and literature in the US and Europe, I became a Benedictine monk. Later, I left the monastery and taught High School English in New Orleans. Over the years, I've had a variety of teaching jobs, including working as a tutor at the New York Public Library, teaching math and English at a Satmar Hasidic school in Brooklyn, and teaching philosophy and middle school humanities in Harlem. Currently, I live in Queens and work as a humanities teacher at an independent school.
Education
I graduated with a Master's in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in May 2012 in New York City. I have a Master's degree in English from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, and an advanced English teaching certification from CUNY Hunter College. My Bachelor's degree is from Saint Joseph Seminary College and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in Liberal Arts and Philosophy, respectively. 
Recent Publications
I have contributed copy to NoodleNewslinesTeachers Pay Teachers, and LinkedIn, as well as on my writer's blog. In 2013, I self-published a collection of essays called Things I Shouldn't Have Said (And Other Faux Pas). In 2012, I gave a paper entitled "Proust and the Problem of the Photographic Image" about modernity and realism in philosophy and the fate of the novel. I was also featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Canon Magazine, an interdisciplinary journal for the New School for Social Research in New York, for a piece on wonder. I contributed a chapter, "Youth, Masculinity and the Shattering of Sight in Snow," in Essays Interpreting the Writings of Novelist Orhan Pamuk: The Turkish Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, by Nilgün Anadolu-Okur published by the Mellen Press in June 2009.

Check out the CV and my Intellectual Biography. I also have written a teaching statement which you can read here. In addition, I have also compiled a history of my professional development activity as an educator.
What People Say About Me As An Educator
I have been fortunate to work with incredible teachers and students through the years. Read some letters teachers and students have written about me.
Curiosities 
I am interested in genealogy and did some work on the Greig, Roselli, Perronne, and Killman, (et al.) family history. I collect MAD magazines, and I used to collect die-cast cars. I'm a cinema buff (François Truffaut is a favorite) and a voracious reader, and I have a penchant for coming-of-age stories.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers! I have a catalog of Philosophy and English Language Arts-related resources for the middle and high school classroom. Share my linktree.
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