This week marks the official publication of Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, by CCNY’s own Prof. Michael A. Cramer (Scarecrow Press, Inc. - Feb. 16, 2010).
In addition to teaching Intro to Media Studies at CCNY, he’s also a professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College. As per his Amazon.com author page:
Michael Cramer was born in Gold Beach, Oregon in 1964 (he often says that he was born in the great state of Jefferson), and grew up in Sacramento, where he attended Jonas Salk Middle School and Encina High. He concentrated on theatre and filmmaking, and was something of a failure at band. Dr. Cramer graduated with a Ph.D. in theatre studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2005. He obtained his M.A. in Drama from San Francisco State University in 1996, and his B.A. from Cal State Sacramento in 1988. In his various lives he has been a car salesman, a shoe salesman, a personal trainer, a martial artist, an actor, a singer, a teacher, a project manager, a secretary (the man can't hold down a job), a knight, and an executive at a small media company in Brooklyn. While still in high school, Cramer joined the Society for Creative Anachronism, which provided material for several articles and for his book *Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages*.