Erin Elizabeth Clune

Writer

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Published author with writing experience across multiple genres and disciplines. Journalism background in print, internet, and radio. Enthusiastic paid and volunteer worker in social justice campaigns, with emphasis on elections and racial justice. Initiative-taking extrovert who thrives remotely and loves being part of teams. 

Experience

Author

2016 - PRESENT

Wrote and published two comic non-fiction titles, Sh*tty Mom For All Seasons (Abrams, 2026) and How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality (Bloomsbury, 2018). Completed debut novel (2020) of historical fiction. Currently writing romcom.

Freelance Writer

2008 - PRESENT

Wrote and produced articles for online, public radio, and print media. Published range of writing, from research-based work to comic satire. Select list below. 

Public Radio Producer

2012 - 2015

Produced segments and shows for PRX’s To the Best of Our Knowledge. Programming topics included racial identity, mental illness, and motherhood.

Faculty Member, Bard Prison Initiative

2006 - 2009

Designed and taught seminar at Eastern Correctional Facility, New York State, and served as senior thesis advisor at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. 

Instructor, CUNY Graduate Center

2007 - 2008

Designed and taught two sections of modern labor history to labor union interns. 

Assistant Professor, Stonehill College

2003 - 2005

Tenure-track, courses in U.S. History, African American history, and World History.

Agency Coordinator, City of New York

2000 - 2003

Liaison for PeopleSoft HR product at agencies, including FDNY and Actuary. Interviewed personnel and communicated between consultants and city employees.

Editorial and Research Assistant, National Public Radio 

1992 -1994

Interned for Nina Totenberg, produced for Morning Edition.  Special projects included conducting interviews at SCOTUS and assisting Neal Conan on Richard Nixon obituary.