Meet the Identity Theory Staff

Matt Borondy, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher
Matt Borondy founded Identity Theory in 2000. He lives in Las Vegas. Contact him at editor@identitytheory.com.

Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large
Robert Birnbaum, a bookish journalist, was born in Germany, grew up in Chicago, and lived for too many years in Boston. He is editor-at-large at Identitytheory.com. Visit him at OurManinBoston.

Anna-Lynne Williams, Poetry Editor
Anna-Lynne Williams lives in Seattle, where she sings in the bands Trespassers William and Ormonde, and also records folk songs under the name Lotte Kestner. She has released two collections of poems and has contributed essays to several books, including Children of Mercy and The First Time I Heard The Smiths. Contact her at music@identitytheory.com.

Matthew Sorrento, Film Editor
Matthew Sorrento edits the film section of Identity Theory and is a regular contributor to the web magazine Film Threat. A observer of both good and bad cinema, he was named one of the nation’s “crankiest movie critics” by the L.A. Times in 2007. He teaches English at Camden County College and lectures on film at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. Email him at film@identitytheory.com.

Jesse Rice-Evans, Essays Editor
Jesse Rice-Evans is a queer Southern poet based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Entropy, Yes Poetry, Public Pool, and others, including her chapbook Soft Switch, out from Damaged Goods Press. She teaches writing at City College and the Cooper Union, and only reads tarot and theory.

Matthew Tiffany, Book Reviews Editor
Matthew Tiffany is a clinical counselor living with his wife and kids in Maine. His book reviews have appeared in The Quarterly Conversation, PopMatters, Small Spiral Notebook, AudioFile Magazine, and other web/dead tree publications. He also reviews books, interviews authors, and entertains shenanigans at his blog, Condalmo, which he started in 2006.

Hilarie Ashton, Assistant Editor
Hilarie Ashton is an English Ph.D candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is at work on a dissertation, “Unsung Heroines in Black and White: Sixties Girl Groups as Inspiration (1961-2016).” She is also an assistant editor for the journals Kairos and Harlot. Her work has appeared in the South Atlantic Review, Anamesa, Journal of Popular Culture, and Latin American Studies. In her spare time, she kickboxes and teaches yoga.

James Warner, Assistant Fiction Editor
James Warner has published short fiction in ZYZZYVA, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Mid-American Review, Santa Monica Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. His novel All Her Father’s Guns satirized U.S. politics back when that was even possible. He is one of the co-moderators of the San Francisco Writers Workshop. More information at jameswarner.net.

Sarah Clayville, Assistant Fiction Editor
Sarah Clayville’s work has appeared in the Threepenny Review, Literary Orphans, StoryChord, and other journals. She is a high school English teacher and assistant literary editor for the online journal Mothers Always Write. For her published works and musings, visit SarahSaysWrite.com.

Carissa Chesanek, Assistant Fiction Editor
Carissa Chesanek is a professional writer with a Master’s in Journalism. Her work has been seen in ZAGAT, Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide, and WritingRaw, where her dark short story, “A Flawed Man” was published. She is currently writing her debut novel. Her creative writing was awarded the Featured Fiction Writer Award with Pulchritude Press and nominated for the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence with the Mystery Writers of America.

Rachel Belth, Copy Editor
Rachel Belth works as an instructional designer in Columbus, Ohio. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Prick of the Spindle Online, *82 Review, and Embodied Effigies, among other places. She holds a B.A. in Technical and Professional Communication from Cedarville University.

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