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Andrew R. Heinze is an author, journalist, playwright, and scholar of American History. He resides in New York City.
Total Books: 5
Heinze grew up in Matawan, New Jersey. At age fourteen, he won a scholarship to Blair Academy in Warren County, where he graduated in 1973. He subsequently won a Bodman Foundation scholarship that enabled him to attend Amherst College, where he received his B.A. in 1977, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He attended graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his M.A. in 1980 and his Ph.D. in 1987 in American History. He has taught U.S. History at a number of schools, including San Jose State University, the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, Berkeley. From 1993-2006 he was a tenured Professor of American History at the University of San Francisco, where he was also Director of the Swig Judaic Studies Program.
His book, Adapting to Abundance (1990), was the first full-length study of the impact of American consumer culture on an immigrant group; it established his reputation as part of a scholarly vanguard that produced the first histories of mass consumption in Europe and America. His book, Jews and the American Soul: Human Nature in the Twentieth Century was named one of the “Best Books of 2004” by Publishers Weekly. He was a contributing author to The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, as well as Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History. His articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, the American Quarterly, Religion and American Culture, and many other professional journals, as well as in newspapers, magazines and on-line publications. His observations and essays have been published in various newspapers and periodicals including The Jewish Daily Forward.
In 2007, Heinze left academia and moved to New York City, where he began play-writing full-time. His first full-length play, Turtles All the Way Down, although unproduced, was praised by Soho Theatre (London) as "an accomplished first effort...sharp and highly enjoyable... very theatrical: fast moving with lots of humour." His short comedy, "The Invention of the Living Room" was staged in 2009 at the HB Studio Theater (NYC). His comedy piece, "Adam Names Things in the Garden of Eden," was chosen for New York City's 2010 Spare Change Theater’s, “In A New York Minute” play festival. His comedy "The FQ," has been staged at several venues, and it was a finalist in the 2010 American Globe Theatre's Annual New York City 15-Minute Play Festival where it won "Audience Favorite." Additionally, it was awarded honorable mention in four more categories, including "Best Script." "The FQ" will be published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS, 2011 (Smith & Kraus). Heinze's short play, "The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb" was produced in May, 2010 at the Stone Soup Theatre (Seattle).
Heinze maintains a personal webpage: http://www.andrewheinze.com