Alden Bell lives in New York. For the past nine years, he has taught high school English at an Upper East Side prep school. Since 2002, he has also taught literature and cultural studies courses as an adjunct professor at the New School. Prior to coming to New York, he grew up in the heart of Orange County: Anaheim, home of Disneyland. He graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English and a minor in creative writing. In 2000, he received his Masters and Ph.D. in English at New York University, specializing in twentieth-century American and British literature.