About the Author

David Mandler holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University. He is Dean of Students and teaches English at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. His area of research is Victorian British culture. Some of his published scholarly articles and other works are as follows:

Scholarly Book

Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and West (2016)

Kelet és nyugat mezsgyéjén. Vámbéry Ármin és a Brit Birodalom (2014) [Hungarian translation of the book above]

Ph.D. Dissertation “Arminius Vambéry, the Eastern (br)other in Victorian Politics and Culture: Hungarian (Jewish) Orientalism and the Invention of Identities” (2005)


The College Essay Guidebook: Writing a Powerful Story about Yourself (2017)

Scholarly Articles

Introduction to Vambéry” in Shofar: Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (2007)

Translation work. Vambéry’s views on the aristocracy as couched in the the narrative by a Tartar (2007)

Vambéry, Victorian Culture and Stoker’s Dracula” in Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011)

Book Reviews

Ágai, Adolf: “Az örök zsidó. Régi naplók, életképek (1862-1906)” [The Eternal Jew: Old Diaries and Life Sketches (1862-1906)] Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011)

Nopcsa, Baron Franz. 2014. Traveler, Scholar, Politician, Adventurer – A Transylvanian Baron at the Birth of Albanian Independence (ed. and trans. from German Robert Elsie). Budapest: Central European University Press. 227 ppHungarian Cultural Studies (2014)

Turán, Tamás and Carsten Wilke, eds. 2016. Modern Jewish Scholarship in Hungary – the “Science of Judaism” Between East and West. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. 414 pages. Hungarian Cultural Studies (2016)

Articles in the Popular Press

Severe Opinion Demands Severe Action The Budapest Times (January 11-17, 2013)

Csanád Szegedi revisited: the hatred continues  The Budapest Times (January 14, 2014)

A Step Beyond the Boycott The Budapest Times (March 28, 2014)

Sensible Empathy: Keeping the US Safe (and Great) The Budapest Times (Feb. 24, 2017)

Magyarul megjelent írások (Works in Hungarian):

Kelet és Nyugat találkozása Vámbéry Ármin sorsában és személyiségében. A pályakezdés Múlt és Jövő 3/2013

Vámbéry Rusztem és Faludy György kapcsolata Szombat (május 17, 2015)


Szalai, Anna. “Mandler, David. 2014. Kelet és nyugat mezsgyéjén – Vámbéry Ármin és a Brit Birodalom (‘On the Border between East and West – Arminius Vámbéry and the British Empire’). Budapest: Múlt és Jövő Kiadó. 223 pp.” Hungarian Cultural Studies. e-Journal of the American Hungarian Educators Association, Volume 8 (2015)

Sárközy Miklós. SZEMLE Könyvek MANDLER DÁVID: KELET ÉS NYUGAT MEZSGYÉJÉN. VÁMBÉRY ÉS A BRIT BIRODALOM Múlt és Jövő Kiadó, Budapest, 2014, 224 oldal. Keletkutatás (2016) Keletkutatas_2016-oszMandler

Work of Fiction

“The Loft” (available on amazon.com)

More in the works…Stay tuned.