- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- M.A., University of Notre Dame
- B.A., University of Notre Dame
P. Carl, the Spring 2020 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton University, is a nonfiction writer and distinguished artist in residence at Emerson College in Boston. He was awarded the Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in 2018, the Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship in 2017, and the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Research Residency at the University of Washington. He is the founder of the online journal HowlRound, and past dramaturg and producer for multiple theater projects over the past twenty years. His first book, Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition (Simon & Schuster, 2020), is now available. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and Lit Hub. He is currently working on the stage adaptation of Becoming a Man, commissioned by American Repertory Theater, Diane Paulus directing. He is an avid swimmer, mountain climber, dog lover and resides in Boston with his wife, writer Lynette D’Amico.