Steven Keslowitz is a practicing attorney and serves as Senior Director and Counsel of Intellectual Property and Technology at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. He previously practiced law at the international law firm Debevoise and Plimpton. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review and was named a Dean’s Distinguished Scholar.
Steven is the author of five books: The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams (forthcoming, 2019); Why You Better Call Saul: What Our Favorite TV Lawyer Says About Life, Love and Scheming Your Way to Acquittal and a Large Cash Payout (2017); The Tao of Jack Bauer: What Our Favorite Terrorist Buster Says About Life, Love, Torture and Saving the World 24 Times in 24 Hours With No Lunch Break (2009); From Poland to Brooklyn: The Lives of My Grandparents: Two Holocaust Survivors (2008); and The World According to The Simpsons: What Our Favorite TV Family Says About Life, Love and the Pursuit of the Perfect Donut (2006). He is the author of several widely-cited academic articles about pop culture and legal issues, including The Simpsons, 24 and the Law: How Homer Simpson and Jack Bauer Influence Congressional Lawmaking and Judicial Reasoning (Cardozo Law Review, 2008); The Trial of Jack Bauer: The Televised Trial of America’s Favorite Fictional Hero and its Influence on the Current Debate on Torture (Cardozo Law Review, 2009); and The Transformative Nature of Blogs and Their Effects on Legal Scholarship (Cardozo de novo, 2009). The World According to The Simpsons was translated into Portuguese (A Sabedoria Dos Simpsons). He published a weekly Simpsons column for his college newspaper, The Excelsior.
Steven was deemed a “Simpsons expert” by FOX 5 News, NY, and has spoken about The Simpsons on The Today Show, CUNY TV, FOX 5 News, and on Swedish National Television. He has given dozens of radio interviews about pop culture issues across several continents, including on NPR, ESPN and ABC Radio. He has been a featured guest on many podcasts, including The Simpsons Show, Breaking Bill, The Aidan Podcast, Pusa Studios, The Ticket Stub, It’s Saul Good, Man!, and Harris Online. His views on the political and social significance of The Simpsons and 24 have been cited in numerous academic articles and his views on The Simpsons have been featured in more than five hundred newspapers and other media outlets across four continents, including The Washington Post, NY Daily News, Miami Herald, CNN.com, Toronto Star, Yahoo! Asia, and MSNBC.com. The World According to The Simpsons has been required reading in sociology, English, writing and Simpsons courses across the United States, including at Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Drury, Montana State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver, among others. He has lectured about The Simpsons at universities, law firms, bookstores and book festivals.