Rennie McDougall is a writer based in New York. His criticism and reporting has appeared in the Observer, The Village Voice, Lapham's Quarterly, Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Lifted Brow, among others. He recently completed a masters of cultural reporting and criticism at NYU. His piece "Björk's Utopia" was awarded the runner-up prize for the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism in 2018.
Rennie is also the research and archive assistant on StonewallForever.org, a project by the LGBT Community Center commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Rennie has worked as contemporary dancer, performing extensively in Australia and New York. His own choreography has been presented by Next Wave festival, Melbourne Fringe and Sydney Fringe.