The man in the picture is a Yale professor named Samuel See, he was found dead in a jail cell Sunday morning only hours later he was arrested Saturday night, according to multiple news reports. New Haven detectives are investigating the sudden death of the 34-year-old who was being held in a cell at the Union Avenue Detention Facility.
In 2001 he gradated with a B.A in English from California State University, Bakersfield and in 2009 he got his English Ph.D., from University of California, Los Angeles.
According to his linkedin, his professional skills included University Teaching, Research, Blogging, Curriculum Design, Academic Advising, Creative Writing, College Teaching, Editing, Tutoring, Academic Administration, Critical Theory, Faculty Development, E-Learning, Educational Technology, Distance Learning, Teacher Training, Statistics among others.
His profile on the Yale English department, reads
My research and teaching focus primarily on British and American modernist literature and sexuality studies. I’m currently interested in the questions that aesthetic and sexual feeling present for literary historiography. My first book project explores how British and American modernist writers co-opt the evolutionary precepts of degeneration theory to depict queer feeling as natural: material but nonetheless subject to change. My next book project will examine how British and American writers throughout the twentieth century use aesthetics like the mythical method and magic realism to create queer mythologies that depict the construction of trans historical and transnational queer communities.
Samuel’s descent began when police arrived to his home on Saturday after receiving a complaint of domestic dispute. Apparently See and his husband, 32-year-old Saunder Ganglani were having a discussion over Ganglani’s presence at Samuel’s home when there was a protective order in place. But police say See became “enraged” when officers reminded him that there was a protective order against him too. Things got out of hand and he ended up being handcuffed and yelling to one of the officers
“I will kill you. … I will destroy you”
After being released, he was placed in police custody, taken to the detention facility and charged with violating a protective order, interfering with Police and threatening in the second degree. The assistant professor of English and American Studies, was on leave this semester and his death is not believed to be a suicide. A statement from Yale was released lamenting his death.
Find his LinkedIn profile here. R.I.P