Mara Mills

Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication

Mara Mills

Phone: 212-992-7325
Office Hours: Mondays, 4-5 p.m.

Mara Mills works at the intersection of disability studies and media studies. Her research and teaching interests include communication history (especially related to telephones and reading practices), science and technology studies, disability theory, and mobile media studies. She is completing a book (On the Phone: Deafness and Communication Engineering) on the significance of phonetics and deaf education to the emergence of "communication engineering" in early twentieth-century telephony; this concept and set of practices later gave rise to information theory, digital coding, and cybernetics. Her second book project, Print Disability and New Reading Formats, examines the reformatting of print over the course of the past century by blind and other print disabled readers, with a focus on Talking Books and electronic reading machines.

Mills is on the steering committee of the Science and Society Minor and is co-chair of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. More information can be found at her website.

Image credit: Claudia Peppel, ICI Berlin 2013


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