Susan Murray

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Susan Murray


Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi:

Susan Murray ​a historian of 20th century media who studies the ways that technologies and mediums were imagined, packaged, and sold to consumers and industry. She is the author of Bright Signals: A History of Color Television, (Duke University Press, 2018), which was supported by fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS, and The NYU Center for the Humanities and was awarded the 2019 Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the 2019 Michael Nelson Book Prize (biennial) by the International Association for Media and History. Her work has appeared in journals such as Public Culture, Screen, The Journal of Visual Culture and Technology and Culture as well as popular outlets such as The Atlantic and Newsweek. She is also the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom, the coeditor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture with Laurie Ouellette, and is currently in the process of researching her next book project: a history of the development and use of closed-circuit television in a range of contexts such medicine, education, industry, policing, and the military. She is associate faculty in Cinema Studies, sits on the advisory board of the NYU Center for the Humanities, and is a Peabody Awards faculty judge.

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