Susan Murray

Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication

Susan Murray

Phone: 212-998-5645

Research interests include cultural, technological and industrial histories of the media, visual culture, television studies, and the interrelationships between various media systems. Murray is associated faculty in Cinema Studies at NYU and a Peabody Awards faculty judge. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Bright Signals: A History of Color Television, (Duke University Press, 2018), which was supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and The NYU Center for the Humanities. Her work has appeared in such journals as Public Culture, Screen, The Journal of Visual Culture and Cinema Journal as well as numerous anthologies. Murray is also the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Routledge, 2005), the coeditor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture (NYU Press, 2004; second edition, 2009) 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 various contexts (medicine, education, business, military, etc.).


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