Marita Sturken Professor and Chair in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

Marita Sturken is Professor and Chair in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she teaches courses in visual culture, cultural memory, and consumerism. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and previously taught at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering (University of California Press, 1997), Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (with Lisa Cartwright, New York: Oxford University Press, second edition 2009), and Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism From Oklahoma City to Ground Zero (Duke University Press, 2007).