I am a historian of 20th century media studying the ways that technologies and mediums were imagined, packaged, and sold to consumers and industry. My book Bright Signals: A History of Color Television (Duke UP, 2018) was awarded the 2019 SCMS Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award and the 2019 Michael Nelson Book Prize (biennial) presented by the International Association for Media and History.
I am Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Media, Culture, and Communication department at New York University. My research has been supported by the NEH, ACLS, AAUW, and the NYU Center for the Humanities.
Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff, 2019.
Department of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU, 239 Greene Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10003 susan [dot] murray [at] nyu.edu