Faculty Fellows 2015-2016
Department of English, FAS
Patrick Deer is Associate Professor of English. He is the author of Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire and Modern British Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback, forthcoming fall 2015), and has published widely on war culture and war literature, modernism, and the novel, music and film. He is currently working on two book projects about twentieth and twenty-first century transatlantic literature and culture: Surge and Silence: Understanding America’s Cultures of War; and Deep England: Forging British Culture After Empire. He guest edited special issues of Social Text on The Ends of War (ST 91, Summer 2007) and co-edited Punk and Its Afterlives (ST 113, Fall 2013). He is co-organizer of NYU’s Cultures of War and the Post-War research collaborative, which was begun with Humanities Initiative support.
Cinema Studies, Tisch
Anna McCarthy, Professor of Cinema Studies in Tisch School of the Arts, is the author of two books–Ambient Television (2001), The Citizen Machine, (2010)–and co-editor of the 2004 anthology MediaSpace. for eight years she was a co-editor of the journal Social Text.
Her current research explores the digital commodity we commonly refer to as content. Content is the product of a casualized, high yield, piecework economy, and the content market has developed its own rules of supply and forms of value. To grasp them, McCarthy’s research combines the work of theory and the eye level analysis of a participant. This year she will also begin work on an account of media and religion in 20th century Ireland.
Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt
Charlton McIlwain (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2001) is an Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. His research focuses on the intersection of race, media and politics. In addition to continuing work on race and political campaigns, he currently studies the influence of digital media in contemporary racial justice activism. He is the co-author of the award winning book, Race Appeal (Temple, 2011), the Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity (Routledge, 2011), along with two additional books and numerous journal articles.
Department of History, FAS
Photography and Imaging, Tisch
Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of Slavery and Emancipation; contemporary women photographers and beauty. She received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and was a Richard D. Cohen Fellow in African and African American Art, Hutchins Center, Harvard University amd a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Professor Willis received the NAACP Image Award in 2014 for her co-authored book (with Barbara Krauthamer) “Envisioning Emancipation.” Other notable projects include “The Black Female Body A Photographic History,” “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present;” “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present;” “Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs,” a NAACP Image Award Literature Winner, and “Black Venus 2010: They Called Her ‘Hottentot.’”