Theorist of visual culture
Nicholas Mirzoeff is one of today’s most outstanding theorists of visual culture. With a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oxford, he is professor of Media, Culture and Communications at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at the New York University (NYU). He is author of a number of major works on the genealogy of visuality, for example An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999), Silent Poetry: Deafness, Sign and Visual Culture in Modern France (1995), Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005), Seinfeld: A Critical Study of the Series (2007) or The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2011). Moreover, he actively participates in militant research into the social movements that first appeared in 2011 and, more recently, he has been working on a new project related with the cultures of climate change.
[Last update: December 2013]