Public Culture Names New Editor and Editorial Committee, Moves to the Institute for Public Knowledge
3 February 2011
We are thrilled to announce that the journal’s next Editor will be Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology at New York University. Klinenberg is the author of the books Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press); Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books); and the forthcoming Solo: The Extraordinary Rise of Living Alone (The Penguin Press); the editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age (Sage); and the co-editor of The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Duke University Press). Professor Klinenberg is a terrifically dynamic scholar focused on urban studies, media and cultural production, risk and disaster, social theory, and race, as well as a veritable public intellectual who has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The London Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique, The New Statesman, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The Guardian, Slate, and the radio program This American Life.
We are also delighted to introduce the new Editorial Committee, a transdisciplinary group united in its commitment to innovative and publicly engaged scholarship on cultural topics.
Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California
Fred Turner, Stanford University
Caitlin Zaloom, NYU
Editorial Committee Members:
Craig Calhoun, NYU
Nadia Abu el-Haj, Barnard
Manu Goswami, NYU
Greg Grandin, NYU
Bruce Grant, NYU
John Jackson, University of Pennsylvania
Johan Lindquist, Stockholm University
Eyal Press, New America Foundation/NYU
Erica Robles, NYU
Ananya Roy, UC Berkeley
Marita Sturken, NYU
Guobin Yang, Barnard
While the first issue to officially bear the stamp of the new Editorial Committee will not appear until Winter 2012, Professor Klinenberg will publish a statement about the journal’s expanded horizons in the Fall 2011 issue.
Since the appointment the journal’s editorial office has moved to NYU, where we are hosted by the Institute for Public Knowledge. We can now be found at:
20 Cooper Square, Suite 517
New York, NY 10003