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Jeffrey Kirkwood

Assistant Professor

Art History

Background

Jeffrey West Kirkwood's research concentrates on histories of media technology in art, science, and philosophy. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harold W. Dodds Fellowship. In the 2016-2017 academic year he was a fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. His writing has appeared in October, Grey Room, Texte zur Kunst, Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK), Jacobin, OSMOS, and Idiom. He has also co-authored the introduction to and is the co-editor of the first English translation of Ernst Kapp's Elements of a Philosophy of Technology for the University of Minnesota Press's Posthumanities series (2018). His current book project explores the cultural and philosophical impacts of mechanical image making technologies on ideas of contingency, possibility, and counterfactuality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Education

  • PhD, MA, Princeton University
  • MA, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Media theory and history
  • History of science and technology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Cinema
  • New media

Teaching Interests

  • Media theory
  • Aesthetic theory
  • Film theory
  • History of digital technology

Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM)
  • Harold W. Dodds Fellowship at Princeton University
  • Junior Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM)