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Lisa Cartwright

Lisa Cartwright

Professor of Communication and Science Studies
Affiliated Faculty in Critical Gender Studies


Office hours Winter 2014: Tu/Th 2-3 (or by appointment), MCC 124b


Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale University (1991)

BFA in Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (1982)

Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (1983)


Film and media studies, feminist and sexuality studies; disability studies; visual culture in science, health and medicine.

Recent Publications

"Visual Science Studies: Always Already Materialist." In Visualisation in the Age of Computerization, ed. Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel and Timothy Webmoor (Routledge 2014)

"Topographies of Feeling: On Catherine Opie’s American Football Landscapes." In Feeling Photography, ed. Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu (Duke 2014)

Catalog essay for Empathography I: Empathy in Art, ed. Christina Lammer (Löcker Verlag, 2013)

"How to Have Social Media in an Invisible Pandemic: Hepatitis C in the Time of H1N1." In Media Studies Futures, Volume 6, ed. Anghy Valdivia and Kelly A. Gates, Wiley Blackwell, 215-240 (2013)

"The Hands of the Animator: Rotoscopic Projection, Condensation, and Repetition Automatism in the Fleischer Apparatus." In Body and Society 18(1), 47-78 (2012)

"The Hands of the Projectionist." In Science in Context 24(3), 443-64 (2011)

Practices of Looking, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Oxford 2008)

Moral Spectatorship: Technologies of Voice and Affect in Postwar Representations of the Child (Duke 2008)