Craig Robertson is assistant professor in the Communications Department at Northeastern University. He has two main areas of research: communication/media history and surveillance. In the former his work focuses on the emergence of communications technologies, and in the later on the intersection of media, identification technologies and surveillance.
He is the co-editor of Thinking with James Carey: Communication, Transportation, History (forthcoming from Peter Lang), and the author of several articles on cultural history which critique the idea of the “archive.” He has also written articles on the tension between the global and the local in contemporary media practices. Currently he is working on a book length project that analyses the emergence of the passport in the United States.
>Read Robertson's essay on historicizing new media
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