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Annie Rudd

  • Assistant Professor

Office Hours

Wednesdays 1-3pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

My areas of research interest include critical media studies; the history and theory of photography, particularly the histories of vernacular photographies, photojournalism, and documentary photography; the history of journalism; North American and British cultural and intellectual history from 1800 to the present; the history of philosophy and cultural theory.

I invite graduate students interested in working in any of these realms to get in touch.

Selected Publications

Rudd, A. (In Press) "Victorians Living in Public: Cartes de Visite, Circulation, and the Oldness of 'New Media,'" Photography & Culture.

Rudd, A. (In Press) "Erich Salomon's Candid Camera and the Framing of Political Authority," Information & Culture.

Rudd, A. (In Preparation) "Portraiture and Self-Presentation in the Real-Photo Postcard," The People's Photography: Real-Photo Postcards from the Leonard A. Lauder Archive (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts Publications, 2018). Invited publication.

Rudd, A. (2015) "Public Faces: Photography as Social Media in the 1860s," ICP Perspectives. Digital publication with the International Center of Photography. Invited publication.

Rudd, A. (2014) "'The Unobserved Observer': Humphrey Spender's Hidden Camera and the Politics of Visibility in Interwar Britain," Challenging Communication Research, ed. Leah Lievrouw (Peter Lang), 193-207. Invited publication.

Rudd, A. (2009) "'Not Nearly Enough Use is Made of Women': Rediscovering Ernestine Evans." Medien & Zeit 2.2009: Special Issue on the History of Women in Journalism, 24-39.

Selected Conference Presentations

2016: "Erich Salomon, the Candid Camera, and the Consolidation of Photojournalism, 1928-1933." International Communication Association Annual Meeting. Fukuoka, Japan.

2016: "Transnational Magazine Work in the Interwar Period." Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History (International Communication Association Preconference). Fukuoka, Japan. 

2016: "Posing a Problem: Studio Portraiture, the Objects of Photography, and the Pursuit of Genuine Likeness, 1839-1900." Symposium on American Visual and Material Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY.

2016: "Making Politics Intimate: The Candid Camera and the Framing of Power." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2015: "Creating the Kodaker: Hand Cameras, Snapshots, and the Creation of Amateur Photography, 1880-1914." International Communication Association Annual Meeting. San Juan, PR.

2015: "Victorians Living in Public: Photography as Social Media in the 1860s." Theorizing the Web. New York, NY.

2013: "'The Unobserved Observer': Humphrey Spender’s Hidden Camera and the Politics of Visibility in Interwar Britain." International Communication Association Annual Meeting. London, U.K. Top Student Paper Award, Communication History Division.

2012: "Humphrey Spender’s Worktown Photographs and the Visual Culture of Mass Observation." Mass Observation Anniversaries Conference. Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K.


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