Professor Smulyan is currently researching an anthology, Major Problems in American Popular Culture (Houghton-Mifflin, forthcoming 2009) with Kathy Franz, Department of History, American University. She collaborates with Japanese colleagues and the Center for Digital Initiatives, Brown University Library, on the website, "Perry Visits Japan." Interested in digital scholarship, she is preparing an article comparing two websites about U.S./ Japanese cultural relations. She is also working on a book manuscript, The Most Flexible Medium: Radio After Television.
Susan Smulyan is Professor, Department of American Civilization, a cultural historian of the United States in the twentieth century, and the author of two books: Selling Radio: The Commercialization of American Broadcasting (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992) and Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). In addition, she has worked on three large web projects: "Whole Cloth: Discovering American History Through Science and Technology"; "Freedom Now!: An Archival Project of Tougaloo College and Brown University"; and "Perry Visits Japan." These websites exist at the intersection between faculty research and teaching. Professor Smulyan teaches courses in popular culture, advertising history, radio, digital scholarship, and American Studies methods, directing nine dissertations, and serving as a reader on twenty five others. She was selected by the American Studies Association as a delegate to the Japanese Association for American Studies and has presented papers in France, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia. In Spring 2009, she will be a Faculty International Scholar, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
On The Web:
"Perry Visits Japan"
"Freedom Now: An Archival Project of Tougaloo College and Brown University"
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