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Fred Turner

Associate Professor of Communication
Department of Communication, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
Research Interests: 
Media, technology, American cultural history

 

Fred Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University and Director of Stanford’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is the author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (Anchor/Doubleday, 1996; 2nd ed., University of Minnesota Press, 2001). In the fall of 2013, the University of Chicago Press will publish his next book, entitled The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties. Before coming to Stanford, he taught Communication at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also worked for ten years as a journalist. He has written for newspapers and magazines ranging from the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine to Nature