Michael Palm


Assistant Professor
Media and Technology Studies
201C Bingham Hall
Curriculum Vitae

BA (English), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA (Humanities and Social Thought), New York University; PhD (American Studies), NYU. Media and Technology Studies. Professor Palm’s teaching interests include the politics and economics of popular culture and the history of everyday technology. His research focuses on the role of technology in the emergence and interplay between new forms of commerce and culture. His book, Technologies of Consumer Labor: A History of Self-Service, is forthcoming from Routledge, and he is a co-editor of The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace (Temple UP, 2008).  His writing has appeared in journals including the Journal of Communication Inquiry and ReThinking Marxism.  Currently he is researching a new book about the contemporary production of vinyl records.