About

The Neil Postman Graduate Conference

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Named in honor of the late Neil Postman, the department’s founding scholar, The Neil Postman Graduate Conference offers a forum for the presentation of research and projects by graduate students, faculty, and guest scholars.

Neil Postman (1931 — 2003) was an American critic and educator. Postman received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Fredonia and his M.A. and Ed.D. from Columbia University. He was the Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology at New York University and chair of the Department of Culture and Communication. His pedagogical and scholarly interests included media and education, as can be seen in many of his seventeen books, including Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Conscientious Objections (1988), Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), and End of Education (1995).

 

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