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Stephanie Polsky

Stephanie Polsky is an accomplished academic administrator who has coordinated the delivery of academic programming and research initiatives for some of the most prominent Arts based faculties in the UK including Goldsmiths, University of London’s Department of Visual Cultures, Communication Studies and Regent’s University London’s School of Film, Media and Performance, University of Greenwich’s Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies, and Winchester School of Art’s Foundation. Most recently in the US, she was the Program Manager for Critical Studies and Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts.

She is particularly well known for her ability to facilitate program innovation, collaborate with senior leadership to implement strategic priorities, and interface with departmental personnel to plan, develop, and coordinate operational activities. Her outstanding qualities of creativity, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in roles as an academic administrator, faculty liaison, and staff manager have made her an essential resource to the departments she serves. She has specific expertise in facilitating a culture of education and research in which diversity, equity, and inclusion informs project design and delivery.

In addition to her administrative work, she has taught widely in the areas of media and cultural studies, critical theory, and visual culture at several institutions including Goldsmiths University of London, Regent’s University London, University of Greenwich, and Winchester School of Art.

Research/Publications Highlights

Stephanie is interdisciplinary writer and academic working in the areas of media studies and visual culture. Her work explores the confluence of power around race and gender as technologies of governance. Her books include Walter Benjamin’s Transit: A Destructive Tour of Modernity (Academica Press, 2009) Ignoble Displacement: Dispossessed Capital in Neo-Dickensian London (Zero Books, 2015), The End of the Future: Governing Consequence in the Age of Digital Sovereignty (Academica Press, 2019), and the forthcoming books The Dark Posthuman: Dehumanization, Technology, and the Atlantic World (Punctum Books Fall 2022) and The Photographic Invention of Whiteness: The Visual Cultures of White Atlantic Worlds (Routledge 2023).


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  • PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London
  • MA in Media Studies from the University of Sussex
  • BA in Critical Theory and Photography from Hampshire College