Faculty Profile

Susie Linfield

Susie Linfield writes about the intersection of culture and politics for a wide array of publications. Recent essays have addressed Syrian torture photographs (the New York Times), war photography (Aperture and the Nation), the Zionist Left in Israel (the Boston Review), and an anti-Vietnam War classic (Bookforum).

Professor Linfield’s book The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence (University of Chicago Press, 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. It has been translated into Italian and Turkish and (forthcoming) Korean.

For six years, Professor Linfield was a critic for the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Her work has appeared the Washington Post Book World, the New Republic, Dissent, the Village Voice, the New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Her essays have been translated into German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

In 2013, Professor Linfield was the Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She serves on the editorial boards of Dissent and Photography and Culture, and is a member of the New York Institute of the Humanities.

Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Professor Linfield was the editor in chief of American Film, the deputy editor of the Village Voice, and the arts editor of the Washington Post.

Professor Linfield received her B.A. from Oberlin College, where she studied American history, and her M.A. in journalism from NYU (minor: documentary film). She was born and raised in New York City. For seven years she attended George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and danced with the New York City Ballet.

From its founding in 1995 until 2014, Professor Linfield was instrumental in building NYU’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program, first as associate director and then as director.

Professor Linfield will be on leave Academic Year 2014-15

 

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The New York Times Advertisements for Death January 27, 2014 Professor Susie Linfield
The Nation Pictures Without an Exhibition January 14, 2014 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica From Left Field December 16, 2013 Professor Susie Linfield
Boston Review Letter from Israel: Leftists on Zionism's Past, Present, and Future November 13, 2013 Professor Susie Linfield
Dissent Zionism and Its Discontents October 01, 2013 Professor Susie Linfield
Aperture Embedded Images July 22, 2013 Professor Susie Linfield
Dissent Letter from Berlin: Utopia or Auschwitz? July 12, 2013 Professor Susie Linfield
The Nation The Journeys of Fred Halliday October 30, 2012 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica The Hubris and Despair of War Journalism June 15, 2012 Professor Susie Linfield
The New Republic The Pains of the Pioneers January 30, 2012 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica The Best and the Worst Events of 2011 December 21, 2011 Professor Susie Linfield
Aperture The Anxiety of Images September 12, 2011 Professor Susie Linfield
New York Magazine Jumpers August 27, 2011 Professor Susie Linfield
The New Republic The Art of Pain August 03, 2011 Professor Susie Linfield
American Suburb X An Excerpt from "The Cruel Radiance" January 01, 2011 Professor Susie Linfield
Linfield - The Cruel Radiance The Cruel Radiance November 24, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Tablet Picture Imperfect October 28, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Jewish Daily Forward Batsheva Dances, Challenging Gender--and Demonstrators October 08, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica Here is New York October 01, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
New Humanist Aid Wars September 28, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Dissent What's Right with This Picture? August 17, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica Living with the Enemy July 01, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Guernica Living with the Enemy July 01, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Washington Post Man's Inhumanity to Man January 03, 2010 Professor Susie Linfield
Truth Dig How to Think About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict June 05, 2009 Professor Susie Linfield
The Nation Every Photo an Archive May 05, 2008 Professor Susie Linfield
Boston Review The Treacherous Medium September 23, 2006 Professor Susie Linfield
Boston Review A Witness to Murder October 01, 2005 Professor Susie Linfield
Boston Review Robert Capa's Hope April 01, 2005 Professor Susie Linfield
Boston Review Trading Truth for Justice? June 01, 2000 Professor Susie Linfield