Lynn Spigel

TV Snapshots: An archive of everyday life

April 19, 2013

Lynn Spigel is the Frances E. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures in the school of communications at Northwestern University. She is author of Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press, 1992); Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Duke University Press, 2001); and TV By Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television (University of Chicago Press, 2009). She has also edited numerous volumes including Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (Duke, 2004) and Electronic Elsewheres: Media and the Experience of Social Space (Minnesota, 2010). She is the recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship and is currently working on a book about the history of the smart homes and digital designs for everyday life. She also continues to work on television and media history in the mid-century period. She is the series editor for both the Console-ing Passions and Spin-offs book series at Duke University Press.