Devon Powers
Devon Powers
Associate Professor
Departments: Advertising, Media & Communication
Office: 215 204-5953
AH Room 341

Biography

Devon Powers is Associate Professor of Advertising, Temple University. She is the author of On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming 2019), Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013), and co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture (Peter Lang, 2010).  Her research explores historical and contemporary consumer culture and the dynamics of cultural intermediation, circulation, and promotion. Her work has appeared in Journal of Consumer CultureNew Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media and Communication, and Popular Communication, among other venues, and she is the chair (2018-2020) of the Popular Communication division of the International Communication Association (ICA). 

Education

Degree

Field

School

BA

English & Women’s Studies

Oberlin College

PhD

Culture and Communication

New York University in Media