Malaviya Centre for Peace Research

UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding

Banaras Hindu University

Carolyn Marvin

Carolyn Marvin

Visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar, MCPR (2009-10)

University of Pennsylvania



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Dr. Carolyn Marvin is the Frances Yates Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds graduate degrees in History from the University of Sussex and Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century (Oxford, 1988), and Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag (Cambridge, 1999) with David Ingle. Her work has explored the history of media technology, the cultural and ritual aspects of nationalism, religion and other forms of enduring group affiliation and the cultural, social, and symbolic dimensions of physical public space. She teaches courses in Media Ritual, Communication and Space, and the History and Theory of Freedom of Expression.