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Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson


Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 453


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PhD, New York University

Biography and Research Interests

His short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. Paul Levinson appears on "The O'ReillyFactor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "Nightline" (ABC), and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. He reviews the best of television in his blog, hosts three popular podcasts, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education's" Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009. 

Dr. Paul Levinson's research interests include politics and media, social media, television studies, popular culture, media evolution, ethics of media.

Selected Publications

Nonfiction Publications:

  • New New Media (2009, 2012)
  • Cellphone (2004)
  • Realspace: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age (2003)
  • Digital McLuHan: A Guide to the Information Millennium (1999)
  • The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution (1997)
  • Mind at Large: Knowing in the Technological Age (1988) 

Science Fiction Publications:

  • Unburning Alexandria (2013)
  • The Consciousness Plague (2002, 2013)
  • New New Media (2009; 2nd edition, 2012)
  • The Plot To Save Socrates (2006, 2012)
  • The Pixel Eye (2003)
  • Borrowed Tides (2001)
  • The Silk Code (1999) (Winner of Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel)

Courses Taught

  • Politics and New Media
  • Television and New Media
  • Targeted Writing
  • Writing Workshop
  • Communication and Technology
  • Propaganda and Persuasion
  • Interactive Media
  • Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
  • Digital Media & Public Responsibility
  • Internship Seminar


  • Science Fiction Writers of America