by Stephen Duncombe

About Stephen Duncombe

Stephen Duncombe is Professor of Media and Culture at New York University. He is the author or editor of six books, and writes and speaks regularly on the intersection of culture and politics. He is also a lifelong political activist, and is presently co-founder and codirector of the Center for Artistic Activism.


“Resistance,” as a keyword for contemporary media studies, has a curious political lineage. It was first adopted by the right, then crossed the aisle to the left; its history marks the evolution of an idea and a transformation in cultural politics.