Photo of Damon R. YoungDamon R. Young is Associate Professor of French and Film & Media and affiliated with the Program in Critical Theory; the Berkeley Center for New Media; the Institute for European Studies; and the Designated Emphasis in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. He is the author of Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies (Theory Q, Duke UP, 2018), shortlisted for the ASAP Book Prize, and co-editor of two volumes: “The Cultural Logic of Contemporary Capitalism,” a special issue of Social Text (2016) and “Queer Bonds,” with Joshua Weiner Branciforte, a special double issue of GLQ (2012). He is also a member of the Bully Bloggers collective https://bullybloggers.wordpress.com/about/
His current project, “After the Private Self,” examines how media technologies shape the modern self, from 18th century diaries and autobiographies to contemporary digital platforms, and explores the shifting relation between sexuality and selfhood