Brian Bartell

Humanities and Sciences


Brian Bartell completed in the Fall of 2018 his dissertation, "Signs of Neon: Racial Capitalism, Technology, and African American Aesthetics in the Long 1960s" in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century American Studies and African Diasporic literature, film, and culture, with a particular interest in the intersection of the arts, technology, race, and ecology.


  • Race, Technology, & the Human
  • Intro to Modernism
  • Hist & Theory of Media & Tech