Fred Turner (author)

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Fred Turner
OccupationChair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University
Years active2015-present
Known forMedia History
Notable work
From Counterculture to Cyberculture

Fred Turner is a professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, and former department chair.[1]

Before joining Stanford as an associate professor, Turner taught Communication at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University an M.A. in English from Columbia University, and a Ph.D.(2002) in Communication from the University of California, San Diego. In 2015, he was appointed as Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford [1].

Before joining academia, Turner worked as a journalist for over ten years writing for The Boston Phoenix and Boston Sunday Globe, among others.


  • The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (2013) ISBN 9780226817460
  • From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (2006) ISBN 9780226817415
  • Echoes of Combat: Trauma, Memory, and the Vietnam War (Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory in 1996; revised 2nd ed. with new title 2001)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Bio & CV". Retrieved 2019-06-02.