Devon Powers is Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Her research focuses on consumer culture, cultural intermediation/circulation, popular music, and promotional culture. She is the author of On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future (2019), Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism (2013), and the editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture (2010, with Melissa Aronczyk). Her work has appeared in New Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Popular Communication, and Journal of Consumer Culture, among other venues.
Devon received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Media, Culture, and Communication program, and her BA is from Oberlin College.