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 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. Her forthcoming book, On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future, publishes in October.
Devon received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Media, Culture, and Communication program, and her BA is from Oberlin College.