Stefka Hristova

Stefka Hristova
"The true picture of the past whizzes by. Only as a picture, which flashes its final farewell in the moment of its recognizability, is the past to be held fast."
—Walter Benjamin “On the Concept of History”


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  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities
  • Co-Leader for Tech Forward Education for the 21st Century IDEA HUB GenEd
  • PhD, University of California Irvine


Dr. Hristova’s research examines digital media cultures, visual cultures, as well as digital technologies. Additional research areas include science and technology studies, media production, color and culture, and history of technology.

Stefka teaches in the Communication, Culture, & Media Undergraduate Program and the Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program.

Links of Interest

Algorithmic Culture


  • Visual Studies
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Critical Theory