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”


  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities
  • PEC Tech Forward/IPEC Director
  • Faculty in Communication, Culture, and Media
  • PhD, University of California Irvine


Dr. Hristova’s research examines algorithmic and digital media cultures. She studies the intersection of technology and culture in relation the context of photography, surveillance, and social movements.

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


  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory