Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian, media scholar, and a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. From 1999 through the summer of 2007 he worked in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University.
Vaidhyanathan is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues in various periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and Salon.com. He maintains a blog, “The Googlization of Everything.”
He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and MSNBC.com, and has appeared in a segment of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. Vaidhyanathan is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for the Future of the Book.