JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Looking back on Iraq:
winning American hearts and minds

 

Patricia Ventura

Patricia Ventura is an associate professor of English at Spelman College. Her teaching and research center on American cultural studies, cultural and critical theory, and visual culture studies. She received her PhD from the University of Florida and has been the recipient of a Marion L. Brittain Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship.  Among other publications, she has written Neoliberal Culture: Living with American Neoliberalism (Ashgate, 2012) that theorizes a framework for analyzing American neoliberalism as a cultural logic. She has also guest edited a special double issue of the literary and cultural theory journal Genre; entitled Circulating “America” the issue examines the circulation and identification of “America” as a cultural-political-military force. Email her directly at pventura@spelman.edu.