Vanessa R. Schwartz
Vanessa R. Schwartz is Professor of History, Art History and Film at USC in Los Angeles. She is the author of Spectacular Realities (1998), It's So French! (2007) and A very Short Introduction to Modern France (2011) and co-editor of Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life (1995) and the Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader (2000). She is currently working on a book about the dawn of the jet age and another co-edited volume on photojournalism.