Christina Staudt is an independent art historian and co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Death. Her Columbia University doctoral dissertation in Art History mapped the treatment of death in the early, illustrated press and she has recently published on the reporting of 9/11 by a contemporary news magazine. She is a hospice volunteer and President of Westchester End-of-Life Coalition. Her involvement in death-related issues span more than twenty years and she frequently addresses professional and lay audiences.2009 0-7734-4688-5
An interdisciplinary work that examines the representation of death in traditional and “new” media, explore the meaning of assassination and suicide in a post 9/11 context, and grapple with the use of legal and medical tools that affect the quest for a “good death.” The contributors treat their interrelated topics from the perspective of their expertise in medicine, law, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, literature, media, and visual culture.