The MCC MA Student Association
The MCC MA Student Association (MASA) is a student organization that represents the MA graduate student community in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. It acts as a liaison between graduate students, the department and greater Steinhardt administration, and also creates opportunities for professional and academic development.Connect with MASA
Edna Otuomagie came to NYU with the purpose of studying global media and its impact on international perspectives on race and ethnicity. While at MCC, she has had the opportunity to study the transnational circulation of global entertainment, black feminist theory, the politics of memory, different methodological approaches to analyzing race and ethnicity around the world, among a variety of other interesting and diverse topics. After graduation, Edna hopes to obtain a job working in the editorial department of a global entertainment media company, telling diverse stories of minority populations from around the world.
Fernanda Soria is a recipient of a 2020/21 International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, which supports her research examining the intersections between gender and space politics, borders and violence. Her interests include the remediation of war, practices of resistance, performativity, and material culture transformations. A forthcoming article, 'Border Materiality: Gazing at the Myth,' has been accepted for publication in Grietas, a scholarly journal in Mexico. Fernanda also serves as a Teaching Assistant position for the MCC undergraduate course, History of Media and Communication.
Previously, Fernanda worked for the Mexican NGO Red INTEGRA, which focuses on racism, xenophobia, and migration. Once she completes her MA, Fernanda hopes to start her PhD and further pursue an academic career as a media scholar.