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Media, Culture, and Communication

Welcome to the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

We specialize in the study of media and technology in their cultural, social, and global contexts. Our faculty research and teach on media topics spanning the globe — from East and South Asia to Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science
Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies BS engages the history, present, and future of global media, offering significant opportunities to study media abroad in international contexts.

Master of Arts
Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies MA trains agile researchers of a shifting global media landscape.

Doctor of Philosophy
Media, Culture, and Communication

The interdisciplinary media studies doctorate foregrounds a diverse array of research methods and theoretical frameworks.

Events

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Media Hot and Cold

A new book from media scholar Nicole Starosielski examines the many meanings and messages of temperature.

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Alum Victoria Caña Named to Forbes 30 under 30 List

The Media, Culture, and Communication graduate (BS '16) is recognized for “leading an artistic and technological revolution” in gaming as a lead producer at Riot Games.

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Award-Winning Research on Law & Technology in Bangladesh

Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral candidate Salwa Hoque has won the best graduate student paper award from the Asian Journal of Law and Society.

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With Ford Foundation Grant, Working to Reshape Disability in the Cultural Imagination

The project, Proclaiming Disability Arts, is directed by Media, Culture, and Communication Visiting Scholar Simi Linton. Associate Professor Mara Mills is the Co-Principal Investigator.

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Professor Emeritus Receives President's Award from the American Anthropological Association

Arjun Appadurai, who retired this year from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication has been recognized for "open[ing] new domains and new methods for anthropological research."

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In 'Uncomputable,' Alexander Galloway Offers Long History of the Digital Age

From algebraic patterns woven on a hand loom to artificial-life simulations, a new book by Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Galloway charts the history of digital media.

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Steinhardt Professor Nicole Fleetwood Named MacArthur Fellow

The Media, Culture, and Communication professor is one of 25 exceptional individuals recognized by the MacArthur Foundation for creating objects of beauty and awe, advancing our understanding of society, and fomenting change to improve the human condition.

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NYU in Top 10 for Media Studies

New York University claims the 7th spot in the QS Top Universities ranking of media studies programs worldwide.

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Media Studies Alumni Advance Field with New Scholarship

Over the past five years, graduates of the Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral program have published well received books on topics spanning the field of media studies.

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"Dirty Works" Documents 20th Century's Legal Fight for Free Expression

A new book by Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication Brett Gary documents the 20th century legal battles over sexual mores, literary expression, and media consumption.

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NYU Steinhardt’s Susan Murray Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Susan Murray, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.

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Racial Justice Advocate and NYU Alum on What Keeps Him Hopeful About the Future

Media, Culture, and Communication alum Janerick Holmes (BS '11) is buoyed by the resilient and passionate fellows that pass through the Racial Justice Institute, where he serves as Associate Director.

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