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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

News

"Dirty Works" Wins Gold at the Independent Publisher’s Book Awards

The book, written by Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Brett Gary, explores the characters who ran afoul of stiff obscenity laws in the first half of the 20th century.

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Mara Mills Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Mara Mills has received the NYU 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award — this year given to only six faculty from across the University.

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Award-Winning Doctoral Research on Law & Technology in Bangladesh

Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral candidate Salwa Hoque has been awarded a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council.

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Media Studies PhD Receives NYU's Outstanding Dissertation Award

Harris Kornstein is a Fall 2021 graduate of the Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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A Generation after 9/11, American Memorials Turn Inward

In her new book, Professor Marita Sturken explores the ways that the September 11 terror attacks have shaped cultural history.

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New Book Examines Cultural Memory and National Identity

A new book by Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Marita Sturken explores the ways in which we memorialize acts of terror and what these choices reveal about our national identity.

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Founded by an NYU Grad, the Bushwick Film Festival is Empowering Diverse Storytellers

Media, Culture, and Communication alum Kweighbaye Kotee (BS ‘09) founded the festival while a Steinhardt student. The festival will celebrate 15 years next fall.

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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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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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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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