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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

Alumni Career Chat with Arantxa Valderrama ('18)

This series invites Media, Culture, and Communication alumni to join current students in conversation about navigating careers after the degree.

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News

Four Media Studies Alumni Receive 2023 NEH Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced its selections this week, and four alumni from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication are among the recipients.

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Reintroducing a Cult Classic on the Fetish

Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Ben Kafka is the co-editor of a new work compiling for the first time William Pietz’s writings on the history of the fetish.

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Global Media Research with Impact

Media, Culture, and Communication's Paula Chakravartty has been appointed a James Weldon Johnson Professor by the Provost's Office in recognition of her research on racial capitalism and global media infrastructures, as well as migrant labor mobility and justice.

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50 Years of Media Studies at NYU Steinhardt

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication celebrates 50 years since Neil Postman founded the Media Ecology program.

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Media History Told Through Code

A new video game from media scholar Alexander Galloway links to his research practice of reviving obsolete software.

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Nicole Fleetwood Receives $1M Grant from the Mellon Foundation for Prison Art Initiative

Support of Steinhardt Professor Nicole Fleetwood's Marking Time initiative will amplify the art of the incarcerated.

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New Book Explores Intersection of Law and Visual Culture

Legal Spectatorship, a new book by Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication Kelli Moore, challenges our understanding of domestic violence.

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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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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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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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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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