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Media, Culture, and Communication

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

Degrees

BS, 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.

MA, Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies MA trains agile researchers of a shifting media landscape. You will analyze media and culture in the context of globalization and emerging technologies.

PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication

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

Upcoming Events

Still Processing with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

Get the inside scoop on "Still Processing" the Webby award-winning podcast from hosts New York Times culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris.

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War and Algorithm Book Launch

Join us for the launch of new book co-authored by Allen Feldman.

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News

Public Culture Moves to MCC

Public Culture, the international journal of cultural studies, will now be housed at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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Facebook's Undersea Infrastructure

Nicole Starosielski explains how the social media giant relies on a deep network of submarine cables to keep data circulating.

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Researching the Relationship Between Technology and Borders

Doctoral student Michelle Pfeifer has received a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The award will support her research into how media technologies are being utilized for border policing and control.

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Disability, Bias, and AI

A paper co-authored by Professor Mara Mills influences Elizabeth Warren's policy platform.

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Charlton McIlwain Looks at Diversity and Inclusion in Computing Industry

A new book by Professor Charlton McIlwain provides a historical look at the challenges of diversity and inclusion in computing industries.

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