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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.


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.


Celebration of Yesenia Selier

A tribute to the life and work of Yesenia Selier.

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Anti-Colonial Praxis Webinar

Episode Two: Deconstructing a Feminist Media Practice with Kavita Bundlekhandi and Disha Mullick

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Screening with the Director: Finding their Niche

Finding their Niche documents the life of two Indian women migrants who moved to Japan more than a decade ago as trailing spouses.

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A Global Feminist Critique of Capital: Reflecting on Fanon, Federici, Spillers, and Spivak

A two-day workshop convening scholars in postcolonial studies, black studies and political economy, to engage in discussion of a framework and approach to the critique of global capitalism by three leading contemporary feminist...

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Visiting Assistant Professor (GAME STUDIES) of Media, Culture, and Communication Non-Tenure Track

NYU Steinhardt invites applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Media, Culture, and Communication to begin in September 2024.

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Alexa, Am I Happy? How AI Emotion Recognition Falls Short

As AI systems learn to detect emotions, a Media, Culture, and Communication professor says their unreliable methods and limitations are cause for concern.

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How the Computer Became Personal

Media historian Laine Nooney documents the rise of the personal computer in the new book, The Apple II Age.

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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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Personal Photography from Kodak to Polaroid to the iPhone

Named a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow, Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Marita Sturken will work on a book tracing the history of personal photography.

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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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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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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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A History of (and a Strike Against) White Sight

From Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication Nicholas Mirzoeff, a leading scholar of visual culture, comes a monograph about the white gaze and the tactics for dismantling it.

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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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MCC's Land Acknowledgement

We begin by acknowledging that we are gathered, speaking, and learning on Lenapehoking, the ancestral lands of the Lenape peoples, which settlers call New York City.

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