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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. 

Visiting Assistant Professor

The department is accepting applications. Deadline is February 15, 2020.

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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.

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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.

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PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication

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

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Upcoming Events

“How is one to believe that touch cannot be virtualized?” Haptics technologies and the impossible dream of mediating tactility

The recent development of new haptic feedback devices for virtual reality has prompted a wave of...

Disruptive Media

Part of the 2x2 Lecture Series hosted by the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication....

News

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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