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Angela Wu Awarded AAUW Fellowship

Angela Wu, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, has received the American Association of University Women Fellowship.

Award-Winning Author Nicole R. Fleetwood to Join the Steinhardt School

Nicole R. Fleetwood, author of "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration," will join NYU Steinhardt's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication as the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor.

Celebrating the end of the NYU at Weber Shandwick Masters in Residence program

A partnership between Steinhardt's MCC department and Weber Shandwick, the program hosted 12 scholars over the course of four years, where each student pursued a two-year graduate degree.

Laine Nooney explores “How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body” for VICE Motherboard

Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Laine Nooney explains the history of computer-related pain.

The Sexual Politics of Border Control

Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Michelle Pfeifer co-edits special issue published in the Journal for Ethnic and Racial Studies

Professors Paula Chakravartty and Ajantha Subramanian explain why caste inequality matters in America

Professors from NYU Steinhardt MCC and Gallatin and Harvard Anthropology Department collaborate in New York Times article “Why Is Caste Inequality Still Legal in America?”

Steinhardt MCC Visiting Assistant Professor awarded ACLS Fellowship for 2021

Cassius Adair, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dept of Media, Culture, and Communication has been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for his upcoming book project.

Steinhardt MCC PhD student awarded NSF research grant

Doctoral student at Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Sandeep Mertia, has been awarded a National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant in the Science & Technology Studies Program.

MCC 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's school and departmental awards.

NYU Steinhardt’s Susan Murray Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Susan Murray, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.

With NSF Grant, Researchers Document the Experiences of Disabled People During COVID

Mara Mills, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, is Principal Investigator on this study aimed at capturing and analyzing disability expertise during the Covid pandemic.

Essays on Computational Cultures from India

Fourth-year Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Sandeep Mertia has published the edited volume "Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India."

Ensuring Greener Operations for Global Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Nicole Starosielski is part of a research team that will offer the first carbon footprint assessment of subsea cables—a global network that currently carries 99% of transoceanic Internet traffic.

Lisa Gitelman Explains Why Trump's Twitter Archive is a Pressing Concern for Media Historians

In an op-ed for CNN, Media, Culture, and Communication professor Lisa Gitelman shows how the Trump twitter ban highlights a larger question of preserving context and content in digital communication.

With ACLS/Mellon Fellowship, Nicholas Mirzoeff Pursues Anti-Racist Visual Activism

A leading figure in the field of Visual Culture, the Media, Culture, and Communication professor is spending the 2020/21 year as a Scholar in Residence at the Magnum Foundation.

Evaluating Corporate Commitment to Social Justice

In the midst of a global pandemic and against the backdrop of heightened focus on police violence and the inequities experienced by the black community, MCC's 4 Weber Shandwick Scholars were assigned a timely project by the DC office.

NYU in Top 10 for Media Studies

New York University claims the 10th spot in the QS Top Universities ranking of media studies programs worldwide.

Studying the VR/AR Industry

A new course on the business of VR is coming to MCC Fall 2020. We spoke to the professor, Samantha Wolfe.

PhD Student is Lead Cultural Consultant and Lead Writer for Age of Empire Video Game

Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Tony Brave was the lead cultural consultant for the Indigenous people portrayed in Age of Empire III.

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.

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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