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Media, Culture, and Communication

Public Culture

Public Culture, the award winning interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities journal, has a new editorial home in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Faculty Publications

A roundup of recent publications by Media, Culture, and Communication faculty.

Critical Racial Anti Colonial Study Co-Lab

The Critical Racial Anti Colonial Study Co-Lab is a collective feminist intellectual hub for faculty and graduate students whose research focuses on global colonial and racial power and anti-colonial transformation.


ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories is a platform designed for the advancement of critical historical studies of games.


Catalyst is an award-winning journal affiliated with the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Catalyst’s goal is to support innovation in feminist STS and related areas of study, as well as to provide a venue for the publishing of activist feminist and critical theory.

Explore Our Research Concentrations:

Global Communication and Media

Exploring the challenges posed by the global circulation of media and information. Faculty interests span citizenship and identity, immigration and diasporas, ethnic and racial minorities, human rights and social movements, neoliberalism and political-economic inequalities, war and geopolitics, international media treaties and policymaking. Faculty regional expertise include the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, South and North America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Visual Culture and Sound Studies

Examining how visual and sound media shape everyday life on and offline, especially through politics and power. Faculty interests include global visual culture with a focus on the role of images (in news, art, advertising, science, fashion, television, film, digital images, architecture, and amateur media); visuality in colonial, imperial, and legal culture; visuality and the body, violence, and war; visual activism; the consumption and production of mediated sound; and the intersections of music and media.

Technology and Society

Researching information and communication technologies and their social, political and ethical implications. Faculty interests include the social, political, and ethical dynamics of information and communication technologies; the history of technological systems, devices, and forms of mediation; digital surveillance, data-tracking, and privacy; communications infrastructures of the built environment; assistive and wearable technologies; algorithms and platforms; cryptocurrencies; the design of media regulation and policy.

Media Industries and Politics

Studying the social, political, economic, and historical dynamics of media and information industries with a focus on governance and the use of media to shape and mobilize public opinion, social movements, and electoral politics. Covering such areas as state and corporate media manipulation and propaganda; political campaigns and public policy; dissent and censorship; media activism; platform capitalism; and the practices of culture industries such as journalism, social media, marketing and advertising, and entertainment.

Interaction and Experience

Researching how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the material world in various social, cultural, and technological contexts. Faculty interests include communication dynamics and interaction rituals; social identity and a sense of self; creativity and craft; structural violence and human agency; embodiment and affect; the lived experience of algorithms and data.

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