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Migration, Media, and the Global City

Remote Global Learning Course

This course examines migration, mobility, and the role of media and technology in redefining cultural borders and citizenship. We will discuss how the presence and representation of migrants and immigration reconfigure visions of national belonging. How are migrants imagined and surveilled in global urban contexts? How do media and technology enable the (re)imagining of transnational communities and cultural politics? Through discussions and lectures, students will engage with changing urban landscapes and emerging networks of migration.

Radha S. Hegde

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Remote Learning Format

Course Dates and Meeting Pattern:

January 4-22, 2021, T/W/R, from 9.30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Registration Deadline:

Students are required to self-register for this course per the NYU Academic Calendar for January 2021 term:

  • Registration Opens: October 19, 2020
  • Registration Ends: January 4, 2021*

*Registration continues thereafter by request to on a space-available basis.

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Area Studies
  • International Education
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Sociology

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students are required to self-register for the listed course per the NYU Academic Calendar for January 2021:

  • MCC-GE 2165 Section 095 (Class# 1465) Migration, Media, and the Global City - 4 credits

Offered through the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Radha S. Hegde, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication


Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,756

PLEASE NOTE: All fees will be due based on the NYU Bursar's Payment Schedule for January 2021.


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