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Film and Media Studies

The Film and Media Studies program distinguishes itself with three major curricular objectives:

  1. Convergence: The media arts of radio, television, recorded music, film, digital media, the Internet, and video games are commonly studied as independent disciplines. Our program provides a more comprehensive approach to learning. While it is important to understand the history of film as an art form, for instance, it is also important to understand it in relation to television and digital media. We are committed to integrating the study of such media convergence, both as units within courses and through the design of several new courses entirely devoted to that phenomenon.
  2. Integration: Film and Media Studies integrates the theory and practice of media study in the digital era. Visual literacy in the media arts involves a working knowledge of digital media and software. Scholars and artists now use many of the same tools. Critics, theorists, historians and all media scholars must be fluent with state-of-the-art computer software programs. To this end, some of our courses integrate media labs with lectures and discussions, some offer students the opportunity to do digital projects rather than traditional written research papers, and some are entirely distance learning.
  3. Professionalism: The program's student and faculty actively engage in mutually beneficial dialogue with the film, media and entertainment industries. We believe that highly successful industry professionals have much to contribute toward helping us to best prepare our students for successful careers. Our teaching and research has much to offer the industry in terms of understanding the significant social and cultural impact of the media arts.

 

Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students can learn more about the Film and Media Studies program and internships on this website or on our YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/asufilm

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Support Film and Media Studies

Name
Expertise
Aaron Baker
Director of Film and Media Studies, Professor

Baker's research focuses primarily on sports culture, film authorship and the representation of race, ethnicity and gender in American cinema.

489-965-3168
Ross-Blakley Hall 370 PO Box 871401
Christopher Bradley
Senior Lecturer MY

Bradley teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting in Film and Media Studies, as well as Hollywood Film History.

Ross-Blakley Hall 328 PO Box 871401
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
Asst Professor

Aviva Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender and its representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.

480-727-7045
RBHL 124 English Department
Sarah Florini
Assistant Professor

Florini holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.

Ross-Blakley Hall 247 PO Box 871401
Michael Green
Director of Online Programs, Principal Lecturer

Green has been teaching since 2008. His courses include Los Angeles Movies and Culture; Sci Fi Cinema: Technology, Genre & Culture; Race and Gender in American Film; and Star Wars Universe.

480-510-9785
Ross-Blakley Hall 151 PO Box 871401
Julia Himberg
Associate Professor

Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.

Ross-Blakley Hall 333 PO Box 871401
Peter Lehman
Center Dir & Professor

Lehman is the director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at ASU.

480-727-9866
Ross-Blakley Hall 255 PO Box 871401
Kevin Sandler
Associate Professor

Sandler has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.

480-727-3920
Ross-Blakley Hall 167 PO Box 871401

Pauline Hope Cheong, Ph.D. - Media Tech; Culture; Minority & Disadvantaged Communities.

Julie Codell, Ph.D. - Gender & Race; Aesthetics; Global Cinema.

Daniel Gilfillan, Ph.D. - Film Narrative; Sound Culture; German Cinema.

David Foster, Ph.D. - Latin American Literature & Cinema; Urban Society & Gender/Queer Issues.

Gary Keller, Ph.D. - Chicano Literature, Cinema and Art.

Karen Kuo, Ph.D. - Representation of Asian Americans in Film and Literature.

Karen Leong, Ph.D. - Race, Gender and Nation; Asian American Identity.

Cat Hartmann - Film and Media Studies

Michelle Martinez -  Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies, Latino/a Studies