Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture

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Welcome to the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture

The Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture explores the role film and media play in shaping popular culture, human values and global communication. It builds partnerships between ASU students and faculty, the larger Phoenix metro-community, and the entertainment industry. The Center sponsors community film screenings in collaboration with local arts organizations, museums, and theaters.   It also sponsors lectures; film salons; special events; and supports students via scholarships and internships.  The Center pursues research grants and entrepreneurial industry partnerships and hosts international visiting scholars and distinguished creative and industry faculty fellows.

Director

Peter Lehman Peter Lehman, Director
Peter Lehman is author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, New Edition and Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity and coauthor of Thinking about Movies: Watching Questioning, Enjoying, Third Edition; Blake Edwards: Returning to the Science, Blake Edwards, Vol. 2; and Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema. He is editor of Pornography: Film and Culture; Defining Cinema; and Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism and coeditor of The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western. He is a former president of the Society for Film and Media Studies.

 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of community leaders in the Phoenix metro area and the western United States.

  • Glen Agritelley
  • Susan Harmon
  • Edith Irene Kunz
  • Sharron Lewis
  • Kim Lucas, MD
  • Edwin Manning, MD
  • Dr. Richard J. Meyer
  • Andrew B. Saltzman, CFP
  • Gene Schwam

Visiting International Scholars (Fall 2017)

  • Dr. Tommy Gustaffson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Distinguished Creative and Industry Faculty Fellows

Dedicated to Blake Edwards, Founding Distinguished Fellow in Film Writing, Directing and Producing (1922 - 2010)

  • James G. Hirsch, EnterTech 
  • Robert Jenkis, Film and Video Editing
  • Michael Tricic, Special Effects

Faculty Affiliates

  • Aaron Baker, Film and Media Studies 
  • Ashish Amresh, College of Technology and Innovation 
  • Gregory Bernstein, Film and Media Production 
  • Robert Bjork, English and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Julie Codell, Art History, School of Art 
  • Dan Collins, Intermedia in the School of Art 
  • Dan Gilfilan, German, School of International Letters and Cultures
  • Catherine Hartmann, Film and Media Studies 
  • Jeff McMahon, School of Film, Dance, and Theatre 
  • Paul Morris, Master of Liberals Studies Program 
  • Ana Olenina, School of International Letters and Cultures and Film and Media Studies
  • Matthew Rodgers, College of Letters and Sciences-Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program 
  • Jewell Rhodes, English 
  • Daniel Rothenberg, School of Politics and Global Studies and Center for the Future of War
  • Michael Rubinoff, College of Letters and Sciences-Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program 
  • Kevin Sandler, Film and Media Studies
  • Jason Scott, School of Film, Dance, and Theatre 
  • Mark von Hagen, School of International Letters and Cultures and Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement

Interns (Fall 2017)

  • Patrick Anderson
  • Lyndsay Campbell
  • Jessica Conn
  • Mary Kay Kimura 
  • Katie Mcdermont
  • Eleana Shearer
  • Wesley Weaver

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