Reconsidering John C. Lilly is a one-day symposium convened by Hannah Zeavin (UC Berkeley) and Jeffrey Mathias (Cornell University).Read More
Media Studies Program
Media are the means through which society is reflected, tested, challenged, and changed. Our Media Studies program encompasses a broad historical reach and encourages collaborative interaction among the disciplines from classics to information science. Exploring diverse modes of communication from hieroglyphs to algorithms, Media Studies allows students to gain skills in interpretation, evaluation and formal media production.
Sherleen Miller, untitled photograph with bicycle and television, ca. 1972. Experimental Television Center Collection, Rose Goldsen Archive, Cornell University
Media Studies Events
Media Studies News
The African Studies Association (ASA) has awarded its Best Book Prize to Naminata Diabate, associate professor of comparative literature, for “Naked Agency: Genital Cursing and Biopolitics in Africa” (Duke University Press, 2020).Read More
Kim Gallon, associate professor of history at Purdue University, will demonstrate how computational humanities offers an opportunity to redefine “crisis” through the Black American experience and turn it into a defining moment for the recovery and reimagination of Black humanity.Read More
Starting in spring 2022, a graduate minor in media studies will be available to students in fields across the Graduate School at Cornell University. Drawing on the Graduate School's long tradition of fostering interdisciplinary study, the new minor is the most recent project of the Media Studies i...Read More
Co-sponsored by Cornell Media Studies and the program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dark Laboratory presents the photography exhibition I’m New Here: Black and Indigenous Media Ecologies. The exhibition explores the intersecting ideas of race and ecology through the visual and literar...Read More
Two new media studies articles from Owen Marshall, a postdoctoral researcher in the departments of Information Science and Science & Technology Studies, uncover the technological practices that brought human speech and insect feeding behavior under electro-acoustic control in the mid 20th Centu...Read More
Affirming the centrality of media to our times
Cornell Media Studies is unique for its broad historical reach, and for the collaborative interaction among the disciplines from Classics to Information Science.