Film and Digital Media

2013-14 General Catalog

101 Communications Building
(831) 459-3204

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Sharon Daniel
Community-based public art in information and communications environments, social and political aspects of information technology, new media documentary and database documentary, participatory culture, digital inclusion, net art, human-computer interface design

Eli E. Hollander, Professor Emeritus

Charles L. Lord, Professor Emeritus

Margaret Morse, Professor Emerita

B. Ruby Rich
Documentary film and video, new queer cinema, feminist film history, Latin American and Latina/o cinema, U.S. independent film and video, the essay film, film festival studies, and the making/marketing of foreign films in the U.S.

Warren Sack
Software design and media theory

Shelley Stamp
Film history, theory, and criticism; silent cinema; women's filmmaking; film censorship; histories of moviegoing; feminist approaches to cinema

Gustavo Vazquez
Film and video production, directing drama, documentary and experimental cross-cultural experiences in film, film curator

Associate Professor

Lawrence Andrews
Film and video production, documentary, installation and media art, sound, animation

Irene Gustafson
Producing across the boundaries between "theory" and "practice," non-fiction media, experimental film/video, production design, gender and queer studies

Jonathan Kahana
Documentary film and media; film and politics; American film history; essay film; cultural and social theory; media publics; arts of historical re-enactment; war and cultural memory; audio culture; disciplines of listening

L. S. Kim
Television history and theory, racial discourse, feminist criticism, Asian-American cultural theory and production, industrial practices and social change in both mainstream Hollywood and alternative media

John Jota Leaños
Documentary animation, social documentation, social art practice, community arts, Chicana/o art and culture, new media, critical media studies, cultural studies, documentary photography, installation art, public art and interventionist art practice

Peter Limbrick
International cinemas, especially Australasian, Middle Eastern, and Arab cinemas; film and video history and historiography; theories of globalization, transnationalism, and postcoloniality; intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; queer theory

Rick Prelinger
Critical archival studies; personal and institutional recordkeeping; access to the cultural record; media and social change; ephemeral cinema; amateur and home movies; participatory documentary; digital scholarship; cinema and public history

Yiman Wang
Film history and theory; colonial/semi-colonial/postcolonial/postsocialist modes of media production and exchange; border-crossing film remakes; silent cinema; translation theory and cinema; acting theory/practice and ethnic star studies; transnational connections and ramifications of Chinese cinema and documentary; fan culture; East Asian cinemas

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Horne
Media citizenship; non-theatrical film and film exhibition; archives and technologies of information; film preservation; mass media and humanitarianism; cinema and media history and historiography; institutions, disciplinarity, and the politics of knowledge

Irene Lusztig
Film and video production, experimental ethnography and essayistic nonfiction; representations of  historical memory; archives, propaganda and training films; feminist film practices; medical film; autobiographical filmmaking; interactive documentary; editing

Soraya Murray
Contemporary visual culture and representation including: new media art; projected arts; photography; electronic games; theories of art and globalization; representations of migration and otherness

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Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Professor Emerita, Literature

Teresa de Lauretis, Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness

Rosa Linda Fregoso, Latin American and Latino Studies
Human rights, feminicide, and violence studies; critical and cultural theories; decolonial and intercultural feminist studies; media and visual studies

Herman S. Gray, Sociology
Cultural studies, media and television studies, black cultural politics, social theory

Donna J. Haraway, Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies

David S. Marriott, History of Consciousness
Literary theory, psychoanalysis, black cultural theory and philosophies of race, literary and visual cultures of modernism

Associate Professor

Neda Atanasoski, Feminist Studies
U.S. and Eastern European film and media; cultural studies and critical theory; war and nationalism; gender, ethnicity, and religion

Revised: 09/01/13