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Media Studies

Environment, technology and the future of food

Assistant Professor of Media Studies Zenia Kish investigates Silicon Valley entrepreneurs’ “remaking” of basic food processes and how they pitch new products as edible, desirable and a way to address climate change and future food scarcity. She also researches the farm as a “media text” sown with digital technologies and questions of where our food comes from and where it’s going.

Media studies is a field growing increasingly diverse in areas of culture, environment and technology. If the idea of studying a multifaceted subject excites you, head to the Department of Media Studies​​ to see all that awaits!

“Hollywood,” by Hollywood

Hollywood is one of the United States’ greatest storytellers. Not infrequently, the tales that emerge involve Hollywood playing itself. Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies Justin Rawlins is an expert on the films that speak to the triumphs and heartbreaks of the world’s show-business capital. In this experTU video, Rawlins addresses an array of self-referential flicks – including Singin’ in the Rain to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – and their place in our collective cultural imagination. 

Does the thought of surveying the social, cultural and political impacts of film excite you? Then TU’s Department of Film Studies is where you need to be!