The Media and Society Program facilities discussions about race and intersectionality through our curriculum and programming. Study topics such as Black representation, feminist film theory, algorithm bias, and queer visual culture in our classrooms, public lectures, and screening events. Make films, documentaries, and video games to foster belonging and enact social justice in our community and the world.
In September 2020, the department co-hosted the screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the Civil Rights leader and U.S. Representative, and a panel discussion with staff from the Colleges and community activists.
During fall 2021, students and faculty in Introduction to Media and Society worked to build a website comparing historical and contemporary news photographs. Students’ curation of images revealed continuities between the American media’s representation of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter Movement, as well as between the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan.