MCS professor Derek Burrill Publishes New Book

Suffering from “manopause,” underemployed and unwilling to grow up, the “other guy” has emerged as an important figure in modern media masculinity. In his new book, MCS professor Derek Burrill documents how this “new breed of man is desperately attempting to change with the times, but is often unable (or unwilling) to understand the new landscape.” Click below to find out more about Prof. Burrill’s study illuminates “how men see themselves” in the media and in everyday life.





Documentary Screening and Discussion

Discussion facilitated by Setsu Shigematsu, associate professor, UC Riverside Media and Cultural Studies Department.


For a preview of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” navigate to:

Co-sponsors: U.C. Riverside’s Department of Media and Cultural Studies and Women’s Resource Center.

For more information about the event, call 951-827-3337 or navigate to:



Congratulations to Professor Lan Duong!


A book edited by MCS Professor Lan Duong, along with Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014. This prestigious list reflects the best titles reviewed by Choice in […] Read more »

Queer Sites + Sounds Exhibit


UC Riverside’s ARTSblock, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, SEATriP, Queer Lab, and the Center for Art and Thought present QUEER SITES AND SOUNDS one-day symposium Thursday October 16, 2014 12 noon – 7pm Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California Image courtesy of the artist Kiam Marcelo Junio […] Read more »

Professor Setsu Shigematsu and The Guardian Princesses release a music video


Professor Setsu Shigematsu produced a music video with MCS alumna Ashanti McMillon and Alumnus, Al Dupont. Check it out. The video puts a positive, respectful and empowering spin on rap for kids, especially for girls. Its part of new multi-platform educational media project:   Read more »

Welcome New MCS Faculty – Erika Suderburg!


Erika Suderburg is a filmmaker and writer. Her areas of interest include experimental film, media arts, installation art, critical theory, activist practice(s), and queer theory. She has written on art, performance, media theory, and television and film history. Suderburg is co-editor with Michael Renov of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, co-editor […] Read more »

Welcome New MCS Faculty – Judith Rodenbeck!


Judith Rodenbeck received her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in 2003 and comes to MCS after 14 years on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first book Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings (MIT, 2011) explores the emergence of performance and intermedia in the […] Read more »

MCS Film Festival Promotional Trailer – Check it out!

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The 2nd Annual MCS Student Film Festival is next week!  Check out the promotional trailer here! Browse our program here: FilmFestivalProgram2 The nominations for “Best of” Categories have been announced! Nominations for FilmFestival See you at the Film Festival! Read more »

Historic Visit with Acclaimed Actor Danny Glover – May 18

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 Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Humanitarian Danny Glover visits UCR as part of 3-Day MCS Film Festival! Renowned actor Danny Glover will speak about social justice and film with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, co-directors of Mountains That Take Wing) Sunday, May 18, 2014 1230-330PM Riverside Convention Center, Ballroom […] Read more »

MCS Professors Present at Pitzer College – April 24, 2014


A Symposium to Celebrate Resolutions 3: Global Network of Video, Winner of Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT APRIL 24th Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges (IMS) and Pitzer College Marquis Faculty Salon Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press, […] Read more »

New Class – MCS 190: Indie Cinema and Aesthetics

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Student Facilitator: Geneveive Newman Faculty Advisor: Keith Harris 2-unit seminar Room: INTS 3154 Enrollment: 15 students “Indie Cinema and Aesthetics” will focus on the development of an “indie” cinema. We will define these two terms individually and in relation to each other, analyzing the effective and affective differences […] Read more »

Lecture by Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow Anjali Nath – Tomorrow!


“Against Transparency: Redacted Documents and the Visuality of Military Detention”  March 12, 2014 3-4.30 pm INTN 2027 During the presidency of George W. Bush, increased secrecy and noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act requests allowed torture and detention programs to function with systematic efficiency. Often, torture memos and other documents […] Read more »

Lecture on Filmmaker Samuel Fuller by UCR Alum Marsha Gordon

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The Department of English invites you to a talk on “Sam Fuller’s Nontheatrical Lexicon: Home Movies, Stock Footage, and the Hollywood War Film” by Professor Marsha Gordon on March 10, 2014 Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood […] Read more »

MCS Co-Sponsored Event: How Injury Travels

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You are cordially invited to Sadia Abbas’s lecture “How Injury Travels” on Thursday, February 13, 12:10-1:30pm, 2212 HMNSS Building. Professor Abbas’s lecture explores responses to the colonial construction of religious subjects in South Asia. Undertaken in an effort to manage colonized populations, this construction is captured and continued by the […] Read more »

Lecturers Needed – Spring 2014

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                                  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Department of Media and Cultural Studies University of California, Riverside  TEMPORARY PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS   The Department of Media and Cultural Studies is seeking to fill Lecturer positions for the Spring 2014 Quarter.  Applicants may apply for more than one position. Spring Quarter 2014 (Instruction begins March […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty


Sarita Echavez See, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Dr. See’s research and teaching interests range across the interdisciplines of empire and postcolonial studies and critical race studies as well as theories of gender and sexuality, narrative, and minoritized art, media, and performance. In her current book-length project “Against […] Read more »

MCS Reception and V.I.P. Screening Event


On October 30, 2013, MCS hosted a reception and V.I.P. screening where we screened films from our First Annual MCS Film Festival and Cameron Granadino’s award-winning film, Comrade Sunshine.   In attendance were           Read more »

Congratulations to UCR MCS graduate Cameron Granadino!


MCS graduate Cameron Granadino’s provocative short documentary Comrade Sunshine wins the award for Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival. Synopsis – Set in Baltimore, Comrade Sunshine is a short documentary film that focuses on the friendship between Dominque Stevenson, whose Friend of a Friend program helps […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty


Laura Harris, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Professor Harris received her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her research interests include hemispheric American studies, African diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual, performance and literary studies. She is interested in the way aesthetic […] Read more »

MAY 15 6-9pm HUB 302 MCS Student Film Festival & Competition


We are excited to announce the 1st ANNUAL MCS FILM FESTIVAL at the University of California Riverside in SPRING 2013! Come support your peers at the Festival. Awards to the best students films will be decided by a committee of MCS faculty judges. Mission To showcase the power and creativity […] Read more »