Challenge a Colleague to Disciplinary Duel!

The Dueling Disciplines series offers differing disciplinary perspectives on a subject, theme or issue. Faculty members and graduate students from ‘opposing’ theoretical viewpoints present varying ways to think about topics such as God, a university education, yoga, Shakespeare and water. The resulting ‘duel’ is lighthearted but academically rigorous and respectful. […] Read more »

MCS New Chair Erika Suderburg Produces New Film

A warm welcome to MCS’s new chair Professor Erika Suderburg! A filmmaker and writer, Prof. Suderburg’s most recent feature-length film “Wunderkammern: The Private Life of Objects” screened this past summer at the Los Angeles Film Forum. To find out more about Prof. Suderburg’s work navigate to her website: Images: Stills […] Read more »

MCS Faculty’s Book Wins Award

We are thrilled to announce that Troubling Borders, an anthology of Southeast Asian/diasporic women literature and art, was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Book of 2015 by the Association for Borderland Studies. Congratulations to Professor Lan Duong, one of the co-editors!       Read more »

MCS Media Festival Presents a Hulu Original–East Los High

Celebrity Panels room INTS 1109: May 21st 11:00am to 12:30pm Featuring Hulu and East Los High; 2:00 to 3:30 Featuring Executive Producer; 3:30 to 5:00 Featuring Independent Film Maker; freeand open to Public But Registration is Required for Celebrity Panels for more informationcontact: MCSFILMFESTIVAL@GMAI.COM or RUHIKHAN@UCR.EDU   Register for workshop […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Discussion facilitated by Setsu Shigematsu, associate professor, UC Riverside Media and Cultural Studies Department. WHY HAS WONDER WOMAN ENDURED OVER TIME? HOW HAVE PORTRAYALS OF FEMALE HEROINES EVOLVED? ARE FEMALE HEROINES SEXIST OR EMPOWERING? For a preview of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” navigate to: […] Read more »

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!

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

 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 »