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October 15, 2012

Film & Digital Media PhD UCSC: call for applications

University of California, Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz welcomes applications for the 2013 admissions cycle for the Film & Digital Media Ph.D.

The program engages students through critical practice and focuses on a diverse range of cultural production, including cinema, television, video art, and Internet-based media. Program participants investigate the historical, aesthetic, political, ideological, and technological aspects of these media forms across a range of international contexts. Students are prepared for intellectually informed creative practice as well as theoretical and critical production in a range of environments, not limited to traditional academic contexts.

The flexibility of the program allows students to work closely with their advisor and the director of graduate studies to craft a personalized course of study that advances their intellectual and professional goals.

For information visit our website.

Or contact Robert Valiente-Neighbours, Graduate Program Coordinator, at [email protected] / T 831 459 3445.

Online applications open: October 1, 2012 through December 14, 2012:

Fall Visit Week: Monday November 5–9, 2012 (contact [email protected] for information).

Core Faculty
Lawrence Andrews
Education: B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute
Research Interests: Film and video production, installation and media art

Sharon Daniel
Education: M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Research Interests: Participatory culture, technology and social inclusion, public art

Irene Gustafson
Education: M.F.A., Northwestern University
Research Interests: Production across the boundaries between “theory” and “practice”; nonfiction, gender and queer studies, production design

Eli Hollander
Education: M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Directing, editing, cinematography, videography, digital image generation and screenwriting

Jennifer Horne
Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research Interests: History of film criticism, popular and academic; history of film culture (film societies and cinematheques); relationship of film to other technologies of recording; women and cinema; experimental film and video; theories of citizenship and globalization; cinema of the Asia-Pacific region, especially before 1945

Jonathan Kahana
Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University
Research Interests: Documentary film and media; film and politics; essay film; American film history; American popular and state modernism; cultural and social theory; media publics; audio culture and sound art; disciplines of listening

L.S. Kim
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Television history and theory, racial discourse, feminist criticism, Asian-American media production, industrial practices and social change in mainstream Hollywood and alternative media

John Leaños
Education: M.F.A., San Francisco State University
Research Interests: Social Documentation, Documentary Animation, Chicana/o Studies and Popular Culture, Digital Media Theory and Practice, Community Art and Social Practice

Peter Limbrick
Education: Ph.D., La Trobe University, Australia
Research Interests: Postcolonial and transnational cinemas, race, gender, sexuality, queer theory

Irene Lusztig
Education: M.F.A., Bard College
Research Interests: Film and video production, experimental documentary, ethnographic film, autobiographical film, editing

Soraya Murray
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Interests: New media art, theory, and criticism. Visual culture including digital, film, video, and electronic games. Theories of technology and globalization. Media representations of technological and scientific advancement. Representations of otherness, migration, citizenship.

B. Ruby Rich
Research Interests: Documentary film and video, post-9/11 culture, new queer cinema, feminist film history, Latin American and Latino/a cinema, U.S. independent film and video, essay film, politics of film festival proliferation, marketing of foreign films in the U.S.

Warren Sack
Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Online public space and public discussion, social computing, software studies, software design, software art, media theory

Shelley Stamp
Education: Ph.D., New York University
Research Interests: Silent cinema, female filmmakers, film censorship, histories of movie going, early Hollywood

Renee Tajima-Peña
Research Interests: Documentary film and video focusing on Asian American and immigrant communities, media and social change

Gustavo Vazquez
Education: M.A., San Francisco State University
Research Interests: Film and video production; directing drama, documentary and experimental; cross-cultural experiences in film; film festival curation

Yiman Wang
Education: Ph.D., Duke University
Research Interests: Transnational/trans-regional Chinese cinemas, Intra-Asian and cross-Pacific film remakes, Pan-East Asian celebrity culture, East Asian cultural studies, Asian American cinema

 

 

 

 

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