In Comparative Media Studies, we investigate and engage in the world’s complex media environment. We research multiple media forms and technologies, from books, pamphlets, and silent films to social media, virtual reality, and globally-networked games. We study the emerging media practices of states, corporations, social movements, fan communities, and everyday people. Embracing MIT’s motto of mens et manus, we design and create media through practice-based research labs. We examine media within the contexts of varied cultures, societies and social structures, and we critique and design media to empower communities. Above all, we are committed to an ethically and critically engaged approach to the study and production of media.
Our research groups, using a lab model, produce diverse projects. But collectively they work within themes of equity, critical design, and open collaboration.
Central to the graduate program experience is the research assistantship. It not only provides hands-on experience but helps cover the cost of the program itself.
Patricia Saulis, “Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science — Two-Eyed Seeing — in Environmental Justice and Media”
November 5, Patricia Saulis features clips of Mikmaq Elders speaking and provide some perspective on how their work could be brought forward in discussions of Environmental Justice and Media.
The application deadline is January 4, 2021, with a start date as early as July 1. Apply at academicjobsonline.org.
Is there digital activism in China? What is it like to be an activist running a grassroots NGO in a land of censors?