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White lettering "Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2021 Graduation Yearbook" on purple background.
June 11, 2021
While we are unable to come together to celebrate the Class of 2021 in person, the Department of Cinema & Media Studies honors the accomplishments of our graduates in the 2021 CMS graduation yearbook.  Cheers to the Class of 2021! 
Shawn Wong
June 7, 2021
Professor Shawn Wong is the recipient of the Association of University Presses' Stand UP Award this year.  The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Stand UP Award honors "those who through their words and actions have done extraordinary work to support, defend and celebrate the university press community."  The award was announced during the Association of University Presses' 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually this year.  Additional information about Professor Wong and the award is... Read more
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March 20, 2021
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies stands with UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s recent statement on anti-Asian violence and supports the various resources offered by the UW to our community.  In addition to the rise in anti-Asian violence, we must ask UW leadership to speak out against elected officials who inflame the anti-Asian violence under the guise of free speech.  At the March 18, 2021 US House of Representatives hearing on anti-Asian violence and discrimination, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX... Read more
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June 3, 2021
Sofia Krutikova, a junior majoring in art and cinema and media studies, has started a riot grrl zine entitled "Ra Ra Rebel." Featured on The Daily 
Collage of AAPI book covers and art work by faculty
May 14, 2021
Image: Still from Chanhee Choi's "Pandemic"; courtesy of the artist. Art and Other Media ... Continue Reading this Story 
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May 3, 2021
We recently received news of a new publication from UW Comp Lit PhD program alumna Nobuko Yamasaki.  Nobuko Yamasaki is currently Assistant Professor of Japanese at Leigh University.  Her monograph, a revised version of her dissertation will be published from Routledge this coming June.   The book titled Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the... Read more
Cynthia Li headshot
April 27, 2021
Cynthia Li Major: Cinema & Media Studies and Computer Science Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Favorite Film: Arrival (2016) What do you like most about the CMS major? I love the interdisciplinary and intertextual aspects of the major. One of the reasons why I decided to major in computer science was how far-reaching the field is, and I feel the same exact way when it comes to CMS. To understand different types of films, one has to understand different cultural... Read more
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
April 20, 2021
The 18th Annual Seattle Black Film Festival kicked off on Friday, April 16th.  The ten day festival will be presented virtually this year, with fully online and on-demand screenings.  Daily timed events during the weekend of April 23-25 will feature entertainment and conversations will filmmakers.  Over 70 official selection of films explore the following themes: A Diaspora in Displacement, Decolonizing the Narrative in... Read more
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April 14, 2021
James Tweedie, professor of cinema and media studies, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Featured on UW News