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September 20, 2021
We are very excited to have Professor Diana Flores Ruíz joining us this fall as our new Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies.   Professor Flores Ruíz comes to us from the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her PhD in film and media studies.  Her current book project explores the visual technologies (from cartography to biometrics) that have been used to draw and redraw the US-Mexican border, how they work to maintain settler colonial power relations, and how... Read more
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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1. Featured on UW News 
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July 6, 2021
Congratulations to graduate student Sarah Choi for winning third place in the Society of Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) student writing competition! Her essay, “Life, Death, or Something in Between: Photographic Taxidermy in Get Out (2017)” explores the relationship between photography and taxidermy in the film as well as in the work of photographer Zoe Leonard. The SCMS student writing award “recognizes graduate students who show outstanding ability in the field of film, television, and... Read more
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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! 
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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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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 
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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
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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