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June 8, 2020
In solidarity with national protests against anti-Black violence, the Department of Cinema and Media Studies celebrates the revolutionary work of Black directors, writers, and producers, past and present. Here, we recommend 20 groundbreaking films and television shows by Black directors, many of which celebrate the history and present of Black political resistance. This far-from-exhaustive list represents a mixture of features, television, and short films; fiction and documentary; U.S.-based... Read more
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May 13, 2020
Screen’s Editors recently announced the results of the Annette Kuhn Debut Essay Prize, for articles published during 2018-19.  The joint winners for the award are our very own Mal Ahern (@malahern, U of Washington) for ‘Cinema’s automatisms and industrial automation’ (Diacritics, 46/4) and Rachel Fabian (Purchase College)... Read more
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June 25, 2020
The Simpson Center for Humanities recently announced results of their spring funding round.  Two Graduate Research Clusters - "Feminist Writing" (project liason: Ellen Chang, PhD candidate) and "Body and Media" (project liason: Xin Peng, PhD candidate) - were among the eight that were awarded funding for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Graduate Research Clusters foster crossdisciplinary collaboration.  Find out more about ... Read more
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June 16, 2020
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies congratulates the 2020 graduates!  We celebrate 48 seniors (11 Comparative Literature majors, 37 Cinema and Media Studies majors) who completed their Bachelor of Arts degree during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Best of luck to all the graduates.
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June 16, 2020
A group of CMS seniors decided to celebrate their graduating class by creating a short film titled 'Decision Day 2020'.  The film captures the aesthetics of Zoom culture and life in quarantine during the current global pandemic.  The project was featured in The... Read more
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June 8, 2020
In solidarity with national protests against anti-Black violence, Cinema and Media Studies celebrates the revolutionary work of Black directors, writers, and producers. Featured on Department of Cinema & Media Studies 
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June 6, 2020
As spring quarter comes to a close, we can reflect on the many moments of the last four years that have defined the arts and on-campus events for this year’s graduating class. Featured on The Daily 
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June 4, 2020
The scholarship program is the largest U.S. international exchange opportunity for students to pursue graduate study, advanced research and teaching worldwide. Featured on UW News 
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May 27, 2020
Name: Sora Hong Major: Cinema & Media Studies and English Class of 2020 Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite Film: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) When did you know that you wanted to major in CMS? It was all serendipity. My first quarter at UW, I crash-landed in Yuta Kaminishi’s class on post-1945 Japanese documentary. I’d never studied film before. There were about thirty of us crammed into that tiny classroom with these decrepit little chair-desks, and the weather that quarter was... Read more
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May 21, 2020
Doctoral Student Richard Boyechko was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study in China for the next academic year.  The fellowship was awarded to conduct dissertation research on the rise in popularity of Chinese science fiction literature in Chengdu, China.  Richard is one of eight students who were awarded a Fulbright for next year.  Find out more about his... Read more