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Fall Colloqia Video Games and Asian Identity
October 20, 2020
The next Department of Communication's Fall Colloquium on October 21 will be a panel discussion with Dr. Tara Fickle from the University of Oregon and Dr. Chris Patterson from the University of British Columbia about video games and Asian identity, moderated by Dr. LeiLani Nishime from the Department of Communication. Registration details here: ... Read more
SQFF 2020
October 7, 2020
The annual Seattle Queer Film Festival (SQFF) will take place October 15-25, 2020.  Now in it is 25th year, it is the largest LGBTQ+ film festival in the Pacific Northwest.  The festival is produced by the nonprofit organization Three Dollar Bill Cinema, which promotes queer cinema by providing access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their families.  SQFF programming will be... Read more
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October 13, 2020
Jennifer Bean, UW associate professor of cinema studies, suggests a few silent film viewing opportunities this fall. Featured on UW News 
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October 12, 2020
LeiLani Nishime was recently appointed adjunct professor of Cinema & Media Studies, and for so many reasons. Professor Nishime’s research focuses on racial representation with particular focus on visual culture and Asian American cultural production. Her monograph, Undercover Asians: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture (Illinois, 2014) asks the question “Why do we see race?” and answers it through case studies in film, television, advertising, museum display, and fine... Read more
Professor Emeritus Makoto Ueda
October 12, 2020
We have received word of the recent passing of alumnus Professor Emeritus Makoto Ueda.   Makoto Ueda, Stanford professor emeritus of Japanese in the School of Humanities and Sciences passed away on August 19, 2020 at the age of 89 in Sunnyvale, California.  After earning a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Washington in 1962, Ueda joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1971, after successfully developing the Japanese program from the ground up at the University of... Read more
CMS fall welcome 2020
October 1, 2020
Happy Autumn Quarter! Welcome to the start of a new academic year, wherever you may find yourself.  Things definitely feel a bit different this year, as we welcomed a new cohort of graduate students remotely.  Our 4 new students are currently located in 4 different continents.  We look forward to when we can all gather in person on campus instead of spread out over 5 different time zones.  A warm welcome back to all - we wish everyone a successful school year.  
Bronze W Rainier Vista
September 16, 2020
Assistant Professor, Race and Media in the U.S.University of Washington Department of Cinema and Media Studies Location: Seattle, WashingtonApplication Open Date: Sep 15, 2020 Description The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on race and cinema, television, or media in the United States, in... Read more
Suzzallo Library globe
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.
Decision Day 2020 screen shot
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