• Welcoming the 2024 Film & Media Ph.D. Cohort

    May 10, 2024

    Heartfelt congratulations to the distinguished individuals comprising our latest cohort of Film & Media Ph.D. students embarking on their academic journey this upcoming fall! We are thrilled to embrace your unique perspectives, talents, and aspirations, confident that your... More

  • Eisner Prize Screenings at BAMPFA on May 12

    May 2, 2024

    The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Presented at BAMPFA since 1991, this screening offers the local community, as well as family and friends, an opportunity to see a wide... More

  • Rizvana Bradley’s Anteaesthetics Named a Best Book of 2023 by Frieze

    Jan 4, 2024

    Congratulations to Rizvana Bradley on having her book, Anteaesthetics: Black Aesthesis and the Critique of Form (Stanford University Press, 2023), selected by Frieze Editor Vanessa Peterson as one of her top books of 2023!

  • Damon Young featured on A&H Website

    Nov 27, 2023

    Damon Young, Associate Professor in French and Film and Media Studies, was recently interviewed by UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities writer-in-residence Lucille Lorenz for her weekly column "What is Humanities Research?"  In the interview, Damon discusses the discipline... More

  • J. Mira Kopell’s New Screenwriting Book

    Nov 1, 2023

    Congratulations to Mira Kopell on the publication of her new book with Routledge UP, The Screenwriter’s Workshop: Creative Exploration Through Meaningful Critique. Now it won’t just be the students in Mira’s screenwriting classes who will benefit from the very successful... More

  • Weihong Bao Appointed to Chair in China Studies

    Aug 25, 2023

    Weihong Bao, associate professor of Film & Media and East Asian Languages & Cultures, has been appointed to the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Bao's appointment marks the first time the chair has been... More

  • Film & Media Welcomes Nicole Starosielski and Iggy Cortez

    Jun 14, 2023

    The Department of Film & Media is pleased to announce that two new faculty members will be joining us in the fall: Nicole Starosielski’s work on digital infrastructure and environmental implications of the digital has been groundbreaking in... More

  • Jacob Gaboury’s Image Objects wins 2023 CBI Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Award

    Jun 14, 2023

    Associate Professor of Film and Media Jacob Gaboury is the recipient of the 2023 CBI Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Award for his 2021 book Image Objects: An Archeology of Computer Graphics (MIT Press). The Annual CBI Ben Shneiderman Award in Human-Computer... More

  • Professor Bradley’s New Book, Anteaesthetics, Available on October 24

    May 22, 2023

    Anteaesthetics: Black Aesthesis and the Critique of Form, a new book by Rizvana Bradley will be published by Stanford University Press on October 24, 2023.  In Anteaesthetics, Rizvana Bradley begins from the proposition that blackness cannot be represented in modernity's... More

  • Welcoming the Fall 2023 Ph.D. Cohort

    May 8, 2023

    Congratulations to our newest cohort of Film & Media Ph.D. students starting this fall! We are delighted to welcome you to our active and vibrant intellectual community at Cal! Jazlyn Andrews completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado College... More