• 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

  • SURF winner Penelope Martindale

    Apr 13, 2023

    Film & Media's very own Penelope Martindale won the coveted $5,000 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship L&S this year. Penelope will be theorizing women in baseball movies, as well as making her own film on the subject. Big high... More

  • “The Variations of Nicolás Pereda”

    Apr 12, 2023

    From April 11-18, the Parisian museum, Jeu de Paume, has organized a retrospective and celebration of the work of the Film and Media professor, Nico Pereda.  “¿Tú también eres actor? (Are you also an actor?), Gabino asks Paco when they meet for the... More

  • Jennifer Blaylock (2019) receives The Katherine Singer Kovács Award

    Feb 22, 2023

    Film and Media PhD alum, Jennifer Blaylock, received the The Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award for 'Who wants a BlackBerry these days?' Honoring the memory of USC professor Katherine Singer Kovács, this award is given to an outstanding... More