Why Macalester for Media and Cultural Studies?

Media and Cultural Studies analyzes the poetics, politics and production of media texts, in alignment with the college’s commitment to internationalism, multiculturalism and community service, using theories and methods drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. The department offers an innovative 10-course major that includes opportunities for students to combine analysis, criticism and production.

Video Equipment

Media and Cultural Studies offers video production equipment to students enrolled in production courses or for honors projects and other academic projects with faculty approval.

Before checking out any production equipment, students must read and sign an Equipment Use Contract.

Contact , Director of the Digital Resource Center, with any equipment questions.

In the News

  • NASA’s ‘human computers’ are finally getting their due, but why now? | Pioneer Press | February 17, 2017
    “Hidden Figures,” the film about three remarkable African-American women mathematicians, is a hit with audiences. The film is based on Margot Shetterly’s book “Hidden Figures." On the cover of Shetterly’s book is a picture of the first group of these women who crunched numbers for engineers, including Miriam Mann, grandmother of Miriam Duchess Harris, whose new book for middle-grade readers is “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA." Harris is professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College in St. Paul. Shetterly and Harris are African-American women who have roots in the Hampton area but did not know each other until 2013, when they discovered they were both working on books about these unsung black women with math and science degrees.
  • Northeast arts district welcomes new leader | The Journal | December 1, 2016
    The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, the nearly 20-year-old nonprofit that organizes Art-A-Whirl and supports the area’s artists, has welcomed a new leader. Dameun Strange '95, a Twin Cities-based community organizer and composer, assumed the position of NEMAA’s executive director in mid-October.

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