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 Brooke Schmolke, Manager, Digital Resource Center, with any equipment questions.

In the News

Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang among finalists for Minnesota Book Award | Star Tribune | January 25, 2020
The list of finalists includes familiar names and former award winners, such as novelist and Macalester English professor Marlon James and poet-turned-children's-book writer Bao Phi '97.

Marlon James to Host New Literary Podcast | New York Times | January 24, 2020
English Professor and Booker Prize winner Marlon James will host "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People" with his editor, Jake Morrissey.