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 Terrance Raper, Creative Technology Coordinator, with any equipment questions.

In the News

Tim O’Brien, a Veteran of War and Fatherhood, Opens Up to His Sons | New York Times | October 21, 2019
In 2004, with his second son on the way, Tim O’Brien '68 started to write letters to the boys, “to give Timmy and Tad what I have often wished my own father had given me — some scraps of paper signed ‘Love, Dad.’ That was the beginning of "Dad's Maybe Book."

The Hidden Power of Evangelical Women | Slate | October 17, 2019
Prof. Kate Bowler's new book, "The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities," explores how women in conservative megachurches exert their influence. Bowler is a 2002 graduate of Macalester.