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

What Minnesota can do now to regain leadership on climate change | Star Tribune | December 15, 2017
This week, 19 of 20 countries with the largest economies in the world met in France to discuss how bold, global action can prevent a climate catastrophe. The United States is the one nation missing from this vital conversation. This article was written by Leigh Currrie, clean energy director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, a member of the Minnesota House. This article was also submitted on behalf of several people including Environmental Studies Professor Roopali Phadke, who was most recently at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Also attending were students Ellen Janda ’19, Mariah Shriner ’18, Julia Makayova ’18, Kathryn Lund ’18, and Ariana Lutze-Jahiel ’17.

The 10 Books Everyone Will Want to Read in 2018 | Brinkwire | December 15, 2017
English Professor Marlon James' "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," coming out this fall, is his first novel in "The Dark Star Trilogy," and was one of the 10 books.