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.
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 Alison Sommer, Director of the Digital Resource Center, with any equipment questions.
In the News
The Point with Liu Xin | CGTN | August 15, 2018
August 15th marked the 73rd anniversary of Japan's unconditional surrender at the end of WWII. Macalester History professor Yue-him Tam was interviewed on CGTN English (China Global Television Network headquartered in Beijing), and spoke about the relationship between China and Japan in the context of this anniversary.
For Sisonke Msimang, a Childhood in Exile Created a Life of Activism | Wall Street Journal | August 10, 2018
In her first book, the memoir "Always Another Country," the writer and human rights worker reflects on her youth in exile from South Africa, and the urge for social justice that the experience created. She graduated from Macalester in 1996.