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

Duchess Harris shares story of human computers with La Crosse | La Crosse Tribune | January 16, 2018
Author and American Studies Professor Duchess Harris spoke to 800 seventh-graders at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center about her book, “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.”

Poet Kevin Young and author Marlon James to be in conversation at the Loft | Star Tribune | January 16, 2018
Poet and essayist Kevin Young, author of the nonfiction book, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," will be in conversation with Man Booker Prize winning writer and English Professor Marlon James in Minneapolis on March 19, at the Loft Literary Center. Tickets are are available through the Loft website.