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Full-time Faculty Members Spring 2016 Highlights

Media Studies Associate Dean and full-time faculty member Christiane Paul has recently published A Companion to Digital Art (May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell.) She is also the recipient of the 2016 Thoma Digital Arts Writing Award in the established arts writer category.

Media Studies faculty member Vladan Nikolic has recently released his fifth film. Bourek was shown at Athens International Film Festival and opened at Cinema Village Theatre. This latest work was featured on TNS News.

Media Studies faculty member Rafael Parra has started production on eight short films for an internet-based series on millennial parents. The project is due to launch on Sesame Workshop’s Social Impact Website, in the fall of 2016. The series has been funded by a grant from The Lucas Family Foundation.

Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has received international acclaim for two recently published articles. Instrumental City in online journal Places explores the various forms of urban “intelligence,” notions of citizenship, and urban politics embedded in the new Hudson Yards development, the nation’s first “quantified community,” on Manhattan’s far-West Side. Shannon’s chapter in
New publication Code and the City (2016 Routledge) edited by Rob Kitchin and Sung-Yueh Perng is titled Interfacing Urban Intelligence.

Media Studies faculty member Michelle Materre was recently published in The Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism. The title of her essay is “Viewing Diversity in the Caribbean Diaspora: A Critical Guide to the Contemporary Film Movement.”

Media Studies faculty member Carol Wilder traveled throughout Vietnam in March as part of a delegation from Veterans for Peace, visiting VFP projects to mitigate the effects of unexploded ordnance and support families of Agent Orange victims. Wilder introduced her 2013 book Crossing the Street in Hanoi: Teaching and Learning About Vietnam for the first time in Vietnam with a lecture at Hanoi University of Business and Technology.

Media Studies faculty member Lana Lin’s work is included in the Auckland Festival ofPhotography http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/programme/exhibitions.cfm. She has also published an article titled, “Something and Nothing: On the Psychopolitics of Breasts and Breastlessness” in Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2016, VOL. 17, NO. 1, 45–56.

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