The program bridges two main scholarly approaches to the study of communication, media, and culture – political economy and critical cultural studies.
It is designed to advance original and provocative interpretations of everyday communicative and symbolic environments; facilitate research on the definition, evolution, and transformation of rights and communicative practices, whether through policy, culture, and/or custom; and develop practices and strategies oriented toward social justice initiatives.
Topics of Interest
- Ownership and control of media, information technology and globalization
- Communication networks, new media, alternative media, and social justice movements
- Cultural production, consumption, identity, politics and practices of “representation” (class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.), and popular culture
- Commodification of information, culture and communication
- January 2024
- May 2024
- September 2024