UWM’s joint MA/PhD program in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies starts from the assumption that media in the 21st century must be studied comparatively. Cinema has been intermedial since its inception in its rich intersections with the literary, performing, and visual arts, as well as with science and popular culture. With the advent of digital technologies, the interrelation of all media has only intensified.
Students in our interdisciplinary program work across major media forms such as film, television, video games, and tactical and social media. Our faculty and students employ rigorous historical, theoretical, and political methodologies to develop innovative research projects both within and across media, cinema, and digital studies.
Professor & Plan Coordinator: Elana Levine
Curtin Hall 485
Christine Evans, Associate Professor of History
Socialist and post-socialist television, transnational media history, and media infrastructures.
Thomas Haigh, Associate Professor of History
History of computing, media archaeology, science fiction and futurology, internet history, digital platforms
Jennifer Johung, Associate Professor of Art History
Digital culture, media art, performance studies
Thomas Malaby, Professor of Anthropology
Philosophy and social theory, performance and practice, game studies, anthropology of institutions
Rick Popp, Associate Professor of History
US cultural history, media and communication, capitalism, consumer culture