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Film & Digital Media Faculty

Middle-aged, Mexican/Salvadoran-American man wearing a blue collared shirt.
Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media
Professor, Film and Digital Media
Film and video production, installation and media art.
Professor, Film & Digital Media, Digital Arts and New Media MFA program
Participatory Culture, Technology and Social Inclusion, Public Art.
Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media
Anna Friz
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media
Sound studies and production, radio and transmission art, media history, media ecologies, media art installation and performance, environmental art, research creation methodologies, feminist histories of technology, community and pirate media.
Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media
Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media
Documentary production, history and theory; Experimental Film; Queer Studies
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media
Media citizenship; non-theatrical film and film exhibition; archives and technologies of information; film preservation; mass media and humanitarianism; cinema and media history and historiography, institutions, disciplinarity, and the politics of knowledge.
Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media
Television Studies, Feminist Criticism, Asian American Media and cultural production, media and social change, racial discourse theory and analysis, race and genre, music and dance on screen, K-Pop and K-Drama, Korean Cinema
Portrait of John Leaños
Professor of Film & Digital Media
Documentary Animation, Chicanx/Latinx Cinema & Media, Indigenous Media, Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction, Social Documentation, Digital Media Theory and Practice, Community Arts and Social Art Practice.
Photo of Peter Limbrick in a blue shirt.
Professor, Film & Digital Media, Department Chair, Film & Digital Media, Affiliated Faculty: Feminist Studies, History of Art and Visual Culture
Arab and Middle Eastern Cinemas; Postcolonial and transnational cinemas; settler colonialism; queer theory; race, gender, sexuality.
Professor, Film & Digital Media, Director of Graduate Studies, Social Documentation MFA (starting fall 2023)
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media
Visual culture including art, film, video, and electronic games. Intersectional approaches to race, nation gender, and sexuality in visual representation.
Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media
Native American History; Spanish Borderlands; Indigenous Studies; Colonialism and Nationalism; American History; California History; Representation(s) of Native American People and Cultures; Critical Race & Ethnic Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Indigenous Studies; American Studies. 
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media
Game design; games as forms of activism and art; animation; participatory culture; social art practice; non-fiction storytelling; theory/practice hybridity; Theatre of the Oppressed; expanded documentary; interaction design; worldbuilding; transmedia production, scholarship and activism.
Professor, Film & Digital Media
Warren Sack is a media theorist, software designer, and artist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion.
Portrait of Celine Parreñas Shimizu posing on a campus bridge
Distinguished Professor, Film and Digital Media, and Dean of the Arts
Film and Performance Theory and Production, Social Theories of Power and Inequality, Race and Sexuality, Asian/American Popular Cultures
Professor, Film & Digital Media, Affiliated Faculty, Feminist Studies, Visual Studies
Silent Cinema, Female Filmmakers, Feminist Media Histories, Film Censorship, Histories of Moviegoing, Early Hollywood
Portrait of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Professor, Film and Digital Media, Faculty Director, Social Documentation Lab, Affiliated Faculty: Latin American and Latino Studies; Feminist Studies
Documentary film and video, social change, juvenile justice, migration, rural and small town life, Latinx and Latin American communities, education, pop culture, music, religion, politics, journalism.
Professor, Film & Digital Media
Film and video production; directing drama, documentary and experimental; cross-cultural experiences in film; film festival curator.
Professor, Film & Digital Media
Transnational/trans-regional Chinese cinemas of all periods, Intra-Asian and cross-Pacific film remakes, Pan-East Asian celebrity culture, East Asian cultural studies, and Asian American cinema.