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Soc Doc Faculty

Associate Professor
Film and video production, installation and media art.
Professor
Participatory Culture, Technology and Social Inclusion, Public Art.
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Assistant Professor
Sound studies and production, radio and transmission art, media history, media ecologies, media art installation and performance, environmental art, methodologies for research creation, feminist histories of technology, community and pirate media.
Portrait of Irene Gustafson
Associate Professor
Documentary production, history and theory; Experimental Film; Queer Studies
Professor Emeritus/a
Film and video directing, editing, cinematography, videography, digital image generation and screenwriting.
Assistant Professor
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
Television history and theory, racial discourse, feminist criticism, Asian American media production, industrial practices and social change in both mainstream Hollywood and alternative media.
Portrait of John Leaños
Professor
Social Documentation, Documentary Animation, Chicana/o Studies and Popular Culture, Digital Media Theory and Practice, Community Art and Social Practice.
Professor
Arab and Middle Eastern Cinemas; Postcolonial and transnational cinemas; settler colonialism; queer theory; race, gender, sexuality.
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Professor Emeritus/a
Film and video directing and editing, video theory and history, video installation, screenwriting, documentary production.
Professor
Associate Professor
Professor Emeritus/a
Digital and electronic media theory and criticism, media art, media history, technology and culture, film history and theory, German cinema, documentary and science fiction.
Associate Professor
Visual culture including art, film, video, and electronic games. Intersectional approaches to race, nation gender, and sexuality in visual representation.
Portrait of Marcia Ochoa
Associate Professor
Gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, geography, multimedia production, graphic design, colonialism and modernity, Latin American studies—Colombia and Venezuela
Professor
Critical archival studies; personal and institutional recordkeeping; access to the cultural record; media and social change; ephemeral cinema; amateur and home movies; participatory documentary; digital scholarship; cinema and public history
Professor
Documentary film and video, new queer cinema, feminist film history, Latin American and Latino/a cinema, American independent film, the essay film, the politics of film festivals, cinephilia, slow cinema, and the marketing of foreign films in the U.S.
Assistant Professor
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
Theory and practice of digital media. Software design and media theory.
Professor
Silent Cinema, Female Filmmakers, Film Censorship, Histories of Moviegoing, Early Hollywood
Portrait of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Associate Professor
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 and video production; directing drama, documentary and experimental; cross-cultural experiences in film; film festival curator.
Associate Professor
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.
Professor Emeritus/a
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