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Graduate Media Studies Colloquia

Graduate Media Studies at Queens College convenes regular colloquia to engage colleagues and outside practitioners in conversations about their work, research and scholarship.

Unless noted, all colloquia take place on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20pm in G Building, Room 200 and are open to the entire CUNY community.

Spring 2019

Justin  HendrixNYC Media Lab: Driving Media Innovation (February 13)
Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab, connecting media and tech companies with NYC universities to drive digital media innovation and entrepreneurship. He works to facilitate technological solutions for social good. 

NYC Media Lab



Brandon ArroyoBecoming Pornographic (February 20)
Dr. Brandon Arroyo considers the ways in which gay men utilize pornography as part of their active identity formation. Brandon is the founder and host of Porno Cultures Podcast and is the co-editor of the anthology I Confess: Constructing the Self in Art and Media within the Third Sexual Revolution.

Concordia University Profile

PornoCultures Podcast


Roopali MukherjeeThe Blacking Factory (March 13)
Roopali Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College and the Chair of the Masters in Media Studies. Mukherjee writes about race in American public culture. She will discuss her new book, The Blacking Factory: Brand Cultures and the Technologies of the Racial Self

Queens College Profile


Ari MelencianoThe Human Experience (March 20)
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, educator and activist who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. She is the founder of the creative house bgoti and is a research resident at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Ari will present a survey of her work and share how she merges art and technology to create experiences that celebrate culture, while at times, critiquing society.

Official Website

Processing Community Development


Jonathan BuchsbaumEarth to Hollywood: “Do We Have the Right to Exist.” (March 27)
Jonathan Buchsbaum has worked on political filmmaking, examining episodes of militant filmmaking activity in France, Argentina and Nicaragua. He has studied cultural policy issues that have assumed unprecedented importance in international trade agreements during decades of aggressive neoliberalism. Taking France as the most outspoken resister, Buchsbaum’s talk will examine what one state has done to maintain a vibrant film culture.

Exception Taken - How France Has Defied Hollywood's New World Order

Queens College Profile


Stephanie DinkinsArtificial Imperfection (April 3)
Stephanie Dinkins is an Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University who creates platforms for dialog about AI as it intersects race, gender, and our future histories. Through Project al Khwarizmi (PAK) Dinkins helps local communities conceptually understand what algorithms and AI systems are as well as how and where these systems impact their lives. 

Project Al Khwarizmi

Official Website


Sara HinojosRacial Politics of Chicana/o Linguistic Scripts (April 17)
Sara Hinojos is an Assistant Professor of Media at Queens College. Her work focuses on popular film and television representation of Latinos and Latinas and cultural studies. She will discuss her new book, The Racial Politics of Chicana and Chicano Linguistic Scripts in U.S. Media (1925-2014).

Official Website

Queens College Profile


Thesis Colloquia (May 1, May 8)
Masters Students will present their thesis research and projects to the community, followed by questions and comments from professors and peers. This session is open to the entire CUNY community, but questions and comments will be limited to members of the Media Studies program. 



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Phone: 718-997-2950


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