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  • Patty Ahn

    Patty Ahn

    Assistant Professor
    858-534-9835
    MCC 246
    pahn@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: Asian/Asian American studies, contemporary Korean and Korean American political economic and cultural history, postcolonial and feminist theory, cultural theories of global media and hallyu (the Korean Wave), digital storytelling and transmedia activism
  • Morana Alac

    Morana Alac

    Associate Professor, Science Studies
    (858) 534-7229
    MCC 102
    malac@ucsd.edu
    Areas of interest: ethnomethodology, interaction with technology, gesture, multimodality, and the senses.
  • Patrick Anderson

    Patrick Anderson

    Professor, Graduate Program Director
    Department of Ethnic Studies joint appointment

    (858) 534-2356
    MCC 204
    pwa@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: performance studies and cultural studies, focusing in particular on the constitutive role of violence, mortality, and pain in the production and experience of political subjectivity.
  • Boatema Boateng

    Boatema Boateng

    Associate Professor
    Undergraduate Program Director
    (858) 534-8990
    MCC 104
    bboateng@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: Critical Legal Studies, Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies, Transnational Gender Studies, and African Diaspora Studies.
  • Angela Booker

    Angela Booker

    Associate Professor
    (858) 246-1850
    MCC 208
    a1booker@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: Youth Civic and Political Participation; Learning in Informal Settings; Media and Technology for Learning; Mathematics in Context; Parent Advocacy; Anthropology and Education; Qualitative Research Methods
  • Lisa Cartwright

    Lisa Cartwright

    Affiliated Professor Visual Arts/Science Studies

    (858) 822-2695

    lisac@ucsd.edu

  • Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

    Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

    Assistant Professor
    858-246-2516
    MCC 106
    mcazcarate@ucsd.edu
    Political ecology, ethnography, social and urban anthropology, critical geography, development and tourism studies, space, capitalism, Southern Mexico.
  • Zeinabu irene Davis

    Zeinabu irene Davis

    Professor
    (858) 534-6328
    MCC 124A
    zdavis@ucsd.edu
    Research and production interests: altering and diversifying the terrain of mass media, film history, world cinema and folklore, African and African American cinema.
  • Andrew deWaard

    Andrew deWaard

    Assistant Professor of Media and Popular Culture
    (858) 534-6325
    MCC 229A
    adewaard@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: cultural industries, the political economy of media, financial capital, media authorship, and the digital humanities

  • Fernando Domínguez Rubio

    Fernando Domínguez Rubio

    Assistant Professor, CommPlayground
    (858) 534-7192
    MCC 229B
    dorubio@ucsd.edu
    Research Intersts: sociology, science and technology studies, anthropology, art, design and architecture
  • Alexander Fattal

    Alexander Fattal

    Assistant Professor
    858-246-5342
    MCC 107
    afattal@ucsd.edu
    Research interests: representational politics surrounding Colombia’s war, media studies, socio-cultural anthropology, the documentary arts, film and photography projects with immigrant, refugee, and marginalized communities.
  • Gary Fields

    Gary Fields

    Professor
    (858) 534-2365
    MCC 101
    gfields@ucsd.edu
    Research interests: theoretically-driven, actor-centered accounts of power and processes of territorial transformation fusing geography, history, and political economy while maintaining a commitment to a scholarship of activism and critical engagement with the world.
  • Kelly Gates

    Kelly Gates

    Associate Professor, Science Studies
    (858) 534-7249
    MCC 243
    kagates@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: critical analysis of digital media technologies, the politics and social implications of computerization and the automation of surveillance in the United States from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
  • Brian Goldfarb

    Brian Goldfarb

    Associate Professor and Chair
    Affiliated Faculty, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, Education Studies, Faculty Director, UCSD Minor in Public Service
    (858) 534-2366
    MCC 130
    bgoldfarb@ucsd.edu
    Research and Creative Practice Interests: contemporary visual and digital culture, disability studies and education, media technologies and digital communication, pedagogy, postcolonial politics, environmental activism, museum curatorship
  • Daniel C. Hallin

    Daniel C. Hallin

    Distinguished Professor
    (858) 534-2843
    MCC 229C
    dhallin@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: journalism, political communication, comparative analysis of media systems, wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Gulf War, television coverage of elections and the shrinking "sound bite," political journalism, and the rise and decline of journalist professionalism, health and medical reporting, and the mediatization of health and medicine
  • Valerie Hartouni

    Valerie Hartouni

    Professor and Assistant Chair
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
    (858) 534-0234
    MCC 209
    vhartouni@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: feminist, cultural, and science studies, the disruptive cultural impact of “new” reproductive and genetic technologies.
  • Erin T. Hill

    Erin T. Hill

    Assistant Professor of Media and Popular Culture
    858-822-2239
    MCC 241
    ethill@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: historical and contemporary media production in the United States, gender, race and class in creative labor sectors, feminized labor in U.S. film and television production, and Hollywood's development sector.
  • Robert Horwitz

    Robert Horwitz

    Professor
    (858) 534-9981
    MCC 209
    rhorwitz@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: democracy, the state, communication, and political reform.
  • Lilly Irani

    Lilly Irani

    Associate Professor, Science Studies
    (858) 534-3572
    MCC 205
    lirani@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: Science and Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and South Asia studies, how technical practices are shaped by hierarchies of value, gender, race, and the cultural and economic project called ‘modernity.’
  • Caroline Jack

    Caroline Jack

    Assistant Professor
    (858) 246-5996
    MCC 242
    cjack@ucsd.eduResearch Interests: media history, business history, communication studies, and internet research, and how people in power (and people who want to have power) use media for strategic sensemaking, especially around the role of business in society.
  • Shawna Kidman

    Shawna Kidman

    Assistant Professor
    (858) 534-5210
    MCC 229D
    skidman@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: media industries, broadcast and cable history, streaming content and digital distribution, copyright law, media audiences, and contemporary issues related to pop culture and society.
  • Daniel Martinico

    Daniel Martinico

    Assistant Teaching Professor
    858-246-5343
    MCC 122C
    dmartinico@ucsd.edu
    Media Production Interests: Non-linear editing, experimental media, short documentaries, multi-channel installations, narrative feature films, recycling and rearranging the debris of Hollywood cinema, using playful editing strategies that engage with found footage to subvert the traditional language of film practice.
  • Carol Padden

    Carol Padden

    Professor, Dean: Division of Social Sciences, Faculty affiliate: Center for Research in Language, Human Development, Education Studies
    Dean’s office: Social Sciences Building (SSB) 501
    Research offices: Cognitive Science Building (CSB) 262-265
    deansocsci@ucsd.edu
    cpadden@ucsd.edu
    Phone: 858.534.6073
    Video Phone: 858.768.0471
    Research Interests: language, communication and culture, the study of sign language, particularly American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Mica Pollock

    Mica Pollock

    Affiliated, Professor Education Studies, Director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE)
    (858) 822-2272
    micapollock@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: educators’ key role in daily efforts for antiracism and equality, the role of language in educators’ work, research based inschools, districts, cities, universities, community organizations, and the government,.
  • Thomas Schmidt

    Thomas Schmidt

    Assistant Professor in Critical Journalism Studies
    858-246-5341
    MCC 103
    t1schmidt@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests:  the changing form of news in its social, cultural, technological, economic and political dimensions shaped by both institutional and cultural dynamics, comparative perspectives, historical context and the contemporary evolution of journalistic institutions; cultural history and global dynamics, political culture and technological imagination.
  • David Serlin

    David Serlin

    Associate Professor, Affiliated Faculty in Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies, Urban Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Group in Cognitive Science, Director, Health Care-Social Issues Interdisciplinary Program, Associate Faculty, Center for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University
    (858) 534-6327
    MCC 105
    dserlin@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: Historical and cultural approaches to disability, technology, and the politics of design; architecture, urbanism, and the built environment; material culture and museum studies; scientific and aesthetic histories of the senses, especially tactility and cognition; feminist, crip, and queer theories of embodiment and subjectivity,
  • Christo Sims

    Christo Sims

    Associate Professor
    (858) 246-0739
    MCC 207
    chsims@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: technology, design, and social practice, social life of sustainable architecture, the place of technology and design in American youth cultures and amongst educational reformers.  Studio for Ethnographic Design and the University of California Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design.

  • Stefan Tanaka

    Stefan Tanaka

    Professor
    Director, Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
    (858) 534-3401
    MCC 244
    stanaka@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: modern Japanese history, ways that history, pasts, and time were configured to define Japan's world and itself, history as a technology of communication, the Digital Humanities.
  • Elana Zilberg

    Elana Zilberg

    Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, The University of California Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design (CoLED), Faculty Affiliate: Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, and Ethnic Studies.
    (858) 534-2946
    MCC 206
    ezilberg@ucsd.edu
    Research Interests: security, space, and mobility between the United States and Latin America, the production of transnational space through neoliberalism and globalization between immigration, criminal, and antiterrorist law, the production of space and urban built environment, urban nature, infrastructure, and environmental activism.