New York University, Department of Media, Culture & Communication
Several guiding principles shape the creative and critical intellectual projects of the Department of Media, Culture, & Communication at New York University, whether expressed in research, teaching, or mentoring: 1) A commitment to interdisciplinarity in the study of media and culture. Scholars and doctoral students in the department engage with theoretical concepts and perspectives from a range of academic disciplines and fields of study, including media studies, cultural studies, communication, media history, visual culture, sound studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, and so on, in order to deploy interdisciplinary strategies of analysis. Our approach is based on the principle that the most challenging questions of our times, in relation to the study of media, technology, and culture, cannot be examined from the perspective of any single academic discipline; 2) A multi-methodological approach that draws on a diverse array of research methods in media and cultural analysis, including audience studies, semiotics, ethnography, discourse analysis, political/cultural economy, content analysis, and other interpretive and critical approaches; 3) A historical perspective that situates the study of media, technology, and culture within historical contexts, comparative historical research, media archaeology, genealogy, and media history; and 4) A global, comparative approach in relation to cultural differences, media forms, historical frameworks, and theoretical paradigms.
- Critical Theories of Media & Communication
- Global & Transcultural Studies
- Media Institutions & Politics
- Technology & Society
- Visual Culture & Sound Studies
NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs
- #53 of 83 programs in Research Output
- #56 of 83 programs in Diversity
Allen, et al., 2012
- #51 of 60 programs by Number of Citations
- Top Ten Research Program in 1 of 99 Research Areas
QS World University Rankings--Communication & Media Studies
- #18 of 200 World Universities
- The application form and fee (major code: MCCD).
- A brief essay (2 - 3 pages single-spaced or 4 - 5 pages double-spaced) on the research area/topic you expect to pursue, your background preparation for advanced work in that area/topic, and some of the scholars whose work in that area has shaped your thinking (this is the statement of purpose/personal statement).
- A copy of your Master's thesis, or comparable evidence of sustained intellectual inquiry/writing you have done, preferably in the area in which you expect to focus your advanced study.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons in a position to assess your qualifications for advanced study and research.
- A résumé of your academic and professional experience.
- GRE scores (General Test, institution code 2556, no departmental code required).
- Professor Arjun Appadurai, Ph.D., University of Chicago
- Associate Professor Rodney Benson, Ph.D., University of California
- Professor Deborah Borisoff, Ph.D., New York University
- Assistant Professor Finn Brunton, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
- Associate Professor Paula Chakravartty, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
- Assistant Professor Lily Hope Chumley, Ph.D., University of Chicago
- Associate Professor Stephen Duncombe, Ph.D., City University of New York
- Associate Professor Allen Feldman, Ph.D., New School for Social Research
- Associate Professor JoEllen Fisherkeller, Ph.D., University of California
- Professor Alexander Galloway, Ph.D., Duke University
- Associate Professor Brett Gary, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Professor Lisa Gitelman, Ph.D., Columbia University
- Associate Professor Radha Hegde, Ph.D., Ohio State University
- Associate Professor Ben Kafka, Ph.D., Stanford University
- Associate Professor Ted Magder, Ph.D., York University
- Associate Professor Charlton McIlwain, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
- Professor Mark Crispin Miller, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
- Assistant Professor Mara Mills, Ph.D., Harvard University
- Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff, Ph.D., University of Warwick
- Assistant Professor Kelli Moore, Ph.D., University of California-San Diego
- Professor Terence Moran, Ph.D., New York University
- Associate Professor Susan Murray, Ph.D., University of Texas
- Professor Helen Nissenbaum, Ph.D., Stanford University
- Associate Professor Juan Pinon, Ph.D., Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
- Professor Arvind Rajagopal, Ph.D., University of California
- Assistant Professor Erica Robles-Anderson, Ph.D., Stanford University
- Associate Professor Martin Scherzinger, Ph.D., Columbia University
- Associate Professor Natasha Schull, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
- Assistant Professor Nicole Starosielski, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
- Professor Marita Sturken, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
- Associate Professor Helga Tawil-Souri, Ph.D., University of Colorado
NCA Awards to Faculty and Students, 2000-present
- Charles Woolbert Research Award, 2017