Message from the Chair

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Dr. Carla Marcantonio

SFTV’s Film, Television, and Media Studies program explores visual media as both a vehicle of personal expression and a tool for shaping our understanding of the world. Through coursework, writing, presentations, and class discussions, students examine the many ways our perceptions have been influenced by films, TV, and visual media, including but not limited to perceptions of gender, race, class, sexual identity, and more.

Our tenured and tenure-track faculty represent diverse interests and expertise. My own areas of study include Melodrama, Neo-Realism, and Almódovar. Other full-time faculty include Susan Barber (Australian and British Film, Women in Film); Sue Scheibler (Video Games, Time and Media, Dao of Film); Mikki Kressbach (Television, New Media, Science, Media and Technology); Anu Kapse (Silent Cinema, Indian Cinema, Theory/History); and Rick Hadley (Bunuel, Kazan, European Film of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Film Noir, The Western). Together, this broad range of perspectives bolsters our robust and engaging curriculum.

Thank you for exploring this program. I encourage prospective students to contact us for more information.

Dr. Carla Marcantonio
Associate Professor and Chair of Film, Television, and Media Studies