Graduate Student Conference

2024 Conference: Playing with Animals

The 19th annual Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference will take place May 3-4, 2024. 


  • Bret Hart
  • Hunter Koch

Keynote Speaker


Previous Conferences

2023: Cause/Effect

2022: Silly Media

  • Organizers: Basil Dababneh, Avery Laflamme, Nicolas Rueda-Sabater, Joel Sutherland
  • Keynote Speaker: Racquel Gates (Columbia University)
  • Website: Silly Media

2021: Site/Seeing

  • Organizers: Jenisha Borah, Maggie Sivit, Ashley Truehart, Avery Laflamme
  • Keynote Speaker: Alison Griffiths (CUNY, Baruch College)

2019: Documenting the Archive

2018: Sensing Media

  • Organizers: Dave Burnham, Gary Kafer, Amy Skjerseth
  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Hansen (Duke University)
  • Website: Sensing Media

2017: Trauma and Melodrama

2016: Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

2015: Performing Bodies: Gesture, Affect, and Embodiment on Screen