The interdisciplinary nature of Cinema and Media Studies means that faculty from across the Humanities Division work closely with our department on projects, courses, and committees.
Prospective and current students should therefore consider all of the distinguished faculty as potential mentors and advisors when considering their program of study. To give a clearer indication of who our students may choose to work with, below is a list of Resource Faculty connected to CMS:
Lauren Berlant - George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English; Associated faculty in the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
James Conant - Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities in the Department of Philosophy and the College; Humboldt Professor at the University of Leipzig
Berthold Hoeckner - Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Music and the College; Chair of the Department of Music
Paola Iovene - Associate Professor of Chinese Literature in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College; Iovene focuses on 20th and 21st century Chinese literature and film; concepts of realism, modernism, and avant-garde; translation; Chinese opera film; documentary; literary history; media studies
Loren Kruger - Professor in the Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Germanic Studies, and the College. Associated faculty in the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Committee on African Studies, Committee on Theater and Performance Studies. In addition to research on film, television and graphic fiction in Africa, Prof. Kruger also teaches film in German, French, and English in the tradition of Brecht.
Laura Letinsky - Professor in Department of Visual Arts; Director of Graduate Studies for Department of Visual Arts
Constantine Nakassis - Associate Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College; Nakassis is a linguistic anthropologist with interests in semiotics; mass media and film theory; trademark law, brands, and counterfeiting; youth culture
Robert Pippin - Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College
Malynne Sternstein - Associate Professor of Russian and East European Studies and the College, Affiliate in Germanic Studies, and Chair of the Fundamentals Program in the College
Catherine Sullivan - Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts; Sullivan has created film, theater and installation work with numerous collaborators and ensembles nationally and internationally. The performers in her works are often coping with written texts, stylistic economies, re-enactments of historic performances, gestural and choreographic regimes, and conceptual orthodoxies