4/17&18: Intersections of Cultural Studies & Finance

Intersections of Cult Studies & Finance (Apr 2015)

4/16 @ 4:00 pm: A Visit from Independent Film-maker Michael Acosta

M Acosta (April 2015)

“Trojan Barbie” runs April 9 – 19 @ Swain Hall

ProcessSeries_Trojan Barbie (web page snap)

Graduate Course offerings, Fall 2015

Click here for a listing of Grad-level courses being offered, Fall 2015

Old Well in autumn



Summer 2015 COMM STUDIES course offerings

old well (spring)Check out the interesting variety of courses on offer from the Comm Studies Department this summer!

MAYMESTER  { 5/13 – 5/29 }

2015 Maymester


FIRST SUMMER SESSION  { 5/13 – 6/18 }

2015 Summer 1


SECOND SUMMER SESSION  { 6/22 – 7/28 }

2015 Summer 2

“Hollywood Heels” featured in the Spring 2015 Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine

Arts&Sciences Mag (spring-2015-cover)



The Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring 2015 edition, features an article about the UNC-Hollywood Media Internship !


“Scores of UNC alumni have launched careers in the film and TV industry thanks to a communication studies internship program that sends students to Hollywood for prestigious internships at production companies, agencies, studios and related businesses every summer.” (excerpted from the full article)





To read the full article, check out “Hollywood Heels: L.A. internships provide invaluable industry experience” (Kristen Chavez).

To see clips of Kristen’s interviews with past internship participants, as well as internship director, Paul Edwards, click the image below:


Interns through the years at the 2014 reception. (photo courtesy of Suzanne Weerts)

ANNOUNCING: Our Speaker for COMM STUDIES Graduation 2015!

Tom Goldstein (headshot) {Tom Goldstein}


We are excited to announce that Tom Goldstein will be our speaker for the Communication Studies Graduation Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.



–          GQ named Tom Goldstein “one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington, D.C.”, and the National Law Journal (2010) ranked him as “one of the nation’s 40 most influential lawyers of the decade”

–          Tom Goldstein is one of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners, serving as counsel in roughly 100 of the Court’s merits cases in the past 15 years

–          Goldstein’s representations span virtually all of federal law – cases on bankruptcy, immigration, free speech, & the list goes on!

–          A practicing lawyer, Goldstein has also had occasion to teach Supreme Court Litigation at Harvard & Stanford Law Schools

–          Goldstein is co-founder and publisher of the Peabody-Award-winning SCOTUSblog – the place to go for Supreme Court coverage




For more on Tom visit Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

For more on Graduation, check in with our Facebook Event Page

“The devils in the details” — Prof. Alexander Craft featured in the University Gazette

AlexanderCraft (Gazette, 2015)


“It’s a small town that’s rich in culture and history. It’s a small town that also has been consistently touched by global trade and tourism,” said Alexander Craft, assistant professor in the Department of Communications Studies and Curriculum in Global Studies. “The history is just so thick and interesting. I’m never at a loss for questions or great people to ask.”

Her research on Portobelo has resulted in a new ethnographic monograph on the Congo tradition, a digital home for hundreds of excerpts from her interviews and a collaboration that will lead to a multimedia performance on campus March 20–21 featuring local and Portobelo artists. 

{excerpt taken from the University Gazette’s “The devils in the details” by Susan Hudson}

To read the full article, go here.

To access the digital archives visit Digital Portobelo

Prof. Hillis co-edits the new collection, “Networked Affect”, published by The MIT Press

Networked Affect (Hillis)

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Networked Affect -- summary(Hillis)

(excerpted from the official MIT Press book page)

4/2 @ 4:00 pm: A Visit from Norman Steinberg

{ rescheduled from the original date of 3/17 }


Norman Steinberg visit (UPDATEDflier)