Global Media Industry Speaker Series

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Global Media Industries Speaker Series


Global media are in rapid transition, challenged by and co-evolving with large social forces such as globalization and technological advancements. Great challenges bring unprecedented opportunities for organizational innovation, entrepreneurship, and social changes. New theoretical and methodological perspectives are required to grasp the complex interaction between media, communication, and society at the global scale, especially how states, markets, and organizations shape and are shaped by disruptive innovations in media production, distribution, and usage.

The Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin has one of the top-ranked global media studies programs in the U.S. and beyond. Peer institutions, like the University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, or University of Wisconsin, frequently bring in prominent global media scholars for colloquia, lectures, or workshops.

The Global Media Industries Speaker Series aims to bring scholars and practitioners to UT Austin to discuss the latest trends of global media with UT faculty and students. Articulating interdisciplinary, global and network perspectives, it facilitates the professional development of graduate students in RTF, the Moody College of Communication, and other UT units.

The Global Media Industries Speaker Series is sponsored by the Graduate School’s Fund for Academic Enrichment, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, and the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries (CEMI).

The Global Media Industries Speaker Series is organized by Dr. Wenhong Chen.


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Fall 2023

Oct 20 - Bryce Henson

Assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism and a faculty associate in the Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M University
“Hip Hop Quilombos: Diasporic Media and Black Politics in Salvador da Bahia ”

In person at 3:30 pm CT in DMC 5.208, or via Zoom.

Spring 2022

Feb 1 - Gordon H. Chang

Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities & Professor of History, Stanford University
"U.S.-China Relations: A Long View of History"
8:45 am CST via Zoom

Feb 17 - Courtney Brannon Donoghue

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Arts, University of North Texas
"Female-Driven Filmmaking, Gendered Value, and the International Festival Marketplace"
3:30–4:45 pm CT
In person: CMA 5.136
Via Zoom

Feb 25 - Patrick Vonderau

Professor in Media and Communication Studies the University of Halle, Affiliate Professor in Film Studies at Stockholm University
"On the Boundaries of Digital Markets: The Case of Spotify"
3:30-4:45 pm CT • DMC 5.208 or via Zoom

Mar 1 - Wendy Su

Associate Professor of the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California Riverside
"The Hollywood-China Relationship: Past and Future"
8:00-9:15 am CT via Zoom

Mar 22- Alemberg Ang

Film Producer
RTF Annual Gender & Sexuality Lecture
"Cinema from the Fringe: Conversation with a Queer Philippine Film Producer"
3:00–4:30 pm CDT • DMC 5.102