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Spring 2021

Feb. 11 - Madhavi Mallapragada

Associate Professor, UT Austin Radio-Television-Film
3:30–4:45 pm CST
"Diversity Narratives in Media Industries"

Feb. 25 - Iris Chyi

Associate Professor, UT Austin School of Journalism & Media
3:30–4:45 pm CST
"(Perhaps) the Final Verdict on U.S. Newspapers’ Paywall Experiment: The Impact of COVID-19

Mar. 4 - Youjeong Oh

Associate Professor, UT Austin Asian Studies
3:30–4:45 pm CST
"Instagrammable Places: Aesthetic Representation and Contested Urban Transformation"

Mar. 11 - Peter Kunze

Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University
3:30–4:45 pm CST
"Failure Analysis as Industry Study; or, How Do You Solve a Problem like Mulan?"

Apr. 22 - Swapnil Rai

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
3:30–4:45 pm CST
"Star power, Cinephilia and Cultural Diplomacy: Unpacking the affective, industrial, and technological contours of Bollywood's inroads into China"

Oct. 29, 2020 – Keith Hampton

Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University


Oct. 16, 2020– Jingrong Tong

Senior Lecturer in Digital News Cultures at the University of Sheffield

Oct. 8, 2020 - Kyle Barnett

Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Communication at Bellarmine University.

Sept. 21, 2020 - Irene Wu

Georgetown University and Federal Communications Commission


Sept. 17, 2020 - Lee Rainie

Director of Internet and Technology research at the Pew Research Center



Feb 27, 2020 - Susan Murray

New York University



Nov. 14, 2019 - Eszter Hargittai


Sept. 26, 2019 - Joshua Gleich



Apr. 11, 2019 - Eric Dienstfrey

Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for American Music



Mar. 29, 2019 - Teresa Correa

Associate Professor, School of Communication, Diego Portales University, Chile



Mar. 25, 2019 - Geng Song

Associate Professor in the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong



Feb 20, 2019 - Aymar Jean Christian

Northwestern University

Jan. 31, 2019 - Terry Flew

Creative Industries Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia



Nov. 15, 2018 - Hector Amaya

Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia


Oct. 25, 2018 - Miranda Banks

Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts & Media Arts, Emerson University



Aug. 30, 2018 - Amelia Arsenault

Senior Advisor, Research and Evaluation, U.S. Department of State and Assistant Professor, Georgia State University



Apr. 12, 2018 - David J. Firestein

Founding Executive Director, China Public Policy Center; Clinical Professor of Public Affairs



Mar. 29, 2018 - Dal Yong Jin

Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University



Mar. 6, 2018 - danah boyd

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Founder, Data & Society; Visiting Professor, New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program
Co-sponsored with Media Ethics Initiative



Feb. 22, 2018 - Lu Yi

PhD '16, The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 15, 2018 - Amanda D. Lotz

Professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan



Jan. 25, 2018 - Tom Schatz

Professor, UT Dept of Radio-TV-FIlm