College of Media
The College of Media is an accredited, highly selective, and internationally respected college where almost 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in classes taught by distinguished scholars in media studies, world-renowned experts in advertising and consumer behavior, and award-winning journalists, including Pulitzer Prize winners. With more than 10,000 living alumni, the College has produced a stunning list of graduates who have gone on to wield influence in academia, the press, advertising, and entertainment.
A renewable reserve army of villains: Nostalgia and memory of the communist other in American Cold War cinema (2020-05-08)The present dissertation revisits the Cold War on film from the official start of the conflict with the Truman Doctrine in 1947 to the contemporary moment. It argues that in order to understand and account for the continued ...
(2020-05-06)Recommendation engines have become a pervasive component of consumers’ everyday life. These recommender systems are employed on e-commerce sites across the world. However, despite their pervasive presence, the user interface ...
(2020-03-19)Working at the intersection of Media Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Girls’ Studies, this dissertation explores Disney’s contemporary construction of Latinidad by focusing on Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first Latina princess. ...
The internet of ontological things: On symmetries between ubiquitous problems and their computational solutions in the age of smart objects (2020-05-08)This dissertation is about an abstract form of computer network that has recently earned a new physical incarnation called “the Internet of Things.” It surveys the ontological transformations that have occurred over recent ...
Who is popular in popular culture? A qualitative study about children, television, and race in Argentina (2020-05-04)The following is a theoretical, qualitative study on children’s interpretations of representations of race in television based on my role as participant observant. Specifically, in this analysis I explore children’s ...