Theories of Media and Techniques in the Wake of Postcolonial and Environmental Studies

Theories of Media and Techniques

Theories of Media and Techniques in the Wake of Postcolonial and Environmental Studies

This project is a graduate student-driven initiative to foster critical research on theories of media and techniques in the wake of postcolonial and environmental humanities and across different disciplines such as Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, Latin American/Latinx Studies, Black Studies, Global Studies, Asian Studies, English, and History. By resituating/restructuring theories of media and techniques in the context of postcolonial and environmental humanities, this research focus group pursues two goals: 1. to discuss the potentials and shortcomings of existing theoretical frameworks of media and techniques in the context of postcolonial and environmental humanities research projects in order to sharpen the theoretical framework and 2. to foster future graduate and faculty collaborations across departments, programs, and universities at the intersection of media theory, postcolonial, and environmental studies.

Conveners:
Stephen Borunda (Film and Media Studies)
stephenborunda@ucsb.edu

Paul Kim (Film and Media Studies)
paulkim@ucsb.edu

Anna Schewelev (Comparative Literature)
schewelew@ucsb.edu

Christina Vagt (German, Comparative Literature)
vagt@gss.ucsb.edu

Tinghao Zhou (Film and Media Studies)
tinghaozhou@ucsb.edu

Image Credits: Eigenfaces, AT&T Laboratories Cambridge (left); Teozacoalco, courtesy of the Benson Latin American Collection, the General Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin (top right)