Department Contacts

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The faculty of the film and media studies is dedicated to increasing your insight into one of the principal forms of art and communication in the contemporary era.

Randolph Benson

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Narrative Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting
Randolph Benson

Neil Lerner

  • Professor of Music

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • History of film music, television music, and video game music
  • Music in science fiction and horror films
  • Music and disability studies


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Amanda Martinez

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Communication Studies | Associate Professor of Sociology | Speaking Center Director

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Media Effects
  • Race & Stereotypes
  • Culture & Health Communication
Amanda Martinez

Maggie McCarthy

  • Professor of German Studies | Chair of Film & Media Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary German Literature and Film
  • Feminism
  • Film Studies
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Alan Michael Parker

  • Douglas Houchens Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Literature
  • The Arts
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Luis Peña

  • Professor of Hispanic Studies
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Vivian Shen

  • Professor of Chinese Studies
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Susan Archer

  • Department Coordinator


Pronouns: she/her/hers

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