Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies

Select Recent Theses Titles

  • 2015
    • Laura Christensen, "'Could You Not Do That Please?': Shit Girls Say and the Spread of Online Misogyny During the American Political War on Women, 2011-2012"
    • Ximena Aliaguilla, "Power and Prowess Under the Gaze: The Sexualized Female Body in the Contemporary Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar"
  • 2014
    • Michael Fischetti, "Walt’s Children: The Walt Disney World Online Fan Community"
    • Lauren Neglia, "The Representation and Reception of Cajun Culture in Mainstream Media"
  • 2013
    • Joe DeAngelo. Never on a Sunday: A Revelatory Narrative Concerning Moving Picture Theaters and Blue Law Enforcement in New York City, 1906-1909.
    • Martha Diaz. David Lynch's Cinema of Re-enchantment.
    • Kathryn Hennessy. Ferdinand [screenplay].
  • 2012
    • Beste Atvur. The Use of Music in Fatih Akin's Cinema.
    • Michael C. Bongiorno. Cracking the Cinematic Mirror: Reexamining the Avant-Garde Cinema of David Cronenberg.
    • Mike Caravalla. Too Late for Tears [screenplay].
    • Richard Minaya. At the Margins of Society with Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cuban Cinema.
    • Brian Spach. Visual Conscience: Accountability Journalism and Its Role in Society.
  • 2011
    • Moshe Shushan. Ultra-Orthodox Identities in Israeli Cinema.
    • Ellen Grasso. Doris Day: Bridging First- and Second-Wave Feminism in 1950s' Hollywood.
  • 2009
    • Ksenia Adamovitch. Evolution of Genre, Nascence of Nation: The Crime Drama in Post-Soviet Russia.
    • YoungJames Kenny. The Cameraman [screenplay]
  • 2008
    • Antonio Golan. The American Dream in Hollywood Drug Films.
    • Norie Taniguchi. Silent Films in Modern Japan: The Art of Benshi, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, and the Work of Akira Kurosawa.
  • 2006
    • Amit Kumar. Low-Budget Libido Cinema: The Genesis of Sleaze Films in India.
  • 2005
    • Zeynep Kocer. The Representation of Femininity in Turkish Internal Migration Films of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
    • Christopher Nuzzi. A Cinema of Salvation: Science Fiction Film and the Messianic Protagonist 1926-2003.
  • 2004
    • Zahra Asgary. Iranian National Cinema and "Western Film Festivals."
    • Catherine R. Burke. Actors as Authors in the Early Hollywood Sound Period, 1929-1931: Three Case Studies.
    • Seth Friedman. Pulling Back the Curtain: The Misdirection Film in Its Contexts.
    • Romulo Fernando Tejera. Encountering Fascist Imagery in American Films.