TV, Film and Media Studies


Jon Beaupré
Assistant Professor of Broadcasting; MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Contact: (323) 343-4211
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Voice and performance consultant for radio and television performers 
  • Associated Press Radio and Television Association.
  • Specialty journalism
  • Broadcast conventions and stations
  • Media in a time of war, including the “blurred line between propaganda and reliable news”

Alan Bloom
Professor of Broadcasting; M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts
Contact: (323) 343-4209
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Video Center at the American Film Institute
  • Music video and educational video production
  • Computer animation
  • Uses of media to affect public perception of issues

Ivan Cury
Emeritus Professor of Communication Studies-Broadcasting; M.F.A., Boston University
Contact: (323) 343-4260
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Commercials
  • Directoring and producing

Kelly Madison
Emerita Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., USC, Annenberg School
Contact: (323) 343-5344
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Study of racism
  • Capitalism and sexism,
  • Socio-political construction of “whiteness” and “blackness” in U.S. culture
  • Study of violence as it relates to U.S. mass media and culture
  • Proposition 54, also known as the Racial Privacy Initiative

Bridget Murnane
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies-Television, Film & Media Studies; M.F.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4256
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Creative treatments of dance film and video
  • Video production

John Ramirez
Emeritus Professor of Television, Film & Media Studies; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4207
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Documentary history, theory and criticism
  • Chicano Cinema
  • Independent U.S. film/video
  • Critical media literacy and pedagogy
  • Queer, post-colonial, and feminist theory and criticism
  • Film/video curating and programming
  • Film/television criticism
  • Cross-cultural film/video 

Suzanne Regan
Professor of Broadcasting/Communication Studies; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Contact: (323) 343-4206
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Mass media
  • Film history and theory
  • New media technology
  • Violence in media
  • History of television
  • International media
  • Women and media

Robert Vianello
Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4213
E-mail: [email protected]

  • American television
  • Gender, ethnicity and class
  • Television advertising
  • Economics of television programming
  • Television on American politics
  • Media law
  • Commercial television as propaganda

Fluent in: French.