Culture and Media at the Department of AnthropologyThe Departments of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Cinema Studies offer a specialized joint course of study leading to a New York State Certificate in Culture and Media for NYU graduate students who are also pursuing their PhD degree in Comparative Literature. The program’s philosophy takes a broad approach to the relationships between culture and media in a number of domains including: ethnographic film’s significance for the fields of anthropology and cinema/media studies; problems in representation of cultures through media; the development of media in indigenous, Diaspora, and non-Western communities; the emerging social and cultural formations shaped by new media practices; the political economy shaping the production, distribution and consumption of media worldwide; and the impact of new media technologies on these processes. The Advanced Certificate program provides students with an intensive, concentrated experience that integrates three kinds of critical practice: study of the uses and meanings of media in a range of communities and cultures that prepares students to employ ethnographic research methods; critical theory and history of documentary and ethnographic media; and documentary production. For a list of core faculty and further information, please see the Department of Anthropology’s website. This program is open to doctoral students in consultation with and after the approval of both the Department of Comparative Literature and the Culture and Media Program. Interested students should set up appointments with the Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature and the Director of the Culture and Media Program in Anthropology to discuss possible admission to the dual-degree program in their first year of study.