School of Communication & Journalism

Media Lectures and Events

Every year the Media Studies Program invites prominent filmmakers, media practitioners and scholars to campus to deliver a public lecture and to work with students in the Media Studies Program.

For additional information on upcoming events and speakers, please contact Dr. Andrea Kelley ( 

Upcoming Event:

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Guest Lectures

Fall 2019: Matt Sienkiewicz (Boston College) "Power and Persuasion: New Strategies in U.S. Media Intervention"

Spring 2019: Dr. Seth Friedman (DePauw University), "Masculine Masquerade in the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film"

Fall 2018: Dr. Kristen Warner (University of Alabama),  "Just Business: Understanding Hollywood Logic and Issues of Identity through Film and Television Casting"

Fall 2017: Dean Hurley, “Tuning Into the Frequency of An Idea”

​​​Spring 2017: W. Kamau Bell, “Ending Racism in about One Hour”

2016: Dr. Travis Vogan (University of Iowa),“ESPN and Film Culture”

2015: John Pomeroy​, Animator

2014: Debbie Lum, “Seeking Asian Female”​

2013:  Rick Goldsmith, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” 




Last Updated: February 10, 2021