Returning to an in-person Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference

From April 12 to 15, the annual Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference convened in Denver. It was the first in-person SCMS Conference since 2019. Many faculty and graduate students from the Department of Communication Studies attended to present their research and learn from other media and film studies scholars from around the […]

Celebrating one year of Coloradoan Conversations

A more positive discussion of local issues This March marks one year since the Fort Collins newspaper the Coloradoan brought back their opinion page in the form of Coloradoan Conversations. Coloradoan Conversations is a joint effort with our Center for Public Deliberation’s (CPD’s) Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project. Each week, the Coloradoan picks one or […]

“Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations”

Jay Ke-Schutte’s new book published by University of California Press Postdoctoral fellow in the CSU Departments of Communication Studies and Anthropology Dr. Jay Ke-Schutte’s book Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations is being published in February 2023. Angloscene is available for preorder now. About the book: Angloscene examines Afro-Chinese interactions within Beijing’s aspirationally cosmopolitan student class. […]

Queer Memory Project Celebrates LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month October is LGBT History Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate and learn about the historical figures and significant events that built today’s queer community and moved our society toward acceptance. For years the history of these marginalized communities was hidden, overlooked, or even destroyed, but programs like the Queer Memory Project of […]

The Audit Podcast: From Matthew Shepard to CSU’s first (and last) male homecoming queen, the Queer Memory Project archives Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ history

The educational research effort is currently collecting artifacts, historical documents and personal stories as part of an online archive to preserve Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ past.

Student film festival starts new annual tradition 

The Through the Student Lens Film Festival—the first and only film festival created for CSU students and alumni—got its start just as the pandemic forced festivals and events all over the world to go virtual. Thankfully the festival’s founder, Teaching Associate Professor and professional filmmaker Usama Alshaibi, chose to persevere. With the help of dedicated student volunteers and staff, Through the Student Lens (TSL) hosted its first in-person premiere on April 21, 2022 in Eddy Hall.