Moving Image Studies
Our doctoral students are highly active in the professional organizations in our field. Last year, 10 of our doctoral students had papers accepted for presentation in the competitive Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, while many others presented papers at the National Communication Association conference, the Flow conference (on television and new media), the World Picture conference (on critical theory and the image), and several others.
The city of Atlanta, a major world media center, offers students in the Moving Image Studies program a wealth of opportunities. The High Museum regularly programs cutting-edge series in world cinemas, while annually the GSU Department of Latin American studies mounts a week-long conference which includes a festival of new Latin American cinema. The Moving Image Studies program maintains close ties with both CNN and Turner, both invaluable resources for students doing research in television industries, history, or global media flows. Nearby Emory University is home to the Atlanta Institute for Psychoanalysis, while Georgia Tech has cutting edge research programs in digital culture and gaming. (Students in the Moving Image Studies program may opt to take a small number of elective courses from these universities.)