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:

Dr. Seth Friedman (DePauw University)

"Masculine Masquerade in the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film"

Thursday, January 31 at 5 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum Auditorium


Past Guest Lectures

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: January 17, 2019