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Below The Line - Mayer

Below the Line

By: Vicki Mayer

Black African Cinema

Black African Cinema

By: Frank Ukadike

Buy It Now - White

Buy It Now

By: Michele White

Hollywood Nuestra America y los Latinos - Lopez

Hollywood Nuestra America y los Latinos

By: Ana Lopez

Media Power and Democratization in Brazil - Porto

Media Power and Democratization in Brazil

By: Mauro P. Porto

Pimpin Ain't Easy - Bess

Pimpin' Ain't Easy: Selling Black Entertainment Television

By: Beretta E. Smith-Shomade

Confessing Excess - Spitzack2

Confessing Excess

By: Carole Spitzack

Production Studies - Mayer

Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries

By: Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks, and John Thornton Caldwell

Shaded Lives - Bess

Shaded Lives: African American Women and Television

By: Beretta E. Smith-Shomade

The Body and The Screen - White

The Body and the Screen

By: Michele White

About Us

By its very nature, Communication is a dynamic and interdisciplinary department. Our department is organized around the study, ideas and understandings of three key areas:

  • Cultural identities and relationships
  • Texts
  • Structures and institutions

Our department distinctively addresses pressing contemporary issues in Communication and Media Studies, including:

  • The impact of globalization on cultural industries, popular texts, and communication politics.
  • The role of new media technologies in historical and current contexts.
  • Multiculturalism and the role of cultural identity in interpersonal relationships, cross-cultural interactions, and social movements.
  • The comparative state of democracy and citizenship in rhetorical argument and institutional practice.

These areas give our department a unique identity and relate directly to New Orleans and its position in the United States, the Americas, and the world. 

With over 150 majors, our faculty members offer a range of theoretical, historical, and praxis-oriented courses.  We offer a Film Studies major and minor, and contribute to the Digital Media Production coordinate major. Our faculty and department also maintain partnerships with African Diaspora Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women Studies. As part of our commitment to New Orleans and the University’s undergraduate public service graduation requirement, we offer several service learning courses in video production, media literacy, and cultural production for local nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and businesses.


Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730