Media and Conflict


Focus on the role of media in the context of colonialism, war and conflict across various historical periods. Attentive to the ways that media technologies have been employed both as tools of power and vehicles of protest and resistance. Theoretical readings are paired with a set of international case studies -- e.g. colonial atrocity archives, #BlackLivesMatter, Syrian civil war, the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, the Israeli military occupation, drone strikes -- that enable us to test the applicability of theoretical discussions to contemporary case studies. Readings in Butler, Kaplan, Sontag, Stein and Kuntsman, Virilio and others.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 405S
  • ICS 416S
  • PUBPOL 405S
  • VMS 405S
Typically Offered