Borders, Boundaries, Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Borders, Boundaries, Media

Fall 2022

Taught By: Amir Husak

Section: A

CRN: 14396

Credits: 3

This course explores the role of contemporary media in shaping our understandings of migration and border politics. Thinking beyond the concept of the border as a geographical boundary between nation-states, we will consider a wide range of agents and circumstances that enable and ratify territorialization as both idea and practice. Taking a look not only at cinema, but also photography, digital artworks and other forms of cultural expression, the course investigates how today's geographies continue to be shaped by racial capitalism and regionalized discourses. The works discussed in this course will revolve around the contentious and devastating politics of inclusion/exclusion in present-day US and Europe, with a specific focus on methods of representation pertaining to technologies of surveillance, asylum foreclosure, mobility, detention, sanctuary and displacement. To expand our understanding of contemporary media surrounding these topics, we will draw from interdisciplinary scholarship including sociology, geography, anthropology, history, media, cultural and critical race studies.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:20am EST 11/27/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022