Gender, Media and Cultural Studies

Daily life has never changed so fast. What does this mean for Asia and the Pacific?

In this program, we investigate the everyday power of culture, media, and gender. Through creative experiments, new technologies, and political protests, people across Asia and the Pacific have been rethinking the significance of traditional practices and longstanding gender roles in sometimes disruptive ways.

We engage with the most significant questions of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific through analytical, practice-based, and creative approaches. Can popular culture change a society in ways that political leaders cannot? What does it mean to be a feminist in different parts of the region? Will social media bring democracy or bolster authoritarian forms of power? When global capitalism and climate change wreak havoc on the environment, what happens to peoples and their cultures?

This interdisciplinary program brings together the best of many approaches to help us understand major changes in the region. We offer students flexible and imaginative tools, comparative breadth, and the opportunity to engage with key issues of our time.


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