UW Bothell Celebrates the Launch of its Master of Arts in Cultural Studies Program with Guest Lecturer Toby Miller
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell will celebrate the Fall 2008 launch of its Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) Program with guest lecturer Toby Miller on Wednesday, November 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the North Creek Events Center.
(Media-Newswire.com) - BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell will celebrate the Fall 2008 launch of its Master of Arts in Cultural Studies ( MACS ) Program with guest lecturer Toby Miller on Wednesday, November 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the North Creek Events Center.
Miller will present "Green Cultural Citizenship: A Future for Cultural Studies," an examination of the limitations in how cultural citizenship is theorized in cultural and media studies. In his lecture, Miller will discuss a "green" model of cultural citizenship, one that places demands for more media, speech, and publicity in the context of the disastrous environmental impact of an emphasis on growth as an end in itself.
Miller is a Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He serves as the editor and co-editor, respectively, of the journals Television & New Media and Social Identities. His recent books include Cultural Policy, co-authored with George Yudice ( 2002 ); Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age ( 2006 ); and Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention ( 2008 ).
In addition to celebrating the launch of the MACS Program, the lecture is part of the 2008-09 New Formations of Cultural Studies series, a project related to the ongoing regional work of the Cultural Studies Praxis Collective. New Formations of Cultural Studies is sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at UW Bothell.
For additional information about MACS or the launch event, contact Lisa Olason, 425-352-3136.
About MACS: The MACS Program is the first graduate program in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the very few programs nationally, to partner the interdisciplinary study of art and culture with a community-based learning network. It offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations, preparing students for careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or for further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.
MACS was announced in Winter 2008 to great applause and, this fall, MACS welcomed 18 students, with research interests as varied as indigenous philosophy to consumerism to improvisational theatre. The Program is currently accepting applications for its 2009 cohort and invites all interested prospective students to an Info Session on November 20.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.
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