Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Allison de Fren

Allison de Fren, Chair

Associate Professor, Media Arts & Culture
B.A., Grinnell College; M.F.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Allison de Fren teaches new media theory and practice.
Professor Broderick Fox

Broderick Fox

Professor, Media Arts & Culture
B.A., Harvard University; M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California
Broderick Fox is a media practitioner and scholar whose creative work, teaching, and scholarship engage media production, documentary studies, media aesthetics, and the potential for digital media technologies to expand voice and produce social change.
Aleem Hossain

Aleem Hossain

Assistant Professor, Media Arts & Culture
B.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., UCLA
Aleem Hossain is a filmmaker and VR creator interested in expanding how we tell stories and who gets to tell them. He recently wrote and directed the sci-fi film After We Leave and completed an anti-bullying VR project for Google. Read his Oxy Story profile.
Katarzyna Marciniak

Katarzyna Marciniak

Professor, Media Arts and Culture
M.A., University of Lodz; M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Marciniak focuses on the aesthetics and politics of transnational visual cultures, particularly on representations of foreignness, immigration, national (un)belonging, and the construction of border zones as sites of contention.
Amanda Tasse

Amanda Tasse

Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Culture
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., P.h.D., USC School of Cinematic Arts
Tasse has over 15 years experience working as an animator, designer, and director in the film industry and media art world.

On Special Appointment

Vivian Lin

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Culture
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.P.S., NYU; M.F.A., Sandberg Instituut; P.h.D., City University of Hong Kong
Our Staff
Diana Keeler

Diana Keeler

Manager of Digital Production, MAC
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