About Us

The Mass Culture Workshop is a forum dedicated to ongoing research that considers the aesthetic, historical, and political dimensions of mass media, including cinema, digital media, television, popular music, photography, video, advertising, fashion, social media, and other technologies of mass culture. Because the scope of many forms of mass culture extends beyond the boundaries of any one discipline, the Workshop is committed to interdisciplinary work. The workshop meets in Cobb 311 on scheduled Fridays from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

We are committed to making Mass Culture an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If there is anything we can do to facilitate your participation, or if you simply have questions, please do not hesitate to email Hugo Ljungbaeck (hmal@uchicago.edu) and Joel Sutherland (Jfsutherland@uchicago.edu), your 2023-2024 workshop coordinators.

Graduate Student Coordinators: Hugo Ljungbaeck & Joel Sutherland

Faculty Advisors: Richard Neer & Dan Morgan



Cover image from left to right, top to bottom: Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson 2016), It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt 2012), Fag Face (Zach Blas 2011-2014), Four Women (Julie Dash 1975), I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (Sky Hopinka 2016), Alexandria…Why? (Youssef Chahine 1979)

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