Faculty Directory

The Department of Media Study is committed to providing students with an understanding of the tools, processes and ethical and political dimensions of media forms. The faculty is comprised of individuals with a wide variety of interests, skills, and expertise in scholarship, media-art making and teaching.

Josephine Anstey

246 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0937

jranstey@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Electronic Literature; VR; Intermedia Performance; Intelligent Agents in Media

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246 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0937

jranstey@buffalo.edu

Sara Elder

247A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0935

selder@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Documentary film production and studies; ethnographic media; ethnography; visual anthropology; emerging interactive documentary; nonfiction ethics; collaborative and participatory media practices; Alaska Native communities; Indigenous heritage and sovereignty with a focus on the practices and ethics of filming across cultural and social boundaries

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247A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0935

selder@buffalo.edu

Jason E Geistweidt

248 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0942

jasongei@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: electroacoustics; physical computing; creative coding; experimental practices and performance with attention to digitally mediated experiences

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248 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0942

jasongei@buffalo.edu

Laura Kraning

231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0931

lkraning@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Cinematic landscape and the technological sublime; Observational Documentary; Audio Field Recording; Collage; Montage; the Archive

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231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0931

lkraning@buffalo.edu

Andrew Lison

245A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0946

alison@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: New Media; Film and Media Theory; Critical Theory

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245A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0946

alison@buffalo.edu

Dave Pape

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Virtual Reality; Game Studies

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250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Margaret Rhee

Phone: (716) 645-0923

mrhee@buffalo.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: (716) 645-0923

mrhee@buffalo.edu

Paige Sarlin

Phone: (716) 645-0927

paigesar@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Documentary Theory and Practice; Media and Activism; Intersectional Politics and Aesthetics; History of the Interview; Labor

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Mark Shepard

Phone: (716) 645-0934

shepard6@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences
Sama Waham

252 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0954

samawaha@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Hybrid cinema; new narratives; alternative fiction & non-fiction; personal essay film and inventive approaches to storytelling

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252 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0954

samawaha@buffalo.edu