Post-Graduate Data

Modern Culture and Media

Modern Culture and Media (MCM) is an interdisciplinary concentration that explores the ties between media and broader cultural and social formations. We stress creative thinking and critical production: comparative analysis and theoretical reflection, as well as work that integrates practice and theory. We thus bring together aspects of modern culture that are normally separated by departmental structures such as film and media studies, fine art, literature, literary arts and philosophy. This concentration offers the student a range of possible specializations.  A student might decide to focus on the critical study and production of a certain type or combination of media (print, photography, sound recording, cinema, video, television, and digital media); or they might focus on certain cultural, theoretical and/or social formations (for example, gender/sexuality in post-Cold war television, postcolonial theory and film, the changing form of the novel, theories of subjectivity and ideology, video games and theories of representation).  These paths are united by a commitment to critical thinking/practice: rather than reproducing conventions, MCM concentrators learn how conventions emerge, what work they do, and explore ways to change them. 

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Ad Operations Specialist, Adaptly
  • Apprentice Production Assistant, Screenplay Writer, The Weinstein Company
  • Assistant Production Manager, Imprint Projects
  • Associate Editor, BuzzFeed
  • Business Development, Gigya
  • Camera PA, Film Industry
  • Coordinator - Corporate Communications, NBCUniversal
  • Editorial Assistant, Ecco Books, Harper Collins Publishers
  • European Culture & Humanities Intern, Danish Institute for Study Abroad
  • Legal Assistant, The Arns Law Firm
  • Marketing Associate, eBay Enterprise
  • Production Associate, VH1- Best Week Ever
  • Public Artist, Jennifer Dalton Vincent
  • Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Coastal Zone Management Agency of Montenegro
  • Research Associate, Artsy
  • Sales Assistant, Barnes & Nobles Booksellers
  • Teaching Fellow, Asian University for Women, WorldTeach
  • Video Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post
  • Video Fellow, BuzzFeed

Graduate School

  • New York University, MFA, Dramatic Writing



  • 2012 Management Trainee, The Swire Group
  • Brand Manager Extern, Balsam Brands
  • Communications Associate, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
  • Director of Development and Communications, Fuerza Laboral
  • Managed Services Associate, DataXu
  • Marketer, Global Marketing Team, SPH, Inc.
  • Marketing Associate - Marketing Development Program, EMC Corporation
  • Media Manager, Nouvelle Vague
  • Operations Associate, Runa, LLC
  • Professional Musician/Bass Player, Oberhofer
  • Project Manager/Customer Manager, Accedo
  • Retails Sales & Marketing, White House Black Market
  • Writer Intern, The

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MA, Modern Culture and Media
  • Brown University, MS, Computer Science
  • Columbia University, MFA, Creative Non-fiction
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD