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Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Founded: 1959     Admitted to ACLS: 1990

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) is the leading scholarly organization in the world dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition; encourages excellence in scholarship and pedagogy and fosters critical inquiry into the global, national, and local circulation of cinema, television, and other related media. SCMS scholars situate these media in various contexts, including historical, theoretical, cultural, industrial, social, artistic, and psychological. SCMS seeks to further media study within higher education and the wider cultural sphere, and to serve as a resource for scholars, teachers, administrators, and the public; works to maintain productive relationships with organizations in other nations, disciplines, and areas of media study; to foster dialogue between media industries and scholars; and to promote the preservation of our film, television, and media heritage. We encourage membership and participation of scholars and those in related positions not only in the US but around the world.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Jill Simpson
Executive Director
Society for Cinema and Media Studies


Pamela Robertson Wojcik
University of Notre Dame
term ends 12/31/2018


Individual: 3,100

Institutional: 34


3/13/2019 - 3/17/2019 Seattle, WA

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Society for Cinema & Media Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science, Room 304
Norman, OK 73019-3060
Tel: (405) 325-4509

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