Academic Director of Intercollegiate Media Studies
West Hall Q122
Elizabeth Affuso completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her dissertation, entitled The Sculptural Screen: Spectatorship, Exhibition, and Hollywood in Contemporary Film/Video Art, examines the projected images created by a group of contemporary artists whose work directly engages with the mainstream film industry either through remakes and revision or through an appropriation of Hollywood’s aesthetic practices. Her scholarly interests include issues of spectatorship, fandom, branding, technology, architecture, moving image media art, and reality television. Her work has been published in Jump Cut and presented at conferences such as the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Console-ing Passions. Originally from New York, she received a B.F.A. in Cinema Studies and Fine Art at New York University and worked in television advertising and film programming prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2004. As Academic Director, she is responsible for organizing and coordinating media studies curriculum planning, internships, study abroad opportunities and programming.
Assistant Director of the Production Center
West Hall Q126
Eddie Gonzalez is a Pomona-based artist whose work has included video, silkscreening, and graphic design. He received his B.A. from Pitzer College in 2004 in Media Studies and Art. He works as the Assistant Director of Production, Intercollegiate Media Studies at Pitzer College.