Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

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  • Higgins’s short finalist for Oscar nomination, Deadline Hollywood

    Alumnus and Emerson Los Angeles faculty member Julian Higgins’s film is one of 10 finalists for an Academy Award nomination in the live-action short category.

  • Peter Flynn

    Flynn weighs in on new Tarantino film in Boston Globe

    Senior Scholar-in-Residence in Visual and Media Arts Peter Flynn talked to the Boston Globe about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s new film being shot on 70mm film.

  • Yuri Cataldo

    Cataldo on new BCE major, Boston Globe

    Marketing Communication Executive-in-Residence Yuri Cataldo, director of Emerson’s Business of Creative Enterprises program, was interviewed for a business story in the Boston Globe about the new major, which launches in fall 2016.

  • Paul Turano

    Turano’s film featured in Boston Globe

    Assistant Professor in Visual and Media Arts Paul Turano’s recent documentary film includes a website and mobile app that encourages people, particularly those in urban areas, to explore the natural world.

  • Peter Flynn

    Flynn’s doc film praised on Indiewire.com

    Senior Scholar-in-Residence in Visual and Media Arts Peter Flynn’s documentary is listed on Indiewire.com’s “10 Must-See Documentaries” at DOC NYC 2015. 

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Emerson’s Women in Film and Media Summit in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe’s Names section featured a write-up and photo from Emerson’s first Women in Film and Media Summit, organized by VMA Associate Chair and Professor Cristina Kotz Cornejo.

  • Camillo Ramirez

    Ramirez photos featured on CNN.com

    Assistant Professor in Visual and Media Arts and photographer Camillo Ramirez documented 5,500 miles of the Gulf Coast, from Florida to Texas, since the 2010 oil spill. CNN.com featured his photos.

  • Joshua Polster

    Polster quoted in The Jewish Week on Miller Play

    Associate Professor of Performing Arts Joshua Polster was featured in The Jewish Week for his expert insight on playwright Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the famed writer’s birth.


Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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