Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Institute News

  • Yasser Munif and Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Authors Urge West to Listen to Syrian Voices

    Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, authors of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, spoke to an audience of Emerson students and faculty on March 30 about the failure of the West to acknowledge the complete picture.

  • Doug Struck on the set of WGBH Greater Boston

    Struck on President Obama’s Visit to Cuba, WGBH

    Douglas Struck, senior journalist-in-residence in the Journalism Department, was on on WGBH-TV's Greater Boston with Jim Braude as part of a panel discussion about President Obama’s latest trip to Cuba.

  • Samba Gadjigo talks about Sembene

    Camera as “Weapon”: Emerson Introduced to “Father of African Cinema”

    Mount Holyoke College professor and filmmaker Samba Gadjigo joined the Emerson and greater Boston communities for a screening and discussion of his documentary, Sembene!, about “father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembene on March 18 in the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Ousmane Sembene

    Father of African Cinema's Story Coming to Emerson

    SEMBENE!, a documentary about the "father of African cinema," will be shown Friday, March 18, 7:00-10:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.

  • Wyatt Oswald

    Oswald talks trees on NH Public Radio

    Associate Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts Wyatt Oswald was interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) on tree migration in New Hampshire.

  • Boston Coastlines: Future Past - Civic Media project

    New Graduate Program in Civic Media Launches

    Starting in Fall 2016, Emerson College’s Engagement Lab will launch an intensive 12-month residential master’s degree program in Civic Media, Art & Practice (CMAP). Prospective students can apply now to the graduate program, which focuses on the emerging field of civic media.

  • Rich West

    West on Thanksgiving food fights, Boston Globe

    Communication Studies Professor Rich West weighs in about family dynamics at play during Thanksgiving. Specifically, the Boston Globe article addresses the differences in dietary choices: traditionalists vs. foodies. Read the article in the Boston Globe.

  • Peter Flynn

    Flynn’s doc film praised on

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