Nicole Starosielski joins the Department of Film & Media as Full Professor

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August 2, 2023

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC Berkeley is pleased to welcome full professor Nicole Starosielski as of July 1, 2023. Starosielski is a professor in the Department of Film & Media and specializes in the global distribution of digital media. 

Starosielski’s research focuses on the relationship between technology, society and aquatic environments, which her book The Undersea Network explores through transoceanic cable systems. Her works on topics such as Guam’s critical role in transpacific digital exchange and  cultural overlap of cable systems in Hawaii and California have been published in a variety of journals, including the International Journal of Communication, Amerasia and the Journal of Visual Culture

She earned her B.A. in cinema television and English from the University of Southern California before completing both her master’s and Ph.D. in film and media studies from UC Santa Barbara. Before coming to Berkeley, she taught at Miami University and NYU Steinhardt, most recently teaching courses on digital media and media and the environment.