A celebration of the online journal Media + Environment

A lively and interactive roundtable featuring cutting-edge scholars of environment and media who work on the journal. Moderated by Patricia Zimmermann

Roundtable Speakers

Editors-in Chief
Alenda Chang, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Adrian Ivakhiv, Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture, University of Vermont

Janet Walker, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Stream Co-editor
Christina Vagt, Associate Professor of German and Slavic Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Coordinating Editor
Stephen Borunda, PhD student in the Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Media + Environment

Media+Environment is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research. The journal seeks to foster dialogue within a fast-growing global community of researchers and creators working to understand and address the myriad ways that media and environments affect, inhabit, and constitute one another. Founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial conjunction for our time, the journal thus encourages both traditional and multimodal forms of scholarship.

Accordingly expansive and inclusive in its orientation, Media+Environment supports scholarship about media texts and contexts: histories, technologies, networks, infrastructures, data, social media, artistic and creative works, and regulatory pipelines and policies. Together with humanistic social science scholars concentrating on media, we will advance dialogues with scientists and other interlocutors and stimulate new research seeking to connect these phenomena to a broader spatial and environmental consciousness of urgent interest.

In addition to research articles, we are interested in publishing interviews, commentaries, reviews, and audiovisual works, and also serving as a secure digital depository for a wide range of projects.


Patricia Zimmermann, Moderator

Patricia Zimmermann is professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA. She is also codirector (with Tom Shevory) of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Her most recent books include The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Film (2017), Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practice (2018), Documentary Across Platforms: Reverse Engineering Media, Place, and Politics (2019), and Flash Flaherty Tales from a Film Seminar (2021).

Roundtable Cosponsors

Media + Environment

Park Center for Independent Media