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Irina Patkanian

Associate Professor

irinaBS in English Philology, University of St. Petersburg, Russia 1991
MA in Linguistics, University of Iowa, 1995
MFA in Film and Video Production, University of Iowa, 1999

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Patkanian came to the U.S. in 1991. After receiving her two Master's degrees from the University of Iowa in 1999, she moved to New York City. She worked at Columbia University's Center for New Media, Pinnacle Systems, NNS, and Well Spring Film Distribution Company. Irina Patkanian is the president and cofounder of a non-profit film and theater company "In Parentheses" which produces stage and screen adaptations of contemporary literary texts and international documentaries. Irina directed/produced documentaries in Russia, France, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Mozambique and China. Her documentary "My American Neighbor" about perception of America and the American dream abroad won "best short documentary" award at the Chicago's "Peace on Earth" film festival, and has been distributed by the "Films for the Humanities & Sciences." She is currently working on a documentary feature about Kamchatka, Russia, for which she received the 2011 Jerome foundation grant, and a short animated film about Mozambican civil war, for which she received the 2010 NYSCA grant (Individual Artists/Film). Professor Patkanian has been teaching at Brooklyn College since 2001.

Irina Patkanian's personal web site

In Parenthesis, Inc. (non-profit film & theater company)

Living Here: A Kamchatka Tale.

My American Neighbor

Professor Patkanian is on sabbatical for Spring 2015.

Classes for Fall 2014:

TVRA 3871 Single Camera Production - Mondays 10:15am - 2:45pm

TVRA 7736X Television Program Directing - Monday 5:05pm - 8:45pm

TVRA 7752X Single Camera Production for Television - Wednesday 11:00am - 3:30pm

TVRA 7853G Thesis Development 3 TBA

Classes for Spring 2014:

TVRA 3871 Single Camera Production - Monday 11:00am - 3:30pm

TVRA 7782 Advanced Problems in Studio and Field Production: Mondays 5:05pm - 9:35pm

TVRA 7854G Thesis Development 4

TVRA 7797X Special Topics-21st Century Documentary: Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:15pm

Office Hours for Spring 2014:

Monday: 9:30AM - 11:00AM & 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Office: 405 A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2790
Please contact Professor Patkanian directly for appointments.



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Barbara Jo Lewis

Associate Professor,
Department of Television and Radio and Department of Economics

Ph.D., New York University, Culture and Communication, 1997.
MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 1977.
BA, Washington University, 1973

Current research and publications extend doctoral studies in culture and communication and include the following articles: “Children of the Mechanical Bride: Additional Abstractions of Human Stereotypes” in the proceedings for “The Legacy of McLuhan: A Symposium” sponsored by Fordham University; “Cyborg Consciousness: Conceptions of Human Identity in a Technological World” in the Proceedings of the 55th Annual conference of the New York State Communication Association; and “Hello Dolly: Media Coverage of Cloning Events and the Popular Imagination” to be presented at the National Communication Association conference.

For more than a decade, has been an advertising agency producer employed by a number of large agencies including Wells Rich Greene, DMB&B, and Ketchum. Awards include AFI for MFA thesis film, “Larissa,” post-production recognition on Emmy award-winning documentary “Countdown to Collision,” and George Ketchum and Chicago Film Festival award for “Anything Goes.”

Taught photography through an Assistantship with George Washington University at Airlie Productions/Raven’s Hollow, Ltd.

See also: Professor Lewis' page at the Department of Economics, which includes a complete list of conferences and publications.

Classes for Spring 2015:

TVRA 2517 Television and Radio Advertising - Online
TVRA 2517 Television and Radio Advertising* - Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm- 4:55pm

Download Syllabus for TVRA 2517

*Cross-listed as BUSN 3130. Please see schedule of classes for BUSN courses.


Classes for Fall 2014:

TVRA 2517 Television and Radio Advertising - Online
TVRA 2517 Television and Radio Advertising* - Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm- 4:55pm

Download Syllabus for TVRA 2517

*Cross-listed as BUSN 3130. Please see schedule of classes for BUSN courses.


Office Hours for Spring 2015:

Tuesdays: 12:15pm-2:00pm

Office: 407s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2788
Please contact Professor Lewis directly for appointments.



John Jannone

Associate Professor, CUNY Director,
Program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts

MFA (Electronic Arts), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003
BA Cum Laude, Honors (Philosophy), Colgate University, 1991

Studies cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with a particular interest in collective art-making and live performance. He is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College, and designed the College’s two graduate programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) which he directed through the spring of 2008. He teaches courses in multi-camera television production, computer programming, and performance. He is in the beginning stages of developing a curriculum in cooperation, coordination, and collaboration studies. He is the recipient of numerous grants, including National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation and CreativeIT grants. John co-directs a family of summer arts camps for children; learn more at http://www.ballibayCamps.com.

Classes for Spring 2015:

TVRA 7782G Problems in Studio/Field Production - Tuesday 10:00am - 2:30pm
TVRA 3841 Multimedia Design & Production - Wednesday 9:30am - 2:00pm

Classes for Fall 2014:

TVRA 3861 Multi-Camera TV Production - Friday 10:15am - 2:45pm
TVRA 7733G Sound Design - Wednesday 11:00am - 3:30pm

Office Hours for Spring 2015:

Tuesday: 9:15-10:00am
Wednesday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Thursdays: 12:30-2:30pm

Office: 505s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 4203
718 951 4203 (office - 376G) (fax 4418)
718 951 5000 x1229 (center for computer music - 250/251G)
Please contact Professor directly for appointments.



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Mobina Hashmi

Assistant Professor

temp Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2006

Mobina Hashmi was previously appointed at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her research interests include the following: science fiction and the cultural politics of labor; technology and citizenship; critical media; new media and cyberculture.

Recent publications: "Outsourcing the American Dream? Representing the Stakes of IT Globalizaion in America" in Economic and Political Weekly (May 2005).

Teaching interests: Media criticism and history, new media technologies and society, globalization and media, gender and media, race and media, cultural studies, media and national identity and science-fiction film and television.

She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Television and Radio teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Classes for Spring 2015

TVRA 2222W Communication Research - Wednesdays 3:40pm - 4:55pm
TVRA 2265 Industry, Instit.& Aud in TVR - Thursdays 2:15pm - 3:30pm
TVRA 3434 Media, Gender & Sexuality - Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:15p
TVRA 7945X Media Research Methods - Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:15pm

Classes for Spring 2014:

TVRA 4430W Television and Radio Criticism - Wednesdays 2:00PM -4:45PM
TVRA 7710X Media Studies SeminarWednesdays 6:30PM-9:15PM
TVRA 7728X Global Media - Fridays 6:30PM - 9:15PM

Office Hours for Spring 2015:

Tuesdays: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesdays: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Thursdays: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Office: 405 A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 1961
Please contact Professor Hashmi directly for appointments.



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