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Clare Bratten

MC Graduate Director/Professor
Tel: 615/898.2795
Office: COMM 215
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Clare Bratten currently serves as director of the graduate program. She teaches courses in the graduate program and video production and media theory classes at the undergraduate level. Dr. Bratten worked as a newspaper journalist, advertising copywriter, public relations writer and executive and speechwriter before pursuing her masters in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dr. Bratten's academic work has been published in Small Screen, Big Ideas: Television in the 1950s , and in the journals New Media in Society and The Journal of Popular Film and Television , among others. She has presented academic papers at numerous scholarly conclaves including the Cultural Studies Association conference and Console-ing Passions: A Feminist Media Conference. Her research interests are media in the Middle East, and issues of race, class and gender in media. She also is producer, director and videographer for a documentary on the Kurds of Northern Iraq. Her undergraduate degree in History is from Rutgers University.