Representation is the axis of media and democracy. Whether through networked social movements, artistic activism, or ink on ballots, the work of engaging in democracy is the work of engaging through mediated representations. The Carsey-Wolf Center’s research on media and democracy is committed to the study of media as a way of naming, engaging, and challenging formations of power in the contemporary world.




    photo credit: Ryan Vizzions

Annual Conference: Media in the Americas

Past Events:


Water Is Life: Standing with Standing Rock

Thursday, May 18 - Saturday, May 20, 2017


Trans Media series:

Raising Zoey with director Dante Alencastre

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Transparent with Amy Villarejo, Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Free Cece with CeCe McDonald and director Jacqueline Gares 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen with director Kortney Ryan Ziegler

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Tangerine with actress Mya Taylor

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Actors for Autism: Selections from the AFA 2016 Film Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017


The Overnighters with director/cinematographer Jesse Moss

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Workshop: Collaborative Public Art and the Overpass Light Brigade

Lane Hall, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Starving The Beast with Lane Hall, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Privilege with director Yvonne Rainer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The Look of Silence

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Marwencol with director Jeff Malmberg

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Merchants of Doubt

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Occupy the Farm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015



Wednesday, March 4, 2015


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