Dr. Mary Husain teaches a variety of courses in the Mass Communication & Journalism and Communication departments at California State University, Fresno. Her areas of instruction include cultural studies and media persuasion. Her research interests concern the impacts of media representation in entertainment and news genres on diverse communities and academic freedom. In addition, Mary serves as the adviser for the CineCulture film series, which presents weekly cultural films at Fresno State. For Filmworks, she serves as program director and coordinates our discussion circles.