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Elizabeth Affuso

Academic Director of Media Studies
Pitzer College
West Hall Q122
(909) 607-7025

Elizabeth Affuso has been with Pitzer since 2011, serving as both a faculty member and Academic Director of Media Studies.

Elizabeth’s scholarly interests include issues of spectatorship, fandom, branding, technology, social media, celebrity, and consumer culture. She is the co-editor (with Suzanne Scott) of Sartorial Fandom: Fashion, Beauty Culture, and Identity (2023).  Her work has appeared in scholarly journals including JumpCut and Film Criticism, where she co-edited the special issue on “Films and Merchandise” (2018) with Avi Santo. She has published chapters in edited collections including Documenting Fashion (ed. Elena Caoduro and Boel Ulfsdotter, 2023), Point of Sale: Analyzing Media Retail (ed. Daniel Herbert and Derek Johnson, 2019), and The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom (ed. Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott, 2018).

Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinema Studies and Fine Art at New York University. 


Matthew Pagoaga

Pitzer College
Director of Media Studies Production Services
(909) 607-3889
West Hall

Matthew Pagoaga is a Los Angeles-based artist and technologist. He holds an M.F.A. in Art + Technology with a specialization in Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, a B.A. in Applied Arts & Media from Antioch University, and an Immersion Filmmaking Certificate from The Los Angeles Film School. He maintains an art practice interpreting datasets toward aesthetic revisualizations and embodied experiences utilizing a combination of mixed-media, technology, and public art installations. His work also interprets processes of archival degradation, social justice, and disruption. Matthew’s work has been jury-selected in the MOZAIK Future Art Awards in both 2020 and 2021, won multiple awards from the Burning Man organization, received a grant from the CalArts Commission on Sustainability (CCS), as well received other honorariums and awards. Prior to re-engaging academia, Matthew worked in the entertainment and tech sectors as a technical trainer for companies such as Entertainment Partners (makers of Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling software) and Apple.


Eddie Gonzalez

Assistant Director of the Production Center
West Hall Q126
(909) 607-0015

Eddie Gonzalez has been part of the Pitzer family for many years. ​Beginning as a student, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and Art from Pitzer College in 2004. In 2004, Eddie joined Pitzer as staff and now serves as the Assistant Director of Production for Media Studies. Eddie is a Pomona-based artist whose work has included video, silk-screening, and graphic design.


Christian Lopez

Administrative Assistant
West Hall Q121
(909) 607-0687