Areas of interest

History of Media, Multimedia Production, Central European Literature and Culture, Film Studies and Analysis


B.A. in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 1992
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, New York University, 2004


Jessie Labov is the Director of Academic and Institutional Development, as well as a faculty member in the Communication major. She has two main research areas: the history of underground movements in Central Europe and their connection with emigre culture, comparative work on Central European film, and new methods of studying culture using computational methods (i.e., digital humanities). She also works as a Research Fellow at the Center for Media, Data, and Society at Central European University (Profile link) and at the Institute for Literary Studies of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network: (Profile Link)

Courses taught:

Communication in the Digital Age, Film Studies and Analysis, Basic Video Editing, Social Media: Rhetoric and Design