College of Media at Illinois

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Faculty Profiles

Chan Anita Say

Anita Say Chan

228 Gregory Hall


Ph.D., Program in the History and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
S.M., Program in Comparative Media Studies, MIT
B.A., Journalism and Women's Studies, New York University


Assistant Research Professor of Communications
Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies

Course Specialties

New Media/Network Cultures
Science and Technology Studies
Globalization and Development
Labor and Creative Economies

Research/Creative Endeavor

Anita Say Chan is an Assistant Research Professor of Communications and an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include globalization and digital cultures, innovation networks and the “periphery”, and science and technology studies in Latin America. Her first book the competing imaginaries of global connection and information technologies in network-age Peru, Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures and the Myth of Digital Universalismwas released by MIT Press in 2014. Her research has been awarded support from the Center for the Study of Law & 
Culture at Columbia University’s School of Law and the National Science Foundation, and she has held 
postdoctoral fellowships at The CUNY Graduate Center’s Committee on Globalization & Social Change, and at Stanford University’s Introduction to Humanities Program.

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