Profiles

Jessica L. Robinson
ICR Student
Email: jrobins5@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS Jessica L. Robinson is a doctoral student in Media and Cinema Studies (Institute for Communications Research) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work, done in community with the SOLHOT collective for which she has organized with… Read More
Olga Shabalina
ICR Student
Email: ois2@illinois.edu COHORT: 2018 RESEARCH INTERESTS My research interests build upon my previous studies that explored cultural differences in ad layout design by looking at perception patterns of linguistic groups as manifested in photos of landscape and household scenes. In my PhD program… Read More
Kristy Hamilton
ICR Student
Email: kristyh2@illinois.edu Cohort: 2016    RESEARCH INTERESTS My research program focuses on understanding technologically-driven biases that can impair metacognitive monitoring (i.e., knowing what you know) and decision-making. By studying human-computer interactions in the context of memory… Read More
Diana Leon-Boys
ICR Student
  Email: dleon6@illinois.edu   RESEARCH INTERESTS Media Studies Latina/o Studies Girlhood Studies Gender and Sexuality Studies Critical Ethnic Studies Disney RESEARCH DESCRIPTION Diana Leon-Boys is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Institute of… Read More
Margaret Yee Man Ng
Journalism Faculty
Her research areas include journalism, communication technology, and social media. Methodologically, she takes a hybrid approach that combines big data, machine learning, as well as survey, and experimental research on media platforms. Her current research seeks to extend the diffusion of… Read More
Anirban Mukhopadhyay
ICR Student
Email: anirban3@illinois.edu Cohort: 2017     RESEARCH INTERESTS I am interested in the history of communication/media technologies; media and space, race and media, resistance and social movements; media policies and critical information studies.  I am intrigued by how media affect cultural… Read More
elizaBeth Simpson
ICR Student
Email: ejsimpso@illinois.edu Cohort: 2015 RESEARCH INTERESTS  elizaBeth Simpson studies the dynamics of collaboration, participation, social responsibility, and personal agency, especially as they intersect with cultural work. Her current research interests include participatory knowledge making… Read More
Giang Pham
ICR Student
Email: gvpham2@illinois.edu     Cohort: 2017     RESEARCH INTERESTS My research interests include motivation, information processing, and media multitasking. More specifically, my work examines how different aspects of motivation, such as intrinsic and extrinsic, approach and avoidance, influence… Read More
Jay Rosenstein
Media & Cinema Studies Faculty
230 Gregory Halljrosenst@illinois.edu Education M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Affiliations Professor of Media and Cinema Studies Center for… Read More
Chris Cook
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Curtis Cook is a media and cinema studies major who hopes to pursue film production or write about film after graduation. “I enjoy movies so much because I believe that film transcends entertainment like no other medium,” Cook said. When he’s not in class working on his latest project, Cook is… Read More