Profiles

Maggie (Mengqing) Zhang
ICR Student
Email address: mz44@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS My research interest is computational political communication, with particular focuses on communication process (network and structure)/mechanism and media effect. All my research interests serve the final purpose of helping build a better… Read More
Stephanie Perez
ICR Student
Email: smg8@illinois.edu Research Interests I analyze television series and films that center U.S. Latinx teen girls and young women, friendship, chosen family, and deconstructions of the nuclear family, while looking closely at how these concepts are intertwined with race, ethnicity, culture,… Read More
Rik Ray
ICR Student
Email: rikray2@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS    I am primarily interested in exploring the structure and architecture of social media platforms. My current research agenda focuses on exploring the role of such structural and architectural affordances in matters of Internet policy deliberation… Read More
Chen Crystal Chen
ICR Student
Email: chenc4@illinois.edu COHORT: 2018 RESEARCH INTERESTS    My research focuses on understanding the influence of unique characteristics of immersive environment on individuals’ information processing, cognitive performances and decision making. It turns into three inter-related questions: 1)… Read More
Vincent Jurgens
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Vincent Jurgens (BS  '86, Media and Cinema Studies)  Photographer, Videographer, WebmasterWhat is one of your favorite memories as a student in media and cinema studies? (It could be a memorable class, professor, event, etc.) Being the first student in the new Media Studies program, rescuing me… Read More
Alexandra Pate
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Alexandra Pate (BS '16, Media & Cinema Studies) Communications Designer & Social Media Coordinator, Common Ground Research NetworksWhat is one of your favorite memories as a student in media studies, cinema studies, or media & cinema studies? (It could be a memorable class, professor,… Read More
Page Wolf
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Page Wolf (BS '93, Media Studies) Faculty Development Chair, College of Lake CountyWhat is one of your favorite memories as a student in media studies, cinema studies, or media & cinema studies? (It could be a memorable class, professor, event, organization, etc.) As Media Studies majors, we… Read More
Hannah Brennan Lamore
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Hannah Brennan Lamore (BS' 12 Media & Cinema Studies; JD '16, Law) Attorney, Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC What is one of your favorite memories as a student in media studies, cinema studies, or media & cinema studies? (It could be a memorable class, professor, event, organization,… Read More
Jiachen Yao
ICR Student
Email: jyao13@illinois.edu Jiachen (Lulu) Yao is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the ICR program. Jiachen got her bachelor degree in Communication Studies at South China University of Technology. She got her master degree in advertising at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jiachen is mainly… Read More
Kerry Wilson
ICR Student
Email: kbwilso2@illinois.edu Kerry Wilson received her master's degree in communication with an emphasis in women's studies in 2011 and a bachelor's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in African American studies in 2009 from Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on African… Read More