217-333-1549
          235 Gregory Hall
          achan@illinois.edu

 


Education

  • 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

Affiliations

  • Associate Research Professor of Communications 
  • Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies
  • Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (I-CHASS) 
  • Illinois Informatics Institute
  • Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
  • Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP)
     

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 Associate Research Professor of Communications 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”, science and technology studies in Latin America, and hybrid pedagogies in building digital literacies. She received her PhD in 2008 from the MIT Doctoral Program in History; Anthropology; and Science, Technology, and Society. 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 Universalism was 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. She is faculty affiliate at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (I-CHASS), the Illinois Informatics Institute, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP). She will be a 2015-16 Faculty Fellow with the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.