Alumni Placements and Achievements
Alumni from the past ten years are listed chronologically.


Gasaway, John G.
January 1999
Entered from University of Illinois, Advertising
"Tippecanoe and the Party Press Too: Mass Communication, Politics, Culture, and the Fabled Presidential Election of 1840" (Kim Rotzoll)
Cameron-Newell Advertising, Inc.

Saukko, Paula Marjatta
May 1999
Entered from University of Tampere, Journalism
"Discourse on Eating Disorders: The Politics of a Female Epidemic" (Norman Denzin)
University of Leicester, Centre for Mass Communication Research
Current: School of Historical, Political and Sociological Studies and Exeter Genomics Research Institute, University of Exeter, UK

Sterne, Jonathan Edward
May 1999
Entered from University of Illinois, Speech Communication
"The Audible Past: Modernity, Technology, and the Cultural History of Sound" (Larry Grossberg and John Nerone)
McGill University, Art History and Communication Arts

Aswathanarayana, Vani
October 1999
Entered from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Journalism
"After the Demolition: Constructing the Communal Riots of 1992-93 in the Indian Media" (Pandharipande and Grossberg)
International Technical Park, 
Bangalore India

Baughman, Linda Lee
October 1999
Entered from University of Kentucky-Lexington, Communications
"What are We Protecting Here? The Cultural Construction of Gender in Obscenity Law" (Grossberg and Treichler)
St. Lawrence University, Communications

Wiley, Stephen Bert
October 1999
Entered from University of Texas, Austin, Latin American Studies
"Transnation: Chilean Television Infrastructure and Policy as National Space, 1969-1996" (Grossberg)
North Carolina State University, Communication

Sanmiguel, Lisa Michelle
January 2000
Entered from University of Tulsa, Communication, 1992
"From 'Career Woman's' Disease to 'An Epidemic Ignored': Endometriosis in U.S. Culture Since 1948" (Treichler)
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Goss, Brian Michael
May 2000
Entered from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Psychology
"Teeth Gritting Harmony: The Ideology of Neo-Liberalism" (Nerone)
St. Louis University, Madrid, Spain

Pierson, Eric Charles
May 2000
Entered from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theatre
"The 1970's as Hollywood's Golden Economic Age: A Critical, Interpretative Analysis of the Blaxploitation Cinematic Movement" (William Berry)
University of San Diego, Communication Studies

Reed, Lori Kathleen
May 2000
Entered from Ohio State University, Women's Studies
"A Technological Dis-ease: Scientific Discourses, Mass Media, and the 'Truths' about 'Computer Addiction'" (Valdivia)
University of Rhode Island, Communication Studies

Love, Lisa L.
January 2001
Entered from Texas A&M University, Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences
"The Right to Produce Culture: Constructing an Institutional Reputation in the Art World" (Denzin)
St. Paul, Minn.

Bratich, Jack Zeljko
October 2001
Entered from Northeast Missouri State University, Philosophy and Religion
"Grassy Knoll-Edges: Conspiracy Theories and Political Rationality in the 1990s" (Treichler)
University of New Hampshire, Communications
Current: Rutgers University, Communications

Kim, Young Chan
October 2001
Entered from University of Illinois, Advertising
"Advertising, Consumer Culture, Youth Cultures, and Media Technologies: A Cultural-Historical Approach to MTV" (James Hay)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Tolstikova, Natalia
October 2001
Entered from University of Illinois, Advertising
"Reading Rabotnitsa: Ideals, Aspirations, and Consumption Choices for Soviet Women, 1914-1964" (Linda Scott)
University of Maine - Orono, Communication and Journalism

Xu, Hua
May 2002
Entered from Peking University, Law
"Encountering Globalization: An Ethnographic Study of Women and Television in China" (Andrea Press)
Voice of America, Washington, DC

Boateng, Akosua Boatema
October 2002
Entered from University of Leicester, Mass Communication
"Culture in the Global Marketplace: A Study of Intellectual Property in Africa" (Angharad Valdivia)
University of California at San Diego, Communications

Lee, Keehyeung
October 2002
Entered from University of Illinois, Sociology
"Toward a Cultural History in the Korean Present: Locating the Cultural Politics of the Everyday" (Denzin)
Research Scholar, Korea Press Foundation, Seoul

Soderlund, Gretchen
October 2002
Entered from U of Florida and Eastern Illinois University, English
"Sex Panics and City Papers: Mass Media and Public Controversy Over the Traffic in Women" (Treichler)
Virginia Commonwealth University

LeVold, J. Barlow
October 2002
Entered from University of Illinois, Advertising
APictures and Information Theory in Consumer Research@ (Linda Scott) 
University of Illinois, College of Business

Rentschler, Carrie A.
October 2002
Entered from University of Illinois, Speech Communication
"The Crime Victim Movement and U.S. Public Culture" (Valdivia)
McGill University, William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies in the Art History and Communication Studies Department

Gao, Zhihong
May 2003
Entered from Wake Forest University, Speech Communication
"Contesting the Invisible Hand: The Development of Advertising Regulation in China, 1979 - 2000 and Beyond" (Rotzoll)
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, Business Administration

Newman, Peter
May 2003
Entered from University of Illinois, Advertising
"An Investigation of Consumer Reactions to Negative Word-of-Mouth On the Internet" (Srull)
University of Illinois, Business & Financial Services

McGee, Daniel
May 2003
Entered from University of Illinois, Anthropology
"Millennium Bug and Weapons of Mass Fear: Dialogs Between Science and Popular Culture in the 1990's" (Treichler)

Young, Margaret Laurene B
June 2003
Entered from Bradley University
"Saving Charmstrings" (Denzin)
Bradley University, Communications

Ruiz, Maria Victoria
June 2003 
Entered from the University of Illinois
"Border Narratives, Latino Health, and US Media Representation: A Cultural Analysis" (Treichler) 
Medical Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Record, Angela
September 2003
"Born to Shop: Teenage Girls and the U.S. Marketplace in the 1950s."

Derhemi, Eda
September 2003 
"Language Endangerment and Maintenance in the Abresh of Piana Delgi Albanesi"
University of Illinois, Italian

Miklaucic, Shawn Anthony
October 2003 
"Playful Labors: Narrative, Work and Digital Games" (McCarthy)
Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Robertson, Craig Murray
December 2003
Entered from the University of Illinois 
"'Passport Please': The U.S. Passport and the Documentation of Individual Identity, 1845-1930." (McCarthy)
Babson College, Boston, MA

Jin, Dal Yong
April 2004 
Entered from University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs
"Political Economy of Communication Industry Reorganization, Republic of Korea, 1987-2002." (Schiller)

Gretzel, Ulrike
May 2004
Entered from Vienna University of Economics and Business 
Administration, International Business
"Consumer Responses to Preference Elicitation Processes in Destination Recommendation Systems" (Vargas)
Texas A&M University, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

Gates, Kelly Allison
June 2004
Entered from Miami University of Ohio
"Our Biometric Future: The Social Construction of an Emerging Information Technology" (Valdivia)
CUNY Queens College, New York

Zhang, Jing
July 2004
Entered from Peking University in China
"Cultural Values Reflected in Chinese Advertisements: Self-Construal and Persuasion Implications" (Sharon Shavitt)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Jin, Dal Yong
April 19, 2004 (Deposited September 2005)
Entered from University of Texas at Austin, TX
"Political Economy of Communication Industry Reorganization: Republic of Korea, 1987-2002"
(Schiller)
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada

Zhang, Jing 
May 2004
Entered from – Peking University
(Shavitt)
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Gretzel, Ulrike
May 2004
Entered from Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien, Social & Economics Science
"Consumer Responses to Preference Elicitation Processes in Destination Recommendation Systems" (Vargas)
University of Texas A&M

Brush, Heidi Marie 
August 2004
Entered from Penn State, English
"Netwars: Information Technologies, Global Politics and the Reappropriation of Space" (Treichler)
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Shah, Rajiv 
September 2004
Entered from UIUC Law
"Understanding How Communication Technologies Regulate" (Berry)
Postdoc – UIUC Law

Gates, Kelly Allison
October 2004
Entered from Penn State, Advertising
"Our Biometric Future: The Social Construction of an Emerging Information Technology"
(Valdivia)
Queen's College, NY

Leger, Marie 
October 2004
Entered from University of California-Berkeley
"Clinical Globalization: Pharmaceutical Research in the Developing World" (Treichler)
UIUC – Medical Scholars Program

Dubrofsky, Rachel 
December 2004
Entered from York University, Canada
"The Bachelor Industry: The surveillance and Governing of Women" (Ono)
Postdoc – UIUC Institute of Communications Research

Elavsky, Charles Michael 
May 2005
Entered from SUNY, Binghamton – English
"Producing "LOCAL" Repertoire: Czech Identity, Pop Music, and the Global Music Industry"
(McCarthy)
Penn State University, State College

Yoon, Sukki 
August 2005
Entered from Michigan State University, Advertising
"When What You Might Have Purchased Misguides You: Dysfunctional Counterfactual Thinking in Consumer Affect and Cognition" (Vargas)
Assistant Professor – Bryant University, Marketing

Harewood, Susan
May 2006
Entered from Howard University, Mass Communication
"Calypso, Masquerade Performance and Post National Identities" (McCarthy)
Barbados Community College

Levina, Marina
May 2006
Entered from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania
"The Stake and the Chip: Biomedical and Genomic Discourse and the Management of Difference in Popular Culture" (Treichler)
Lecturer, Mass Communications Program, University of California-Berkeley

Malagreca, Miguel
May 2006
Entered from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Psychology
"Queer Italy: Contexts, Antecedents and Representations" (McCarthy)
Post-Doctoral work at Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy and Assistant Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pierce, Joy 
May 2006
Entered from California State University at Northridge, Mass Communication
"Communication Unplugged: A Cultural Analysis of the Digital Divide" (Denzin)
Assistant Professor – University of Utah, Communication

Jia, Jia
October 2006
Entered from Peking University, Advertising
"Remaking China Dolls: Imitation and Visual Rhetoric in Contemporary Chinese Cultural Production" (Desser)

Hulst, Mary 
December 2006
Entered from Calvin College, Classical Civilization
"The Greatest of These:Virtuous Love and Christian Preaching" (Christians)
Assistant Professor – Calvin Theological Seminary, Preaching

Kien, Grant 
December 2006
Entered from York University, Media and Culture
"Mobility, Being, Global Network: Technological Performance with Laptops and Cell Phones" (Denzin)
Assistant Professor – California State University Eastbay, Communication

Kosovski, Jason
May 2007
Entered from UIUC, Media Studies
"Wild Boyz and Jackasses: Masculinity and Reality Television" (Gill)
Visiting Lecturer – UIUC, Speech Communication

Bai, Ruoyun
October 2007
Entered from Beijing Foreign Studies University, English Language and Cultural Studies
"Anticorruption Television Dramas: Between Propaganda and Popular Culture in Globalizing China" (Williams)
Assistant Professor – New York University, Media, Culture and Communication

Durham, Aisha 
October 2007
Entered from University of Georgia, Journalism and Mass Communication
"Homegirl Going Home: Hip Hop Feminism and the Representational Politics of Location" (McCarthy)
Texas A & M

Monje, David 
October 2007
Entered from University of Oregon, Journalism
"Making Enemies: Articulations of the 'Enemy' in the War on Terror" (McCarthy)
Assistant Professor – Northeastern University, Communication Studies

Moreira, Claudio
October 2007
Entered from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Kinesiology
"Transgressive Body, Transgressive Scholarship: A Fragmented Life in so Many Acts" (Denzin)

Zhou, Yuanzhi 
October 2007
Entered from Beijing Foreign Studies University, English
"Capitalizing China's Media Industry: The Installation of Capitalist Production in the Chinese TV and Film Sectors" (Schiller)
China?

Kim, Soo-Chul 
December 2007
Entered from Yonsei University, Sociology
"Space, History and Mobility: A Historical Inquiry of Seoul as a Mobile City from 1970 to 2000" (Denzin)
Post-Doc Research Fellow – Simon Fraser University, Communication

Bui, Diem-My 
May 2008
Entered from
"Embodiments of Difference: Representations of Vietnamese Women in the U.S. Cultural Imaginary" (Valdivia)
Visiting Assistant Professor – University of Illinois at Chicago, Communication

Cornish, Sabryna 
May 2008
Entered from
"The Framing of the Internet by the Traditional Mass Media: From 1988 to 1995" (Jones)
Assistant Professor – Northern Illinois University, Communication

Gournelos, Ted
May 2008
Entered from
"The Tao of South Park: Dissonant Visual Culture and the Future of Politics" (Ono)
Assistant Professor – Maryville University, Communications

Nimkoff, Mark
May 2008
Entered from
"Media Memories: The Newseum Story of News" (Nerone)
Visiting Instructor – Westfield State College, Communication

Bhattacharya, Himika 
October 2008
Entered from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Social Work
"Is My Honor Not Honor?": Women's Narratives of Marriage, Violence and Culture in Lahaul, India (Treichler)
Assistant Professor – Syracuse University, Gender and Women's Studies

Filmer, Alice
October 2008
Entered from San Francisco State University, Speech Communications
"The Acoustics of Identity: Linguistic Passports Beyond Empire and Essentialism" (McCarthy)
Assistant Professor – English at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA

Hong, Yu 
October 2008
Entered from Zhejiang University, Journalism
"Class Formation in High-Tech Information and Communications as an Aspect of China's Reintegration into Transnational Capitalism" (Schiller)
Visiting Assistant Professor – Muhlenberg College, Media and Communication

Jamison, Kathy 
October 2008
Entered from University of Illinois-Springfield, Communications
"Taming Consumer Culture: A Contractarian Ethic for Advertising" (Christians)
Assistant Professor – University of Illinois at Springfield, Communication

Magnet, Shoshana 
October 2008
Entered from University of Toronto, Sociology in Education
"Encoding the Body: Critically Assessing the Collection and Uses of Biometric Information" (Ono/Treichler)
Assistant Professor – University of Ottawa, Institute of Women's Studies

Park, Jin-Kyung 
October 2008
Entered from Sookmyung Women's University, Physical Education
"Corporeal Colonialism: Medicine, Reproduction, and Race in Colonial Korea" (Treichler)
Assistant Professor – University of Toronto, Global Asia Studies and Women & Gender Studies

Pickard, Victor 
December 2008
Entered from University of Washington-Seattle, Communications
"Media Democracy Deferred: The Postwar Settlement for U.S. Communications, 1945-1949" (McChesney)
Assistant Professor – New York University, Media, Culture and Communication

Baez, Jillian
October 2009
Entered from CUNY – Hunter College, Media Studies & Africana/Latino Studies
"Latinas Talk Back: The Latina Body, Citizenship, and Popular Culture" (Valdivia)
Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

O'Baoill, Andrew 
October 2009
Entered from Dublin City University, Communications and Cultural Studies
"Broadcasting in an On-Demand World: Creating Community Radio in the Era of Podcasting and Webcasting" (Nerone)
Assistant Professor – Cazenovia College, Communication Studies

Quinn, Roswell
October 2009
Entered from University of Illinois-Springfield, Communications
"Broader Spectrum: A History of Antibiotic R & D" (Treichler)
4th year medical student – UIUC College of Medicine/Medical Scholars Program

Scott, Dale (Ben) 
October 2009
Entered from University of Toronto, Sociology in Education
"Encoding the Body: Critically Assessing the Collection and Uses of Biometric Information" (Ono/Treichler)
Policy Director – Free Press, non-profit organization in Washington, DC

Sredl, Katherine
October 2009
Entered from 
"The Construct of Consumer Pride and Its Relevance to Intergenerational Consumption: A Field Study in a Transformation Economy" (Nelson/Otnes)
Assistant Professor – Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Velez, Melba
December 2009
Entered from University of Washington-Seattle, Communications
"Media Democracy Deferred: The Postwar Settlement for U.S. Communications, 1945-1949" (McChesney)
Assistant Professor – Grand Valley State University, School of Communications

Johnson-Yale, Camille 
October 2010
"Runaway Film Production: A Critical History of Hollywood's Outsourcing Discourse" (John Nerone) 

Healey, Kevin 
October 2010
Entered from the New School, Media Studies
"The Spirit of Networks: New Media and the Changing Role of Religion in American Public Life" (Clifford Christians)

Amy Hasinoff
October 2010
"No right to sext? A critical examination of media and legal debates about teenage girls sexual agency in the digital age"

Andrew Kennis
October 2010
"The Media Dependence Model: An Analysis of the Performance and Structure of U.S. and Global News"