Student Profiles

Chamee Yang
ICR Student
Email: cyang62@illinois.edu RESEARCH DESCRIPTION As an interdisciplinary researcher of Media, Information, and Technology in the East Asian context, I emphasize the necessity to take a material, sociotechnical, and historical approach to offer a situated knowledge about science and technology – an… 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
Zongyuan Wang
ICR Student
Email: zwang101@illinois.edu I am currently a first year PhD student at ICR. I graduated from Nankai University with dual degree of economics and English literature/translation and recently graduated from the University of Illinois with M.S. in advertising. I have expansive interests in psychology… Read More
Ran Ju
ICR Student
Email: ranju3@illinois.edu Ran Ju holds a B.A. from Fudan University (China) in journalism and a Master in International Affairs at Columbia University. Ran Ju's encounters with political and economic studies in both US and China have led her to value collaborative frameworks for research and… Read More
Vernita Fort
ICR Student
Email: vfort@illinois.edu Vernita Pearl Fort entered ICRs Ph.D. program after completing a diplomatic career with the United States Agency for International Development, United States Department of State. She worked in 40 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the… Read More
Ann Strahle
ICR Student
Email: astra2@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS I am interested in how the status of religion is used in national iconography and ritual, and how religion and religious messages are used to justify certain acts or attitudes of the individual and organizations. My work involves tracing the evolution… Read More
Susmita Das
ICR Student
Email: das10@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS Interested in historical materialism, knowledge transfer in the field of advertising/marketing studies, advertising and consumer culture, media archaeology. My project looks at the development of the advertising institution/industry in India in the… Read More
Gabriel Malo
ICR Student
Email: malo@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS I am interested in studying online communities in their (infra)structure, their formation, and their interaction with other media sources. My work exists at the intersection of science and technology studies, feminist/critical studies, and media studies… Read More
Shili Xiong
ICR Student
Email: sxiong9@illinois.edu RESEARCH INTERESTS My research interest falls in the area of information processing and attention in new media, with a focus on how information processing style and attention can work interact to influence perceptions of media message, and how can cognitive processing… Read More