Profiles

Spears
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Brynne Spears is a Class of 2022 media and cinema studies major. What excited you about majoring in Media and Cinema Studies here at Illinois? I was originally a communications major, but I realized that I was really interested in film so I… Read More
Pease
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Robyn Pease is a Class of 2023 media and cinema studies major.  What excited you about majoring in media and cinema studies here at Illinois? What excited me most is that there are a lot of promising resources here. There is a lot of involvement… Read More
Grace Johnson
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Grace Johnson is a Class of 2022 media and cinema studies major. She is also a past Ebert Fellow. What excited you about majoring in media and cinema studies here at Illinois? In high school, I found myself being passionate about representing… Read More
Maggie Morris
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Maggie Morris is a Class of 2023 media and cinema studies major. What excited you about majoring in media and cinema studies at Illinois? I came for a campus visit when I was in high school. Since I was the only student from my high school looking… Read More
Vincent Jurgens
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Vincent Jurgens (BS  '86, Media and Cinema Studies)  Photographer, Videographer, Webmaster What 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 Networks 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… Read More
Page Wolf
Media & Cinema Studies Alumni
Page Wolf (BS '93, Media Studies) Faculty Development Chair, College of Lake County 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, 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
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
headshot of Anita Say Chan
Media & Cinema Studies Faculty
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… Read More