Faculty members

 

Rachel小

      

Dr. Wenrui Chen is an assistant professor and the Program Director of Media and Communication Studies at UIC. She holds a PhD in media and communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), an MA in Comparative Literature and a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. Before joining UIC, she had taught media studies and communication at UIUC and journalism courses at Macau University of Science & Technology. Her research interests include journalism history, press theories, media development in post-Mao China (especially in the Pearl River Delta), and journalism culture.

Office: T2-501-R1

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Edgar小

      

Dr. Edgar Yuen is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies. He holds a PhD from Peking University, P.R. China and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yuen has vast industry experience in writing and editing news for Hong Kong newspapers. He continues to write columns for Hong Kong newspapers and magazines and actively contributes to the College’s corporate communications. Dr. Yuen’s areas of interest are news writing and reporting, commentary writing, and media ethics.

Office: T2-502-R4

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jesse小

      

 

Dr. Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman is Assistant Professor at UIC. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, an MA in International Communication Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a BA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. He has taught communication, media, and journalism studies at the University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, and Leeds Beckett University in the UK, Zhejiang Wanli University and the University of Nottingham in China, and the National Institute of Development Administration in Thailand. His research interests include post-structuralism, ideology, critical linguistics, political economy of news, comparative journalism, and epistemological theory. He has published two books, Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth: Beyond Objectivity and Balance (Routledge: 2016), and The Political Economy of News in China: Manufacturing Harmony (Lexington: 2015).

Office:T2-502-R3

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vincent小

      

Dr Vincent Lam  is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies. He holds a degree of Doctor of Business and Administration from University of Newcastle, MA from the University of Leeds and a BA from University of London, United Kingdom. Lam has worked in various financial editorial positions in China Daily, Hong Kong Standard, SCMP, Phoenix TV, Financial Times Group.

In addition, he is a financial M&A due diligence specialist working for Kroll with professional qualifications including US Certified Fraud Examiner, US Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and HKSI certificates in securities, derivatives and asset management.

Office: T2-501-R4

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Fee 小

      

Dr. Fee-Alexandra Haase is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at UIC. She holds both a PhD degree from the University of Tübingen and a Masters degree from the University of Tübingen in Germany. Dr. Haase has worked as media professional, editor, and translator and taught at international universities journalism, media, and communications as well as related fields of the humanities in communications, linguistics, and cultural studies in South Korea, the USA, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Oman. Dr. Haase’s areas of interest is journalism and its historical relation to and tradition within the areas of rhetoric and communication as well as cultural and comparative studies.

Office: T2-502-R2

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Jungmo 小

      

Dr. Jungmo Youn is a Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies. He holds a PhD in media and communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), an MA  and BA in Communication and cultural studies from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Youn has worked as a researcher in Institute of Media Communication in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and conducted archival research in National Institute of Japanese Literature in Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include media history, critical cultural studies and cultural theories, East Asian modernity and cultural mediation.

Office: T2-502-R7

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 Teaching Assistants

 
  louisa 
          

Louisa Ye earned her B.A. and M.A. from University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom. Her main interests include photography, scriptwriting, film production and radio programme. 

Office: T2-502-R27-H8

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   rain小
          

RONG Yu received her M.A. in English Studies from the University of Sydney. Her main interests include gender, feminist theory, cultural studies, cinema studies, and new media.

Office: T2-502-R27-H9

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rowan小   

          

Rowan McCaffery received her B.A. in Media and Communications at Swansea University in the UK. Her main interests include film studies, photography, and cultural studies.

Office: T2-502-R27-H7

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 Mona 小           

Mona  Ma holds  a bachelor degree in film literature at Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai)and a master degree in Chinese Literature  from the University of Macau. Her areas of interest  are studies of narrative ethics in film literature, adaptation comparative research between novels and films and humanistic social literature in Chinese novels.

Office: T2-502-R27-H4

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