Cynthia Chris joined CSI’s Department of Media Culture in 2004. Her research interests include media history, the regulation of "decency" in film and television, gender and sexuality, media authorship, and animal studies. She has presented her work at international conferences sponsored by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, International Communication Association, Society for Cinema & Media Studies, Society for Science and Literature, American Studies Association, and Console-ing Passions: An International Conference on Television, Video, and Feminism. At CSI, Dr. Chris teaches undergraduate courses including Introduction to Media, Introduction to Communications, Media Industries, Media Analysis, Media & Culture, Media Regulation, Screen Comedy, and History of Radio & Television, as well as, at the graduate level, Media History and Cinema & Gender.
PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scholarship / Publications
In 2014, Dr. Chris and Dr. Matt Brim, of CSI’s Department of English, were appointed to a three-year term as general co-editors of the journal WSQ, published by the Feminist Press at the CUNY Graduate Center. For more information, please see http://www.feministpress.org/wsq.