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This website was made by students in the Chapman University Creative and Cultural Industries Program as a way to bring attention to the CCI sector and highlight the work of students who are creating work within the minor. Students in the collective work in association with Dr. Patrick Fuery and Dr. Jamie Larkin to feature relevant things happening on campus and in the world for others to explore. For more information about the creative and cultural industries or Chapman's program:


This collective was formed in association with

Dr. Patrick Fuery
Professor, Director of the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

Dr. Patrick Fuery is a graduate of Murdoch University, Australia, with a BA (Hons), MPhil and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has held posts at the University of London (Royal Holloway College), Sussex University, and the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is the author of eight books and has been translated into Chinese, Italian, French, and Korean. His most recent book is Madness and Cinema. His research interests include psychoanalysis, semiotics, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, film and visual studies, medicine and the arts. He is currently completing two books: a study on cultural disturbance and the sublime; and an edited collection on medicine, culture, and the arts. 


Dr. Kelli Fuery

Associate Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries

Dr. Kelli Fuery completed her B.A. (Hons) at Macquarie University in Critical and Cultural Studies, graduating in 1995 with First Class Honors. Before joining Chapman University, she held posts in contemporary film, media and cultural studies at Monash University; the University of Newcastle, Australia; and in the (now) School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. She completed her PhD (2005) at Murdoch University in Critical Theory, Film and Visual Culture. Her research explores why we mediate the world around us in the ways that we do, examining how our inner worlds influence the social and cultural contexts which influence our choices. Focusing on various modes within visual culture, Fuery is interested in the poisoning and mechanics of power and knowledge, the assembly and dismantling of structures, and the role ethics plays in the exchange of aesthesis. She is the author of five books, including Visual Cultures and Critical Theory (co-authored, 2003), New Media: Culture and Image (2009), The Gift and Visual Culture: Doubles, Disruption and Exchange (2008), Wilfred Bion, Thinking and Emotional Experience with Moving Images (2018), and most recently, Ambiguous Cinema: From Simone de Beauvoir to Feminist Film-Phenomenology (2022). Her sixth book is an edited collection titled Film Phenomenologies: Temporality, Embodiment, Transformation, forthcoming 2024 with Edinburgh University Press. She is a founding scholar for the British Psychoanalyst Council, an Editorial Board Member for Film-Philosophy journal and Special Issues Editor for Film Maters.


Ms. Shannon Halverson
Program Manager, Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

Ms. Halverson has been with Chapman University for 12 years, 10 of which have been with Wilkinson College, and has been working with the Creative and Cultural Studies Initiative here at Chapman from its beginning. A graduate of the University of San Francisco with a BA in History, she also holds a Certificate in Arts Management from UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business and Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Ms. Halverson is always happy to meet and discuss the Center or the Minor, the easiest way to reach her is via email at to make an appointment.

Alissa Sakamoto

Student Peer Advisor and Researcher, Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

Alissa is a Senior Business Administration Marketing Major and CCI minor. She started her minor freshman year taking Dr. Jamie Larkin's Introduction to Museum Studies Class and is now finished with all her CCI classes. As a student with lots of CCI experience, she is here answer any questions other students may have. Alissa is available by appointment and open office hours. You can reach her at or her personal at

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