» Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty and Staff

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

Patrick FueryDr. 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. 

  • Office Location: 428 N. Glassell, Office 101
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019 on Sabbatical / TBA for Spring 2020
  • Email: fuery@chapman.edu

Dr. Jamie Larkin
Assistant Professor, Creative and Cultural Industries

Jamie LarkinDr. Jamie Larkin’s research focuses on the intersection of culture and commerce, particularly in relation to the development and management of museums; he has published on such issues from both historic and contemporary perspectives. More broadly, Dr. Larkin is interested in the ways in which the public engage with the past. Prior to coming to Chapman,  Dr. Larkin worked on the Arts and Humanities Research Council project 'Mapping Museums: The History and Geography of the UK Museum Sector, 1960-2020' at Birkbeck, University of London. This interdisciplinary research generated the most extensive data ever amassed on UK museums and will result in a sophisticated digital database that will enable innovative analysis and visualization of museum trends. More information can be found here: http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/mapping-museums/. Dr. Larkin has taught at University College London, and been a Visiting Researcher at the University of South Florida, USA, and Visiting Professor at the Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy. He is currently Deputy Editor of the journal Public Archaeology.

  • Office Location: 428 N. Glassell, Office 102
  • Office Hours: TBA for Fall 2019
  • Email: jlarkin@chapman.edu

Dr. Kelli Fuery
Associate Professor of Film Studies, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Kelli FueryDr. Kelli Fuery did her B.A. (Hons) at Macquarie University in Critical and Cultural Studies, graduating in 1995 with a First. Her first graduate teaching appointment was at Royal Holloway, University of London in the Media Arts department teaching Film Theory and Analysis, Film History, and Television Studies where she enjoyed teaching with a focus that balanced practice and theory. Since then Kelli has held posts 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.


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Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa
Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Wilkinson College; Department of Sociology

Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa is an Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research interests focus on issues of representation in film, mass media, art, performance, and cultural display. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective Ethnographic Terminalia (http://ethnographicterminalia.org/). Her dissertation Visualizing Japanese-America: the Japanese American National Museum and the Construction of Identity examined the role of the Japanese American National Museum in the construction and dissemination of a Japanese-American identity. She is currently president of the Society for Visual Anthropology (2015-2017)(http://societyforvisualanthropology.org/) a subsection of the American Anthropological Association.


Dr. Julye Bidmead
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies

Dr. Julye Bidmead is the Director of the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science. She received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Method and Theory of Religion. Prior to joining Chapman University in 2007, she held faculty positions at Miami University (OH), James Madison University, and California State University, Fresno. Dr. Bidmead teaches classes in Religious Studies, First Year Foundation (FFC), and the University Honors Program. She has won several teaching awards including the Valerie Scudder Award and Pedagogical Innovative Award. Dr. Bidmead's publications include The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia (Gorgias Press, 2004), Invest Your Humanity (Pickwick, 2016), and numerous articles on Near Eastern religion, ritual studies, and gender. Her most recent research project, Recovering Women's Rituals in the Ancient Near East (Equinox Press), explores women's religious roles and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Mesopotamia, and Canaan. Dr. Bidmead is currently the Education Director and field archaeologist on the Jezreel Expedition, where she spends her summers excavating the world of the ancient Israelites.


Dr. Lindsay Shen
Director, Chapman University Art Collections

Dr. Lindsay Shen is the Director of the Art Collections at Chapman University, and a part-time faculty member with the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries, and the Department of Art. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK in Art History. Prior to joining Chapman University in 2016, she held a position as Archivist for Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA where she managed a historical archive of the organization that had 12 Southern California Campuses, and 4 international campuses including Hong Kong, China, Manila, Philippines, Berlin, Germany and Buenos Aries, Argentina. Prior to that, she held positions at both the Sino British College, in Shanghai, China as Associate Professor and Director of Research, and the University of Minnesota, MN as the Director of the Goldstein Museum of Design.

In addition to being the Director of Art Collections at the University, Dr. Shen also teaches classes in Art History and Creative and Cultural Industries on Museum Studies. Dr. Shen's publications include Silver: Nature and Culture, part of the Earth Series (Reaktion Books, 2016), Knowledge is Pleasure: Florence Ayscough in Shanghai (Hong Kong University Press, 2012), and Here by Design (St. Paul, University of Minnesota, Goldstein Museum, 2001).

 

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

Ms. Halverson-Gorajia 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-Gorajia is always happy to meet and discuss the Center or the Minor, the easiest way to reach her is via email at shalvers@chapman.edu to make an appointment.