• CCI Panel
    CCI panel discussion with Christopher Bollas and Ken McMullen.
  • Fesitval Phone
  • Class on Tour in London Cemetery
    CCI travel course on cemetery tour.
  • Fashion Exhibit
The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

» The Center for the Creative and Cultural Industries

The 21st century has witnessed a profound shift in the way we view the world and ourselves in it. A key part of this shift is the rise of ‘The Creatives’ – individuals, institutions, cities, and regions that examine contemporary issues and ideas through creativity and innovation. This has led to the formation of the rapidly growing field of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI).

CCI has its roots in the arts and humanities and explores industries such as fashion, film and television, music, museums, performing arts, publishing, and tourism. With the rise of the digital economy, CCI has grown to encompass video games, influencer culture and digital storytelling. Beyond specific industries, CCI investigates the principle of creativity, including how creative thinking is used to solve problems, communicate complex ideas, and explore new ways of working.

The study of CCI at Chapman is globally connected and locally engaged. We explore how the Creative and Cultural Industries respond to major issues such as social justice movements and the climate crisis, while considering how creativity can help improve our cities and benefit our emotional wellbeing. We partner with cultural and educational institutions in Southern California to pursue hands-on research and teaching.

Dr. Patrick Fuery
Dr. Fuery was awarded a grant by The Culture and Animals Foundation for the topic of rewilding & the environment. Funds will allow students to visit a wolf sanctuary in the Angeles National Forest.
Dr. Jamie Larkin
Dr. Larkin organized an Intl Conf. “Museums & Markets: perspectives on income generation in a post pandemic world” featuring speakers from around the globe, discussing socio-economic circumstances.
Dr. Kelli Fuery
On the 110th celebration of International Women’s Day Dr. Fuery hosted a talk inspired by the subject matter in her latest book, Ambiguous Cinema: Simone de Beauvoir and Feminist Film Phenomenology.
Rachel Kinnard
Kinnard teaches Fashion: Culture & Industry & is the Project Mgr. of The Fashion & Race Database a digital humanities project founded by Kimberly Jenkins that expands the narrative of fashion history.

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Creative and Cultural Industries Full Time and Affiliated Faculty

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

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: By Appointment
Email: fuery@chapman.edu

Dr. Kelli Fuery 
Associate Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries

Kelli FueryDr. 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.

Office Location: 428 N. Glassell, Office 102
Office Hours: T/TH 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or by Appointment
Email: Kfuery@chapman.edu

Ms. Rachel Kinnard
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty, Creative and Cultural Industries

kinnerRachel Kinnard is an educator, cultural producer and clothing designer living in Los Angeles, CA. Rachel has taught at California State University Los Angeles, Chapman University and ArtCenter College of Design. Born and raised in Atlanta, she lived in New York City for twelve years where she gained crucial experience in the fashion industry in a range of roles. She holds a MA in Fashion Studies and BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. Rachel’s expertise takes her into collaboration with filmmakers, photographers, technologists, and activists.


Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: kinnard@chapman.edu

Center for CCI Location

The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries is located at 428 N. Glassell, currently admission into the center is by appointment only. Please email us with questions, or to request an appointment.

CCI House

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

Dr. Kelli Fuery, Associate Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries

Ms. Rachel Kinnard, Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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