Administrative Staff

To distribute announcements about events, workshops, or calls for papers, please contact the department's general email address -


CMS Office, mailing address:
Humanities Divsion, Cinema and Media Studies           
1010 E. 59th Street, Classics 304
Chicago, IL 60637


Traci Verleyen - Department Administrator
Classics 304
(773) 834-1077
Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM; Fridays 8:30AM-2:00PM
  • Contact Traci for any information related to the CMS curricular committee, the CMS/FSC programming committee, the doctoral program, graduate admissions, undergraduate programs (both CMS and MAD), and faculty searches.
Shekinah Thornton - Department Assistant
Classics 304
(773) 834-1077
Office hours: Tuesday / Thursday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM; Fridays 8:30-10:45AM
  • Contact Shekinah for information related to department / co-sponsored events, coordination with the Film Studies Center, student reimbursements, faculty office hours, and website updates.

Administrative appointments of Cinema and Media Studies Faculty:

Prof. James Chandler
Chair of Cinema and Media Studies 
Walker 507
Prof. Allyson Field
Director of Graduate Studies
Classics 309
(773) 834-7290


Prof. James Lastra
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Classics 310
(773) 702-9244