702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Déjà Rollins is a Dallas, Texas native, whose professional experience in broadcast media laid the foundation for her doctoral studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. Her research centers on mediated communication and technology with an emphasis on its effect on race, culture and identity.
In her free time, Déjà enjoys journaling, yoga, trying new vegetarian recipes, and pretending she wasn't asleep during family movie nights.
Media Effects; Media Psychology; Media Stereotypes; Race & Gender in Traditional/Digital Media
M.A., Emerging Media & Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
B.S., Journalism, University of Texas at Tyler
Awards and Honors
2020 Outstanding Scholar Award - Illinois Summer Pre-doctoral Institute
2020 Illinois Summer Pre-doctoral Institute Fellow
Graduate College Fellow