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 spending time with her family, journaling, yoga, trying new vegetarian recipes, and binge-watching new TV series.
Media Effects; Media Psychology; Media Stereotypes; Race & Gender in Traditional/Digital Media
2018 – M.A., Emerging Media & Communication, The University of Texas at Dallas
2012 – B.S., Journalism, The University of Texas at Tyler
Awards and Honors
2020 Graduate College Fellow – Graduate College, UIUC - $75,000
2020 Summer Pre-doctoral Institute Fellow – Graduate College, UIUC - $2,500
2020 Summer Pre-doctoral Institute’s Outstanding Scholar Award – Graduate College, UIUC
CMN – Public Speaking 101
Additional Campus Affiliations
2021 – Treasurer, Black Graduate Student Association
Rollins, D. D. (2021, February 8). A digital collective gaze: How Black Women on Twitter used Hippolyta’s journey to look back. In Media Res. http://mediacommons.org/imr/content/digital-collective-gaze-how-black-women-twitter-used-hippolytas-futuristic-journey-look-back?fbclid=IwAR1b4-f0DP4YN2tJ-eGylIyRxYtiwR9hBgtXpZ7zenzo6UFgvXQ8BYIkY1Y