Adjunct Instructor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Adjunct Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Cinema, Television, Popular Culture, Critical Theory, History
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies and Ethnic Studies
  • Education:

    • Colorado State University, M.A. in Ethnic Studies
    • Southern Illinois University, B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Arts


My name is Aaunterria Treil Bollinger-Deters and I am a new instructor in the department of Communication Studies. While I am an Illinoisan at heart, my academic aspirations have brought me here to Colorado State University for graduate school and more. Though I came here specifically for the Ethnic Studies program and the fresh mountain air, I have stayed here for my love of teaching. As a queer Black woman, wife and a mother of two, I have found that no matter my busy schedule, my dreams of giving a more diverse and critical educational experience to the next generation have only gotten stronger and pushed me further than I ever thought possible.

Prior to CSU, I majored in Mass Communications and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, studying Cinema, Photography, Screenwriting, and English as well as Women Gender and Sexuality Studies; graduating with my bachelor’s degree in 2016. In 2017 I began graduate school at Southern Illinois University in pursuit of a certification in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, completing my course work in 2017 shortly before being accepted into the Ethnic Studies program here at CSU where I graduated with in the fall of 2018 with my master’s degree.

As representative of my interests in adding comic books, pornography, and fantasy alongside critical race and gender theory to a mass communication curriculum, I completed my thesis on the television series Game of Thrones with which I created a critical visual culture template that addresses the commonality of oppressive tactics such as colonization, enslavement, racialized expectations of motherhood and dismissive representations of women of color in popular culture.