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Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Journalism (formerly Journalism); Society, Culture and Environment (formerly Contemporary Studies); Cultural Analysis and Social Theory; Social Justice and Community Engagement
Areas of Expertise: Digital media and culture; Social media; Political economy of communication; Privacy; Surveillance; Digital media and journalism
Biography: Research Interests: …
Director, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: International migration Mobility, Transnationalism Labour migration & Temporary foreign worker programs Immigration policies & Migration governance Migration flows & trends Migrant rights, health & social protection Remittances, ICTs & development Political economy of migration Regional expertise: Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Spain
Biography: Recent Books: …
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: Sound and culture; Electronic media art; Political economy of communication; Digital culture
Biography: Lewis Kaye received his PhD from the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities in Toronto, where his dissertation explored the relationship between technology, space and the social organization of aural…
Professor Emeritus (Economics) CAS
Areas of Expertise: Government budgets; Economics of federal/provincial relations; Taxation; Government spending; Privatization; Health-service economics; Demographics; Not-for-profits; Economics of education; Economy
Biography: Douglas Jackson McCready is a recently retired Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, having been employed by that institution and its predecessor, Waterloo Lutheran…
Areas of Expertise: Inflation; Monetary policy; Transition countries; Economy
Biography: Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny, Professor of Economics, received an MA degree from Warsaw University (where he also studied mathematics) and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the WLU faculty in 1987. His primary area of teaching and…
Associate Professor (Economics) and MABE Program Director
Areas of Expertise: Political economics; Public economics; Public policy; Voting in Canada; Microeconomics; Economy
Biography: Though born in Colombia, I lived in France, the United States, Yugoslavia, finally ending up in Canada. I completed my baccalureate studies in Economics at the University of Los Andes in Bogotà (Colombia). After working for the Foreign Trade Agency of the…
Areas of Expertise: Economics of the Kyoto Protocol; Climate change; Environmental economics; Economy; Environment
Biography: Randall Wigle is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, Canada. He has published widely on topics in the areas of international trade policy and environmental economics. The overwhelming majority of this work relates to…
Areas of Expertise: Political economy and sociology of the future; Futurology; Dystopia; Philosophy of social science; Marxism
Biography: Academic Interests: futurology, contemporary and classical social theory, philosophy of social science, sociology of knowledge, critical realism.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work; Director, Manulife Centre for Healthy Living
Areas of Expertise: University/community collaboration; Organizational change and diversity; Co-operatives and the social economy; Domestic violence; Aboriginal issues; Working with survivors of war and torture
Biography: Dr. Lafrenière teaches Master's and Ph.D. level courses in research methods, diversity, community development and social change. She is the founding director of the Social Innovation Research Group (S.I.R.G) which is a research and training incubator…
Professor of Political Science; CIGI Chair in Comparative & Social Policy
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Social Politics; Global Social Politics; Gender and Welfare State Restructuring; Political Economy of Care; Industrial and Labour Market Restructuring
Biography: Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Prior to this, she was Professor, School of Public Policy…