I completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario in Media, Information and Technoculture. I received a Master of Arts from York University as a member of the joint Communication and Culture program at York University and Ryerson University.
I completed my PhD through the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. My thesis analyzed the use of CCTV as evidence. It looked at the production of CCTV footage by police services in Canada and the United Kingdom and the use of that footage in the court system in both countries. Specific cases from both legal systems were reviewed and contrasted with documentation from the G20 summits held in London, England and Toronto Canada.
My research and teaching interests range from media history, communication theory and specific text evaluation (including feature film, television and video games) to sociopolitical issues such as power, discourse, media and communications policy and governmental theory. My research focus is mainly surveillance studies, with an emphasis on CCTV and camera-based surveillance technologies.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of visual culture, surveillance studies and media theory.
Languages spoken: English
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