Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I have a PhD from the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.
At various universities, I have taught in departments called Communication Studies, English and Film Studies, North American Studies, Art History and Communication Studies, and Visual Arts.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My teaching and research interests mostly surround popular visual media with a special interest in film and television studies. I also study and/or teach cultural policy, national popular cultures and media history.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I welcome inquiries from prospective MA students.
“This Content is Not Available in Your Region: Geo-Blocking Culture in Canada,” (co-authored with Ira Wagman) in Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creative Canadian Culture Online, Rosemary Coombe, Darren Wershler, and Martin Zelinger (eds.). Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2014: 124-32.
Cultural Industries.ca: Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age. Co-edited with Ira Wagman. Toronto: Lorimer, 2012, 262 pp.
“Canadian Film Does Not Exist,” in Communications in Question: Competing Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies (second edition). Josh Greenberg and Charlene D. Elliot (eds.). Toronto: Nelson, 2012.
“Success: Film and Television,” in Cultural Industries.ca: Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age. Wagman and Urquhart (eds.). Toronto: Lorimer, 2012.
“Meatballs Matters,” in Visual Communication and Culture: Images in Action, Jonathan Finn (ed.). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011: 340-9.