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Professor and Chair
Areas of Expertise: Medieval language and literature; Literary theory; Media studies; Media theory
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Areas of Expertise: Identity and well-being over time; Beliefs about personal change; Autobiographical memory; The psychology of subjective time; Future thinking and mental simulation; Goal-pursuit, motivation and resolution-setting; Short-term and long-term motivations for behaviour; Motivation to exercise and to eat better; Motivations for environmentally sustainable behaviour and beliefs about climate change; Interpersonal transgressions and beliefs about morality; Subjective perceptions of stigmatized groups; Body image, sociocultural norms for appearance; Media and sociocultural norms; Subjective perceptions of space and locations
Biography: I am part of Laurier’s Social Psychology program. I am fascinated by people and how they behave, think, and understand themselves and their social worlds. Some of my specific research interests include: 1) identity over time: How do people?
(519) 884-0710 ext.3037
Professor and English Undergraduate Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Feminist Media History; Political and Alternative Theatre; Women's Social Movements
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Areas of Expertise: Politics, religion and society in West Africa; Mass media in African society; Eugenics and scientific racism; Sexuality in other cultures
Biography: History of anthropology, symbolic anthropology, representations of sexuality, legal anthropology, the anthropological study of mass media. Geographical area: Africa.
Areas of Expertise: Media/Communication policy and legislation; Privacy in society; Privacy on campus; Surveillance; Latin American Communication Policy
Associate Professor, Italian Studies Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: Italian Literature of Migration; Italian Canadian Studies; Italian culture and society in the media; Canadian vs Italian Multiculturalism;
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(519) 884-0710 ext.2400
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism; Society, Culture, and Environment; Cultural Analysis and Social Theory; Social Justice and Community Engagement (Sabbatical 2014-2015)
Areas of Expertise: Digital media and culture; Social media; Political economy of communication; Privacy; Surveillance; Digital media and journalism
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Areas of Expertise: Canadian politics; Canadian political parties; The media's role in public policy; Public opinion; Environmental politics;
Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost
Areas of Expertise: political communication (Canada, UK); alternative and radical media; social movements and media (including social media); journalism and print communication (versus digital media); post-secondary issues (Canada, UK)
Biography: Dr. Pimlott has taught communication and cultural studies at four different higher education institutions in Greater London, UK, while doing freelance editorial work and conference organizing. ?