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Robin Waugh

Professor, English

Areas of Expertise: Medieval language and literature; Literary theory; Media studies; Media theory

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519-884-0710 ext.3712

Anne Wilson

Professor, Psychology

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

Maria DiCenzo

Professor and English undergraduate advisor

Areas of Expertise: Feminist Media History Political and Alternative Theatre; Women's Social Movements

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519-884-0710 ext.3985

Andrew Lyons

Professor Emeritus

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.

Martin Dowding

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: Media/Communication policy and legislation; Privacy in society; Privacy on campus; Surveillance; Latin American Communication Policy

519-884-1970 ext.2368

Monica Stellin

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

Biography: Other Positions:  ?

(519) 884-0710 ext.2400

Kenneth Werbin

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

Biography: Research Interests: ?

519.756.8228 ext.5732

Simon Kiss

Assistant Professor, Journalism/Leadership

Areas of Expertise: Canadian politics Canadian political parties The media's role in public policy Public opinion Environmental politics

Biography: I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly.  My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the?

519-756-8228 ext.5936

Paul Heyer


Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost

519.884.1970 ext.2360

Herbert Pimlott

Associate Professor

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. ?

519.884.1970 ext.2522

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