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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 18, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Nicholson

Associate Professor

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Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.2260

Office Location: 3-138, Alvin Woods
Office Hours: Winter 2014: Wednesdays 12:30-2:00pm
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I have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, M.A. in Media Studies, and B.A. in Communication Studies & Journalism from Concordia University and a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University.

I teach courses on mediated mobilities (such as automobilities), nonverbal communication (including human-animal nonverbal communication), and race and media (with a recent focus on historical and contemporary iterations of the human zoo).

My research focusses on examining narratives of innovation and progress associated with mediated mobilities as well as representations of race and gender in such narratives. My research is published in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (forthcoming 2014); Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (2013; 2010), The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media (2010), Canadian Journal of Communication (2008), and Fibreculture Journal (2006).

Current research projects include Pistols & Pixels, which explores digital divides and social mobilities in the aftermath of camera-for-gun amnesties; Dark Side of the Mob, which examines moral panic linked to the mobile practice known as "flash mugging"; and Looking at Lynching Photographs, which examines lynching imagery in contemporary Canadian visual culture.

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Supervisory Areas

  • Mediated mobbing phenomena
  • Automobilities & car culture
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Human-animal studies
  • Lynching imagery

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