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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.


Alexandra Boutros
Associate Professor

  • Critical race theory
  • Diaspora and globalization
  • Critical cultural theory
  • Religion and media
  • Digital media, social media, alternative media
  • Social movements
  • Popular culture
  • Ubiquitous computing, wearable computing, augmented reality

Greig de Peuter
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Political economy of communication
  • Autonomist Marxism
  • Labour, employment, and workers? organizations in the creative industries
  • Political economy of video games
  • Alternative economies

Jonathan Finn
Associate Professor
Chair, Communication Studies

  • Visual culture
  • Visual communication
  • Visual evidence
  • Mediated sport
  • Surveillance
  • History and theory of photography

Jenna Hennebry
Associate Professor
Director, International Migration Research Centre

  • International migration
  • Mobility, transnationalism
  • Labour migration and temporary foreign worker programs
  • Immigration policies and migration governance
  • Migration flows and trends
  • Migrant rights, health and social protection
  • Remittances, ICTs and development
  • Political economy of migration
  • Regional expertise: Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Spain

Andrew Herman
Associate Professor

  • Social theory/media theory/cultural theory
  • Qualitative research methodologies of the Internet and digital media
  • Mobile media and the mobile Internet
  • Materialist media studies
  • Critical Internet studies
  • Cultures of production, creativity, and innovation in the digital economy

Paul Heyer
Professor

  • Communication history (film, radio, television)
  • Case studies include:
  • Media coverage and representation of the Titanic disaster
  • The artistry of Orson Welles
  • Island survivor narratives: Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi

Jeremy Hunsinger
Assistant Professor
Cultural Studies Director

  • Internet research
  • Communication technologies
  • Digital humanities and e-social science
  • Infrastructures and their governance
  • Internet and communications
  • Internet and society
  • Online and computer games
  • Social media and social software
  • Virtual worlds

Penelope Ironstone
Associate Professor

  • Health and risk communication
  • Cultural studies of science and medicine
  • Pandemics and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Queer media studies
  • Governmentality and communication

Barbara Jenkins
Associate Professor

  • Political economy of culture, especially with regard to art and architecture
  • The intersection between globalization, culture and political economy

Anne-Marie Kinahan
Associate Professor

  • Feminist media history
  • Canadian communication history
  • Gender and communication
  • Media and moral regulation
  • Television and media studies

Alex Levant
Assistant Professor

  • Media and cultural theory
  • Future technologies
  • Globalization
  • Collective memory
  • Social movements

Sara Matthews
Associate Professor

  • War
  • Memory
  • Contemporary art
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social conflict
  • Museums
  • Public pedagogy
  • Drone warfare

Jade Miller
Assistant Professor

  • Global media flows
  • Media industries
  • Media capitals
  • Global cities
  • Urban and regional agglomeration in creative production
  • Global networks in media industries
  • Distribution studies

Martin Morris
Associate Professor

  • Communication theory
  • Critical theory
  • Political communication

Judith Nicholson
Associate Professor

  • Mediated mobilities
  • Smart mobbing
  • Flash mobbing
  • Lynching imagery

Herbert Pimlott
Associate Professor

  • Political communication (Canada, U.K.)
  • Alternative and radical media
  • Social movements and media (including social media)
  • Journalism and print communication (versus digital media)
  • Postsecondary issues (Canada, U.K.)

Nathan Rambukkana
Assistant Professor

  • Discourse analysis
  • Queer theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Critical intimacy theory
  • Digital intimacies
  • Public sphere theory
  • Representation of non-monogamies (e.g., polyamory, polygamy, adultery)
  • Hybridities and diasporic identities
  • Mixed-race identities in the media
  • Digital intimacies
  • Hashtags and hashtag publics

Ian Roderick
Associate Professor

  • Technology and society
  • Visual discourse analysis
  • Visual communication and disciplinary vision
  • Multimodal discourse analysis
  • Critical military studies

Peter Urquhart
Associate Professor?

  • Canadian film and television industries
  • Documentary film and television
  • Cultural policy
  • Contemporary Canadian, British and American popular culture

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