MA Alumni

Completed MA Theses and Profiles

Claudia Abate

Project: Pop Music as a Counter Culture? Hybrid Identities and the new Global Youth
Supervisor: Steven Bailey
Committee Member / Second Reader: Michael Murphy


Annamaria Aceto

Thesis: Italian Television in Toronto: Nostalgia, Community or Commodity?
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader (CMSR): Hogarth, David; Ruggles, Myles


Renee Alleyn

MRP: Cosmopolitan Nationalism and its Theoretical Application in Studies of the Canadian National Project
Supervisor: Reisenleitner, Markus
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Brianna Ames

Thesis: Women Building Peace: Participatory Development Communication, Strategies and the Peacebuilding Commission in Burundi: A Case Study
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara; Dowler, Kevin


Michele Anderson

MRP: Sense of Place: Finding a Place for Toronto Chinese-Canadian Diaspora in the Creative City Discourse
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Frolic, Bernard


Antonia Antonopoulos

A.AntonopolousShe is happily employed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Headquarters in New York, working with the Division of Communication. After completing her MA in Communication and Culture she has worked with UNICEF in Senegal and the Maldives.

Project: Participatory Video” By and For BRAC Peer Educators
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Evans, Barbara


Julia Aoki

Project: Revitalizing the Park: Digging up Historical Narratives in Oppenheimer
Supervisor: Eichhorn, Kate
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Catherine Argiropoulos

MRP: The value of culture: Culture and Municipal Policy in the city of Toronto
Supervisor: Dowler, Kevin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Zemans, Joyce


Olukayode Ayankojo

Thesis: Diasporic Community Cultural Identity and the Internet
Supervisory: Blum, Alan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven; Prokopow, Michael


Daria Bagan

MRP: Having the Best of Both and None of Any: Television, Popular Media and Social Representations of  The Working Woman
Supervisor: Burwell, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Joseph Bahn

Joe.BanhSince graduating from the Communication and Culture program in 2009 he has been working as a museum and cultural resources planning consultant with the global consultancy Lord Cultural Resources. As a museum exhibition planner he’s been lucky enough to work in far-flung places such as Egypt, India and Dubai.

Publications

FUSE Magazine: Art/Culture/Politics, “Any Celebration is Premature: A Snapshot from Cairo”, Fall 2011

C Magazine, The C Visual Arts Foundation, “Beyond the Hype: Nuit Blanche in the ‘Creative City’, 2009

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Public Culture Working Paper, “Nocturnal Reveries at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche”, 2009


Nicholas Balaisis

MRP: Ethical Interventions: Italian Neorealism and Everyday Life
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Jennifer Ball

Thesis: Constructing & Representing Identities of Criminalized Popularities
Supervisor: Cukier, Wendy
Committee: Feldman, Seth; Skinner, David


Joseph Banh

MRP: Living With Culture: The “Creative City” and Toronto’s Nuit Blanche
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Crichlow, Warren


Brenda Bannis

Thesis: Can Koudnet Help Reclaim Community
Supervisor: Fisher, Caitlin
Committee: Hyman, Belerie; Fletcher, Fred


Natalia Barykina

MRP: Complicating Post-Soviet Urban Space: Theoretical Inquiry into Power, Architecture, Media and Social Space in contemporary Minsk
Supervisor: Ingram, Susan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Reisenleitner, Markus


Arianne Beauchamp

MRP: Seducing Quebec Audiences: Looking into Quebec Film’s Box-Office Boom at the Turn of this Century
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Katherine Bell

Degrees
Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington, 2012
MA, Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson Universities, 2006

Katherine M. Bell is an Assistant Professor of Communication at California State University, East Bay. She worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, mainly with The Canadian Press news agency, where she was a reporter, editor and news manager. As a reporter she focused on environmental and industrial development issues as well as on the rural economy and First Nations. Her research explores celebrity as a form of cultural authority, as an aspect of identity construction in digital life, and as a production and reflection of social categories and consumer culture.

Selected Publications
Bell, K. M. (2013). Affective expertise: The journalistic ethics of celebrity sourcing. In S. J. A. Ward (Ed.), Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives (Vol. 214-234, pp. 214-234). Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bell, K. M. (2013). Raising Africa? Celebrity and the Rhetoric of the White Saviour. PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 10(1)(1). http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/portal/article/view/3185

Bell, K. M. (2011). “A delicious way to help save lives:” Race, commodification and celebrity in Product (RED). Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4(3), 163-180.

Bell, K. M. (2011). Weinergate: Sexting, Lies and the Mediascape. Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen. ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/feature-articles/.

Bell, K. M. (2009). Turning dreams to shame: Susan Boyle’s Les Miz. Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen. www.journalismethics.ca/feature_articles/susan_boyle.html

Thesis: News Coverage of the Pope’s death: A planned breaking news event.
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fred Fletcher, Gene Allen


Andrea Benoit

MRP: Cleaning Up: Reality, Responsibility and Relativity in The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
Supervisor: Bruce, Jean
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Michael Bickerton

MRP: Strategic Storytelling: Challenging Dominant Metaphors of HIV and AIDS through Serial Television Drama
Supervisor: Denisoff, Dennis
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin


Andrew Bieler

Thesis: Rhythmanalysis of Critical Mass: A Meeting Place
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee: Dowler, Kevin; Kipfer, Stefan


Susan Bigelow

Thesis: Technologies of Perception: Miyazaki in Theory and Practice
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Jay Goulding, Steve Bailey


Nis Bojin

Thesis: What Do We Learn When We Change the Way We Play? Augmenting the Computer Gameplay Experience
Supervisor: Durlak, Jerry
Committee Member / Second Reader: Herman, Andrew


Maya Boritz

MRP: The Strategic Use of the Internet within Civil Society Organizations towards an Expanded Framework
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Alhassan, Amin


Allison Bottomley

MRP: Art in the Neighbourhood – Public Culture and the Urban Environment: A Case Study of the Wychwood Barns Site
Supervisor: Cohnstaedt, Joy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Allison Bowsher

MRP: They’re Gonna Put Me In The Movies: The Pop Music Soundtracks of the Conventional, the Unconventional and the Vampires
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Sheilagh Brasset

MRP: Baudrillard’s Last Man: The Necessity of Self-Satire for a Critical Spirit
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Jennifer Breckenridge

MRP: Evolution of Commodified Identity and its Resistance & Renegotiation
Supervisor: Rowland, Wade
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Natalie Brown

MRP: Remote Witness: Google Earth and the Visualization of Conflict in Crisis in Darfur
Supervisor: Viseu, Ana
Committee Member / Second Reader: Elmer, Greg


Roberta Brown

Thesis: Representations of the Female Serial Killer in Film
Supervisor: Young, Suzie
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fisher, Caitlin; Cukier, Wendy


Ren Bucholz

renbRen Bucholz is an associate at Lenczner Slaght.

Ren’s diverse commercial litigation practice ranges from high tech and intellectual property disputes, to insurance and professional liability matters.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Ren clerked for the judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has published academic and popular articles on intellectual property, file sharing and electronic voting. He also represented a non-governmental organization at the World Intellectual Property Organization – a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Geneva – and at various technology standards organizations around the globe.

While at law school, Ren was a senior editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and was named a Dean’s Fellow in civil procedure, property law and criminal law. He was also awarded a Google Policy Fellowship, which enabled him to complete his MA thesis on competition law, technology standards and intellectual property.

Education
Osgoode Hall Law School (2010)
JD

York and Ryerson Universities, 2009 (2009)
MA (Communications & Culture)

University of Colorado at Boulder (2004)
BS (Honours Journalism)

Thesis: Laws of Air and Ether: Copyright, Technology Standards, and Competition
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee: Skinner, David; Elmer, Greg


Tara Burke

MRP: “Steal Away”: The Commodification of the Black Gospel Choir
Supervisor: Bowman, Rob
Committee Member / Second Reader: Salter, Loira


Robert Burkett

Project: Legacy of Denial
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Greyson, John


Kathleen Burnside

MRP: New Media on the Canadian Federal Government Exploiting the Democratic Potential of New Media in the ‘Third Age’ of Political Communication
Supervisor: Baskoy, Tuna
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Jacquelyn Cain

MRP: Representations of Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Trifonova, Temenuga


Iain Cameron

Project: Ambiguous City Space
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Snyder, Don


Christopher Caruso

MRP: Value-for-Signal: The Future of Television Broadcast Regulation in Canada
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Hilary Chan

MRP: Ready-Made Experience: Consumer Culture
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hadlaw, Jan


Michael Cheatley

MRP: When Old Space Was News: Transformations in American Urban Form and Commercial Newspapers, 1890-1920
Supervisor: Moore, Paul
Committee Member / Second Reader: Allen, Gene


May Chew

MRP: Proximal Bodies: A Museological Journey from Distantiation to Collection
Supervisor: Viseu, Ana
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven


Kiera Chion

Thesis: Super Girls in China: The Performance of NeoLiberal Values, Desire and Alternative Temporalities
Supervisor: Little, Ken
Committee: Lee-Loy, Anne Marie; Crow, Barbara


Hanna Cho

CHO
Hanna Cho is currently Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at the Museum of Vancouver. She obtained her (h)BA in history and communications from the University of Ottawa, and holds an MA in Communication & Culture from York University (2004-2006).

Hanna is a social researcher with an academic background in the cultural studies of technology, cities, and policy analysis. She joined the MOV in 2010 from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, where she was a research fellow and lead for APFC’s first national youth engagement strategy from 2007-2010. In 2013, Hanna was the curatorial lead on the development and launch of “The Visible City: Vancouver’s Neon Stories” which is one of North America’s first mobile “street museum” apps featuring location-based augmented reality and interactive walking tours.

Hanna is also co-founder of the community wireless networking group, Wireless Toronto, Vancouver-based new media/culture speaker and salon series “Fresh Media”, contributing researcher to the non-profit policy and research collective, Media Action Média, sits on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Museums Association, and in 2006 was visiting research fellow and Korean Government Scholar resident at the Hallym University’s Institute for Communication Arts & Technology (ICAT). An excerpt of Cho’s MA thesis, “Towards Place-Peer Community and Civic Bandwidth: A Case Study In Community Wireless Networking” can be read in the special Issue (Wireless Networking for Communities, Citizens and the Public Interest) issue of The Journal of Community Informatics [Vol 4, No 1; 2008].

Thesis: Untethering Social Capital: A case study in Wireless Community Networking
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Alan Chumley

MRP: Milestones & Metrics: Toward The Economic Value of Public Relations
Supervisor: Gillies, Donald
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Ryan Clement

Project: Comic Worlds: American Comics, Japanese Manga and the Question of Globalization
Supervisor: Fisher, Caitlin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Wong, Wendy


Kristine Collins

MRP: Locating the “Critical” in Media Education in Ontario
Supervisor: Mazepa, Pat
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, James


Rachel Crowe

MRP: Intercultural Communication and the Internet: Exploring the Dissonance Between Canadian Online Communications Strategies and the Use Practices of Chinese International Students in Canada
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Emma Culpeper

MRP: How to Succeed in Acting (After Much Trying…): Flexibility, Vulnerability and Social Capital for the Actor in a Liquid Modern Age
Supervisor: Moore, Paul
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed


Stephanie D’Lima

MRP: Sharing Food With Strangers: The Potential Role Of Peer To Peer Food-Sharing Platforms In The Promotion Of Toronto’s Alternative Food System
Supervisor: Koc, Mustafa
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Candice D’Souza

Thesis: Popularizing Pedagogy: An Exploration of Popular Culture as Critical
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee: Khayatt, Didi; Mooers, Colin


Yolande Daley

MRP: Visual Persuasion: Paparazzi and the Power of Photographic Reflections
Supervisor: Little, Ken
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Lauren Daniel

MRP: Canada’s Dark Secret: The Re-Emergence of Blackface Within Canada’s Multicultural Nirvana
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dua, Ena


Heather Davis

Thesis: Imag(in)ing Colonial Landscapes: Nationalism and Amnesia Early Canadian Photography
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Seaton, Beth


Eleni Deacon

MRP: Evolving Mythologies of the Media: Digital Journalism in Contemporary Film
Supervisor: Forsyth, Scott
Committee Member / Second Reader: Allen, Gene


Scott Deeming

Thesis: Abandonware, Commercial Expatriation and Post-Commodity Fan Practice: A Study of the Sega Dreamcast
Supervisor: Lessard, Bruno
Committee Members: Brayton, Jennifer; Bailey, Steve


Michael DeJong

MRP: Objectivity and the Kyoto Protocol: A Case Study of Newspaper Framing
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Allen, Gene


Monika Delmos

Project: Museums of Cultural Waste: The Garage Sale as a Locus of the circulation of Cultural artifacts
Supervisor: Feldman, Seth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Innes, Christopher


Lisa Dobbin

MRP: The Pirate Party Movement: Charting a Course Toward Copyright Reform in the Digital Era
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pedersen, Isabelle


Anne Doelman

Project: Looking Back to What Exactly? Understanding the Implications of Working with 15mm Home Movies in a Digital Non-Linear Editing Environment
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Wickens, Renate


Greg Dube

Thesis: The Street is Disgusting and Beautiful: The Meanings, Materials and Politics of Automobility
Supervisor: Slopek, Ed
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Alexandra Duncan

MRP: From the Street to the Gallery: A Critical Analysis of the Inseparable Nature of Graffiti and Context
Supervisor: Hornstein, Shelley
Committee Member / Second Reader: Eichhorn, Kate


Stephanie Dunlop

MRP: After Merger Mania: The Effects of Canadian Media Concentration
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Holly Dupej

Thesis: The Lyric Online: Re-envisioning a Genre for Digital Poetry
Supervisor: Eichhorn, Kate
Committee Member / Second Reader: Uppal, Priscila, Cain, Stephen


Susan Dupej

Thesis: Self-Representing Culture: Aboriginal Identities and Place Branding in a Canadian Tourism Context
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed; Holmes, Teresa


Kelly Egan

Project: The Site of Sound: An Exploration of the E/Affects of Intermedia Texts Through Animated Sound Film
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique/Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin


Gary Ellis

MRP: Toying with Us? Analysis of Gender and Race in Children’s Television Advertisements
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Tesni Ellis

Project: Media-Making at Youville Centre: Voicing Young Mother’s Agency Through Digital Storytelling in the Alternative Classroom
Supervisor: Longfellow, Brenda
Committee Members: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella; Schifellite, Carmen


Kirsten Ellison

Thesis: The Myth of Agelessness: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Agelessness in North American Anti-Aging Skin Care Advertisements
Supervisor: Pedersen, Isabel
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Cody, Susan


Erin Elofson

MRP: Evolving Media Richness Theory to Support the Communication Technologies of Today’s Tomorrow
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Lucy Eskedjian

MRP: Naturalizing Nature: The Use of Idyllic Tropes of Nature as Response to Risk on Environmental Advertising
Supervisor: Bruce, Jean
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Cukier, Wendy


Fernando Espinosa De Los Reyes

MRP: Cultural Corportism in Mexico: Approaching the Question of Intellectual Incorporation
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Skinner, David


Gabrielle Etcheverry

Thesis: Ediciones Cordillera: A Study of Chilean Literary Production in Canada
Supervisor: Panofsky, Ruth
Committee Member / Second Reader:


Karen Fernandes

Thesis: Democracy, Power and Decision Making: A Study of Ontario Municipal Board Decisions for Downtown Toronto 2000-2008
Supervisor: Salter, Liora
Committee: Walsh, Philip; Bailey, Steven


John Fernandez

After graduating in 2014 with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication & Culture, John was employed at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) working as a policy analyst in the Radio Policy and Applications division.

MRP: Exploring Interactivity: Expanding the Performance Right for Sound Recordings in American Copyright Law.
Supervisor: Dr. Rosemary J. Coombe
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Dr. Tokunbo Ojo

Edileia Figueiredo

MRP: Motivating Political Participation Online: A case study of E-Participatory Budgeting from Brazil
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Charles Finley

MRP: The Palimpsest of Discourse: A Framework for Comparitive Urban Theory and Practise
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Rebecca Fisseha

Project: Translation as Experience: Haddis Alemayehu’s Fikir Iske Megabir
Supervisor: Panofsky, Ruth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Adem, Teferi (Ctre for Race & Ethnic Rels); Mukherjee, Arun


Susan Flavelle

MRP: Leave it to the Men: Representations of Gendered Power and Authority in Television Advertising
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Moore, Paul


Gregory Flemming

Thesis: Television and Psychoanalysis: A Laconian Model of Television and its application.
Supervisor: Dowler, Kevin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Herman, Andrew


Matthew Flisfeder

MatthewFisfMatthew is currently a Sessional Instructor at OCAD, Ryerson, Laurier, and Trent.

Degrees: Ph.D. Communication and Culture (Ryerson/York 2010); M.A. Communication and Culture (Ryerson/York 2005); B.A. Hon. Double Major, Fine Arts Cultural Studies and Communication Studies (York 2003)

Scholarships/Awards
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Books
Author. The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek’s Theory of Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Co-Editor. Zizek and Media Studies: A Reader (Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming 2014).

Book Chapters
Co-Author, “Introduction.” Zizek and Media Studies: A Reader

Author. “Enjoying Social Media.” In Zizek and Media Studies: A Reader.

Author. “Communism.” In The Zizek Dictionary, Edited by Rex Butler (Acumen, Forthcoming 2013).

Articles
“Est-il possible de représenter la rapport sexuelle dans le cinema?” CiNéMAS. Special issue on Lacan and cinema. Expected Fall 2015.

“Communism and the End of the World.” PUBLIC 48. Expected Fall 2013.

“Dialectical Materialism and the Feminine Sublime.” Subjectivity 5(4): 376-395, 2012.

“Between the Symbolic and the Sublime; or, Slavoj in Film Studies and Out.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 20(2): 75-94, 2011.

“What’s So Funny About Class Struggle: Ideology in The Trotsky.” cineACTION 82/83: 64-67, 2010.

“Class Struggle and Displacement: Slavoj and Film Theory.” Cultural Politics 5(3): 299-324, 2009.

“Reading Emancipation Backwards: Laclau, and the Critique of Ideology in Emancipatory Politics.” International Journal Studies 2(1).

Review Essays
“Subject of Desire/Subject of Drive: The Emergence of Media Studies.” Reviews in Cultural Theory 3(1): 25-37, 2012.

“Conditions of Possibility: Jameson, and the Persistence of the Dialectic.” Socialist Studies: The Journal for the Society of Socialist Studies 6(1): 162-168, 2010.

Reviews
Review of Gail Day’s Dialectical Passions. PUBLIC 47, Forthcoming 2013.

Other Activities
On-stage interview with Slavoj Zizek, TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre, October 1st, 2012.

Thesis: Globalization, Postmodernism and Public Space: A Visual Study of Yonge – Dundas Square
Supervisor: Berland, Jody
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin; Shields, John


Victoria Floyd

MRP: Play me a Story: Personal Narrative Development in the SIMS 2
Supervisor: Jensen, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Keith Flynn

MRP: Lucian Influence on Abstract Expressionism
Supervisor: Hornstein, Shelley
Committee Member / Second Reader: Zemel, Carol


Naomi Fraser

MRP: Expressions of Resistance: An Investigation into Aesthetics, Social Movements and Change
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John


Alla Gadassik

Project: Hybrid Art in Motion: Live-Action and Animation
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Feldman, Seth


Adrianne Gaffney

MRP: Consumption and Belonging in the Era of Neo-Tribalism
Supervisor: Gillies, Donal
Committee Member / Second Reader: Siegel, Arthur


Teisha Gaylard

MRP: Canadian Digital Television: The CRTC’s Licensing Framework and Canada’s BroadcastingPolicy Objectives
Supervisor: Siegel, Arthur
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Amanda Graham

Thesis: Lost and Unfounded: Revealing Disappearances in the Art of Oscar Munoz
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Olga Grass

MRP: Interactive Branding and Consumer Identity: Me.com
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Ripley, Louise


Matthew Greaves

Thesis: The Fetishism Of The Ipad
Supervisor: Ruggles, Myles
Committee: Slopek, Ed; Bailey, Steven


Hyacinth Greville

MRP: Genealogy of the Royal Ontario Museum
Supervisor: Gillies, Donald
Committee: Fletcher, Fred


Marc Griebel

MRP: On “Inextricable Links” and “Innovative Bridges”:  Tracing the Multiscalar Conjunctures and Generative Possibilities of Repatriating Crop Genetic Resources as Indigenous Biocultural Heritage
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member/ Second Reader: McAllister, Carlotta


Susan Grossman

MRP: The Role of media in sustaining capitalist hegemony: A critical review
Supervisor: Mooers, Collin & Mazepa, P. (2nd Sup.)
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Richard Grunberg

Bio: Richard Grunberg  – In the production industry for the past thirty years, he has studied Engineering, has a BA in Radio and Television Arts, MA in Communication Culture, and has worked professionally in still photography (two years as former Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberal Party photographer), and as a Director of Photography and Technical Producer in the television industry. Rick was Vice President and founding member of one of Canada’s most successful television facility and production companies of its time. He was later hired as a Technical Director and D.O.P. (Director of Photography) at TVOntario, working on such shows as Polka Dot Door and Polka Dot Shorts, Join In, and shows in the freelance market, such as Shining Time Station, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight…and many more. Rick has given numerous lectures on advanced camera and lighting techniques throughout North America, and was instrumental in the funding, design and construction of Canada’s first University based High Definition television training facility. He was also involved in some of the first High Definition tests and shoots almost 25 years ago. Rick has been a full time faculty member in the Radio and Television Arts department at Ryerson for 15 years, while always maintaining a busy freelance shooting schedule. Rick’s research interests are now directed in the areas of HD bidirectional broadcast over IP , winning the prestigious ORION award, and travelling the world building the Global Campus collaborative student network. Rick has also been featured on a number of CBC shows with his studies in 3D Production and it’s Physiological parameters, with a key role in the design and implementation and Director of Ryerson’s Digital Cinema and Advanced Visualization Lab.

Richard Grunberg BAA, MA
Director, Ryerson Digital Cinema and Advanced Visualization Lab & Global Campus Network

Associate Professor
RTA School of Media, Ryerson University

Facilities Advisor and Coordinator
Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture
York University / Ryerson University

Project: Communicating the Concept
Supervisor: Durlak, Jerome
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Stephanie Guthrie

Thesis: Narratives of Quality and Conflict: Media Studies in the Ontario Secondary Curriculum
Supervisor: Gillies, Donald
Committee: Mazepa, Pat; Trott, Elizabeth


Zena Haberman

MRP: Meaningful Fiction: An Approach For Appreciating The Book in a Visual Culture
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Feldman, Seth


Haidi Hall

Thesis: Print Media Charaterizations of Low Income Communities in Toronto: The Branding of Jane and Finch
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader: Alhassan, Amin


Brooke Harrison

MRP: Jerry Lewis and Victorian Liminality
Supervisor: Pomerance, Murray
Committee Member / Second Reader: Keil, Charles


Sarah Harrison

MRP: Having the Straight Edge: The Politics of the Straight Edge Subculture
Supervisor: Gillies, Donald
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


James Harrison

Thesis: An Archaeology of Terror(ism) in Hollywood Film
Supervisor: Pomerance, Murray
Committee Member / Second Reader: Forsyth, Scott


Alex Hayter

MRP: Be the Bad Guy: Roleplaying Human Rights Abusers in Newsgames
Supervisor: Jenson, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Talson Henderson

MRP: The Uncanny in Modernity and the Techne of Anipaint
Supervisor: Bell, Shannon
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed


Dylan Hennessey

MRP: The Future of Security: The Impact of the Anti-terrorism Act on Canadian Media
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Jeffrey Heydon

MRP: Fetishizing Fictions: An Investigation into the Use of “race” in Television Sports Advertising
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Mary Higgins

MRP: Transitions in Political Communication: Opening and Closing Publics
Supervisor: Mazepa, Pat
Committee Member / Second Reader: Drache, Daniel


Samantha Hodder

MRP: Documentaries and Broadcasting in the Canadian Context
Supervisor: Feldman, Seth
Committee Member/ Second Reader: McCullough, John


Jaigris Hodson

Thesis: A Tangled Web: Public Reason, Web 2.0 and a New Definition of Action for Participatory Technologies
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee: Crichlow, Warren; Crow, Barbara


Eben Holmes

MRP: Gameplay, Simulation, and the Aesthetics of Contingency
Supervisor: Pomerance, Murray
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Lessard, Bruno


Jeannine Holwill

Thesis: The Cult(ure) of Charity and the Myths of Free The Children
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee: Viseu, Ana; Naghibi, Nima


Guy Hoskins

MRP: The Efficacy Aggregator; Avaaz.org as Transnational Public Space
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Baskoy, Tuna


Megan Humphrey

Thesis: Framed: Mainstream Media Coverage of Anti-Globalization Protesters in Seattle and Miami
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David; Shields, John


Mike Hunter

Mike R. Hunter (2002) First graduate of the program.

Editor-in-Chief, Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, Nova Scotia.

MRP: Something in the Water: Hegemonic Roots of Cape Breton Culture[s]
Supervisor: Seaton, Beth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed

Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David; Shields, John


Sadia Husain

MRP: Mediating Public and Private Interests: A Casy Study of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Supervisor: Cohnstaedt, Joy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Andrew Jacob

MRP: Legal McLuhanism in Practice: Decontextualization in Barrick Gold Corp v. Lopehandia
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Jay Jameson

MRP: The Ideal of Telepresence in Mediated Communication: The divergent frames of video-calling interaction and face-to-face communication
Supervisor: Hadlaw, Jan
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Jovana Jankovic

j.jankovic

Jovana is a critic, cultural worker, and student of media aesthetics. She is currently employed at the National Film Board. In 2011, she was an Associate Junior Fellow at the International College for Research in Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy in Weimar, Germany.

The Media Politics of Privacy and Memory: A Study of Surveillance Video in Contemporary Narrative Cinema.

Supervisor: Trifonova, Temenuga
Committee Member: Lessard, Bruno

Awards 
2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement ($6 000 CDN)

2010-2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship ($17 500 CDN)

2009-2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000 CDN)

Publications
Jankovic, Jovana (2010). Review of Trash, by Jon Davies. C Magazine, issue #107 (Autumn 2010), p. 58.

Jankovic, Jovana (2011). “Wim Botha: All Around”. C Magazine, issue #111 (Autumn 2011), pp. 43-44.

Jankovic, Jovana (2012). “Orientations and Identities”. Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, issue # 40.1, pp. 6-7.

Jankovic, Jovana (2013). Review of Into the Past: the Cinema of Guy Maddin, by William Beard. Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Volume 21, No. 2, pp. 160-163.


Paula John

MRP: Gendering the Nation: Joyce Wieland’s Representation of Canada as Feminine versus the Masculine State
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Levin, Laura


Jose Johnson-Cami

Project: I, Author? A Filmmakers Critical Exploration of His Authorship
Supervisor: Schifellite, Carmen
Committee Members: Longfellow, Brenda; Muzzattii, Stephen


Julie Johnston

MRP: Understanding Challenges to Social Inclusion in Mixed-Income Housing Communities: A Case Study of Knowledge Mobilization and Knowledge Transfer (KM/KT) in Regent Park
Supervisor: Shields, John
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Baskoy, Tuna


Christopher Jones

MRP: The Nature of Hate Propaganda on the Internet in Canada
Supervisor: Cohnstaedt, Joy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Dayna Jones

MRP: Bird-Women: A Brief History
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Genevieve Kang

MRP: The Importance of Nutritional Literacy and the Significance of Product Packaging in Food Choices
Supervisor: Schifellite, Carmen
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Koc, Mustafa


Michael Keshen

MRP: Making Kinections: Understanding and Exploring the Kinect for Xbox 360
Supervisor: Jenson, Jennifer
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Lessard, Bruno


Sharmeen Khan

Thesis: Amplifying Action Oriented Media Pedagogy: Identity, Access and Social Change in Community Radio
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee: Mazepa, Pat


Grant Kien

g.KienGrant Kien is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications at the California State University East Bay. After receiving his MA in Communication and Culture, Grant completed his PhD in Communication and Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Selected Publications
Kien, Grant. (Prospectus in development). All Your Base Are Belong To Meme: Memography of Post-Global Digital Life. (full length book)

Kien, Grant. (in press). “Evolution, Apple, iPad, and Education: A Memeography of a Monster Too Big to Fail”. Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies. (Scholarly journal article)

Kien, Grant. (in press). “The Nature of Epiphany”. International Review of Qualitative Inquiry. (Scholarly journal article)

Kien, Grant. (2011). “BDSM and Transgression 2.0: The Case of Kink.com”. Transgression 2.0. Ted Gournelos and David Gunkel (eds). New York: Continuum Press.

Kien, Grant. (2010). “Privacy As Work: The Appropriation of Labor in Post-Global Network”. Post-Global Network and Everyday Life. Marina Levina and Grant Kien (eds). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Thesis: The Digital Story: Analyzing Binary Code as a Cultural Text
Supervisor: O’Neill, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara, Burwell, Jennifer


Bradley King

MRP: Postmodernity with Chinese Characteristics: Representing Transnational Urban Space in Beijing
Supervisor: Dowler, Kevin & Tschofen, Monique (2nd Sup.)
Committee Member / Second Reader:


Mary Kitchen

Project: Actor Engagement: The Theory and Practice of Monologues
Supervisor: Innes, Christopher
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fothergill, Robert


Ya-Yin Ko

Thesis: Interrogating the One Laptop per Child Project
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee: Crichlow, Warren; Viseu, Ana


Jiaxin Koh

Project: What’s Eating Signapore?
Supervisor: Longfellow, Brenda
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella


Caroline Kolombos

MRP: Convergence and Corporate Public Image
Supervisor: Burwell, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Anabel Khoo

Thesis: The Emergent Political in Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans People of Colour (2-QTPOC) Media
Supervisor: Driver, Susan
Committee Members: Little, Ken; Noble, Bobby


Tesfaye Kumsa

MRP: Media, Human Rights and Development in Ethiopia
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin


Martha Ladley

Project: [Tentative] Research and Design Methods for Mobile Platforms: a Walk in the Park
Supervisor: Slopek, Ed
Committee Member / Second Reader: Durlak, Jerome


Benjamin Landau

Thesis: Transcending Cultural Barriers: An Exploration of Third Culture Theory through the Case Study of Sharhythm Magazine
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Ganaele Langlois

Thesis: Online Journalism and the Public Sphere: A Discourse Analsis of three Newspaper Web Sites
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Smith, Joyce; Allen, Gene


Yee-Man Janice Leung

Thesis: From crowdsurfing to crowdsourcing: Production, consumption, and the shifting music fan experience in a mobile, networked era.
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven; Elmer, Greg


Yingning Lin

MRP: The Rise of Consumer Society in China
Supervisor: Seaton, Beth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Ariella Linovski

A.LinovskiAriella Linovski currently runs her own communications consulting business, Ariella Communications. Ariella has done strategic communications planning, media relations, social media campaigns and writing for various federal government departments. These departments include Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Transportation Agency. She has worked on issues ranging from controlling the spread of animal diseases to improving transportation for people with disabilities.

Select Academic Publications and Conference Presentations

The Scandalously Impure: Hope for Transcending Cultural Norms, presented September 2007, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Nationalism in Ethnically Divided Societies: The State of Israel’s National Identity during the Israel-Lebanon War of 2006, presented September 2007, School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Linovski, Ariella. (2008) “The Scandalously Impure: Hope for Transcending Cultural Norms.” In Hope Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Whitney Bauman. (Ed.) Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-904710-54-7.

Select Honours and Awards Received

Graduate Students’ Association Conference Support Fund, York University, 2007

Graduate Development Fund, York University, September 2007

Tuition Bursary, York University, May 2007

Tuition Bursary, York University, September 2006

Graduate Research Assistantship, York University, March 2006

Thesis: Media’s Representation of National Identity During Armed Conflicts
Supervisor: Weiser, Keith
Committee Member/Second Reader (CMSR): Ruggles, Myles


Erika Loic

Project: Memory, Geometry, and the Films of Robert Breer
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Feldman, Seth


Joana Londono

MRP: Lovers and Bananas: Hollywood and the Exotization of Latin American ‘Magic’
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Forsyth, Scott


Paul Longhurst

MRP: Addressing the New Enclosure: Land Grabs and the Food Crisis in a Globalized World
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Kitzmann, Andreas


Melanie Love

MRP: Communicative Action and Corporatisation: Human Needs and Health Care Systems
Supervisor: Rowland, Wade
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Janet Loveday

MRP: Creativity Needs Space
Supervisor: Innes, Christopher
Committee Member / Second Reader: Zemans, Joyce


Kailing Ma

MRP: Transformation: Aspects of the Contemporary Mediascape in China
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Le-Le Mac

MRP: Chinese Canadian Identity and Film
Supervisor: Nijhawan, Shobna
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Isabel Macdonald

Thesis: The Haiti Coup 2004: The Propaganda Model & Canadian Press Sources
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee: Mooers, Colin; MacDermid, Robert


Jacinda Mack

Project: Remembering Ista: Nuxalk Perspectives on Sovereignty and Social Change
Supervisor: Dion, Susan (Educ)
Committee Member / Second Reader: Seaton, Beth; Barndt, Deb


Erin MacKeen

MRP: The Myth of Technological Salvation: Posthuman Promises for the Future and the Invisible Present of Techno-Evolution
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Jessica-Ursula Malkin

MRP: The Womb-Not-Womb
Supervisor: O’Neill, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed


Rosemary Marchant

MRP: The Artist Trading Card Movement: An Expression of the Curatorial Me
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Member / Second Reader: Singer, Yvonne


Valerie Marchant

MRP: Reflection on the Memorialization of the Canadians who died serving in World War One
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Monika Marescaux

MRP: Web of Spies: Database Marketing, Informational Security and the Internet
Supervisor: McNally, David
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Nicole Markowich

MRP: Shifting Standards and Practice at the CRTC: Planned, Inadvertent or Accidental. The Implications for a Changing Regulatory Environment on Canadian Broadcasting
Supervisor: Donald Gilles
Committee Member / Second Reader: Arthur Siegel


Hana Marku

Thesis: The Implications of the Internet on Civic Identity in Kosovo
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee: Allen, Gene; Feldman, Seth


Daniel Marrone

Thesis: Between Panels: Nostalgia in the Work of Daniel Clowes
Supervisor: Panofsky, Ruth
Committee: Mooers, Colin; Ingram, Susan


Sascha Marschang

MRP: Neue Heimat or Temporary Dwelling Place? Hybridity on Migrant Websites in Germany
Supervisor: Slopek, Edward
Committee Member / Second Reader: Alhassan, Amin


Nino Marshania

MRP: Georgian Diaspora Online
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Sara Martel

Thesis: Transformative Politics in Consumer-Capitalism: Critically Constructing the Political Subject
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Seaton, Beth; Fletcher, Fred


Bassel Martin

Project: Ashley at UrbanArts: Popular Theatre and Personal Growth Among Youth in Toronto
Supervisor: Rudakoff, Judith
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Edward, Crow, Barbara


Jennifer Martin

Thesis: Avatar Interaction: Online Identity and the Effects of Visual Technologies
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven; Jensen, Jennifer


Frederick Matern

MRP: The Discourse of Civilization in the Works of Russia’s New Eurasianists: Gumilev. Panarin, Dugin
Supervisor: Plekhanov, Sergei
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bell, David


Jeremy Mathers

MRP: Hidden Power: Atomic Energy Documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada
Supervisor: Feldman, Seth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Moore, Paul


Melanie McBride

MRP: Massively Multiplayer Marginalizations: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Claims of Advanced in the Works of Gee, Steinkuehler and Squire
Supervisor: Nolan, Jason
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Jenson, Jennifer


Robin McCullough

Thesis: Notes from the Field: Translation, Inscription, and the Materiality of Communication in Silvicultural Practice
Supervisor: Berland, Jody
Committee Members: Fitzpatrick, Blake; Viseu, Ana


Brenda McDermott

Thesis: The Exhibition and Reception of Newsreels and Topical Films in Toronto During World War I
Supervisor: Allen, Gene
Committee Member / Second Reader: Morris, Peter


Lucinda McDonald

Thesis: The Meaning of “E-“: Language, Technology and Society
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Embleton, Sheila; Bailey, Steven


Caitlin McKinney

Thesis: Making Out on the Internet: Interpreting Popular Photographs on Afterellen.com
Supervisor: Driver, Susan
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Parsons, Sarah


Cameron McMaster

MRP: The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Canada using Intellectual Property Rights
Supervisor: Salter, Liora
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Craig, Carys


Jessica Mende

Thesis: From the Tongues of Good Intention: A Critical Look into the Articulated Experiences of Work and Study Abroad in Southern Environment
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Haig-Brown, Celia


Maria Menegakis

Project: Representation, Race & Riches; Profit Driver use of Ethnic Stereotypes in the Media
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Members: Shtern, Jeremy; Gakas, Athanasios


Lanjuan Meng

MRP: The Phantom Public Sphere and its Problems: An Inquiry into Neoconservative Ideology and the Political Value of the Aesthetic Dimension
Supervisor: Edward Slopek
Committee Member / Second Reader: Tschofen, Monique


Tamara Miller

Thesis: Digital Activism: Free The Children and Youth Online
Supervisor: Crow, Barbaran
Committee Members: Alhassan, Amin; Murphy, Michael


Theadora Mills

MRP: Postmodernity with Chinese Characteristics: Representing Transnational Urban Space in Beijing
Supervisor: Schifellite, Carmen
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Neverson, Nicole


Lesley Model

MRP: Indian Myths and Legal Realities: The New Age Appropriation of Indigenous Imagery
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Sara Mohr

MRP: Making the Trail: Politics of Identity, Place and Nature in British Columbia
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Viseu, Ana


Aidan Moir

Thesis: Transient Vogue: The Commodification and Spectacle of the Vagrant Other
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Members: Bailey, Steve; Muzzatti, Stephen


Marcos Moldes

Marcos Daniel Moldes is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is completing his dissertation tentatively entitled “Hijos del Norte, Padres del Sur | Children of the North, Parents of the South: Second-Generation Canadians and Belonging”

Website: http://sfu.academia.edu/MarcosMoldes
Thesis: Unfabulous? Alternative Media and the Politics of Representation
Supervisor: Bruce, Jean
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Skinner, David


Jon Montes

jon.montezAfter graduating with a Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication & Culture at York University, he got a job with TIFF in Toronto and just recently relocated to St. John’s where he’s on contract with the National Film Board as Associate Producer.

Grants

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)
  • Graduate Development Fund Travel Grant (York U)
  • Canadian Research Media Consortium Small Research Grant (Canadian Media Research Consortium & the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies)

Conference presentations

  • Film Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference (Kitchener-Waterloo ON, May 30 – June 1, 2012)
    “Biutiful Feelings: Transnational Cinema and Affected Publics”
  • Art & Struggle Graduate Student Conference, OCAD University (Toronto ON, May 8-9, 2012)
    “Critiquing Machete: Film, Transnationalization, and Border Struggles”
  • 29th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Memorial University (St. John’s NL, June 20-22, 2012)
    “Negotiating Change: The National Film Board and Fogo Island”

Andrew Alexander Monti

Thesis: Comparative Electoral Hortatory Language 1993-1994: Jean Chretien and Silvio Berlusconi
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Mooers, Colin


Samantha Moonsammy

Thesis: Surfing Under Palm Trees: The Internet and Everyday life in Barbados
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee: Alhassan, Amin; Middleton, Catherine


Sheila Moore

MRP: The Transformation of News: From Public Good to Cash Cow?
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Ana Rita Morais

Thesis: New Technologies and the Transition to personal Public Speres: Exploring the Circuit of the Mobile Device use Model
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee: Viseu, Ana; Pedersen, Isabel


Lisa Morgan

MRP: Identities in Motion
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara & Shields, John (2nd Sup.)
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Rhianna Morris

MRP: The Constructed Real: How Fashion and Advertising Shape Personal Identity
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Tschofen, Monique


Abidah Murji

MRP: Western Media Image vs. Lived Cultural Reality: A Portrait of the Modern Iranian Citizen
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John


Samita Nandy

Thesis: Theorizing Kineticism in Cyberbodies: Embodiment and Sexuality in Cyberspace
Supervisor: O’Neill, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Eva Nesselroth

Thesis: Sublimating the Message: Substance and Meaning in New Media Communication
Supervisor: O’Neill, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Herman, Andrew


Hiromi Noguchi

Thesis: Transnational Divorce: The Experiences of Immigrant Japanese Mothers
Supervisor: Oikawa, Mona
Committee Members: Anderson, Karen; Moore, Paul


Lisa Norton

MRP: Educational and Promotional Elements of Branded Prescription Drug Websites Directed to Canadians
Supervisor: Lexchin, Joel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Clare O’Connor

Thesis: Pedagogies of Space: The Contestation of Vari Hall
Supervisor: Berland, Jody
Committee: Rebick, Judy


Caitlin O’Donovan

MRP: From Clicks to Cash: Audience Participation and the Recapitalization of Broadcast Using Cross-Platform Entertainment
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member/Second Reader: Davis, Charles


Heather Olsen-Seabourne

Project: National Property: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Reproduction, Industrialization and Canadian Landscape Painting
Supervisor: Eichorn, Kate
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Meghan Olzanowski

Project: Microfeminine Warfare: Exploring Women’s Space in Electronic Music
Supervisor: Nolan, Jason
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fisher, Caitlin


Christian Oquendo

Thesis: Exploring the Frontiers between Communication & Non-Communication with Mexian Society
Supervisor: Ruggles, Myles
Committee: Skinner, David; Dowler, Kevin


Karol Orzechowski

Thesis: Under the Flag? Identity and Nationalism in Canadian Rodeo
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Evans, Barbara


Evren Ozselcuk

MRP: Realist, Surrealist, Real-ist: Exploring Three Voices of Critique Trhough the Works of Luis Bunel and Louis Althusser
Supervisor: Tschofen, Monique
Committee Member / Second Reader: O’Neill


Christian Oquendo

Thesis: Exploring the frontiers among communication and non communication: Exclusion, Conflict, and discursive Interactions about Maize within Mexican society
Supervisor: Ruggles, Myles
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Shoshana Palatnik

MRP: Nasa’s Space Shuttle Program: Risk Assessment, the Normalization of Deviance, and Irrational Decision-Making
Supervisor: McArthur, Dan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Danielle Paroyan

MRP: A Public Relation Approach to Post-Soviet Nation Building
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Cortney Pasternak

MRP: Media Discourses of Women in Conflict Zones: (Mis) Representations of Palestinian Women
Supervisor: Alhassen, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Jason Peng

MRP: Time is Money: A Historical Analysis of the Mutual Construction of Clock-Time and Capitalism
Supervisor: Schifellite, Carmen
Committee Member / Second Reader: Sears, Alan


Delmy Xiomara Peraza-Torres

MRP: Refugee Political Transnationalism in El Salvador: The Role of Local Governments
Supervisor: Goldring, Luin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John


Malve Petersmann

MRP: Mindy is Missing and Stephen is Home: Lost and Found Pet Posters as a Form of Micro-Communication in an Urban Space
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Pablo Petrucci

Project: Cornergig: A New Media Experiment: Understanding New Media, Music, and Local Experience
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Members: Fletcher, Fred; Van Der Bleek, Robert


Jaigris Phillips (Hodson)

Thesis: Web 2.0 A Case Study: New Information Technology and Public Reason
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crichlow, Warren


Daniel Pillai

MRP: Reclaiming the “Local” Through the “Foreign”: And Analysis of Contemporary Bollywood Cinema
Supervisor: Sapra, Rahul
Committee Member / Second Reader: Drummond, Lisa


Marcelina Piotrowski

Thesis: Matter as Movement: Exploring the Role of Movement in Henri Bergson and Bruno Latour
Supervisor: Janine, Marchessault
Committee Member / Second Reader: Elmer, Greg


Cassandra Poley

Project: Sexually Transmitted Communication: Getting Between the Sheets with Technology
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella
Committee Members: Bell, Shannon; Bailey, Steve


Robert Price

Thesis: The Taxpayer: A Simmelian Analysis of the Taxpayer as a Social Type and an Analysis of Taxpayer Discourse
Supervisor: Blum, Alan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John; Burke, Mike


Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Project: Cinema of Rapture: the Rhythms of Flesh in Ecriture Feminine and Experimental Cinema
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Feldman, Seth; Longfellow, Brenda


Sylwia Przezdziecki

Project: Bridging the Gap: Stories and the Search for Family History
Supervisor: Panofsky, Ruth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Podnieks, Elizabeth


Susan Quail

Thesis: Conceptions of the Body in Obesity Epidemic Discourses
Supervisor: Sears, Alan
Committee: Mooers, Colin; Driver, Susan

Committee Member / Second Reader: Podnieks, Elizabeth


Erin Queck

MRP: Masculinity and Space: Why Men Love Man Caves
Supervisor: Hornstein, Shelley
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Tschofen, Monique


Sahar Rahmani

MRP: The Conscious Revolution of Mind/Body Integration Through the Re-Feminization of Culture
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Small, Holly


Christina Raimondo

MRP: The New Advertainment
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Ruggles, Myles


Rekha Ramachandran

Project: Inter-action: An Intermedia Representation of the Construction of Self in Multicultural Spaces
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella
Committee Members: Naghibi, Nima; Longfellow, Brenda


Kayla Ramlochand

MRP: Digital Gaydar; Locating and being located online and off
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Ruggles, Myles


Jessica Ranger

MRP: A Paradigm Shift: Consolidation of Canada’s Communication Industries
Supervisor: Baskoy, Tuna
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Pamela Rice

MRP: Who Has Time to be Online?: Staying Informed of Learning and Debates in the New Media Public Sphere
Supervisor: Moore, Paul
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Teresa Ritter

Thesis: Aboriginal Peoples and Broadband Technology: An analysis of the gap between community expectations and the iniatives funded by Canadian Governments
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Cohnstaedt, Joy; Krogh, Kari


Rebecca Roberts

MRP: “Re-moderning” MOMA: Space, power, discourse
Supervisor: Zemans, Joyce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hudson, Donna


Eve Robertson

MRP: ‘A Cultural Object Analysis of Nameplate Earrings
Supervisor: Fogarty, Mary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Alcedo, Patrick


Christian Robinson

Thesis: Next to Normal? Interrogating the Idea of the Abnormal Body
Supervisor: Bailey, Steven
Committee: Slopek, Ed; Bell, Shannon


Alex Rogalski

Project: Indopunk
Supervisor: Barbara Evans
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Edward


David Ross

MRP: Digital Literacy: E-reader and Educational Technologies for Children
Supervisor: Hadlaw, Jan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Rebecca Rouse

r.rouseRebecca Rouse is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY. After her MA, she completed her PhD in Digital Media at the The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

Publications
Meet Me at the Fair: A World’s Fair Reader, Editors: Laura Hollengreen, Celia Pearce, Rebecca Rouse, Bobby Schweizer.
“Introduction.”Laura Hollengreen, Rebecca Rouse.
(Forthcoming Winter 2013 from Carnegie Mellon ETC Press)

“Negotiating Immersion and Critical Distance in Panoramic Forms from the 18th Century to Augmented Reality.”
Rebecca Rouse.
(ArtLine Catalog, forthcoming Fall 2013)

“Thinking Inside the Box: Meaning-Making in a Handheld AR Experience.”
Evan Barba, Rebecca Rouse, Jay David Bolter, Blair MacIntyre. (2010)
Proceedings of the Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. p. 19-26.

“(In)box with Malcom.”
Evan Barba, Rebecca Rouse, Jay David Bolter, Blair MacIntyre. (2009)
Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and Cognition. p. 455-456.

“Dear Miss Millicent Jones.”
Rebecca Rouse. (2006)
Public, d://personal (34) p.48-51.

“Teamwork in the Performing Arts.”
William B. Rouse, Rebecca Rouse. (2004)
Proceedings of the IEEE: Special Issue on Engineering & Music 92 (4) p.606-615.

“Understanding and Supporting Teams in the Performing Arts.”
William B. Rouse, Rebecca Rouse. (2001)
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Human Supervision and Control in Engineering and Music p. 233-237.

Website: www.rebeccarouse.com

Project: Woyzeck
Supervisor: Fisher, Caitlin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Innes, Christopher; Mason, Jean; Sapra, Rahul


Aimee Roy

MRP: The Word on the Street is “Festivalization”: A Case Study
Supervisor: Shields, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Caitlin Russell

MRP: What ‘Heather Picks’ for Canada: An Analysis of the Current Bookselling Industry
Supervisor: Panofsky, Ruth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Cohnstaedt, Joy


Effifa Russo

MRP: Minorities in the Media: An Analysis of South Asian Representation in Contemporary Sitcoms
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Jamal, Amina


Steve Ryder

MRP: Cracking Visual Skulls: Enumerating and categorizing player narratives of interpersonal conflict in the massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft, as a basis for pedogogical and social change in virtual game and community design
Supervisor: Singer, Yvonne
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Boke Saisi

Thesis: Black Diasporic Disasters and the Africanization of Poverty in Western print media: A case study of Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian Earthquake in the New York Times
Supervisor: Robinson, Danielle
Committee Members: Mooers, Colin; Anderson, Karen


Maria Samur

MRP: Cyberactivism in Practice: A study of online strategies employed by Adbusters and rabble.ca
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara


Ryan Scheiding

MRP: “Those Poor Civilians of Raccoon City”: The Collective Memory & Allegorical References to Atomic Bomb Victims in Resident Evil
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Peter Schmidt

MRP: Constructing Imperial Hegemony in American Media Culture
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mazepa, Pat


Steven Schnoor

MRP: Ideology and Technology of the Third Reich: IBM and the Final Solution
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hanke, Bob


Brendan Scott

MRP: Neo-liberalism and Democratic Alternatives
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Yukari Seko

Thesis: Online Suicidal Mumurs: Analyzing self-distructive discourses in the blogophere
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Kitzman, Andreas; Middleton, Catherine


Andrea Shabbar

a.shabarAndie Shabbar is a PhD Candidate in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at Western University in London Ontario.

Publications
“Bathroom Graffiti: Un-closeting a Queer Materialist Ontology”. Quantum Possibilities: The
Work Of Karen Barad. Spec. Issue of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 25.1: (2013 Forthcoming).
“Secret Stash: Accumulation, Hoarding and the Love of Stuff “. Journal of Modern Craft. 6.2 (2013) (Review, forthcoming).

Selected Art Exhibitions
“Pass-her-bi” (film), Concordia University, Montreal QC. April 2013
“Bathroom Graffiti Matters” (installation), Emergence: Queer Art Festival. London ON. Feb 2013
“Public Spaces, Private Places” (photography), Ladyfest London. London ON. June 2012
“Public Space, Private Places” (photography), The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON. Nov. 2010

Project: And You Thought I Was Powdering My Nose: Women’s Washroom Graffiti
Supervisor: Barndt, Deb
Committee Member / Second Reader: Snyder, Don


Elliot Silverstein

MRP: Media Melee: The Emergence of the Internet as a Political Vehicle in Canadian Election Campaigns
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John


Jennifer Sipos

Project: The Right Road: Finding the Freedom to Create An Exploration of the Prison Metaphor in Select Autobiographical Accounts of the Creative Process
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Christopher Smith

Project: Publicity: Notes on the Politics of Public Space in the Postmodern Cityscape
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin


Julian Smith

Thesis: Reunion: Duchamps, Cage and Ludology
Supervisor: Gammel, Irene
Committee: Korrick, Leslie; Bailey, Steven


Abbas Somji

Project: Visible vs. Invisible Minorities: A Study of Toronto Newsrooms
Supervisor: Davis, Charles
Committee Member / Second Reader: Callison, Darcey


Douglas Spielman

MRP: Immaterial Labour and the Law of Value: On the Theoretical Grounding of the Immaterial Labour Thesis and the Continued Relevance of Marx’s Theory of Value
Supervisor: Skinner, David
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steve


Elisabeth Springate

Thesis: Networks of Resistance: Digital Media, Storytelling, and Acts of Resistance to Sexual Assault
Supervisor: Crow, Barbara
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin; Murphy, Michael


E. Charlotte Stevens

Thesis: Chasing Semiotic Rabbits: The Proliferation of Meaning in Doctor Who Fanvids
Supervisor: Brayton, Jennifer
Committee: Bailey, Steven; Lessard, Bruno


Michael Stiavnicky

Thesis: Stop! Hey, What’s that Sound?: A Critical Re-Examination of the Socio-Political functions of 1960’s Popular Music in America
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee: Wekerle, Gerde


Kerilee Stone

Project: Medication Meditation
Supervisor: Driver, Susan
Committee Members: Jenson, Jennifer; Fisher, Jennifer


Marisol Suarez Saiz

Project: The Cultural Evolution of Celtic Patterns
Supervisor: Schwarz, Judith
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, Donald


Taha Taha

MRP: Media and Development Communication in Syria: The Restructuring of Syrian Media
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Nicholas Taylor

MRP: Playing by the books: Working out the Dichotemy Between “Learn and Play”
Supervisor: Jensen, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slopek, Ed


Matthew Tegelberg

Thesis: Tourism, Representation and Lonely Planet Cambodia: A critical discourse analysis.
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Edward Slopek, Patricia Mazepa


Brigid Tierney

MRP: An Urban Encounter: Affect, Aesthetic, and the Poetics of Public Portraits
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Tschofen, Monique


Filip Tisma

MRP: The Sick Environment: Cities, Mobility, and Mental Health
Supervisor: Elder, Bruce
Committee Member / Second Reader: Callison, Darcey


Monique Twigg

Thesis: The Impact of TRIPS on UNDP Information Technology, Programmes and ICT Diffusion in Latin America: Policy Alternative
Supervisor: Shields, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Coombe, Rosemary


Sara Udow

Project: The Global Roots Oral History Project: An Arts-based Storytelling Project Exploring Themes of Place, Food and Culture in Multiethnic Cities www.globalrootsstories.thestop.org
Supervisor: Barndt, Deb
Committee Member / Second Reader: Marchessault, Janine


Peter Unwin

MRP: The Black Art: Ink and the Biological Origins of Communication
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred


Caroline Verner

Thesis: Locating Cyberpunk within the Cinema of Resistance: Visions of the Popular and the Postmodern
Supervisor: Forsyth, Scott
Committee: McCullough, John; Bell, Shannon


Annie Vong

MRP: Heidegger on the Phone: An Ontological Inquiry of the History of Telephony between 1900-1990
Supervisor: Bailey, Steve
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella


Jordan Waldman

MRP: The Digital Divide and Social Inclusion: Media Literacy for Older Adults
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member/ Second Reader:  Bailey, Steve


Randall Walter

MRP: Racial Profiling of Blacks Living in the Greater Toronto Area
Supervisor: Fisher, Caitlin
Committee Member / Second Reader:  Tator, Carol


Jing Wang

MRP: Individual Exposures to History: Examining Individual Existence in Postmodern History through Postmodern Cinema
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Forsyth, Scott


Robert Washburn

Thesis: The Future of Journalism Online: A Case for e-journalism
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee: Skinner, David; Middleton, Catherine


Joshua Weale

MRP: Canadian Style Healthcare: The Media Portrayals of Canada’s Healthcare System during the US Health Reform debate of 2009-10
Supervisor: Cukier, Wendy
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Theissen, James

Committee Member/ Second Reader: Theissen, James


Jessica Weisner (Moore)

MRP: Representations of Motherhood: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Vegan Mommyblogs
Supervisor: Podnieks, Elizabeth
Committee Member/ Second Reader: O’Reilly, Andrea


Daniel Wiley

Thesis: Media Development, Information Operations, and the Liberal Peace
Supervisor: Latham, Robert
Committee Members: Mazepa, Pat; Mooers, Colin


Arlene Williams

Thesis: The Political Economy of Communication and the Policy Communities Approach: Connecting Critical View of the Media to Post-Pluralist Analyses fo the Policy Process
Supervisor: Salter, Liora
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin; Johns, Carolyn


Cheryl Williams

MRP: Courting the Child Consumer: The Role of the Nineteenth Century Press in Children’s Commercial Enculturation, 1835-1900
Supervisor: Moore, Paul
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne


Lesley Williams

WILLIAMS
As the Manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Resource Development for the PDAC, Lesley leads the development of research, advocacy and projects to support increasing Aboriginal participation in the mineral industry and improving relationships between companies and communities. In her role, Lesley has focused on collaborating with the mineral sector, Aboriginal communities and leaders, and various levels of government to actively promote greater understanding and co-operation between Aboriginal communities and the mineral industry in Canada. Lesley represents the PDAC at national conferences and events, volunteers on a number of advisory committees throughout the sector. She also manages the Aboriginal Program at the PDAC annual Convention that is renowned for providing a platform for discussion on fostering mutually cooperative, respectful and successful relationships between Aboriginal communities and the mineral industry.

Since joining the PDAC in 2009, Lesley has held the positions of Program Assistant and Program Manager and has been involved in a number of the PDAC program areas including Aboriginal Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Geoscience, Lands and Regulations and Government Relations.

Lesley holds an M.A. in Communications and Culture with a specialization in politics and policy, and a B.A. in Communications and English.

Thesis: Manoeuvring the Peacemaking Myth: Canadian New Media Reports in the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee: Whitworth, Sandra


Deborah Wilson

MRP: Consumer Culture, Gender & The Construction of The Female Shopaholic
Supervisor: Brayton, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Siegel, Arthur


Jess Woods

MRP: Human Computer “intra-action” in New Media Literacy
Supervisor: Viseu, Ana
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rowland, Wade


Mark Woods

Project: Outrageously Political: “The Use of Queer Theory and Camp in the Subversion of Heterosexist Action Adventure Film”
Supervisor: Denisoff, Dennis
Committee Member / Second Reader: Longfellow, Brenda


Kristin Wozniak

Thesis: Perceiving Democracy: Exploring the Democratic and Community Development Potential of Student Newspapers on University Campuses
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Cukier, Wendy


Lan (Sheila) Xu

MRP: Changes in China’s Media Since Economic Reform
Supervisor: Allen, Gene
MSR: Seaton, Beth


Zhicong Yang

MRP: From a Case Study to see the changes in Chinese Television Industry in the new century
Supervisor: Feldman, Seth
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Nikki Yeboah

MRP: Poverty Inc: An Investigation into the Commodification of Poverty
Supervisor: Alhassan, Amin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Skinner, David


Cindy Yip

MRP: Contribution of Asian Dance to the Conception of Canadian Identity
Supervisor: Cohnstaedt, Joy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Odom, Selma


Dan (Angela) Yu

MRP: Chinese Television Reform
Supervisor: Allen, Gene
Committee Member / Second Reader:


Wenjun Zhang

MRP: Canada and China: A Case Study of Selected Film Co-Productions
Supervisor: Cohnstaedt, Joy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Mooers, Colin


Sandra Zichermann

MRP: Realistic Promises? Or Unrealistic Goals? Canadian Government’s Response to Romanow’s Health Care Funding Initiatives
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John


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