Faculty Profiles

The Program brings together a critical mass of faculty already working in areas related to communication and culture, including faculty with strong records of scholarly and professional achievement, from both universities. The faculty are particularly strong in communication and cultural theory, communication and cultural policy and law, cultural and media history, new and interactive multimedia, telecommunications policy and strategy, political economy of media, film and video studies, critical analysis of technology, and globalization, to name only the most obvious.

Alphabetical Listing

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Gene Allen

Field of Study: Technology in Practise

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: gene.allen@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6393
Office Location: RCC-327
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (York); Ph.D. History (Toronto)

Biography
Professor Allen joined Ryerson’s School of Journalism faculty in 2001. He was previously the director of research and a senior producer of the award-winning CBC television series Canada: A People’s History. During his 10-year CBC career, he was also a producer and writer on the award-winning television documentary series Dawn of the Eye, assignment desk producer for CBC Radio’s Morningside, assignment editor for CBC national TV news, and a writer on The National. Between 1979 and 1991 he worked at The Globe and Mail, holding positions as foreign editor and Queen’s Park reporter. Gene Allen is currently conducting research on the history of the Canadian Press news agency, and on the historical relationship between news and ideas of national identity in Canada.

Research Interests
The history of journalism; the evolution of news in response to changes in technology, markets, audience demand and business organization; news agencies; news and national identity; the popularization of history in film and television.

Selected Publications
“Business, Culture and the History of News,” in Elsbeth Heaman, Alison Li, and Shelley McKellar, eds., Science, Polity and Society in the Canadian Historical Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Bliss (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming [2006])

“Monopolies of news: Harold Innis, the telegraph and wire services,” in Menahem Blondheim and Rita Watson, eds., The Toronto School of Communication: Interpretations, Extensions, Applications (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, forthcoming)

“News Across the Border: Associated Press in Canada, 1894-1917,” Journalism History 31:4 (Winter 2006), 206-216 “Debate: Transcending National Boundaries: Towards an International History of Journalism”, Journalism Studies 4:1 (2003), 121-131 (synopsis of paper presented at regional meeting of the American Journalism Historians Association/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New York, March 2001)

“The Professionals and the Public: Responses to Canada: A People’s History”. Social history/Histoire sociale, 34 (Nov. 2001), 381-391 CHR Forum: “Canadian History in Film”, Canadian Historical Review 82:2 (June 2001), 331-346.
Editor of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of Canada: A People’s History. (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001-2002).

Sedef Arat-Koç

Field of Study:

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: saratkocpolitics@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext. 7338
Office location: JOR725A

Sedef Arat-Koç is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University . She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled Peasants, Hegemony and the Politics of “Normal Times”: The Cases of the Republican Peoples’ Party and the Democrat Party, Turkey. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bogazici Üniversitesi (Turkey).

Dr. Arat-Koç joined the Department of Politics and Public Administration in January 2006. Before coming to Ryerson, she was Associate Professor at the Women’s Studies Program and the Department of Sociology at Trent University.

Sedef’s research interests include immigration policy and citizenship, especially as they affect immigrant women; transnational feminism; politics of imperialism; racialization and the politics of racism; and reconfiguration of social and political identities under neoliberal globalization. Currently, she is working on “whiteness” in Turkey as a cultural, political and class identity in the context of neoliberalism and post-cold war geopolitics.

More information on the Ryerson website

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Steve Bailey

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: bailey@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 33808
Office Location: 3012 TEL Building
Office Hours: TBA

Education
A.B. Art (Bard College); M.A. Cinema Studies (Iowa); M.A. Popular Culture (Bowling Green State); Ph.D. Speech Communication (Illinois)

Biography
My research interests are in the intersections of critical cultural theory, especially psychoanalysis and sociological theory, and contemporary media culture. My current research explores connections between the work of dramaturgical sociologists (especially Erving Goffman) and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, particularly in relationship to issues of social performance and technology. My wider interests are eclectic; I have published on psychoanalytic theory and media culture, aesthetics and post-punk musical culture, media fan culture, teen cinema, and the internet’s rhetorical ironies. I am generally interested in experimenting with unorthodox theoretical combinations and blending high/low culture, old/new theory, and sociological/philosophical perspectives. I would also align myself at least partly with a somewhat traditional humanistic worldview as regards academic culture and scholarly endeavors.

Research Interests
Psychoanalysis, Audiences, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Culture.

Selected Publications
Media Audiences and Identity: Self-Construction in the Fan Experience (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005)

“Performing Theory in the Theatre of Hypermodernity: Dramaturgy and Pragmatism in the Urban Present,” Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption (Mille Tre Verlag, 2008)

“Overcoming the Textual: Resocializing the Unconscious for the Study of Media and Culture,” Discourse of Sociological Practice 5 #1 (Spring 2003)

“Identity, Intersection, Irony: Doubling the Self in the Digital Age,” Internet Research Annual 2.0 (Peter Lang, 2003)

Ian Balfour

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
Email: ibalfour@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 77463
Office Location: 104 Winters College
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (York); M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. (Yale)

Biography
Ian Balfour’s teaching and research interests include Romantic poetry and prose, contemporary theory and criticism, and 18th-century literature and philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language).

He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988), The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002) and of essays on the Romantics (Wordsworth, Blake, Godwin, Inchbald), Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and on topics in popular culture (music, TV, film). He recently co-edited with Atom Egoyan, Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film, and with Eduardo Cadava, And Justice For All?: The Claims of Human Rights, and edited a volume of South Atlantic Quarterly on ‘Late Derrida’. He is currently completing a book on the sublime and starting one on adaptation (literature to film).

Link to personal website

Deborah Barndt

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-mail: dbarndt@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 22626
Office location: HNES 271
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A., Comprehensive Social Studies and French (Otterbein College); M.A., Social Psychology (Michigan State); Ph.D., Sociology (Michigan State)

Biography
Deborah Barndt is Associate Professor in Environmental Studies and Coordinator of the Community Arts Practice Certificate Program. At the graduate level, she teaches Popular Education for Social Change and Cultural Production Workshop: Image-Based. Deborah has advised students on such topics as popular education, global and local food systems, participatory communication, art and activism, and women’s narratives. Deborah recently completed a five-year research project, “Tracing the Tomato from Mexican Field to Canadian Table: Women Workers in Globalized Food Production,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is currently an advisor to a CURA-supported project, Sustainable Toronto, as well as to a participatory resource management project in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua. Deborah is a member of the North American Alliance for Popular Education, the Latin American Studies Association, the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

Research Interests
Popular education and social movements; Media analysis; Photographic methods for participatory research/education/action; Cultural production; Community development; Women, globalization, and food.

Selected Publications
Just Doing It: Popular Collective Action in the Americas. (ed. with Gene Desfor and Barbara Rahder). Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2001.

“Naming, making and connecting: The pedagogical possibilities of photo story production” Pat Campbell and Barbara Burnaby (editors). Participatory Practices in Adult Education. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., 2001.

Women Learning the NAFTA Food Chain: Women, Food, and Globalization (editor) (Toronto: Sumach Press, 1999) – Winner of Independent Publishers’ Award.

“Bio/cultural diversity and equity in post-NAFTA Mexico (or Tomasita Comes North While Big Mac Goes South)” in Jay Drydyk and Peter Penz (eds.) Global Justice, Global Democracy, Society for Socialist Studies, Feinwood Publishing, 1997, 55-70.

“Crafting a ‘Glocal’ Education: Focusing on Food, Women, and Globalization,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, Vol.22, 1, Fall/Winter 1997, 43-51.

“Free trade offers ‘free space’ for connecting across borders,” in R. Keil, G.R. Wekerle, and D.V.J. Bell (eds.), Local Places in the Age of the Global City. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1996.

“Tracing the trail of Tomasita the tomato: popular education around globalization,” Alternatives, Issue on Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Community Economic Development. Waterloo: University of Waterloo, 1996.

English at Work: Teacher’s Guide. American edition adapted by Centre for Workforce Education, Laubach Literacy International. Syracuse: New Readers Press, 1991.

To Change This House: Popular Education Under the Sandinistas. Toronto: Between the Lines. Co-published by the Jesuit Centre and Doris Marshall Institute for Education and Action, 1991.

Naming the Moment: Political Analysis for Action. Toronto: Jesuit Centre, 1989.

Ben Barry

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
Email: bbarry@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7318
Office location: KHS-55G
Office hours: TBA

Research Interests
Professor Barry studies the intersections of identity, fashion and consumption. His work is grounded in consumer culture theory, cross-cultural perspectives and mixed-method approaches. He adopts a feminist research approach in which he aims to share the experiences of marginalized groups and leverage research to advance equity, diversity and inclusion. His past research, for which he was awarded an Ogilvy Foundation Research Grant, explored Chinese, Canadian and American women’s responses to models of different sizes, ages and races in fashion advertising. With financial support from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Ben’s current research explores how fashion can be used as a platform to empower boys and men from marginalized groups.

Tuna Baskoy

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: Ryerson University
Email: tbaskoy@politics.ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-(5000) ext. 2702
Office location: JOR 727
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.Sc. (Middle East Technical); M.A. Political Science and Public Administration, (Bilkent); Ph.D. Political Science (York)

Biography
Dr. Tuna Baskoy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. In addition to PhD degree in Political Science from York University (Toronto, 2006), Tuna holds Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey, 1996), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey, 1995). Tuna’s current fields of research are European Union (EU), competition/antitrust and communications policies, e-government and e-democracy. He has been teaching statistics, comparative public administration, public sector restructuring, politics of regional economic integration, and political economy of communications and culture.

Tuna has been involved in the organizing committee of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics based in Orlando, Florida. He is also a member of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), and the Young Researchers Network Canada (YRN).

Research Interests
Communications policy, e-government and e-democracy, European Union, competition policy.

There are three areas that attract my interest. Evaluation of outcomes of communications policy in the European Union empirically; role of competition/antitrust law in regulating communications industry; finally, e- government and democracy in the European Union.

Selected Publications
Book
(2008). The political economy of European Union competition policy: A case study of the telecommunications industry. London and New York: Routledge.

Articles
(forthcoming). The European Union and e-democracy: Interactive Policy-Making (IPM). International Journal of Electronic Democracy.

(2005). Effective competition and EU competition law. E-Journal of European and Russian Studies, 1(1), December, 1-21. Online at www.jeurus.com

(2003). Thorstein Veblen’s theory of business competition. Journal of Economic Issues, XXXVII(4), 1121-1137.

(2002). Karl Marx’s theory of market competition. Problematique, 8, (Fall 2002): 4-23.

Current research projects/journals
I am currently working on three projects. While the first one investigates outcomes of deregulation, liberalization and privatization policies in communications in terms of market structure, price, quality, and employment in the European Union, the second project, collaborating with a graduate student, is about recently formed Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services in Canada. Finally, I have been working the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on internal structures of public administration as well as on interactions between state and citizen and business in the European Union.

Link to personal website

Shannon Bell

Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who-lives-and-writes philosophy-in-action.

Her books include: Fast Feminism (Autonomedia, 2010), Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press 1994); Whore Carnival (Autonomedia1995); Bad Attitude/s on Trial coauthored with Brenda Cossman, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press 1997); New Socialisms eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and Richard Westra (Routledge 2004).

More recently Bell has been researching extremes in art – particularly bio and hybrid art.

Bell is currently working on shooting theory –– videoing-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger’s stillness, Husserl’s epoché, Batiallian waste, Weil’s attention, Deleuzian deterritorialization, Virilio’s vision machine and accident.

Bell is an associate professor in York University’s Political Science department, Toronto, Canada. She teaches modern and postcontemporary theory, cyberpolitics, aesthetics and politics, violent philosophy and fast feminism.

Link to personal website

Jody Berland

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University York University
E-mail: jberland@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x77393
Office location: York Research Tower, 723
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. English and Sociology (Simon Fraser); M.A. (Simon Fraser); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography
Jody Berland is a Professor of Humanities in the Division of Humanities, and a member of the graduate programs in Communication and Culture, Humanities, Music, Sociology and Social and Political Thought at York University. She is also one of three North American representatives to the international board of the Association of Cultural Studies. She has published widely on cultural studies, Canadian communication theory, music, radio and video, feminist bodies, cultural environmental studies, and social space.

She is the editor of Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press and edited at York. (www.yorku.ca/topia.)

Research Interests
Cultural theory; Canadian communication theory; cultural studies of nature, science, technology and the environment; music and the media; animal studies; space and place.

Selected Publications
Books
Cultures of Militarization, (co-edited), Cape Breton University Press (2011).

North of Empire, Duke University Press (2009).

Edited Books
Chapters in Books“Postmusics” in Sonic Synergies, ed.Gerry Bloustein. London: Palgrave, 2008,35-45.

“The Musicking Machine” in Residual Media, ed. Charles Acland. Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

“Radio Space and Industrial Time: The Case of Music Formats” in Critical Cultural Policy Studies, ed.Justin Lewis and Toby Miller. Malden, MA: Blackwell Press, 2003.

“Bodies of Theory, Bodies of Pain: Some Silences” in Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000, ed. Hilary Robinson. Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell Press,2001.

“Getting Down to Business: Cultural Politics and Policies in Canada” (With WillStraw; revised from 1994) in Communications in Canadian Society, Fifth edition, edited by Benjamin Singer and Craig McKie. Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing, 2001.

Cultural Capital: A Reader on Modernist Legacies, State Institutions, and the Value(s) of Art. With Shelley Hornstein. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000.

“Cultural Technologies and the ‘Evolution’ of Technological Cultures” in The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory, edited by Andrew Herman and Thomas Swiss, New York: Routledge, 2000.

“Nationalism and the Modernist Legacy: Dialogues with Innis” in Capital Culture, edited by Berland and S. Hornstein, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000.

“Space at the Margins: Colonial Spatiality and Critical Theory after Innis” in Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions, edited by Charles Acland and Bill Buxton, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2000.

Theory Rules: Art as Theory, Theory and Art. With Will Straw and David Tomas. YYZ/University of Toronto Press, 1996.

Papers in refereed journals
“Cat and Mouse: Iconographies of Nature and Desire,” Cultural Studies, 22:2, Spring 2008, 431-454.

“Spatial Narratives in the Canadian Imaginary,” New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory Politics. No. 57: Space and Text, 2005/6, 39-55.

“Walkerton: The Memory of Matter,” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies,14, 2005, 93-108.

“Writing on the Border” CR: The New Centennial Review 1.2, 2001, 139-170.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
* “Space,” “Place,” “Mobility.” For New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, edited by Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, and Meaghan Morris. City: Open University, Blackwell Publishers, 2005.

“Radio in Canada” Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The United States and Canada, edited by E. Koskoff, Garland Press 2001.

Affiliated Journals
Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (editor) New Formations Cultural Studies Review M/C Media Culture Humanimalia Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Marni Binder

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: mbinder@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext: 7130
Office location: KHS-363O
Office hours: TBA

Biography
Marni Binder is an Associate Professor in The School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. Prior to coming to Ryerson in 2007, she worked in the preservice and graduate programs at The Faculty of Education, York University. Marni also worked extensively with primary-aged children, as well as with junior-aged children as an educator in the inner city schools of Toronto for 23 years.

Marni has presented at international conferences on topics such as imagination and education, and young children’s art and literacy. In 2007, she was an invited keynote at a conference in Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil, speaking on The Imaginative Landscape of the Child: Experiencing the Multiple Literacies of Child Art.  Marni has given workshops to teachers and teacher-candidates from the Faculties of Education at York University and OISE/UT on inner city issues, equity, holistic education, integrating the arts, and children’s art and literacy.

Her current research interests include arts-based approaches in the teaching and learning of young children, transformative literacy, multiple literacies, multimodalities and children’s visual narratives, spirituality and mindfulness through holistic education in the lives of young children.

Recent research titled: Multimodal Meaning-making: Connecting Children Globally through Digital Postcards explored the use of blogs through a cross-cultural arts-based collaborative project between two kindergarten classrooms in Canada and Australia (In Toronto, Dr. Jason Nolan, Co-PI, in Cairns, Australia, Dr. Reesa Sorin, PI, Dr. Roger Wilkinson, Co-PI and Dr. Philemon Chigeza, Co-PI).

Her co-authored article with Sally Kotsopoulos, Multimodal literacy narratives: Weaving the threads of young children’s identity through the arts, in the Journal of Research in Childhood Education was named to receive an Honorable Mention in the Association for Childhood Education International’s (ACEI) 2011 Distinguished Education Research Article Award Program.

Recent Publications
Binder, M. J. (2012). Teaching as lived research. Childhood Education, 88(2), 118-120..

Binder, M. (2011). Contextural worlds of child art: Experiencing multiple literacies through images. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 12(4), 367-384.

Binder, M. & Kotsopoulos, S. (2011). Multimodal literacy narratives: Weaving the threads of young children’s identity through the  arts. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 25(4), 339-363.

Binder, M. (2011). Remembering why: The role of story in educational research. in education: exploring our connective educational landscapes, 17 (2). (14 pages) http://www.ineducation.ca/article/remembering-why role-story-educational-research

Binder, M. J. (2011). “I saw the universe and I saw the world”: Exploring spiritual literacy with young children. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 16(1), 19-35.

Binder, M. J.  & Kotsopoulos, S. (2010). Living ishly: The arts as mindful spaces in the identity journeys of young children. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 23(2), 21Binder, M. (in press). The storied lives children play: Multimodal approaches using storytelling. Canadian Children 39(1).

Book Chapters
Binder, M. (2010). Places and spaces: Exploring social studies through architecture. In M. Blatherwick & H. Pearse, What works: Innovative strategies for teaching art (21-24). Victoria, Canada: The Canadian Society for Education through Art.

Binder, M. (2008). Experiencing multiple literacies through picture books. In D. Booth (Ed.). It’s critical! Strategies for deepening and extending comprehension.  (pp.120-122). Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Binder, M. (2005). Remembering the past, celebrating the present, and imagining the future: The storytelling project at Lord Dufferin P.S. In J. P. Miller & S. Karsten & D. Denton & D. Orr & I. Colalillo-Kates (Eds.), Holistic learning and spirituality in the education. (pp. 137-144.). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Art Blake

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: art.blake@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext. 2278
Offica location: JOR 529

Education
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in American Studies, University of Sussex
Doctor of Philosophy in History, American University, Washington, DC

Teaching and research concentrations
North America: U.S. 20th-Century Cultural History; Urban History; Sound Studies

Dr. Art Blake specializes in U.S. 20th-century urban and cultural history and sound studies. His first book, How New York Became American, 1890-1924 (2006) examined the place of New York City in the American national imagination in the first two decades of the 20th century and the role of the tourist industry in remaking the city’s image. Dr. Blake currently is working on a second book project, Audible City, focused on the cultural politics of sound in New York and Los Angeles after 1945. Recent publications related to this project include “An Audible Sense of Order: Race, Fear, and CB Radio on Los Angeles Freeways in the 1970s,” in Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, eds. D. Suisman and S. Strasser (2009). His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, and most recently by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He holds a SSHRC Standard Research Grant for his Audible City project. Dr. Blake teaches courses in U.S. history and in interdisciplinary humanities (for the Arts and Contemporary Studies program), and is a member of the Graduate Faculty. He also supervises graduate students in the joint Ryerson University-York University Communication and Culture MA and PhD program.

Alan Blum

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University York University
E-mail: alanblum609@gmail.com
Phone: (416) 323-3251
Office location: Culture of Cities Centre, 720 Bathurst St, Suite 312, Toronto
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Anthropology and Sociology (Roosevelt); M.A. (University of Chicago); Ph.D. Sociology and Social Psychology (University of Chicago)

Biography
Alan Blum is the Director of the Culture of Cities Centre located in Toronto and was one of the principal investigators of the research project on City Life and Well-Being: the Grey Zone of Health and Illness funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Dr. Blum received his PhD from the University of Chicago, was US National Institutes of Mental Health Fellow in the department of Psychiatry at Harvard, and was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, King’s College, England. becoming professor of sociology at Columbia University and New York University. He is currently a Senior Scholar and teaches in several graduate programs at York University and the University of Waterloo such as Sociology and Social and Political Thought at York, and in the Graduate Programs of English and Rhetoric, and in Sociology at the University of Waterloo. Blum was a Visiting Professor at universities in the US and the UK including the University of Wales, The Institute of Social Change at the University of California at Berkeley, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the New College of the University of South Florida, and has been recipient of research fellowships from foundations such as Leverhulme, and the MacArthur among others . He is the author of numerous books, including Theorizing; On the Beginning of Social Inquiry (with Peter McHugh, Stanley Raffel and Daniel Foss);Self-Reflection in the Arts and Sciences (with Peter McHugh); The Imaginative Structure of the City;. and The Grey Zone of Health and Illness. He was the originator and co-director of the Institute of Social Theory in Perugia, Italy (1978-83). Dr. Blum is currently completing a collection of studies on the culture of the city entitled Secret Space, Sacred Place, a monograph on The Material City, as well as a variety of current research studies on health and the city.

Research Interests
Medical Humanities; Culture of the City; Sociology of Knowledge; Theorizing Everyday Life; The Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real registers of Social Life and Phenomena

Recent Grant
Social and Ethical Foundations of Caregiving (with Dr. Stuart Murray). Canadian Institutes of Health Research Dissemination Grant, 2012

Selected Recent Publications
Books
The Grey Zone in Health and Illness (Intellect Press:  Bristol, UK: University of Chicago, 2011

The Imaginative Structure of the City (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2003)

Chapters in Books
“The Imaginary of Self Satisfaction: Reflections on the Platitude of the “Creative City” in Circulation and the City: Essays on Mobility and Urban Culture edited by Alexandrta Boutros and Will Straw, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2010.

“Preserving the Notion of Preservation: The Ineradicable Perpetuity of Me, Myself and I”,  in  The Venice Charter Revisited, edited by Mathew Hardy, published by Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

“Dying, Waiting: The Imaginary of Light Hearted Writing” in Spectacular Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and (Un)representability, edited by Tristanne Connolly, Intellect Press, 2010.

2008. “Health, Desire, City: Theorizing and the Method of Analogy” in Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption, edited by Susan Ingram, Mille, Tre Verlag, Wien.

Articles
2005 “Ground Zero comme Spectacle,” for issue on Le Spectacle des Villes in Sociologie et Sociétés, edited by Anouk Bélanger and J .F. Côté, Spring, Volume XXXVII, Number 1.

2003 “New York New York”, Monopolis: Globalization and Urban Studies International Research Center for Cultural Studies and the Institute for Urban and Regional Research.

2002 “Un lieu qui n’en est pas un”, Spirale, January-February, Number 182.

2001 “Scenes,” in Scenes and the City: Special Issue of Public, edited by Janine Marchessault and Will Straw, November.

2001 “Voice and its Registers”, Poeisis: Journal of Art and Communication.

Journals
The enigma of the brain and its place as cause, character and pretext in the imaginary of dementia, History of the Human Sciences, 2012, volume 25 number 4, October.

Motive, desire, drive: the discourse of force, in Compasso. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. Special Issue: Motives in Social Organization, Guest Editor Richard Fitzgerald, Volume 4, number 2, Winter 2013, pp 5-18.

Age as a Social Form: the Phenomenology of the Passage, 2014, Medical Humanities, volume 35 number 1 March.

Durkheim’s Ruse: the Concept as a Seduction, Canadian Journal of Sociology, forthcoming 2014

Death, Happiness and the Meaning of Life: the View from Sociology, Journal  of Classical Sociology, forthcoming 2014-15

Guide(s) for the Perplexed: Science and Literature as Equipment for Living, Philosophy and Rhetoric, forthcoming 2014-15

The ordeal of solitude, History of the Human Sciences, forthcoming 2014

Presentations
Paper presented, August 6th 2013 IIEMCA Conference: The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversational Analysis, Wilfred Laurier University. “The Jouissance of Ethnomethodology: Imaginary, Desire, Drive, Section on Technology and Reflectivity”.
Plenary Address, August13 :  Conference: Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus: Scenes of Innovation in the City, New York, Centre of Social Innovation. “Art of Innovation and its Bottom Line: Making Do, Making and/as Doing, Making Music Together.”

Marusya Bociurkiw

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-mail: marusya@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5000 x7447
Office location: RCC-106
Office hours: Wed 1:30-2:30

Education
MA: Social & Political Thought, York University; Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC

Biography
Marusya Bociurkiw is an assistant professor media theory in the School of Radio and Televison Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto where she teaches courses on news and current affairs, Canadian television, and gender theories of time-based and digital media. Her research is broadly concerned with the intersections of affect and nation and technology and their gendered, queered and racialized ramifications. She is the author of 5 books, the most recent of which, Feeling Canadian: Television Nationalism & Affect was published in 2011 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She is the author of four literary books including Comfort Food for Breakups, an award winning literary memoir, and Halfway to the East, a collection of poetry. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in many academic, arts and activist journals and books. She has been producing films and videos in Canada for the past fifteen years and those works have screened at film festivals and in cinemas on several continents.

Research Interests
My research is broadly concerned with the intersections of affect and nation and technology and their gendered, queered and racialized ramifications. Also: Canadian television; digital media; the archive; activist and community based cultural practices.

Selected Publications
Feeling Canadian: Affect, Nationalism & Television. Wilfred Laurier University Press. 2011.

Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl. Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver. 2007.

The Children of Mary. Inanna Publications, Toronto. 2006.

Novel
Halfway to the East. Lazara Press: Vancouver: 1999.

Poetry
The Woman Who Loved Airports. Press Gang Publishers: Vancouver: 1994.

Articles & Chapters in Books
“Becoming Diaspora”, in Grekul,Lisa, Ledohowski, Lindy eds.,

Poet Pedagogues: Reflections on 120 Years of Ukrainian-ness in Canada, Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, Forthcoming, 2012.

Invited Chapter, refereed.”Mapping the Ephemeral Media Archive: Feminists, Cameras and Cablevision” Canmaer, Gerda, & Druick, Zoe eds.,

Cinephemera: Moving Images at the Margins of Canadian Cinema History, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press. In Press. (Publication Spring 2012).

“Making Do With Icons”, Anti-Hero Trinity Square Video Exhibition Catalogue, March 2010.

“Wild Thing: HDTV and the Demasculinized Male Viewer”, In Media Res, Digital Television Theme Week, October 5-9, 2009.[mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/themeweek/2009/40/digital-television-october-5-october-9].

“Put on your bunny ears, take your TV around the block: Old and New Discourses of Gender and Nation in Mobile, Digital, and HDTV”. Canadian Journal of Communications, Vol 33 (2008) 537-544.

“Whose Child Am I? The Quebec Referendum and Languagesof Affect and the Body”, in Druick, Zoe and Kotsopoulos, Anastasia eds.,

Programming Reality: Perspectives on English Canadian Television, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2008. 129-145.

“It’s Not About the Sex: Racialized Queerness in ‘Ellen’ and ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’”, Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Winter 2005. 176-181.

“Homeland (In) Security: Roots and Displacement from New York to Toronto to  Salt Lake City”, Reconstruction: An Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Journal, Summer 2003, Vol. 3 #3.[www.reconstruction.ws/033/bociurkiw.htm]

“Other Tongues: Language and Hybridity in Recent Canadian Video Art.” In Boos, Srephen, and Glowacka, Dorota eds., Between Ethics and Aesthetics:  Crossing the Boundaries.  Albany:  SUNY Press, 2002. 293-300.

“Queer Becoming Corporate, Corporate Becoming Queer: An Ethology”:, Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power, Vol 2.1 “Power and Recolonization”, Winter 2002.

Rob Bowman

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: rbowman@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 77132
Office location: Accolade East, 371G
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (York); M.F.A. (York); Ph.D. (Memphis State)

Biography
Rob Bowman is a Professor in Ethnomusicology. Dr. Bowman currently serves as Director of York University’s Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology & Musicology. He pioneered popular music studies at York University. He lectures, publishes and broadcasts in many areas of popular music, from country, R & B and gospel to reggae, rap and funk. He has written liner notes for dozens of recordings and regularly authors, produces and advises on major documentary and CD reissue projects for record companies in Europe and North America. His many broadcast credits include a five-part radio series on the history of Canadian popular music and frequent guest spots on CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera.

Rob Bowman’s work as an interpreter and documentarian of historical recordings of popular music has been recognized internationally. A five-time Grammy Award nominee, he won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Album Notes for his 47,000 word monograph accompanying the 10-CD boxed set of The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975, which he co-produced. His nominations included Best Album Notes for The Malaco Records Story: The Last Soul Company and The Complete Stax Singles, Vol. 1 1959-1968, and Best Historical Reissue for The Otis Redding Story. He received his fifth Grammy nomination in January 2002 for Best Album Notes for the 4 CD box set The Stax Story, which he also co-produced.

Parallel to his career as a teacher, writer, critic and broadcaster, Rob Bowman continues to perform professionally. His instruments – voice, euphonium, viola da gamba – reflect his eclectic musical interests: he is equally at home performing rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, and baroque music.

Research Interests
Popular music studies; history of popular music; writer, broadcaster, and performer in many musical genres.

Selected Publications
Head Arrangement and Improvisation in King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Graz, Austria: Jazzforschung [forthcoming].

Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records, New York: Prentice-Hall, 1997.

“Soul” and “Rockabilly” in Memphis Music, D. Evans ed. Chattanooga: University of Tennessee Press [at press].

“Meaning in Performance” in A. Moore, Innovative Approaches to Musicological Analysis of Popular Music, Cambridge University Press [at press].

“The Story of P-Funk” in The Best of George Clinton: Masters of Funk, New York: JPMC Books, 1998.

“A Conversation with B.B. King” in B.B. King Companion, Kostelanetz, ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

“The Rattling of the Drums: Political Expression in World Music” in Sounding Off: Music as Subversion, Resistance, Revolution, Ron Sakolsky and Fred Weihan Ho, eds. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1996.

“Parliament/Funkadelic: Entropy as a Deviant Career Tool and Ideological Signifier”, Not a Kid Anymore: Canadian Youth, Crime and Subcultures, G. O’Bireck, ed. Toronto: Nelson Books, 1996.

“Funny How Time Slips Away (The Peacock Soul Years)”Duke/Peacock Records, G. Gart and R. C.Ames, Milford N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

Jason Boyd

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology in Practce

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jason.boyd@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 7509
Office Location: JOR-1027
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Jason Boyd (BA, English, Concordia University, Montreal; MA, English, Université de Montréal; PhD, English, University of Toronto) is a specialist in Digital Humanities. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson, and the Associate Director of Ryerson’s Centre for Digital Humanities. He is also an Assistant Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. Jason has been a leading collaborator on the online theatre history research tools produced by an international scholarly project, Records of Early English Drama (REED), which include the Patrons and Performances database, Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT), and The Fortune Theatre Records: A Prototype Digital Edition.

Research Interests
His research and teaching interests include: digital innovation and scholarly practice (particularly developing online research collaboratories), work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literary, critical code studies, computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts, and ‘digital lives’ in its broadest sense.

Marta Braun

Field of Study: Technology in Practce

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: mbraun@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6875
Office Location: KHS-153
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. Media Studies (SUNY Buffalo)

Biography
Marta Braun works on chronophotographers E.J. Marey and Eadweard Muybridge. In 1994, her book Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne Jules Marey, was shortlisted for Britain’s Kraszna-Krausz award, a prize given bi-annually for the best internationally published book in photography. She won this award in 1999, along with four other authors, for the collection of essays Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science. Professor Braun was made a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms by the Government of France in 1996 in recognition of her contributions. She is currently working on the SSHRC funded history of early film in Ontario with Professor C. Keil, University of Toronto, and on the preservation of digital records as a research member of InterPARES, a SSHRC MCRI project. In 2005 she was awarded a Research Chair from Ryerson University.

Research Interests
Marey; Muybridge; early film history; photography and cinema; scientific cinema; photography and science; visual anthropology; early cinema technology.

Selected Publications
“Aux limites du savoir: 1845-1900; la photographie et les sciences de l’observation,” in L’Art de la Photographie des origines å nos jours, André Gunthert and Michel Poivert, eds., Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod, 2007

The Body in Motion,” in Moving Pictures: The Un-Easy Relationship between American Art and Early Film, 1890-1910, Nancy Matthews., ed., Williamstown MA: Williams College Museum of Art, 2004.

“The Muybridge Collotypes in the Kingston Museum,” in The Muybridge Collection of the Kingston Museum, Stephen Herbert, ed. Kingston-upon-Thames (UK): Flick Books, 2004

Arrêt sur image/Stop Motion, eds., with François Albera and André Gaudreault. Lausanne: Payot, 2002.

“‘Sounding Canadian': Early Sound Practices and Nationalism in Toronto-Based Exhibition.” Co-authored with Charles Keil. InSounds of Early Cinema. Edited by Richard Abel, Rick Altman. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

“Photography and Time.” In Tempus Fugit. Edited by Jan Schall. Kansas City, Kansas: Nelson Atkins Museum, 2000.

“The Expanded Present.The Photography of Movement/Le présent dilaté. La photographie du movement,” in Beauty of Another Order. Photography in Science/Photographie et science. Une beauté à découvrir, Ann Thomas. Ed., Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada/ New Haven: Yale University Press. (Krasna Krausz Award, 1999)

Picturing Time: the Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Jennifer Brayton

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Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: jbrayton@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979 5000 ext. 6212
Office location: JOR-331
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Film Studies (Queen’s); M.A. Sociology (Queen’s); Ph.D. Sociology (University of New Brunswick)

Biography
Jennifer Brayton joined Ryerson University in August 2003. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick, where her doctoral research examined the social meaning and experiences of virtual reality as a new technology. Since 1997, she has taught courses in Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Multimedia Studies. Her general areas of teaching, research, and publishing include popular culture and mass media, cyberculture studies, gender and technology, and sexual identity. She is currently planning social research on Canadian female DJ cultures. At present, she is writing a Canadian pop culture undergraduate textbook for Oxford University Press. She frequently appears in print and on TV as a media expert on popular cultures.

Research Interests
Fandom cultures, media stereotyping and representations, media advocacy, gender and technology, and Canadian pop culture industries.

Dr. Brayton is interdisciplinary in the scope of her research interests and has been published in a variety of diverse (though related) research fields including Sociology, Women’s Studies, Technology Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Film Studies. At present, she is doing work in the areas of fans and fandom cultures, dj and hip hop culture, manga and anime cultural production, video gaming play, transformative literatures, representations of gender roles and sexual identities, disability representation, social power and language, technological reliance, and Canadian cultural production. With her background in Film Studies, Dr. Brayton is frequently engaged in visual cultural analysis and content analysis. Her research projects often use grounded theory, constructivism, feminist research methods, participant observation and qualitative interviewing. These are most often focused upon North American cultures, though she also concentrates upon cross-cultural similarities and differences and globalization issues in her research projects.

Selected Publications
Bereket, T. & Brayton, J. (2008). Bi No Means: Bisexuality and the Influence of Binarism on Identity. Journal of Bisexuality. 8.1

Brayton, J. (2008). Getting It On in Virtual Reality Narratives: “Sex” in The Matrix and Other Films. In M. Pomerance & J. Sakeris (Eds.) Popping Culture (5th edition), Boston: Pearson Education.

Brayton, J. (2007). Fic Frodo, Slash Frodo: Changing Fandoms and The Lord of the Rings. In E. Mathijs and M. Pomerance (Eds.) From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi.

Brayton, J. (2006) History of Feminist Approaches to Technology Studies. In Eileen M. Trauth (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, Hershey: Idea Group Inc.

Ollivier, M., Robbins, W., Beauregard, D., Brayton, J., Sauvé, G. (2006). Feminist Activists Online. Observations from Canada: A study of the PAR-L Research Network. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 43.4 (November), 445-463.

Brayton, J. (2005). Visual Art. In Leslie L. Heywood (Ed.) The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism Vol. 1, Westport: Greenwood Press.

Current research projects/journals
Dr. Brayton is currently focused upon the completion of her undergraduate textbook for Oxford University Press on Canadian Popular Cultural Studies.She is also working on three research papers for academic publication that have been favorably presented at academic, peer-reviewed conferences:“Fanatics and Hooligans: a cross-cultural analysis of hegemonic masculinity in contemporary sports fan film narratives.” “The Everyday World of Technological Reliance: A recipe for progressive burnout” “After the Apocalypse: Visual representations of future societies in North American narratives”

Links to expanded profile pages
Ryerson Faculty profile: www.ryerson.ca/sociology/faculty/braytonj.html
Personal Research website: www.unb.ca/PAR-L/win/

Jean Bruce

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: jbruce@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6866
Office location: IMA-204
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A.H. (Brock); M.A. (Western); Ph.D. Humanities (Concordia)

Biography
Dr. Jean Bruce is an associate professor in film, new media and cultural studies at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts where she is the Associate Chair. Her education, research and publications have involved the representation of multiculturalism and sexuality in Canadian cinema, television and music. Jean has organized numerous conferences, symposia and speakers series. Areas of expertise are: film theory, ethnographic cinema, cultural studies, melodrama, and Canadian cinema. Currently, her SSHRC-funded research is focused on the gendered discourses of home renovation and design TV.

Research Interests
Melodrama and discourses of power in film; consumer culture; television; Canadian cinema; the interrelationship of popular media.

Selected Publications
“Melodrama, Ethnography and the Multicultural Nation: Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner,” in Revisiting Film Melodrama, Dominque Nasta and Muriel Andrin, eds. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2013.

“’The Art of Making Do’: Queer Canadian Grrls Make Movies,” in The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Directors, Brenda Austin-Smith and George Melnyk, eds. Kitchener-Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2010.

Reality/Television. Canadian Journal of Communication. Special Issue Editor. Vol. 34:1, Spring 2009.

“Home Improvement Television: Holmes on Homes ‘Makes it Right.’” Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol. 34:1, Spring 2009.

“Rereading and Remembering Susan Sontag.” Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film Studies. February 2005.

“Feminine Identity and Theories of the Intra/Inter National Subject: La Vie rêvée and Anne Trister,” Nouvelles “vues” sur le cinéma québécois. Fall 2004.

“‘Queer Cinema’ at the NFB: The Strange Case of Forbidden Love,” Candid Eyes: Documentary Cinema in Canada, Jeannette Sloniowski, Jim Leach, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003).

Jennifer Burwell

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: jburwell@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6133
Office location: JOR-1009
Office hours:  TBA

Education
B.A. (Queen’s); M.A. (Northwestern); Ph.D. English Literature (Northwestern)

Biography
Jennifer Burwell has been an assistant professor in the Department of English at Ryerson since 1997 and has previously taught at Wesleyan University (Connecticut) and Northwestern University (Chicago) . She completed her PhD in 1993 with a dissertation entitled Gendered Identity and the Body Politics: Twentieth Century Transformations of the Utopian Form in Literature. Her book Notes on Nowhere: Utopian Logic, Feminism, and Social Transformation was nominated for the Modern Language Association’s “Outstanding First Book Award”. She was the Coordinator of the 2002 annual meeting of the Canadian Communications Association.

Research Interests
Television studies; gender studies; popular culture, social transformation and the public sphere.

Selected Publications
“Canadian Television.” GLBTQ: An Online Encyclopaedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Culture, 2002.

Co-editor (with Nancy Johnston): Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 81, Spring 2001. Bedford, England.

Notes on Nowhere: Utopian Logic, Feminism, and Social Transformation. University of Minnesota Press, American Culture Series, Minnesota, 1997.

“The Politics of Abortion: Discursive Battles over Babies, Bodies, and Excess.” Praxis: Graduate Criticism and Theory, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press 3: 71-83, 1992.

“The Singular Collective: Media Form and the Experience of Community”. Annual Canadian Communications Association (Congress) St. Foy, Quebec, May 27-30, 2001.

“Irony and Humour in Contemporary Comedic Shows”. Brainwatching: Intellect and Ideology in Media Culture Conference, Ryerson University, May 5th-7th, 2000.

“Subjectivity as a Strategic Category in Feminist Theory”. University of Missouri at Columbia, March 27, 1995.

“Critical-utopias and the Logic of Social Transformation”. Ohio State University, Columbus, January 4, 1994.

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Darcey Callison

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: callison@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22463
Office location: 317 Accolade Building East
Office hours: Upon request

Education
BFA (Victoria), MA (Simon Fraser), PhD (York)

Biography
Darcey Callison is a choreographer, dance scholar and cultural theorist whose performance study includes extensive research into with Authentic Movement, the physical voice, Viewpoints and post-modern theatrical dance. His creative studio-based research integrates new media and cultural studies with postmodern dance methodologies. He is also a physical trainer whose Personal Body Work workshops focus on diverse improvisational techniques and the somatic investigations for personal creativity and the development of authentic physical expressions.

Professor Callison currently serves as director of the MFA Graduate Program in Dance at York University.

Research Interests
Choreography, Dance Dramaturgy, Popular Culture and Dance, Performance Studies and Gender (masculinity)

Selected Publications
Being Rita Hayworth”, Review for Pacific Historical Review, Portland Oregon (2005).

“Men and Dance” in the Encyclopedia of Masculinity, Routeldge (2005).

“Dancing the Voice and Voicing Dance Part II”, in Dance Current, March (2004).

“Dancing the Voice and Voicing Dance Part I”, in Dance Current, February (2004).

“Western Theatrical Male Dancers”, Encyclopedia of Masculinity, editor Michael Kimmel (2004).

“Hollywood Male Dancers”, Encyclopedia of Masculinity, editor Michael Kimmel (2004).

“Astaire’s Feet and Travolta’s Pelvis: Maintaining the Boy Code” – *torquere* the Journal of Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies (2002).

“The Optimistic Rise of Gene Kelly and Marlon Brando’s Honest Fall: American Men Living and Dancing in Paris”, Society of Dance History Scholars, Philadelphia (2002).

Carole H. Carpenter

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: carolec@yorku.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 66984
Office location: 244 Vanier College
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.Sc. Psychology (Dalhousie); M.A. Folklore-Folklife (University of Pennsylvania); Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

Biography
Throughout my academic career, my research interests have developed along two lines, often intersecting: children’s culture and identity (of identity politics), be it individual, group or national (primarily Canadian though frequently illuminated through cross-cultural comparisons with Australia and South Africa. I have undertaken major collecting projects across Canada and internationally concerning the role of folklore (particularly as used/presented in children’s literature) in the reconstruction of identity following the official adoption of multiculturalism by nations. I have also coordinated (for the Archives of Ontario) a major collection of narratives of settling in Ontario entitled “Being Here: Stories of Settling in Ontario During the Past Century”.

Research Interests
Children, culture, identity, multicultural, Canada

Selected Publications
Current research projects/journals
My current research involves a major collecting project among child migrants to Ontario within the past 20 years, specifically concerning their perceptions of what supported them most (or not) during the transition from the “home” country to Canada and in settling here, coming to feel at home and becoming Canadian. The study will concentrate on Toronto & Vancouver, Muskoka and the Comox Valley in BC.

John Caruana

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: jcaruana@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5000; ext 7414
Office location: JOR-620
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (McGill); M.A. (York); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography
John Caruana joined Ryerson’s Department of Philosophy in 2003. Previously, he had taught courses in philosophy at both Ryerson and York University. In addition to contemporary European philosophy, he is also interested in the study of film, in particular, the philosophical and religious undercurrents of cinema. He is presently doing research on the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami and Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Link to personal website

Research Interests
Philosophy and film, post-structuralism, Frankfurt School, contemporary European thought, psychoanalysis, religion and culture.

Selected Publications
“‘Not Ethics, Not Ethics Alone, but the Holy': Levinas on Ethics and Holiness,” Journal of Religious Ethics (forthcoming 2006).

“Levinas,” in Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics, ed. M. Cohen (London: Hodder & Stoughton (forthcoming 2006).

“Levinas’s Critique of the Sacred,” International Philosophical Quarterly 42: 4 (2002), 519-534.

“The Catastrophic ‘Site and Non-Site’ of Proximity: Redeeming the Disaster of Being,” International Studies in Philosophy 30:1 (1998), 33-46.

“Mourning and Mimesis: The Freudian Ethics of Theodor Adorno,” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis 3:2 (1996), 89-108

Mark Cauchi

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: mcauchi@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext: 77558
Office location: McLaughlin College, Room 003
Office hours: TBA

David Ciavatta

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: david.ciavatta@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext: 2698
Office location: JOR-420
Office hours: TBA

Susan Cody

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: scody@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2644
Office location: RCC-360-H
Office hours: TBA

Education
M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D in English Literature (Toronto)

Biography
Susan Cody is Chair of the Department of Professional Communication and Associate Professor. She first taught in the Department in 1982 and has been Continuing Education Coordinator for ProCom and SRC (Scholarly, Research, Creative Activities) Associate for the Faculty of Communication & Design.

She holds an M.A. and PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto (dissertation: “Henry James and James Joyce: A Study in Modern Fictional Techniques”) and an Honours BA, summa cum laude from York University.

She co-authored Reporting Technical Information, 1st and 2nd Canadian editions (with Boyd and Sarris, respectively), adaptations of 600-page technical communication texts, Allyn & Bacon publishers, 1999, 1996.

Research Interests
Health communication, organizational communication and text analysis

Joy Cohnstaedt

Field of Study: Politics & Policy

University: York University, Professor Emeritus
E-mail:
Phone:
Office location: Winters College 257
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. (Manitoba); Post-Grad Dipl. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Biography
Professor Cohnstaedt has extensive administrative and teaching experience in the arts. A former Deputy Minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation in Manitoba and Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, she has served as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University and as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Affairs.

Professor Cohnstaedt’s research interests and publications include studies in comparative cultural policy, arts and the law, arts and cultural administration, and minorities and the arts. She was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research in support of her work in this area in relation to cultural and communications policy.

Research Interests
Comparative cultural policy, arts and the law, arts and cultural administration, and minorities and the arts.

Selected Publications
With Yves Frenette eds., Canadian cultures and globalization: selected proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies, held at Brock University, 1-3 June 1996.

Multiculturalism and Canadian Culture and Communication policies. Nordic Association for Canadian Studies, 1989.

Rosemary Coombe

Field of Study:Rosemary Coombe picture Media & Culture, Politics and Policy

University:  York University
E-mail: rcoombe@yorku.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100; ext 30157
Office location: TEL Building, 2017
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Western); LL.B. (Western); LL.M. (Stanford); J.S.D. (Stanford) Biography

Rosemary Coombe was awarded York University’s first Senior Canada Research Chair in 2001 where she became a full professor in the Faculty of Arts (with a cross appointment to the Faculty of Law, School of Graduate Studies). Before assuming the position of Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture, she was Full Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. She is the author of a major study of intellectual property and has written articles in legal and political theory, cultural anthropology and cultural studies. Coombe is frequently invited to present on these topics at domestic and international conferences as well as policy-oriented forums.

Research Interests
Intellectual property, indigenous peoples, cultural and biological diversity, publics, public domains and public sphere, human rights, cultural rights, postcolonial theory, theories of information, civil society, transnationalism, neoliberalism, informational capital, capitalism.

Research Projects
Coombe is the co-director (with Christopher Innes and Darren Wershler) of an open-source arts content management system used to create a Canadian cultural archive. An open-source arts content management system for a Canadian cultural archive called ARTMOB with an accompanying Centre for Digital and Cultural Rights Policy Initiatives, working on a seven year MCRI-funded project called Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage, writing a book titled INFORMATION CAPITAL AND THE WORK OF CULTURE: Global Intellectual Property Politics and Neoliberal Publics. Designing a project on emerging legal geographies of cultural rights. She is a member of the “Cultural Life of Facts and Figures: Objectification, Measurement, and Standardization as Social Processes” project, which has received a multi-year award from the Norwegian Research Council and is housed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Coombe is also Inaugural Faculty Convenor and continuing Convenor and Faculty Workshop Leader of the International Summer School at the Institute for English & American Studies, Osnabruck University, Germany.

Selected Publications
2013 Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (a volume edited with Darren Wershler and Martin Zeilinger). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 464 pages

2013 “Marks Indicating Conditions of Production in Rights-based Sustainable Development,” (with Nicole Aylwin) in Per Zumbansen & Ruth Buchanan, eds., Human Rights, Development and Restorative Justice: An Osgoode Reader (Oxford: Hart Publishing). To be reprinted in a the special issue “Brand New Worlds” of University of California Davis Law Review 47 (3) – (2014).

2013 “Social, Cultural and Political Implications of Intellectual Property” (with Joseph F. Turcotte). In UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee, eds., Culture, Civilization and Human Society. A volume in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK.

2011 “Bordering Diversity and Desire: Using Intellectual Property to Mark Place-based Products in Commerce” (with Nicole Aylwin). Environment and Planning A: Society and Space 43(9): 2027 2042.

2011 “What’s Feminist about Open Access? A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy,” feminists@law: an open access journal of feminist legal scholarship 1(1): (with Carys Craig and Joseph F. Turcotte). ISSN: 2046-9551.

2010 “Honing a Critical Cultural Studies of Human Rights” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7 (3): 230-246.

2009 “The Expanding Purview of Cultural Properties and their Politics.” Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences 5: 393-412.

2009 “A Broken Record: Subjecting ‘Music’ to Cultural Rights,” (with Elizabeth B. Coleman and Fiona MacAlrault) in James C. Young and Conrad Brunck, eds., Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (forthcoming, Blackwell Publishers).

2008 “First Nations’ Intangible Cultural Heritage Concerns: Prospects for Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions in International Law.” In Catherine Bell & Robert Patterson, eds., Protection of First Nations’ Cultural Heritage: Laws, Policy and Reform (Vancouver:University of British Columbia Press) 313-362.

2006 “Your Second Life? The Performativity of Intellectual Property in Online Games” (with Andrew Herman and Lewis Kaye). Cultural Studies 20 (2&3): 184-210.

2005 “Legal Claims to Culture in and Against the Market: Neoliberalism and the Global Proliferation of Meaningful Difference” Law, Culture and Humanities 1(1): 32-55. Reprinted in Eve Darian-Smith, ed., Ethnography and Law (a volume in the International Library of Essays in Law and Society, Aldershott: Ashgate Publishing, 2007) 95-115.

2005 “Bearing Cultural Distinction: Informational Capital and New Expectations for Intellectual Property” (with Steven Schnoor and Mohsen al atar Ahmed). In J. Brinkhof and F. Willem Grosheide, eds., Articles in Intellectual Property: Crossing Boundaries (Antwerp: Intersentia) 191-211. Reprinted in “Intellectual Property and Social Justice” Symposium Issue. University of California-Davis Law Review 40(3): 891-917 (2007).

1998 The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation and the Law. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998) 462 pp. Reprinted in 2008.

Link to personal website

Natalie Coulter

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: ncoulter@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 77849
Office location: TEL 3042
Office hours: TBA

York Website: http://people.laps.yorku.ca/people.nsf/researcherprofile?readform&shortname=ncoulter

Barbara Crow

Field of Study:BarbaraCrow Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-mail: bacrow@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 40549
Office location: 230 York Lanes
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A (York); M.A. (York); Ph.D. Sociology (York)

Biography
Professor Crow is the Dean and Associate Vice-President Graduate. Her research interests are in the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies. She has edited collections on mobile technologies, US radical feminism, and Canadian Women’s Studies. She has worked on a number of large-scale interdisciplinary grants with engineers, designers, artists and communication scholars to produce technical and cultural content for mobile experiences, (MDCN, 2004-2007 and CWIRP, 2006-2008). She is one of the co-founders of the Mobile Media Lab, co-founding editor of wi: a journal of mobile media, and was the president of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association (2002-2004). Her most recent SSHRC project is “Senior and Cells” with Professor Kim Sawchuk.

Research Interests
Digital technologies; social movements; women’s studies; political economy of communication; and mobile technologies.

Selected Publications
Edited Collections
The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communications, edited with Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women’s Studies Reader, edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall, 2000, 2004 (80 per cent revision), 2008 (95 per cent revision).

Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader, (Ed.), New York: New York University Press, 2000.

Edited Journals
“Outside the Laboratory: Mobile Methods and the User Experience,” with Kim Sawchuk and Benjamin Poppinga wi: journal of mobile media, Spring, 2011.

“Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices,” with Kim Sawchuk and Richard Smith, Canadian Journal of Communication, 2008.

“Digital Feminisms,” with Sheila Petty, Atlantis, Vol. 32(2), 2008.

“Pedestrian Traffic,” wi: journal of mobile media, with Andrea Zeffiro, Kim Sawchuk and Michael Longford, Spring 2008.

“Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research Creation,” wi: journal of the digital commons network, with Kim Sawchuk, Winter/Spring 2007.

wi: journal of the digital commons network, with Kim Sawchuk, Fall 2006.

Refereed Journals
“Remote Grandmothering: Intergenerational Dis/connections and Communications Ecology throughout the Lifecourse,” with Kim Sawchuk, Guest Editors: Larissa Hjorth and Sun Sun Lim, Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 12(4): , 2012, 485-495

“Talking ‘Costs’: Seniors, Cell Phones and the Personal and Political Economies of Telecommunications in Canada,” with Kim Sawchuk, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol. 60(4): 55.1-55.11, 2010.

“The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Canadian Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centres, ” with Melanie Beres and Lise Gotell, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 34(1): 135-164, 2009.

“Municipal and Community Wi-Fi Networks in Canada: Insights from Three Canadian Case Studies,” with Catherine Middleton, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 33(3): 419-441, 2008.

“Canadian Feminist Perspectives on Digital Technology,” with Leslie Regan Shade, Vol. 11, Topia, pp. 161-176, 2004.

Chapters in Books
Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Aging Mobile Media,” In The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. (Eds.) Larissa Hjorth and Gerald Goggin, New York:  Routledge, 2014

Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Ageing the Mobile Imaginary: “Stories-So-Far,” (Eds.). Theories of Mobile Media: Materialities and Imaginaries, Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw and Thom Swiss, New York: Routledge, 2014.

“Seniors, Mobility and Tactical Cell Phone Use,” with Kim Sawchuk, in Technologies of Mobility in the America. (Eds.) Philip Vannini, Lucy Budd, Christian Fisker, Paolo Jiras, New York:  Peter Lang, 2012.

“Augmented Urbanism: Locative Media Experiences in he Digital City,” with Kajin Goh and Michael Longford, The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press, 2010.

“Spectrum Policy as Art: Interview with Julian Priest,” Sampling the Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press, pp. 47-42, 2010.

“Augmented Urbanism: Locative Media Experiences in the Digital City,” with Kajin Goh and Michael Longford, in Sampling the Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press, 2010.

“Leave it to Beavers: Animals, Icons and the Marketing of the Bell Beavers,” with Kim Sawchuk, in Enric Castelló, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O’Donnell, (Eds.), The Nation on Screen, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 309-326, 2009.

“Shaking Hands with the User”: Principles, Protocols, and Practices for User-Integration into Mobile Design,” with Kim Sawchuk, in S. Diamond and M. Ladly, (Eds.), Mobile Nation, Toronto: Tuns Press and Riverside Architectural Press, 2008.

“Voices from Beyond: The Place of History in Locative Media,” with Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Andrea Zeffiro, in M. Foth, (Ed.), Urban Informatics: Community Integration and Implementation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global, pp. 158-178, 2008.

Editorial Member
Canadian Journal of Communication

wi: journal of mobile media (co-founder)

Wendy Cukier

wendy2Field of Study: Technology in Practice, Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: wcukier@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 1-6740
Office location: YDI-1146
Office hours:  TBA

Education
2002 – PhD (York University, Schulich School of Business Management Science

2000 – MSC (Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (MSC) one of Canada’s highest civilian honours)

1997 – LLD (hon) (Doctor of Laws [Honoris Causa], Concordia University)

1996 – DU (hon) (Doctorat d’Universite, [Honoris Causa],  Laval University, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)

1986 – MBA (University of Toronto, Marketing and Informatino Systems)

1980 – MA (University of Toronto, Social and Cultural History)

1977 – BA (hons.) (Brock University, History and English)

Biography
Dr. Wendy Cukier is the Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University and Founder/Director of Diversity Institute.

Dr. Cukier’s work focuses on technological innovation and social change. Her specialties include disclosure analysis, social media and diversity. She has written more than 200 papers on technology, innovation and management and is the coauthor of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: From Java to Jurassic Park”. In 1999, she founded Diversity Institute and has worked on a range of projects aimed at increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in organizations. Currently, she is the principal investigator on several projects, including the $2.7 million initiative DiversityLeads, funded through the Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). With the aim of assessing the progress of diversity in leadership, this project includes faculty from Ryerson University, McGill University, York University, OCAD University and the University of Toronto, as well as a growing list of community partners including TD Bank Financial Group, RBC, The Globe and Mail, City of Toronto, Regions of York and Peel, Equal Voice, the Assembly of First Nations and many others.

Honours
2012 – Women of Influence Diversity Champion

2011 – Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Network for 2010 paper in the Journal of European Industrial Training

2011 – Bob Marley Award, City of Toronto

2010 – 25 Transformational Canadians, Globe & Mail

2007 – Stafford Beer Medal Award for Operations Research

2007 – Ryerson University – Sarwan Sahota Award for Distinguished Scholarly Research and Creative Activity

2006 – Nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in Education for The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s

2005 – YWCA Women of Distinction 25th anniversary – Top 25 Women of Distinction

2001 – Information Systems Education Conference, ISECON 2001, Best Paper Award

2000 – Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (MSC) one of Canada’s highest civilian honors

2000 – University of Toronto, 100 Alumni Who Shaped the Century

1996 – Award of Merit, Canadian Public Health Association

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1996 – Woman of Distinction, YWCA (Toronto)

1996 – Ryersonian of the Year, Ryerson Faculty Association

1996 – Award of Merit, City of Toronto

1996 – Reconnaissance de l’Ecole Polytechnique

Scholarly and Professional Activities (Voluntary)
External
2013 – present
Advisory Committee on Equity Policy (ACEP) of the Canada Research Chairs Program.
2013
Reviewer, SSHRC Insight Development Grant
2013
Reviewer, Academy of Management – ICT and CMS divisions
2012 – present
Member, CWC Technology Committee<
2012 – present
Member, International Women’s Forum
2012 – present
Board of Directors, Women’s College Hospital
2012 – present
Member, Board of Environics Institute, research firm
2012 – present
Chair of Board of Flybits, ICT startup
2012 – present
Board Member, Mannin, Biotech startup
2009 – present
Member, United Nations, CASA, Small Arms Standards Committee
2009 – present
Member, Diversity Forum, Toronto Board of Trade
2009 – present
Member, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) Advisory Council
2009 – present
Member, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Quality Assurance Committee (QALEC)
2006 – present
Reviewer, British Medical Journal
2001 – present
Reviewer, Non-profit Division, Academy of Management
1998 – present
Coordinator, Small Arms/Firearms Education and Research Network

Selected Publications
Books
W. Cukier, & V. Sidel, Global Small Arms Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s, Toronto: Praeger, 2005.

L. Brody, W. Cukier, K. Grant, M. Holland, C. Middleton & D. Shortt, Innovation Nation: From Java to Jurassic Park, Toronto: Wiley, 2002.

Book Chapters
W. Cukier, S. Gagnon, C.A. Hannan, S. Amato, L.M. Lindo & K. Everett, “Getting Things Done: Practice in Critical Management Studies”, Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald. (Forthcoming)

W. Cukier, “Gender Perspectives on Human Security”, Rosalind Boyd (eds.), Ashgate, (Forthcoming).

W. Cukier, K. Trevianus & A. Sing. “Suicide: Self-Directed Violence”, A. Browne Miller (ed.), Violence and Abuse in Society, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO/Praeger. 2012.

W. Cukier, S. Eagen & K. Aspevig. “Gender and Violence”, A. Browne Miller (ed.), Violence and Abuse in Society, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO/Praeger. 2012.

W. Cukier & A. Baillargeon. “Global Gun Epidemic”, In A. Browne Miller (ed.), Violence and Abuse in Society, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO/Praeger. 2012.

W. Cukier, N. Palacio & R. Mahboob “Controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons”, Barry Levy & Victor W. Sidel (eds.), Terrorism and Public Health (Second Edition), New York, New York, Oxford University Press, Inc. 2012.

W. Cukier & J. Cairns, “Gender and Attitudes to Small Arms: Implications for Action”, V. Farr and A. Schnabel (eds.), Sexed Pistols – Gender Perspectives on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Tokyo, Japan, United Nations University Press, 2009.

W. Cukier & S. Rodrigues, “Distortions in the Media: A Critical Analysis of Learning Technology Macro Discourse”, C. Brooke (ed.), Critical Management Perspectives on Information Systems, Oxford, Elsevier, 2009.

W. Cukier & A. Levin, “Spam and Internet Fraud”, M. Pittaro et. al (eds.), Crimes of the Internet, Prentice Hall, 2008.

W. Cukier, “Conventional Weapons”, Second Edition, Barry S. Levy &Victor W. Sidel (eds.), War and Public Health, Oxford University Press, 2008.

W. Cukier, “Defining the ‘Information Technology Profession’: Implications for Women”, E.M. Trauth(ed.), Encyclopaedia of Gender and Information Technology, Hershey, PA, Idea Group Reference, 2006.

Refereed Journal Articles
W. Cukier, M. Yap & M. Holmes, “Correlates of career satisfaction – the immigrants’ experience”, Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI).

W. Cukier, S. Amato, S. Smarz, N. Palacio & M. Yap, “Visible minorities in leadership positions across six sectors in the Greater Toronto Area”, International (Forthcoming) (R).

S. Smarz & W. Cukier, “Diversity Practices in the Canadian Police Services Sector: A Case Study”, The Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.

K. Everett, L.M. Lindo, A. Saekang & W. Cukier, “Not-for-profit leadership: An ecological model for change in the Greater Toronto Area”, (Forthcoming) (R).

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. (Forthcoming) (R).

O. Ngwenyama, W. Cukier, M. Yap & C. Donalds, “Interrogating differences in factors influencing organizational commitment among different demographic groups of IS professionals in the Canadian workforce”, Information Systems Journal. (Revise and resubmit) (R).

W. Cukier, J. Miller, K. Aspevig & D. Carl, “Diversity in Leadership and Media: A Multi-Perspective Analysis of the Greater Toronto Area, 2010”, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 11(6), 63-78, 2013 (R).

W. Cukier & J. Sheptycki, “Globalization of Gun Culture: transnational reflections on pistolization and masculinity, flows and resistance.” International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. 40 (1), 3–19, 2012 (R).

W. Cukier, & S. Smarz, “Diversity Assessment Tools: A Comparison”, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management, 11(6), 49-64, 2012 (R).

W. Cukier, W. Eagen, K. Aspevig, R.Bauer & O.Ngwenyama. “Embedding Design Thinking in Business School Curriculum”, The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 6 (4), 241-254, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Smarz, & M. Yap, “Using the Diversity Audit Tool to Assess the Status of Women in the Canadian Financial Services Sector”, The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 11(3), 15-36, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Trenholm, D. Carl & G. Gekas. “Social Entrepreneurship: A content Analysis”, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 7(1), 99-119, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes & C.A. Hannan “Career Satisfaction – A Look behind the Races” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations (RI/IR), 65(4), 584-608, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier, K. Jeffery, M. Yap, L. McDonald, L. Lejasisaks, “Are Current Employment Services Meeting the Needs of Immigrants? A Recent Look”, Canadian Social Work Journal, 12(1), 161-169, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, C. Hannan & M. Holmes, “The Relationship Between Diversity Training, Organizational Commitment and Career Satisfaction”. Journal of European Industrial Training, 34(6) 519-538, 2010 (R). Highly Commended by the Emerald Literati Network for 2010

W. Cukier, P.J. Cook, & K. Krause, “The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America”, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 9(3), 265-286, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, O. Ngwenyama, R. Bauer & C. Middleton, “A Critical Analysis of Media Discourse on Information Technology: Preliminary results of a proposed method for critical discourse analysis”, Information Systems Journal, 19(2) 175–196, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, E. Nesselroth, O. Ngwenyama, S. Cody, “Genres of Spam: Expectations and deceptions”, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 20(1), 69-92, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier & C. Middleton, “Is Mobile Email Functional or Dysfunctional? Two Perspectives on Mobile Email Usage”, European Journal of Information Systems, 15(3), 252-260, 2006 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Cody & N. O’Reilly, “Gender and Information Technology Management Education: Who’s Doing the Math?” The International Journal of Learning, 12(7), 65-74, 2005 (R).

W. Cukier, “Changing Public Policy on Firearms: Success stories from around the world”, Invited Commentary, Journal of Public Health Policy, 26(2), 227-230, 2005 (R).

W. Cukier & N. Thomlinson, “Two-tier Health Care, Education and Policing: a Comparative Analysis of the Discourses of Privatization”, Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice, 47(1), 87-126, January 2005 (R).

W. Cukier, T. Sarkar & T. Quigley, “Firearm Regulation: International Law and Jurisprudence”, Canadian Criminal Law Review, 6(1), 99-123, December 2000 (R).

W. Cukier, A. Chapdelaine & C. Collins, “Globalization and Small/Firearms: A Public Health Perspective”, Development, 42(4), 40–44, December 1999 (R).

W. Cukier, “International Fire/Small Arms Control”, Canadian Foreign Policy, 6(1), 73-89, Fall 1998 (R).

W. Cukier, “Firearms Regulation: Canada in the International Context”, Chronic Diseases in Canada, 19(1), 25-34, 1998 (R).

Conference Presentations and Proceedings
W. Cukier, J. Tiessen, S. Smarz, J. Ladouceur & K. Willmont, “How organizational diversity management results in better patient care: The “business case” for diversity and hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2013, Montreal, Canada, July 4-6, 2013. (R).

J. Hodson & W. Cukier, “Diversity online: Voice and representation on the Google, Facebook and Twitter corporate blogs”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2013, Montreal, Canada, July 4-6, 2013. (R).

R. Ott and W. Cukier, “The Gods Must be Fashion Designers”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2013, Montreal, Canada, July 4-6, 2013. (R).

W. Cukier, M. Holmes, J. Hodson & E. Roach, “She’s Not Alone: An Ecological Approach to Understanding Women in Leadership Positions in the Greater Toronto Area”, The International Leadership Association (ILA) Women and Leadership Affinity Group Inaugural Conference, California, USA, June 9-12, 2013. (R).

W. Cukier, M. Holmes, “Perceptions of Informal Networking in Practice in the IT/ICT Industries in Canada”, Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Conference, British Columbia, Canada, June 5, 2013. (R).

W. Cukier & M. Holmes, “Representation of Women in Corporate Leadership: An examination of the Greater Toronto Area”, 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), Toronto, Canada, May 29-31, 2013. (R).

W. Cukier, S. Gagnon, M. F. Ozbilgin, O. Ngwenyama, A. Pullen, P. Zanoni & S. Dar, “Measurement and Diversity: Methodological Approaches to Bridging Theory and Practice”, Academy of Management Africa Conference Johannesburg, South Africa, January 7-10, 2013. (R).

W. Cukier, L.M. Lindo, P. Palmater & W. Potgieter, “Learning from Aboriginal models of leadership: Corporate leadership re-examined”, The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 3rd Annual Conference, Niagara on the Lake, Canada, November 23-24, 2012. (R).

D. Shi, W. Cukier, “The Impact of Social Media on Social Capital of Chinese Immigrants – A Case Study of QQ215 Group in Toronto”, The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 3rd Annual Conference, Niagara on the Lake, Canada, November 23-24, 2012. (R).

W. Cukier, V. Fox and H. Rahnama, “Building Human Infrastructure for the Digital Economy: Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone”, Proceedings of the ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society, 10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 156-169, September 27-28, 2012. (R).

W. Cukier, K. Everett, L. M. Lindo & S. Amato, “Corporate existence: An ecological model of ‘outness’ ”, UMASS-Boston CMS Paper Development Workshop. AoM Meeting # 17575, Boston, USA, August 3, 2012. (R).

W. Cukier, C. A. Hannan & S. Amato, L. M. Lindo & K. Everett, “Ecological Approach to Change: Engaging Business in Promoting Diversity and Inclusion”, UMASS-Boston CMS Paper Development Workshop. AoM Meeting # 17575, Boston, USA, August 3, 2012. (R).

J. Hodson & W. Cukier, “Between the Boardroom and the Bedroom: The ethics of studying the LGBT community in the workplace”, UMASS-Boston CMS Paper Development Workshop. AoM Meeting # 17575, Boston, USA, August 3, 2012. (R).

W. Cukier, K. Everett, L. M. Lindo, “Not-for-profit leadership: An ecological model for change in the Greater Toronto Area”, 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Chicago, USA, July 6-8, 2012. (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, N. Palacio, S. Smarz, “Visible Minorities in Leadership Positions Across Six Sectors in the Greater Toronto Area”, 12th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Vancouver, Canada, June 11-13, 2012. (R).

S. Smarz, W. Cukier, “Diversity Practices in the Canadian Police Services Sector: A Case Study”, 12th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Vancouver, Canada, June 11-13, 2012 (R).

S. J. Melanson, K. Bates, D.W. Anderson & W. Cukier, “Substance over Style? Gender Diversity on Canadian Corporate Boards of Directors”, ASAC 2012 Proceedings, St. John’s, Canada, June 9-12, 2012 (R).

A. Saekang & W. Cukier, “Evaluating Diversity Programs”, Canadian Evaluation Society Conference 2012: Valuing Difference, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 14-16, 2012 (R).

S. Gagnon & W. Cukier, “Talking Diversity: Investigating Discursive and Ecological Methods for Multi-Level Diversity Research”, Qualitative Research in Management and Organizations: Embodiment, Imagination, and Meaning, University of New Mexico, New Mexico, April 4-6, 2012 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Trenholm, & S. Smarz, “Social Entrepreneurship: A Content Analysis”, APROS 14: Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th Biennial Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, November 29-December 1, 2011 (R).

M. Munawar & W. Cukier “Assessing the m-learning hype: Do mobile technologies enhance the overall learning experience?”, In the Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, pp. 792-807, Honolulu, USA, October 2011 (R).

M. Munawar, I. Munawar, & W. Cukier, “E-learning system implementation: Critical success factors in cross-border delivery”, The 14th Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance and e-Learning. Cambridge, UK, September 25-28, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, E. Barkel, & G. Gekas, “Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Canadian Police Services: Theory and Practice”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Quality and Reliability, Bangkok, Thailand, September 14-17, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, G. Gekas, T. Vaughn, E. Barkle. “Quality Assurance in Canadian Policing” 3rd Canadian Quality Congress. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, June 27-29, 2011.

W. Cukier, S. Smarz & M. Yap, “Using the Diversity Audit Tool to Identify Leading Practices for Increasing Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Greater Toronto Area”, 11th Annual International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Cape Town, South Africa, June 20-22, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, J. Miller, K. Aspevig & D. Carl, “Diversity in Leadership and Media: A Multi-Perspective Analysis of the Greater Toronto Area, 2010”, Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Cape Town, South Africa, June 20-22, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Smarz, & M. Yap, “Using the Diversity Audit Tool to Assess the Status of Women in the Canadian Financial Services Sector” 11th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Cape Town, South Africa, June 20-22, 2011(R).

W. Cukier, W. Eagen, R.Bauer, O.Ngwenyama.”Design Thinking: Can Creativity Be Taught?” Proceedings of the International Conference on The Future of Education, Florence, Italy, June 16 –17, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Smarz & O. Ngwenyama, “Digital Skills and Business School Curriculum”, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Future of Education. Florence, Italy, June 16-17, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, & S. Smarz, “Diversity Assessment Tools: A Comparison.” 11th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Madrid, Spain, June 15-17, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, & J. Hodson, “Constructions of identity: The public/private boundaries in social media”, The Seventh International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Naples, Italy, July 14-16, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, “Social Media“, 7th International Critical Management Conference, Naples, Italy, July 11-13, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, R. Bauer, & C Schnugg “The Forbidden Fruit: Exploring the Inversly Paradoxical relationship of Art and Management.” Workshop Presentation, 27th Egos Colloquium. Gothenburg, Sweden. July 6-9, 2011.

K. Aspevig & W. Cukier, “Exploitation, business, vice or kinky fun: A discursive analysis of the competing representations of prostitution in the British news media, 2000-2009”, 2011 Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference. Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 1-3, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, W. Eagen, R.Bauer, O.Ngwenyama & K. Aspevig. “Embedding Design Thinking in Business School Curriculum”, International Conference on the Arts in Society, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany, May 9-11, 2011 (R).

W. Cukier, C. Dale & M. Yap, “Diversity in Leadership: An Analysis of Six Sectors in the GTA”, Migration and the Global City Conference 2010, Toronto, Ontario, October 29-30, 2010 (R).

R. Bauer, W. Cukier & C. Schnugg, “The Impossible Possibility of Art-Enhanced Management: Examining the Inversely Paradoxical Relationship of Art Management”, 2010 EGOS Colloquium, Libson, Portugal, June 28-July 3, 2010 (R).

W. Eagen, R. Bauer, O. Ngwenyama & W. Cukier, “Design Thinking: Can Creativity Be Taught?” STLHE 30th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 23-26, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier, “Firearm Death and Injury in Canada: Twenty years after the Montreal Massacre”, The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 3rd Annual Research Day: Advancing Research for Health in our Global Community, Toronto, Ontario, June 7, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier & J. Hodson, “A Critical Discourse Analysis of Dot-coms in the Media: Comparing yahoo.com and webvan.com during the 200-market crash”, Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Conference 2010, Montreal, Quebec, June 1-3, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier, “Women and Gun Control”, Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Conference 2010, Montreal, Quebec, June 1-3, 2010 (R).

M. Yap, W. Cukier, & C. Hannan, “Career Satisfaction of Visible Minority and Non-Visible Minority Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces”, 2010 Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 22-25, 2010 (R).

M. Yap, W. Cukier, K. Jeffrey, L Lejasisaks & L. McDonald, “Incidence of Promotions for Canadian-Born and Immigrant Workers”, 2010 Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Proceedings, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 22-25, 2010 (R).

W. Cukier, “Arms Control and Gun Control”, Arms Control for the 21st Century, Toronto, York University, January 22-23, 2010 (R).

P. Ryan, W. Cukier, N. Thomlinson & Z. Devereaux, “Minority Government and Gun Control,” International Conference: ‘The École Polytechnique Massacre Twenty Years On: Male Violence Against Women and Feminists’, Montreal, December 4-6, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, P. Ryan & B. Fornssler, “The Discourse of the “Information Highway”: Hype in the Media 1992-2008”, IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity, Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, September 27-29, 2009 (R).

Z. Devereaux, W. Cukier, N. Thomlinson & P. Ryan, “Hyperlink Analysis of North American Gun Control On-line”, American Political Science Association Conference [Poster Presentation], Toronto, September 3-6, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, J. Hodson & P. Ryan, “A Critical Discourse Analysis of Amazon.com’s Rise in the Media 1995-2008”, World Congress on Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business, Paper included in the conference proceedings, Saint John, New Brunswick, August 27-29, 2009 (R).

M. Yap, W. Cukier & C. Hannan, “Earnings Differentials in Corporate Canada – When Ethnicity Meets Gender” Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, August 7-11, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes, S. Rodrigues & C. Hannan, “Visible Minority Work Experiences in Canadian IT/ICT Sectors”, 2009 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, August 6-9, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, P. Ryan & J. Hodson, “The Media’s Role in the Dot-com Bust: North American Newspaper Coverage 1992-2008”, CORS/INFORMS 2009 International Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, June 14-17, 2009 (R).

M. Yap, W. Cukier, M. Holmes & C. Hannan, “Diversity Training and Visible Minority Employees’ Perceptions of their Work Environments”, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Niagara Falls, ON, June 6-9, 2009 (R).

P. Ryan, W. Cukier, N. Thomlinson & Z. Devereaux, “A Decade of Gun Control in Canada: Hansard Debate Then and Now”, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, P. Ryan, S. Rodrigues & J. DiNova, “The Canadian Employment Equity Act Annual Report 1986-2007 and the Media: From Equity to Diversity as “Competitive Advantage”, Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, P. Ryan & J. Hodson, “Recycling Rhetoric: The Dot-com Boom and Bust in Media Discourse”, Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, P. Ryan & J. Hodson, “Hype and Reality: The Changing Discourse of Dot-coms in the Media 1992-2008”, ABC Conference: Business Discourse Communication in Organizations, Marshall Business School, L.A., May 22, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes & C. Hannan, “Organizational Commitment of Racial Minorities in the IT/ICT and Financial Industries in Canada”, Being, Becoming and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Social Inclusion in Modern Canada, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, UK, March 28-30, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes & S. Rodrigues, “Diversity and the Skills Shortage in the Canadian Information and Communications Technology Sector: A Critical Interrogation of Discourse”, I-PROF 2009, Arnhem, Netherlands, February 12-15, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Trenholm & S. Wise, “Social Entrepreneurship: A Meta-Analysis”, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USABE), Anaheim, CA, January 9, 2009 (R).

W. Cukier, C. Hannan & P. Ryan, “Leveraging Diversity: A Solution to the Labour and Skills Shortages in the ICT and IT Sectors”, CASCON, October 1, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier, S. Rodrigues & S. Eagen, “The Political Economy of Guns: Globalization and Resistance”, Critical Management Studies Research Workshop pre-Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 7-8, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap & S. Rodrigues, “Diversity as ‘Competitive Advantage’: A critical analysis of Shifting Societal Discourses in Canada”, Critical Management Studies Research Workshop pre-Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 7-8, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier, M. Yap, & A. Levin, “Building the business case for diversity: A Canadian Perspective”, Responding to the Challenge of Diversity: Canada, Israel, and Beyond, 12th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, June 16-19, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier, N. Thomlinson, & J. Cairns, “Implementing Canada’s Firearms Act”, The Canadian Political Science Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 4-6, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier, “Guns, Crime and Social Order”, York Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, May 14-16, 2008 (R).

W. Cukier & S. Rodrigues, “Distortions of Media Discourse and the Importance of the Humanities to the Study of Technology”, 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Paris, France, July 17-20, 2007 (R).

W. Cukier, “The Discourse of the Creative Age and Business Design: Innovation or Repackaging?” Reconnecting Critical Management: The Fifth International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester, U.K., July 11-13, 2007 (R).

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Charles Davis

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail: c5davis@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7145
Office location: RCC 222D
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Kalamazooo College), M.A. (University of Notre Dame), Ph.D. (University of Montreal)

Biography
Charles Davis’ background is in science and technology policy and management. In 2004 he joined Ryerson University as holder of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship. He is currently developing a research and teaching program that focuses on innovation and firm dynamics in the media, creative, and cultural industries. Before joining Ryerson, Charles taught e-business, strategy, and innovation management in the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Business.

Research Interests
Media firms, entrepreneurship, capabilities, industrial organization, political economy, new firm formation, transnationalization, product and service innovation management, and labour practices in the media and other creative industries. Political economy of media industries. Development of media industry agglomerations. Firm-level capabilities in production of experience goods. Processes of customer value creation in media and other creative industries. Policy for creative industries in general and media industries in particular.

Selected Publications
C.H. Davis and J. Kaye (2009). “International Production Outsourcing and the Development of Indigenous Film and Television Capabilities – the Case of Canada,” in /Locating Migrating Media/. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming.

C.H. Davis, F. Vladica, and I. Berkowitz (2008). “Business Capabilities of Small Entrepreneurial Media Firms: Independent Production of Children’s Television in Canada,” /Journal of Media Business Studies/ 5(1): 9-40.

K. Dewar, W. Li, and C.H. Davis (2007). “Photographic Images, Cul¬ture, and Perception in Tourism Ad¬vertising: a Study of Canadian and Chinese University Students using Q-Methodology,” /Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing /22(2): 36-44.

C.H. Davis and E. Sun (2006). “Business Development Capabilities in Information Technology SMEs in a Regional Economy,” /Journal of Technology Transfer /31, 145-161.

Dennis Denisoff

Field of Study: DenisDenisoffMedia and Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: denisoff@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6135
Office location: JOR-1012
Office hours: By Appointment

Education
B.BA. (Simon Fraser) B.A. (Simon Fraser); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D. Literature (McGill)

Biography
Dennis Denisoff is Professor of English, Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities (www.ryerson.ca/cdh), and Co-Director of the Yellow Nineties Online Project (www.1890s.ca). He was also previously a Ryerson Research Chair (2005-2008) and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Dennis is a member of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gender and Sexuality in Europe, at the University of Birmingham. He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford, where he has given numerous lectures. The two current SSSHRC-funded research projects in which he is involved address posthumanism and modernist eco-paganism, as well as digital humanities research on avant-garde periodical culture. He has held previous grants from the SSHRC, the Canada Council, and other sources. His publications include scholarly works, edited collections, peer-reviewed digital sites, novels, and a book of poetry. He has been short-listed for the QSPELL Award and the Norma Epstein Award in literature. Dennis has given visiting lectures and keynote talks around the world on decadence, gender/sexuality studies, the avant-garde, and eco-paganism.

Current and past graduate supervision has included projects on: neo-Victorianism and 21st-century feminisms; George Egerton and eco-feminism;  AIDS story arches in serial drama; animal subjectivity in children’s literature, television and film; gay identity and depictions of disability in Milk; queer animal subjectivity; Victorian prostitution in popular culture; Kent Monkman, Indigenous Identity and Sexuality; and 70s French feminism and Kathy Acker. He has taught graduate courses on: visual studies; posthumanism; animal studies; and decadence.

Dennis has served as president of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, vice-president of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, and Executive Council Member of the North American Studies Association and the Northeast Modern Language Association. He is co-editor of the scholarly journal Nineteenth Century Studies and the creative writing journal The White Wall Review. For updated information, see also www.ddenisoff.com.

Research Interests
Eco-criticism; Pagan Studies; Animal Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Visuality Studies; British Modernism; and Digital Humanities.

Selected Publications
Ed. Natural Environments. Special Issue of Victorian Review. 2011.

Ed. The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.

Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film, 1850-1950. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004.

Ed. The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories. Broadview: Peterborough, ON, 2004.

The Winter Gardeners. Coach House: Toronto, 2003.

Aestheticism and Sexual Parody, 1840-1940. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge UP, 2001.

Co-Ed (with Liz Constable and Matt Potolsky). Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999.

Co-ed (with Elaine Showalter). Trilby, by George Du Maurier. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Tender Agencies. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 1994.

Ed. Queeries: An Anthology of Gay Male Prose. Dennis Denisoff. Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp, 1993.

Dog Years. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 1991.

Colleen Derkatch

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: derkatch@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext: 6131
Office location: JOR-1016
Office hours: TBA

Biography
I teach courses on rhetoric and writing studies in the English Department’s BA program and Literatures of Modernity Graduate Program. I’m also on faculty in the joint Ryerson-York University Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. I am honoured to have received the 2013 Ryerson Faculty of Arts New Faculty Teaching Award.

My research and teaching focus on rhetorical theory and criticism, particularly rhetorics of science, medicine, and health. Currently, I’m revising a book manuscript, Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine, which emerged out of my doctoral dissertation for which I was awarded the 2011 Conference of College Composition and Communication Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication. I’m also in the early phases of another book project on rhetorics of “wellness” in contemporary discourse about dietary supplements and other natural health projects,  a project for which I was recently awarded an Insight Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. My other current project is a coinvestigated study with Professor Philippa Spoel of Laurentian University, on forms of health citizenship in popular and public health discourse about local and organic foods.

Research Interests
Rhetorical theory and criticism; rhetoric of science, medicine, and health; writing studies; genre theory; science and technology studies; critical medicine studies

Kevin Dowler

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: kdowler@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 77871
Office location: TEL Building, Room 3019
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. (Ottawa); M.A (Concordia); Ph.D. Communications (Concordia)

Biography
Kevin Dowler joined the Communications Programme in the Division of Social Science as Assistant Professor in 1997, after spending one year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Carleton University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1993 from the Programme de Doctorat Conjoint en Communication in Montréal, and held a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship from 1994-96 at the School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University. He teaches courses on broadcasting and cultural policy, communications theory, popular culture, and video art. He is also a Fellow of Calumet College at York University, and a Co-Researcher for the Culture of Cities Project at York.

Research Interests
Cultural policy in Canada and Europe; art and the city; aesthetics and popular culture; history of communications.

Selected Publications
“Television and Objecthood,” Topia 9 (Fall 2002).

“In the Bedrooms of the Nation: State Scrutiny and the Funding of Dirty Art,” in Sally McKay and Andrew Paterson, eds. Money, Value, Art: State Funding, Free Market, Big Pictures (Toronto: YYZ Books, 2001).

“Early Innis and the Post-Massey Era in the Arts,” in Charles Acland and William Buxton, eds. Harold Innis and Intellectual Practice for the New Century: Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s, 1999).

“In Defence of the Realm: Public Controversy and the Apologetics of Art,” in Jody Berland, et al., eds. Theory Rules: Essays on Art and Theory (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto/YYZ, 1996).

“State Funding and the Cultural Policy Apparatus,” in Michael Dorland, ed., Canada’s Cultural Industries (Toronto: Lorimer, 1996).

“Interstitial Aesthetics and the Politics of Video at the Canada Council,” in Janine Marchessault, ed., Video in the Age of Identity, (Montréal: McGill/YYZ, 1995).

“Asleep in the Storehouse of Culture: The McLuhan Conference and the Technologies of Remembering,” PUBLIC 11 (1995).

Daniel Drache

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-mail: drache@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-5415
Office location: York Research Tower, 633
Office hours: TBA
Website: www.yorku.ca/drache

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Queen’s)

Biography
Daniel Drache is Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science at York University. He has written widely on globalization and the limits of markets, trade blocs, employment, Harold Innis and economic integration. Presently he is heading up a major project on governance of the public domain after the triumph of markets. The Robarts Centre is engaged in a major interdisciplinary research project examining the transformation of the global sphere of interactive communication and its multiple dimensions and overlapping components with respect to social exclusion, public reason, identity and new citizenship practices.

Recently he has explored the impact of global cultural flows on the information commons and the new cultures of dissent and conformity post 9/11. These reports on the iconography of dissent and the transformation of public culture are on available on his webpage www.yorku.ca/drache check it out.

His latest book published by Polity Press UK/US in June 2008 is entitled Defiant Publics: the Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen. In it he examines the decline of authority and the new dynamics of power that has empowered global publics to become in-your-face against-the-grain social actors in a post 9/11 world.

He has also published extensively on the transformation of NAFTA and North American integration after a decade of experience. His book Borders Matter: Homeland Security and the Search for North America Fernwood 2004 has been trasnlated into Spanish and French.

Research Interests
The political economy of integration and social exclusion; borders and identity; North American integration; global cultural commons and microactivism public goods theory and the theory of the public good; and the thought and influence of Harold Innis, Jurgen Habermas and Hannah Arendt.

Selected Publications
Defiant Publics: The Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen, Themes for the 21st Century, London: Polity Press, 2008). June 2008.

_____ and Marc Froese “Omens and Threats in the Doha Round: The Decline of Multilateralism?” in Man and Development (2008)

La Ilusión Continental: Seguridad fronteriza y la búsqueda de una identidad Norteamericana. With new introduction and material (Mexico City: Siglo XXI, 2007).

“North America at the Crossroads” in Daniel Drache ed. Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads, Mexico: Porrua, 2008 (forthcoming, in Spanish)

_____ and Marc Froese “The Global Cultural Economy: Power, Citizenship, and Dissent”, Anheier, H.K., Isar, Y.R., Paul, A. (eds.) (2008) The Cultural Economy (The Cultures and Globalization Series 2). London: SAGE Publications.

“Bon Anniversaire NAFTA: The Elusive and Asymmetrical Benefits of a Decade of North American Integration,” in Daniel Drache ed. Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads, Mexico: Porrua, 2006 (forthcoming, 2007 in Spanish)

“I want to be me: Public reason and the Hardwired Citizen”, with Jaigris Phillips, Counterpublics Working Group, September 2007, www.robarts/yorku.ca

“Semiotic Disobedience: Shit Disturbers in an Image Overloaded Age” with Alex Samur, Counterpublics Working Group, September 2006, www.yorku.ca/drache

The Market or the Public Domain: Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power. Routledge, 2001.

Health Reform: Public Success, Private Failure.(Routledge 1999, with Terry Sullivan).

States Against Markets: The Limits of Globalization. (Routledge 1996, with Robert Boyer).

Staples Markets and Cultural Change. The Centenary Edition of Harold Innis’ Essays. (Queen’s McGill 1995).

“The Fundamentals of our Times: Goals and Values That are Inescapably Public”, The Market or the Public Domain: Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power, Daniel Drache ed. London: Routledge, 2001.

“Thinking Outside the Box: A Critical Canadian Perspective on NAFTA”, in Arturo Borja. Judith y Mariscal, & Miguel A. Valverde eds. ¿Vecinos Convergentes? América del Norte hacia el Siglo XXI, Mexico: Colección de Ciencias Sociales, 2000.

Rethinking the Very Essence of Social Inclusion and Things Private, Robarts Centre, A Special Report, Robarts Centre, 2002,http://www.robarts.yorku.ca

The Information Commons or the Digital Divide? Taking Hold of the Future. Measuring Inclusion in Public Information and Space in NAFTA and MERCOSUR countries in the Hemisphere. (2002) Daniel Drache and Nirmala Singh, Working Paper, Robarts Centre, 2001, http://www.robarts.yorku.ca.

Susan Driver

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-mail: sdriver@yorku.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100; ext 20125
Office location: TEL Building, 3016
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Political Science (Toronto); M.A. (York); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography

Research Interests
Youth Cultures, Social Media, Feminist Cultural Studies, Mediations of Identity and Embodiment, Affect Theory, Queer Theory.

Selected Publications
Refereed Books
Susan Driver, Queer Girls and Popular Culture: reading, resisting and creating media. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.Susan Driver ed., Queer Youth Cultures. NY: SUNY Press, 2008.

Refereed Journal Articles
Susan Driver, “Reading Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born as a Queer Daughter.” Journal of the Association For Research on Mothering. 8.1, Summer 2006.

Susan Driver, “Between Theories and Life Writings: Communicating Desires Across Generational Differences.” Women’s Studies: An International Journal. Vol.35 No. 4. June 2006.Susan Driver, “Intersubjective Openings: rethinking feminist psychoanalytics of desire beyond heteronormative ambivalence,” Feminist Theory: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 6.1, Spring 2005.

Susan Driver, “Out Creative and Questioning: Reflexive Self-Representations in Queer Youth Homepages” Canadian Woman’s Studies, Vol.16.2, Spring 2005.

Susan Driver, “Pornographic Pedagogies? The Risks of Teaching “Dirrty” Popular Cultures,” Media Cultures Journal, Vol. 7.4, 2004.

Refereed Book Chapters
Susan Driver, “Hip Mamas, Playful Imperfections and Defiant Voices: Resisting fantasies of the ‘good mother’ in Ariel Gore’s survival guides,” Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to Baby “Experts.” Ed. Jessica Nathanson. NYU Press, (Fall, 2008).

Susan Driver, “Cherrie Moraga’s Transformations: becoming a butch Mother,” Mothering in the Third Wave, ed. Amber Kinser. Demeter Press, (Fall, 2008).

Susan Driver, “Beyond ‘Straight’ Interpretations: researching queer youth digital video,” Representing Youth, ed. Amy L. Best. NYU Press, 2007.

Susan Driver, “Virtually queer youth communities of girls and birls: cultural spaces of identity work and desiring exchanges.” Digital Generations, eds. Rebekah Willett, Lawrence Erlbaum Publisher, Spring, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Girls Looking at Girls Looking for Girls: visual pleasures and social empowerment of queer teen romance flicks,” Youth Culture in Global Cinema, ed. Timothy Shary, University of Texas Press, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Queer femmes Loving FTMs,” Trans- Feminisms, ed. Krista Scott. Sumach Press, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Representing Experience as a Dialogical Process of Theorizing,” Ways of Knowing in and Through the Body: Diverse Perspectives on Embodiment, Toronto: Soleil Pub, 2002.

Patrice Dutil

Field of Study: Politics & Policy

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: pdutil@politics.ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext: 2704
Office location: JOR-721A
Office hours: TBA

Biography
Patrice Dutil is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. Before joining the department in August 2006, he was the Acting Executive Director and Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

In addition to a PhD from York University, Patrice Dutil received a BA (Hon.) from York University, an MES Arts from the Université de Montréal.  He started his career in the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs in 1987 as a policy advisor, and then joined TVOntario where he worked in corporate policy and then in programming. He became Director of Research at IPAC in 1999.  In 1991, he founded and edited for five years the monthly Literary Review of Canada.  He is the President of the Champlain Society and is the director of the “Parliament-to-Campus” program of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.

Patrice Dutil’s main research interests are political and public sector leadership, institutionalism and the policy development process.  Dutil is a frequent commentator on public affairs on radio and television, and his op-ed pieces have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press and La Presse.  Dutil sits on the editorial committee of the International Review of Administrative Sciences and is the Editor of the IPAC Series in Public Administration and Governance published with the University of Toronto Press and of the Collection Administration et gouvernance published with the Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Selected Publications
Books
Canada 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Country (with David MacKenzie). Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011.
reviewed by Arthur Milne, “Borden finally gets his due,” The Kingston Whig-Standard, 27 July 2011.

The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ontario Ministry of Finance, ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
reviewed by Nelson Wiseman in the Canadian Journal of Political Science 44:4 (December 2011): 962-963.
reviewed by Alan Maslove in Canadian Public Administration 55:1 (March 2012): 151-153.

“Introduction.” In The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario, ed. Patrice Dutil, 3-12. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

“From ‘Treasury’ to ‘Finance’: The Anatomy of a Guardian,1961 to 2001” (with Devyn Leonard). In The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario, ed. Patrice Dutil, 37-73.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

“Thoughts into Words: The Budget Speech, 1968 – 2003” (with Peter Ryan, and André Gossignac). In The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario, ed. Patrice Dutil, 162-205.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

“Guardians in check: The Impact of health Care on the Ontario Budget, 1960 – 2004.”  In The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario, ed. Patrice Dutil, 320-350.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

“Conclusion.”  In The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario, ed. Patrice Dutil, 350-354.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

The Service State: Rhetoric, Reality and Promise (with Cosmo Howard, John Langford and Jeffrey Roy).  Ottawa:  University of Ottawa Press, 2010.

Searching for Leadership: Secretaries to Cabinet in Canada, ed.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008; reprint 2010.

Dreaming of the Regulatory Village; Speaking of the Regulatory State (edited with Michael McConkey).  New Directions #18.  Toronto:  Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2006.

L’Avocat du diable: Godfroy Langlois et le liberalisme progressiste dans le Québec de Wilfrid Laurier.  Montréal:  Robert Davies, 1995.

Devil’s Advocate: Godfroy Langlois and the Politics of Liberal Progressivism in Laurier’s Quebec.  Montréal:  Robert Davies, 1994.

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R. Bruce Elder

Field of Study:BruceElder Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-mail: belder@ryerson.ca
Phone: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6859
Office location: VIC-825
Office hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (McMaster); B.A.A. (Ryerson); M.A. (Toronto)

Biography
R. Bruce Elder is a filmmaker, critic, and teacher (and former Program Director) in the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University. His film work has been screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Millennium Film Workshop, Berlin’s Kino Arsenal, Paris’ Centre Pompidou, the San Francisco Cinematheque, Atlanta’s High Museum, Los Angeles’ Film Forum, Stadtfilmmuseum München, and Hamburg’s Kino Metropolis. Retrospectives of his work have been presented by Anthology Film Archives (NY), the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cinématheque Québecoise, Il Festival Senzatitolo (Trento), Images Film and Video Festival (Toronto) and 1Paris’ Festival des Cinémas Différents, and EXiS (in Seoul, Korea). When Elder received the 2007 Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts, the jury described him as “highly innovative”, “influential” and “acutely intelligent” noting the enormous span of his practice and the demanding nature of his films.

Described by New York filmmaker and critic Jonas Meklas as “the most important North American avant-garde filmmaker to emerge during the 1980′s,” Elder combines images, music and text to create works that reflect his interest in philosophy, technology, science, spirituality and the human body. In announcing their “Tribute to R. Bruce Elder” Cinematheque Ontario proclaimed: “R. Bruce Elder is not only one of Canada’s foremost experimental filmmakers, he’s one of our greatest artists, thinkers, critics, and filmmakers, period.” Elder has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Department of External Affairs/DFAIT. He was an early user of digital image processing techniques in filmmaking; his interest in the mathematics of signal processing led him to study and to publish on computer programming and artificial intelligence. He was awarded a Council/NSERC New Media Initiatives grant, a Ryerson Research Chair, and grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to develop and apply innovative methods in image processing and machine learning to filmmaking. Other awards include the Governor General’s Award in Media Arts, a Canadian Film Award (now Genie), Los Angeles Film Critics Award. In 2007, Elder was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Elder publications include Image & Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture (1989), a key text on Canadian culture, The Body in Film (1989), A Body of Vision (1997), a book which looks at representations of the body in poetry and avant-garde film, and The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition (1998). His recently published Harmony & Dissent: The Film and Avant-Garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century, received the prestigious Robert Motherwell Book Prize from the Dedalus Foundation, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book and was shortlisted for the ASPP’s Raymond Klibansky award. His most recent book DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect was published in May 2013 — Rudolf Kuenzli said of it “This is that rare book that casts the early twentieth-century avant-garde in a very new light.”

Research Interests
Philosophy of technology, Psychoanalysis and Culture, Modernity and its Discontents, Modernity and the Avant-garde, The intellectual reception of the early cinema, Modernist art and spirituality, The application of algorithmic process in art making, Using mathematical models in art making, Digital signal processing

Selected Publications
DADA, Surrealism, the Cinematic Effect.  Waterloo: WLU Press, 2013.

Harmony and Dissent: Film and Avant-garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century, Waterloo: WLU Press, 2008.

“The Foreignness of the Intimate, Or the Violence and Charity of Perception” in Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour, eds. Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film. (Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press, 2004), pp. 439-487.

The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1998.

A Body of Vision: The Image of the Body in Recent Film and Poetry. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1997.

Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1989.

The Body in Film. Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

Greg Elmer

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: gelmer@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5282
Office Location: RCC 309
Office Hours: TBA

Education
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biography
Greg Elmer (PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst) is Bell Globemedia Research Chair and Director of the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media at Ryerson University. Greg’s research and teaching focus on new media and politics, theories and methods in social media studies, surveillance theory, and media globalization. Greg provides analysis and commentary for the media on the role of new media in Canadian and American politics. In the fall 2008 Greg worked with CBC The National on its internet coverage of the Canadian federal election. The CBC-Infoscape partnership resulted in a Gemini award for best cross platform project (2009). In 2007 Greg joined Ottawa’s The Hill Times as a political columnist and blogger.

Greg serves on the editorial board of New Media & Society, TV & New Media, The Information Society, Space and Culture, Topia, and the American Communication Journal. Greg was previously visiting Faculty Fellow at the Virtual Knowledge Studio (Amsterdam), the National Center for E-Social Science at the University of Manchester, and a Digital Cultural Institutions fellow at the Social Science Research Council in New York City. He was most recently Cultures of the Digital Economy research fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, senior faculty fellow at the London School of Economics, and visiting research professor at Yeungnam University, South Korea.

Research Interests
social media & software studies, media surveillance and profiling, media financialization, dissent & policing, collaborative media production.

Selected Publications
Elmer, Greg, Ganaele Langlois & Fenwick McKelvey. (2012). The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics, New York: Peter Lang.

Alessndra Renzi & Greg Elmer. (2012). Infrastructure Critical: Sacrifice at Toronto’s G20 Summit, Winnipeg: ARP Press.

Elmer, Greg; Davis, C.; Marchessault, J. & McCullough, J. (eds.) Locating Migrating Media, (Lexington Press, 2010).

Elmer, Greg & Opel, Andy. (co-authors). Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future, (ARP Press, 2008).

Elmer, Greg & Mike Gasher. (eds.). Contracting Out Hollywood: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

Elmer, Greg. Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004).

Elmer, Greg (ed.). (2002). Critical Perspectives on the Internet, (Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Elmer, Greg. (2003). “A Diagram of Panoptic Surveillance”, New Media & Society, Vol. 5, #2, pp. 231-247.

Elmer, Greg. (2002). “The Trouble with the Canadian Body-Double: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting”, Screen, Vol. 43, # 4, pp. 84-94.

Elmer, Greg. (2002). “Consumption in the Network Age: Solicitation, Automation, and Networking”, Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol. 8, #1, pp. 86-99.

Barbara Evans

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University York University
E-Mail Address: bevans@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22167
Office Location: CFT 212
Office Hours: TBA

Education
BA (British Columbia); Associate (MA equivalent) National Film and Television School (UK)

Biography
Barbara Evans has worked as a director, producer, writer, researcher and editor. She has worked in Britain for educational television, the BBC, ITV and the British Film Institute. She was a founding member of the London Women’s Film Group and the British Newsreel Collective. In Canada she has worked as an editor for the National Film Board on such films as Wonderland, a documentary about land use in British Columbia, and Bitter Medicine, a film on the history of medicare, originally broadcast on CBC’s Quarterly Report. She has also edited a number of independent documentaries as well as the feature films Latitude 55 and Walls and was editor of the Atlantis Films – National Film Board co-production, To Set Our House in Order.

Barbara Evans directed the National Film Board film, Prairie Women, a history of the farm women’s movement on the Canadian Prairies. Prairie Women won the 1987 Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for best documentary film over 30 minutes. In 1989, she completed In Her Chosen Field, a documentary on issues facing contemporary farm women, for Studio D of the National Film Board and the Federal Women’s Film Programme. In Her Chosen Field has received numerous awards, including a Golden Sheaf Award, a Blue Ribbon at the American Film and Video Festival, a bronze Chris award at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and a MediaWatch Television and Public Affairs Award for positive representation of women.

Barbara Evans has also produced Now That We Are Persons, a video celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Persons’ Case and Jessie’s Albums, the story of a farm woman who documented her life through photographs in the early years of this century, as well as Rediscovering our Past – Recreating our Future, a documentary on the First International Minoan Celebration of Partnership. In 2001 Ms. Evans completed A Heaven on Earth, a feature-length documentary on the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. As well as documentary film projects, her current research is focused on the work of early women filmmakers in the British Documentary Film Movement.

Research Interests
Documentary, Film, Women, History, Politics.

Selected Publications
“The Foreignness of the Intimate, Or the Violence and Charity of Perception” in Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour, eds. Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film. (Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press, 2004), pp. 439-487.

The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1998.

A Body of Vision: The Image of the Body in Recent Film and Poetry. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1997.

Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1989.

The Body in Film. Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

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Seth Feldman

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: sfeldman@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 650-8247
Office Location: CFT 210
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education
B.A. (Johns Hopkins); M.A.(SUNY Buffalo); Ph.D. English (SUNY Buffalo)

Biography
Professor Feldman was one of he founding members of the Joint Programme in Communication & Culture. A much published scholar in Canadian cinema studies, he co-edited the first anthology in the field, Canadian Film Reader as well as a second anthology, Take Two. He has also written on Soviet cinema, documentary cinema, and television and has been the writer/presenter of some 23 feature radio documentaries for the CBC program, IDEAS. Professor Feldman has served as a founder and Past President of the Film Studies Association of Canada, programmer of the Canadian Images Film Festival and Grierson Film Seminar, Associate Dean and Dean of Fine Arts at York University, Chair of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans, and as Robarts Chair of Canadian Studies. In 2001, he was awarded the honorific title of University Professor, one of only twenty such positions at York University. He is currently Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Research Interests
My work over the years has involved consideration of the historical and theoretical contexts of work in Canadian Cinema, documentary cinema and media as a whole. I maintain a longstanding interest in television studies and, by virtue of my work in radio documentary, in the rhetoric of radio. Most recently, I have updated my research on the early Soviet filmmaker, Dziga Vertov and have incorporated a longstanding interest in issues pertaining to animals into my work on documentary and film as a whole. As Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, I have a broader interest in issues of Canadian culture and communication.

Selected Publications
“Vertov After Manovich.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Volume 16, Number 1 (Spring, 2007), 39-50.

“Not Ours: the Disruptive Outsider in Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner.” Literature and Cinema in Canada: Comparing Cultures. University of Bologna. December 12, 2006.

“Expo ’67 and the Narrative of Canadian Documentary History.” Film Studies Association of Canada. University of Saskatchewan, May 30, 2007.

“Grierson Plus v. The Post-Documentarians: Theories of Documentary as Triumphant or Dead.” Keynote: New Directions in Turkish Cinema Conference. Kadir Has University (Istanbul). May 3, 2008.

“Nanook of the North: Robert J. Flaherty, Fatty Arbuckle and the Invisible Bride.” Film Studies Association of Canada. University of British Columbia . June 3, 2008.

Inventing Dinosaurs — a one hour program on the Victorian scientists who created the modern understanding of dinosaurs. CBC – IDEAS. Produced by Sara Wolch. Broadcast January 17 and 18, 2006.

Current research projects/journals
I am currently writing a book on the history and meaning of documentary cinema. I am also the principal investigator on two SSHRC grants: a study of the Canadian films screened at Expo ’67 (standard research grant) and a multi-media project on cities that share their names with concentration camps (research/creation grant). In 2009, I will be writing and presenting CBC Ideas radio documentary on the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species. I will also be offering a new graduate seminar on Images of Animals (Winter term, through the Humanities graduate program cross-listed with ComCult).

Link to expanded profile page (or personal website): www.yorku.ca/robarts/team/index.html.

Deborah Fels

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: dfels@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 7619
Office Location: RBB-3-090
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.Sc. (Guelph); M.H.Sc. (Toronto); Ph.D. Human Factors (Toronto)

Biography
Dr. Fels has a PhD (1994) in Human Factors from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Health Science (1987) in Clinical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She is currently employed as an associate professor in the School of Information Technology Management, and the Director of the Centre for Learning Technologies at Ryerson University.

Her research interests include access to multi-media computer applications for people with disabilities, accessible media, computer-based learning, and video conferencing. Current research projects include: 1) interactive video-mediated communication system for children in hospitals; 2) emotive captioning; 3) broadband learning environments supporting people with disabilities; 4) descriptive audio; and 5) on-line ASL see www.aslpah.ca. She received one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 awards for the year 2001. She is also a professional engineer.

Research Interests
Children and computing; telepresence; learning technologies; synchronous multimedia; human-computer interaction; rehabilitation engineering.

Selected Publications
Fels, D.I., Konstantinidis, B., Hardman, J., Carey, C., Porch, W. (2004). Providing inclusive video-mediated communication. Annual Review of Communications, v57. pp. 593-601.

Fels, D.I., Richards, J., Hardman, J., Soudian, S., Silverman, C. (2004). American sign language of the web. CHI2004 Late Breaking Papers. Vienna. pp. 1111-1114.

Rice, M. & Fels, D. (2004). Low vision and the visual interface for interactive television. Second International Conference on iTV. Brighton, UK.

Fels, D., & Weiss, T. (2001). “Video-mediated communication in the classroom to support sick children: A case study”. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 28. 251-263.

Weiss T., Whiteley C., Treviranus, J., and Fels, D.I. (2001). “PEBBLES: A Personal Technology for Meeting Educational, Social and Emotional Needs of Hospitalized”. Children. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 5. 157-168.

Fels, D., & Weiss, T. (2000). “Toward determining an attention getting device for improving interaction during video-mediated communication”. Computers in Human Behaviour. 16(2). 99-122.

Fels, D.I., Williams, L., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1999). “Developing a video-mediated communication system for hospitalized children”. Telemedicine Journal. 5(2). 193-207.

Williams, L. Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1998). “Control of a remote communication system by children”. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 22. pp. 275-283.

Fels, D.I., Chignell, M.H., Shein, G.F., & Milner, M. (1996). “Steps toward output device-independent feedback”. Ergonomics, 39(8), pp. 1054-1068.

Marco Fiola

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: mfiola@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: 416-979-5000, ext. 6130
Office Location: 380 Victoria Street – JOR520
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9-5

Education
B.A. Translation, (Université de Montréal, 1991); M.A. Translation, (Université de Montréal, 1993); DEA Language Science and Translation Studies, (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 2000); Ph.D. Translation Studies, (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 2003)

Biography
Dr. Fiola has been teaching applied linguistics at Ryerson University since 2006. He holds a doctorate in Translation Studies and is a certified translator and terminologist. He has published numerous articles and chapters on translator subjectivity, languages of lesser diffusion, language barriers in the public sector, and translation and intertextuality.

Research Interests
Interlinguistic and intercultural communication; gender-related language usage and translation; translator subjectivity; languages of lesser diffusion; language barriers in the public sector.

Selected Publications
(forthcoming), Tamil-English Legal Glossary, Ryerson Law Research Centre.

(2013), La traduction raisonnée. Manuel d’initiation à la traduction professionnelle de l’anglais vers le français, 3rd edition, University of Ottawa Press, 716 p.

(2013), La traduction raisonnée. Livre du maître, 3rd edition, University of Ottawa Press, 333 p.

(2010), La traduction spécialisée, translated and adapted from the Italian La traduzione specializzata, by Federica Scarpa, University of Ottawa Press, 451.

(forthcoming). Medical Interpreting in Canada: a Beacon or a Glimmer of Hope?, Translating and Interpreting Healthcare Discourses, M.J. Varela and Bernt Meyer (eds.). Berlin: Frank & Timme.

(forthcoming). Translator Education: for a praxeological approach. Rivista Internazionale di Tecnica della Traduzione, Trieste.

(2013). Should the market dictate the content of specialized translation curricula?,  connexions, Vol. 1, no. 1, p. 59-63.

Caitlin Fisher

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University York University
E-Mail Address: caitlin@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22199
Office Location: CFA 303
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (University of Toronto); M.A. (Carleton); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Caitlin Fisher is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture and her current research focuses on data visualization and the archive and the creation of spatial narratives in augmented reality environments.

Research Interests
Augmented reality, digital storytelling, hypermedia fiction and documentary, feminist theory, archives and collecting, locative media.

Selected Publications
“Art and Ephemera: Digital Literature in a Visual Age”, Nordic Society for Comparative Arts, 2006 Feminist Digital Aesthetics: the everyday and yesterday” in Janine Marchessault and Susan Lord, Fluid Screens:Expanded Cinema and Time (forthcoming).

“Digital Literacies: Reading and Writing Now” Living Literacies. Bruce Powe (ed.) Toronto: Coach House Press. 2004.

“Sexual Desire and Girlhood” in Jane Sexes it Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire Merri Lisa Johnson (ed.) New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2002.

Jennifer Fisher

Field of Study:JennaFisher Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: jefish@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33410
Office Location: CFA 252
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. (NSCAD); M.A. (University of Montreal); Ph.D. (Concordia)
Associate Professor: Contemporary Art and Curatorial Studies
Department of Visual Arts, York University

Biography
Jennifer Fisher is an art historian, critic and curator specializing in contemporary art and cultural studies. Her research focuses on display practices and the aesthetics of the non-visual senses. Editor of the Journal of Curatorial Studies, an international peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing three issues a year, she has also co-edited special issues of Senses and Society on “Sensory Aesthetics” (2012) and Public on “Civic Spectacle” (2012). Her writings have been featured in anthologies such as The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Culture (2013), The Senses in Performance (2006) and Caught in the Act (2005), and journals such as Art Journal, Border/Lines, C magazine, n-paradoxa and Visual Communication. She is the editor of the anthology Technologies of Intuition (2006).

Dr. Fisher is a founding member of DisplayCult, a curatorial collaborative that seeks to creatively merge disciplines, media and communities in order to propose generative prototypes for display and aesthetic engagement. Exhibitions include NIGHTSENSE (2009), MetroSonics (2009), Odor Limits (2008), Do Me! (2006), Linda Montano: 14 Years of Living Art (2003), Museopathy (2001), Vital Signs (2000) and CounterPoses (1998), among others. DisplayCult’s collaborative publications include the catalogues CounterPoses (2002) and Museopathy (2002), as well as essays in Trespassers & Captives (2000), Image and Inscription (2005), and Dispersions: Aernout Mik (2005).

Professor Fisher was Contemporary Art Fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Canada, and has held research affiliations at the Society for Fellows in the Humanities at Cornell University and the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She joined York University’s Visual Arts Department in 2004.

DisplayCult: www.displaycult.com

Journal of Curatorial Studies: www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=205/

Selected Publications
“Tangible Acts,” The Senses in Performance, eds. Sally Banes and Andre Lepinki, New York & London: Routledge, 2007.

“Exhibitionary Affect,” n.paradoxa, special issue “Curatorial Strategies,” 18 (2006): 27-33.

“In Noritoshi Hirakawa’s ‘Garden of Nirvana,’” The Smell Culture Reader, ed. Jim Drobnick (Oxford & New York: Berg, 2006), 320-327 (co-author).

“Oral Logics of the Museum,” Public #30, “Eating Things,” ed. Scott McFarlane, Winter 2005.

“Out and About: The Performances of Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan,” Caught in the Act, eds. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, Toronto: YYZ Books, 2005.

“Ambient Communities and Association Complexes; Aernout Mik’s Awry Socialities,” in Aernout Mik, ed. Stephanie Rosenthal, Munich: Haus der Kunst (co-author), 2004.

“Tactile Affects,” Tessera, 2003.

Museopathy, exhibition catalogue, Kingston: The Agnes Etherington Art Centre in association with DisplayCult (co-author), 2002.

Edited Books
Technologies of Intuition, editor, Toronto: YYZBOOKS & Winnipeg: MAWA, 2006.

Blake Fitzpatrick

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext: 6865
Office Location: IMA-239
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Blake Fitzpatrick holds the position of Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University where he is the Graduate Program Director, of the Documentary Media (MFA) program.

A photographer, curator and writer, his research interests include the photographic representation of the nuclear era, visual responses to contemporary militarism and images of disaster in landscape photography.  He is a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear era.

Fitzpatrick has exhibited his photo-based work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe, including exhibitions at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and recent group exhibitions with the Atomic Photographers Guild in Australia, Switzerland and the United States.  His curatorial projects examine the work of contemporary artists who respond to war and social conflict and include War at a Distance; Disaster Topographics; and The Atomic Photographers Guild: Visibility and Invisibility in the Nuclear Era. He recently co-curated an exhibition of the work of Arthur Goss, Toronto’s first official photographer for the Ryerson Image Centre (2013). His writing and visual work have appeared in the journals Public, Topia, History of Photography, Fuse, Ciel Variable, POV and in the anthology The Cultural Work of the Photograph in Canada (McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2011).

Fred Fletcher

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University, University Professor Emeritus
E-Mail Address: ffletch@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5057
Office Location: TEL Building 2012
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (UBC); M.A. (Duke); Ph.D. (Duke)

Biography
Professor Fletcher’s interests include mass media and politics, communication policy, election campaigns and public opinion (all with a focus on Canada), also federalism and environmental issues. Publications include articles in many journals and edited books. He is the co-author of Canadian Attitude Trends, 1960-78, The Newspaper and Public Affairs, Canadian Politics Through Press Reports, Media Elections and Democracy, and Reaching the Voter: Constituency Campaigning in Canada. He has worked for three Royal Commissions, including the recent Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, where as Research Coordinator, Media and Elections. His current research focuses on election campaigns — as principal investigator, an Election Broadcasting Project — and news coverage of environmental issues.

Research Interests
Political communication; social advocacy; communication and public policy; communication policy.

Selected Publications
“Mass media and elections in Canada.” In F. Fletcher (ed.), Media, Elections and Democracy. Volume 19 of the research studies of the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, 1992. (with R. Everett)

Media and Voters in Canadian Election Campaigns. Volume 18 of the research studies of the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, 1992.

Media, Elections and Democracy. Volume 19 of the research studies of the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, 1992.

“Mirror or participant? The news media and environmental policy,” in R.Boardman (ed.), Canadian Environmental Policy: Ecosystems, Politics and Process. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992. (with L. Stahlbrand)

Mary Fogarty

Field of Study:

University: York University
E-Mail Address: maryf@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416)736-2100 x 22129
Office Location: ACE 319
Office Hours: TBA

Education
BA Hons (Univerity of Western Ontario), MA (Brock), PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Biography
Mary Fogarty is a dance scholar and cultural sociologist with degrees in music, popular culture, and film studies. She specializes in researching the dance style known as breaking (or b-boying/b-girling). She is currently collaborating on a book project with Ken “Swift” Gabbert, one of the most influential b-boys in the history of hip hop culture. In 2013, she will be an invited Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Hip Hop Education Centre.

Recent publications include “‘Each One Teach One’: B-boying and Ageing” in the anthology Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity; “Breaking Expectations: Imagined Affinities in Mediated Youth Cultures” in Continuum; “A Manifesto for the Study of Popular Dance” (2010) in Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies (SDHS), and the forthcoming chapters: “Gene Kelly: The Original, Updated” in the Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen; “From Beat Street to Step Up 3D: Sonic Events in Street Dance Films” in Movies, Moves and Music; as well as a forthcoming documentary about freestyling for a special issue on improvisation for the online journal, Music and Arts in Action.

Dr. Fogarty has been an invited guest speaker at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem; New York University; Griffith University, Australia (keynote speaker for Creative Communities II); University of Exeter, House of Paint (Ottawa hip hop event); Markham Theatre; as well as an invited dance workshop leader for music therapists (Nordoff Robbins Centre), for dancers and choreographers, for youth and for prisoners. She performed at the 2007 Breakin’ Convention, an international hip hop dance theatre showcase, at Edinburgh Festival Theatre in Scotland.

Professor Fogarty has been the recipient of several awards including a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, ORSAS (University of Edinburgh) and Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is a member of IASPM, CORD and SDHS and has served on committees for Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference, Manifesto Festival Dance Council, IASPM-UK, IMHSD, and CORD. She is a founding member of the UK-based research collective about popular dance studies, PoP Moves.

From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Fogarty was a lecturer in the Dance: Urban Practice degree program at the University of East London/UK where she pioneered breaking battles on the dance curriculum with co-teacher Kevin “DJ Renegade” Gopie. She joined the faculty in York University’s Department of Dance in 2011.

Scott Forsyth

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: sforsyth@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22164
Office Location: CFT 238
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A (Trent); M.A. (York); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Professor Scott Forsyth has published on the politics of Hollywood films, Marxist cultural theory, third world film and film in Canada. He is a founding editor of the film studies journal CineAction. He is currently working on a research project on culture and Canadian Communists in the thirties and a manuscript on contemporary Hollywood, American imperialism and Cold War and post-Cold War ideologies.

Research Interests
Film and media politics; film history; Marxist cultural and aesthetic theory; film in the third world. Projects on cultural politics and Canadian Communists and on Hollywood and imperialism.

Selected Publications
“The Sixties Redux,” Cineaction 89, WInter, 2012

“The Festival, Politics and Space”, CineAction 82/83, Winter 2010

“Performance, Realism and Melodrama,” CineAction #76, Winter 2009

“Class and American Comedy,” Labour/le travail #58, Fall 2006 (book review)

“Communists, Class and Culture,” in Working On Screen: Canadian Film and the Working Class, Khouri and Varga, (eds.), Toronto: U of T Press, 2006

“Hollywood Reloaded: The Film as Imperial Commodity,” in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, (eds.), Empire Reloaded: Socialist Register 2005, London: Merlin Press, 2004

Journal Issues Edited
Politics and Cinema, CineAction 92, Winter 2013

3D, CGI and Beyond, CineAction 89, Winter 2012

New Cinema, CineAction 86, WInter 2011

Science Fiction/Canadian Films, CineAction 82/83, Winter 2010

Global Cinema/Canadian Films and TV, CineAction #78, Summer 2009

Cinema and New Media, CineAction #73/74, Winter 2008

May Friedman

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: may.friedman@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext: 2525
Office Location: EPH-216E
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Professor Friedman has grounded her interest in social work in her study of motherhood, which has led to an intense focus on the ways we are all interconnected, as both families and societies.  She has blended this focus with an interest in unstable identities, including bodies that do not conform to traditional racial and national lines.  This interest can be seen in her recent publication, Growing up transnational: Identity and kinship in a global era (2011; co-edited with Dr. Silvia Schultermandl, University of Graz).  May’s most recent project examined mommyblogs as examples of non traditional parenting texts.

Doreen Fumia

Field of Study:

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: dfumia@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2605
Office Location: JOR-327
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (University of Toronto), M.A. (University of Toronto), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Sociology and Equity Studies)

Teaching Interests
Theories of Identities; Sexualities; Social Inequality; Equity in Education

Professor Fumia teaches sociological perspectives with a special interest in sexual identities, unequal social relations and community-based equity issues. It is important to her that students gain a sense that the knowledge shared in the classroom is connected to the social world in which they live. To this end, it is imperative to make links between higher education and the contemporary political landscape, media representation and popular culture.

Recent Courses
SOC633: Sexualities, Identities, and Society
IS 8936: Theories of Migration and Identities

Research Interests
Sexual Citizenship; Queer Geography and Local Neighbourhoods; Queer Identities; Queer Pedagogy; Lesbian Mothers.

Dr. Fumia’s academic work is consciously embedded in the space of the urban landscape of Toronto. Her main research interests have focused on a social history and spatial analysis of sexual citizenship and gentrification in Cabbagetown. With funding from Ryerson University, she is currently working on a project examining the changes that have taken place at the Triangle program since it began 15 years ago. She and her research student recently wrote a news article about Triangle in the local LGBT newspaper Xtra!. Her newest research involves a multi-partnered study investigating precarious work in low and middle income neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Selected Publications
2011 Fumia, Doreen. Lesbians. Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster (eds). Sage Publication.

2010 Fumia, Doreen. Divides, High Rise and Boundaries. Ethnologies, Volume 32 (2).

2010 Fumia, Doreen. “I Do” Belong in Canada: Same Sex Relationship and Marriage. In David Cheal (Ed.) New Canadian Families, Toronto: Oxford University Press, Second Edition, pp 167- 182.

2010 Lesbian Mothering. Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Andrea O’Reilly (ed). Sage Publication.

2008 Bhandar, Davina, Doreen Fumia and Zoe Newman (Guest Editors). Special Issue: Decolonizing Spaces. Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la Recherché, Volume 33(1/2).

2008 Dehli, Kari and Doreen Fumia. “Teachers’ Informal Learning, Identity and Education ‘Reform.’” In K. Church, N. Bascia and E. Shragge (Eds.), The Politics of Informal Learning. Springer pp 143-168.

Community Activities
Doreen is Co-Chair of the Equity and Diversity Council, and member of the Executive, CAUT. She is a member of the Triangle Program School Community Council, Canada’s only school for at-risk LGBTQ students. She is also a community member of the Equity Policy Advisory Committee at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the co-chair of the Anti-Homophobia Coalition (TDSB) and a faculty member of Positive Space at Ryerson. Doreen developed the Rye-Tri Program that allows a Triangle Student to take a university course while in their last year of high school and for graduate students at Ryerson to do their placement at the Triangle Program.

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Irene Gammel

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: gammel@ryerson.ca
Website: www.ryerson.ca/mlc

Education
Ph.D. English (McMaster University); M.A. English (McMaster University); Staatsexamen (MA Equivalent), English, French (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany).

Biography
Irene Gammel is Professor of English and holds the Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture and at Ryerson University, Toronto, where she also directs the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. Irene Gammel is well-known for her scholarship and teaching on gender, modernism, visual culture, and the avant-garde. Her research has helped uncover the earliest roots of modern and feminist performance art, contributed to the consolidation of L.M. Montgomery Studies as an academic field, and claimed women’s confessional discourses as a sub-discipline of autobiographical studies.

“Modern Literary Circles: A Cultural Approach,” the graduate course Irene Gammel is contributing to the Communication and Culture programme, studies the culture of the early twentieth-century modernist salons in several world cities including New York, Paris, and London with a focus on New York Dada, the Left Bank Moderns, and Bloomsbury. The course explores a range of cultural expressions including print culture, visual culture and performance.

Irene Gammel has served as president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, editorial board member of Canadian Literature, co-chair of the L. M. Montgomery Institute, vice-president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, and director of Women’s Studies at UPEI. She has held visiting professorships at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Erfurt Universität in Germany (Spring 2001). For more detail, see Irene Gammel’s webpage: www.ryerson.ca/mlc.

Research Interests
Modernism; the avant-garde; World War I literature and culture; trauma; visual culture; performance studies; life writing; everyday modernity; popular magazines; Fashion; digital culture; affect; gender; editing.

Selected Publications
Ed. (with Suzanne Zelazo). Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

Ed. (with Suzanne Zelazo). Crystal Flowers: Poetry and a Libretto by Florine Stettheimer. Toronto: BookThug, 2010.

Ed. (with Benjamin Lefebvre). Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her Literary Classic. Toronto: Key Porter Books; New York: St. Martin’s Books, 2008.

Ed., trans. Mein Mund ist lüstern / I Got Lusting Palate: Dada Verse von Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Berlin: Ebersbach, 2005.

Ed. The Intimate Life of L.M.Montgomery. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Die Dada Baroness: Das wilde Leben der Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Berlin: Ebersbach, 2003.

Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity. A Cultural Biography. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2002

Ed. Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Ed. Confessional Politics: Women’s Sexual Self-Representations in Life Writing and Popular Media. Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

Ed. (with Elizabeth Epperly) L. M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1994.

Yunxiang Gao

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: y1gao@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext: 6204
Office Location: JOR-518
Office Hours: TBA

Education:
B. A. History, (Inner Mongolian Normal University, China); M.A. History, (Beijing University, China); MLIS, (University of Iowa); Ph.D. History, (University of Iowa)

Research Interests:
Teaching and research concentrations: Asia: Modern East Asia, with an emphasis on China; Gender and Women; Culture (Sports, Physical Culture, Fashion, and Cinema); Second World War in Asia; Asian Diasporas in the Americas; Sino-African American Relationships

Biography:
Dr. Yunxiang Gao was a pre-doctoral Fellow at the Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women at Hobart and William Smith Colleges before coming to Ryerson University in 2005. Her research focuses primarily on the intersections of gender, sport, media, and celebrity. She has published articles in The Du Bois Review, Gender and History, The Journal of American East-West Relations, Modern Chinese Languages and Literature, and Sport in Society. Several of her articles have been translated into Chinese. Her book, Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China’s National Crisis, 1931-1945, appears in 2013 with the University of British Columbia Press. Currently, she is writing two biographies. One is on Liu Liangmo (1909-88), the father of mass singing in China in the 20th century, intermediary between China and Black America in the Second World War, and a close associate of Paul Robeson. The other one is on Soo Yong (1903-84), a Hawaiian-born Chinese American actress. Dr. Gao also is a member of the graduate faculty.

Selected Publications
Book
Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China’s National Crisis, 1931-1945, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013

Articles and Book Chapters

“W. E. B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois in Maoist China,” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 10, 1 (2013): 59-85

“Beidaihe Beach, Leisure Culture, and Modernity in Republican China,” Sport in Society: Culture, Commerce, Media, Politics 15, 10 (2012): 1353-80

“Soo Yong (1903-1984): Hollywood Celebrity and Cultural Interpreter,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17, 4 (2010): 372-99

“Sex, Sports, and ‘National Crisis,’ 1931-1945: The ‘Athletic Movie Star’ Li Lili (1915-2005),” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 22, 1 (2010): 96-161. Translated into Chinese, “性,体育与中国的‘国难”:1931-1945—‘体育明星’ 黎莉莉(1915-2005),” in《镜中红颜:跨文化视阈中华语电影的性别体认》,中国电影出版社 (Chinese Cinema Publishing House), 2013

“The Nationalist and Feminist Discourses on ‘Jianmei’ (Fit/Robust Beauty) during China’s ‘National Crisis’ in the 1930s,” for the Special Issue on “Translating Feminism in China” of Gender and History 18, 3 (2006): 546-73; Reprinted in Dorothy Ko and Wang Zheng (eds.), Translating Feminism in China, Blackwell Publishing, 2007: 104-37; Translated into Chinese, “‘健美’在中国三十年代的‘国难时期:’ 民族主义与女权主义,” in 《女权主义在中国的翻译历程》, 上海三联书店 (Shanghai Sanlian Bookstore), 2011.

Nominated by Gender and History for the Berkshire Conference Best Article Prize in 2006 “Interview with Filmmaker Shi Qing,” in Megan C. McShane (ed.), Proceedings of
Image, Flux: China, New Work in Video, Art, Documentary Film, and Independent Film, Guangzhong: Image Theory Group, 2006, 120-26

Donald J. Gillies

Field of Study:DonaldGIlles Politics and Policy, Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University, Emeritus
E-Mail Address: dgillies@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 960-8326
Office Location: 334-40 Oaklands Avenue, Toronto ON M4V 2Z3 (Home)
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education
MA (Economics), Edinburgh; Technical Assistant’s Certificate – Pedagogy, Ontario College of Education; MSc (History of Technology), London; DIC (History of Technology), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine; Teisteanas a’ Chursa Inntrigidh [Gaelic Language Certificate], University of the Highlands and Islands

Biography
Professor Gillies is Professor Emeritus of Media and Communications in the School of Image Arts, of which he was Chair, at Ryerson University. He is Adjunct Professor to the Joint York-Ryerson Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, of which he was the founding Ryerson Director. As Adjunct Professor he has continued to supervise ComCult students’ theses, master’s research papers, master’s projects, directed readings and directed research and to assess field placements.

He was a graduate student in Marshall McLuhan’s Media and Society seminar at the Centre for Culture and Technology and a member of the former Executive Committee of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, both at the University of Toronto. He was a member of the McLuhan Legacy Network planning events to celebrate the centenary of McLuhan’s birth in 2011. With other McLuhan students he participated in the CBC Ideas program “At the Feet of the Master”, broadcast on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. As a member of the Speakers Bureau of the University of Toronto’s Academic Retiree Centre he gave a series of public lectures on McLuhan in 2011, continuing into 2012. In 2011 he produced Marshall McLuhan: Sound, Music and Acoustic Space at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto to celebrate McLuhan’s membership of the club.

From 1986 to 1988 he was the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Telecommunications Executive Management Institute of Canada on leave-of absence from Ryerson. He has been a member of the Canadian National Organizing Committee for the Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D) of the UN’s International Telecommunication Union since 1995 and has served as a consultant in Canada, the United States, and France. In 2004 he was a consultant jointly to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College in degree planning.

He is a member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto; the Celtic Studies Association of North America; the International Institute of Communications; the Media Ecology Association, for which he is Ryerson Co-ordinator of its 2014 Annual Convention at Ryerson; a Fellow of Senior College in the University of Toronto where he is a member of the Speakers Bureau and Chair of the Senior College University in the Community Committee and Course Director of How the Media Work: The process of Communicating (2013) and Cultural Production: How the Cultural Industries Produce Meaning (2014).

In addition to the interests represented by these activities, in 2003 he reactivated his work in Scottish Gaelic language and culture begun at the University of Edinburgh, continuing at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, where he is an Honorary Professor, and at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. He is a Life Member of An Commun Gàidhealach (the Highland Society of Scotland).

Research Interests
The Toronto School of Communication, centering on Marshall McLuhan; history of media and communications, especially telecommunications; the communications industry; communications policy, including international communications and development, particularly Canada’s role; media ecology, particularly in Gaelic culture.

Selected Publications
“Marshall McLuhan’s Legacy in Culture and Scholarship”, in The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2012.

“Virtual Gaelic Communities”, in A’ Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig: slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd [Using Gaelic: criteria in language maintenance in the community], Richard A.V. Cox and Timothy Currie Armstrong, editors, Sleat, Skye: Clò Ostaig, 2011.

Review of in A’ Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig: slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd [Using Gaelic: criteria in language maintenance in the community], Richard A.V. Cox and Timothy Currie Armstrong, editors, Sleat, Skye: Clò Ostaig, 2011, in Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter, 7, 4, Fall 2011.

“Media Ecology for the Gàidhealtachd”, in Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 5: Fifth Scottish Gaelic Research Conference, Kenneth E. Nilsen, editor, Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cape Breton University Press, 2010.

Review of Cànan & Cultar/Language & Culture: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 4, Gillian Munro and Richard A.V. Cox, editors, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2010; Coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig an-diugh/Gaelic Communities Today, Gillian Munro and Iain Mac an Tàilleir, editors, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2010; Bile ós Chrannaibh: A Festschrift for William Gillies, Wilson McLeod, Abigail Burnyeat, Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, Thomas Owen Clancy and Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, editors, Brig O’ Turk, Scotland: Clann Tuirc, 2010, in Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter, 7, 1, Fall 2010.

Review of Brian Sykes, Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Great Britain and Ireland, New York: W.W. Norton, 2008, in Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter, 5, 2, Fall 2008.

Review of Roger Hutchinson, A Waxing Moon: The Modern Gaelic Revival, Edinburgh and London: Mainstream, 2005, in Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter, 5, 1, Spring 2008
Review of Derick Thomson, Iain Crichton Smith, and Andrew Mitchell, Taking You Home:  Poems and Conversations, with a Gaelic translation of Taking You Home by Myles     Campbell, Glendaruel, Scotland: Argyll Publishing, 2006, in Canadian Celtic Arts Association Newsletter, 4, 2, Autumn 2007.

“The Fall and Rise of Scottish Gaelic: A Language on the Edge,” in Garm Lu: A Canadian Celtic Arts Journal, 29, 2006.

International Telecommunication Union World Telecommunication Development Conference, Document 197(Rev. 1)-E, Resolution (WG-GI-1), Mainstreaming gender in ITU-D programmes, Istanbul, 25 March 2002; anonymous co-author as a member of the Canadian delegation drafting group.

Jacqui Gingras

Personal Website: www.jacquigingras.ca/

Jay Goulding

Field of Study:JayGoulding Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: jay@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20236
Office Location: Ross Building, S739
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (hons) (McMaster); M.A. (York); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Dr. Goulding is Professor at the Dept. of Social Science, York University, Toronto, Canada, where he teaches Chinese and Japanese philosophy through hermeneutic phenomenology. He has published in Beijing University’s Gate of Philosophy, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociological Analysis: A Journal of Comparative Religion, Political Theory, Catalyst, Anhui Normal University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, China Review International, Asian Cinema and International Journal for Field Being. He contributed to Scribner’s New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (2005) with entries on East Asian philosophy. In 2006, he gave lectures at Foreign Literature Studies Institute, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Beijing University. He has recently edited a volume, China-West Interculture: Toward the Philosophy of World Integration, Essays on Wu Kuang-ming’s Thinking (Global Scholarly Publications) that engages Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism with phenomenology and Western philosophy.

Research Interests
Jay Goulding specializes in the philosophies of ancient and contemporary China and Japan including Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Shinto. He is interested in how these ancient philosophies manifest through popular culture today by way of the media of films and animation. The hermeneutic quest for truth alongside the phenomenological bracketing of specific life-worlds act as guiding philosophical groundings for exploring the portal between ancient and contemporary societies and between “Eastern” and “Western” cultures. He concentrates particularly on the contributions that Laozi and Zhuangzi make for the East and Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty make for the West.

Five key research words: Chinese/Japanese philosophy, hermeneutics, phenomenology

Selected Publications
2012 “Beginnings: The Global Crossings of Classical Daoism” Ch. 8 pp. 118-132 in Wu Kuang-ming (ed.) Globalization Dynamics: Psychological, Economic, Technological, and Cultural Intercourses New York: Nova Science Publishers, June.

2011 “Pioneers of Globalization: Tokugawa’s Cross-Cultural Communcations” Ch. 1 pp. 15-30 in Carin Holroyd and Ken Coates (eds.) Japan in the Age of Globalization London: Routledge, Oct.

2009 “Hwa Yol Jung’s East Asian Philosophy and Phenomenology” for Jin Young Park (ed.) Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy: Essays in honor of Hwa Yol Jung Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2009 “Merleau-Ponty and Asian Philosophy: The Double Walk of Buddhism And Daoism” for Jin Young Park and Gereon Kopf (eds.) Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2008 ed. China-West Interculture, Toward the Philosophy of World Integration: Essays on Wu Kuang-ming’s Thinking for The Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) Series on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, NY: Global Scholarly Publications 336 pgs.

2008 “Cheng Chung-ying’s Onto-cosmology: Chinese Philosophy and Hermeneutic Phenomenology” for Ng On-cho (ed.) The Imperative of Understanding: Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, and Onto-Hermeneutics New York: Global Scholarly Publications.

2007 “New Ways Toward Sino-Western Philosophical Dialogues” Journal of Chinese Philosophy Special Issue on “Contemporary Chinese Hermeneutic Philosophy,” Lauren Pfister (ed.), vol. 34, #1, March pp. 99-125.

2007 “Zhang Wei’s “Heidegger, Rorty, and the Eastern Thinkers: A Hermeneutics of Cross-Cultural Understanding” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol 6, #2 pp. 206-209.

2006 “Crossroads of Experience: Miyazaki Hayao’s Global/Local Nexus” Asian Cinema vol. 17, #2, pp. 114-123.

2006 “Canada: The Soul of Japan Through Anime and Manga” (in Japanese) in Wochi Kochi (“Near and Far”) pp. 27-31, vol. 13, Oct-Nov. Tokyo: Japan Foundation

2005 “Perkins’ Leibniz and China: A Commerce of Light” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 5, #1 pp. 183-187.

2005 “Moeller’s Daoism Explained: From The Dream Of The Butterfly To The Fishnet Allegory” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 4, #2 pp. 383-387.

2004 “Neville’s Boston Confucianism” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 4, #1 pp. 193-196.

2004 “Zhang Dainian’s Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 3, #2 pp. 262-266.

2004 “James Sellmann’s Timing and Rulership in Master Lü’s Spring and Autumn Annals” Journal of Chinese Philosophy vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 305-309.

2004 “Xiong Wei: Chinese Philosophy and Hermeneutic Phenomenology” Gate of Philosophy, Beijing University’s Journal of Philosophy Special 90th Anniversary of the Dept. of Philosophy, vol. 5, pp. 116-130.

2003 “Wu Kuang-ming’s Chinese Body Thinking: A Cultural Hermeneutic” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 2, #2 pp. 350-353.

2002 Chenyang Li’s The Tao Encounters the West” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy vol. 2, #1 pp. 166-171.

2002 “New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy” in Vrinda Dalmiya and Xinyan Jiang (ed.) American Philosophical Association: Newsletter on The Status of Asian/ Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies Spring vol. 1, No. 2 pp. 54-56.

2002 “Cheng Chung-ying’s New Dimension: Chinese Philosophy and Phenomenology” Journal of Anhui Normal University: Humanities and Social Sciences vol. 30, #3 May pp. 278-281 (in Chinese).

Current Research Projects
Completing a book Popular Cultures, East and West that compares and contrasts Chinese, Japanese and Western philosophies of culture in both ancient and contemporary perspectives.

Honours/Awards
2013 Vanier College Graduation Awards June 2013, Honourary Guest Recognized for Outstanding Service to Vanier College Orientations and College events as Coordinator of Social and Political Thought 2009-2012

2013 Vanier College Graduation Awards June 2013, Honourary Guest Recognized for Outstanding Service to Vanier College Orientations and College events as Coordinator of Social and Political Thought 2009-2012

Keynote Addresses
2007 Keynote Speaker, “Chinese Philosophy and Popular Culture” Chinese New Year Celebrations, sponsored by The Bata Shoe Museum, Asian Heritage Month – Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Munk Centre for International Studies, York Centre for Asian Research, Co-chaired by Sonja Bata and The Honourable Vivienne Poy, Bata Museum, Toronto, February 7.

2005 Keynote Speaker, “Opening Address: The Two Gadamers and Chinese Philosophy” Ontology and Hermeneutics Conference, East China Normal University華東師范大學, Shanghai 上海Aug. 4-8.

Link to Virtual Museum of Canadian Asian Cultural Heritage Website

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Mark Hayward

Field of Study: Technology in Practice, Media & Culture

University:York University
E-Mail Address: mhayward@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77657
Office Location: TEL Building 3029
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. English/Semiotics (Toronto); M.A. Communication (McGill); Ph.D. Communication Studies (UNC – Chapel Hill)

Biography
Professor Hayward is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at York University. His work focuses on three areas: 1) Institutions of Diasporic broadcasting media; 2) Economic discourses in popular culture; 3) philosophical approaches to technology. He is currently working on a history of mechanology (the “science of machines) as a site of theories of mediation and a history of transmedia production in third-language broadcasting in Canada.

Research Interests
Communication and media history, cultural history of television, media and the philosophy of technology, marxist theory, cultural studies, diasporic media.

Selected Publications
“ATM, Teleprompter, Photobooth: A Brief History of Neoliberal Optics”, New Formations, 80-81. 2013.

“Political Economy and Cultural Studies: Methodological Reflections on the Economy in U.S. Communication Studies” in Communication and the Economy: Meaning Value and Agency, Peter Lang, 2013.

“Convergence Thinking, Information Theory and Labout in “End of Television” Studies” in Jan Teurlings and Marieke de Valk, After the Break: Television Theory Today. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.

“Working Papers in Cultural Studies, or the Virtues of Grey Literature” (co-authored with Ted Striphas), New Formations, 78, 2013.

“Catching up with Simondon” (co-authored with Bernard Geoghegan), SubStance, 129, Vol 41, No 3, 2012.

“Multicultural Television in Canada” in Peter Urquhart and Ira Wagman, eds. Cultural Industries.ca: Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age. Toronto: James Lorimer and Company, 2012.

“NSFW: Finance, Pornography and Media”, Democratic Communique. Summer, 2011.

“Good Workers: Television Documentary, Migration and the Italian Nation, 1956-1964”, Modern Italy. Vol 16, No 1, 2010.

Ratiba Hadj-Moussa

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: rhm@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77989
Office Location: Vari Hall 2012
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Alger); M.A. (Laval); Ph.D. (Laval); D.E.A (Sorbonne)

Selected Publications
R. Hadj-Moussa and S. Wahnich (Eds), Mondes méditerranéens. L’émeute au coeur du politique. L’homme et la société. Revue internationale de recherches et de synthèses en sciences sociales, 187-188,  201.

2013 The Past’s Suffering and the Body’s Suffering: Algerian Cinema and the Challenge of Experience, Suffering, Arts, and Aesthetics, in R. Hadj-Moussa and M. Nijhawan (Eds.),Palgrave Mc Millan, 10 813 words).

2013 Mourir de partir, horizons d’attente et construction de l’Autre : avec et au-delà des télévisions satellitaires, in Tristan Matellart (Ed.), Médias et migration dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen, forthcoming, Paris, Mare et Martin (coll. MediaCritic)

2013 Maghrebi Audiences: Mapping the Divide Between Arab Sentiment, Islamic Belonging and Political Praxis, in E. Galal (Ed.), Islamic TV Audiences – Responses and Identities (forthcoming Routledge ).

2013 R. Hadj-Moussa, M. Nijhawan, Arts, Aesthetics and, (340 pages , Forthcoming, Palgrave Mc Millan, 2014).

2012 De la sphère publique globale à la sphère publique arabe: Quel(s) publics et quelles mediations, in R. Bourquia (Ed.), Territoires, localité et globalité. Faits et effets de la mondialisation, Paris, L’Harmattan: 21-34.

2012 « Sur un concept contesté : la sphère publique arabe est-elle solide sur terre? », Anthropologie et Sociétés (MédiaMorphoses : la télévision, quel vecteur de changements ?)

2012 « Des pauvres de la politique à la politique des pauvres », SociologieS, Théories et recherches, mis en ligne le 27 janvier 2012. URL : http://sociologies.revues.org/3884.

2010 «Ce que la télévision fait voir. Logique des frontières et enjeux de société en Algérie», SociologieS, (on line, théories et recherches , September 29, www.Sociologies.revues.org/index3221.htlm, 23 pages).

2010 “Seeking Liberty and Constructing Identities: Algerian Publics and Satellite Television”, Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, S. Shami (Ed.), New York, Social Sciences Research Council: 263-298 .

2008 “Beyond the Borders: Which Arab Public for Which Public Sphere?”, The World as A Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, L. Touaif, S. Boutkhil (Eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press: 61-73.

2008 «Marginality and Ordinary Memory: Body Centrality and the Plea for Recognition in Recent Algerian Films», Journal of North African Studies,: 13. 2 : 187-199.

Research Profile

Jan Hadlaw

Field of Study: Technology in Practice, Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: jhadlaw@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22600
Office Location: TEL Building 4008
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. Visual Arts (Concordia); M.A. Media Studies (Concordia); Ph.D. Communications (SFU)

Biography
Professor Hadlaw is an Associate Professor of Design Studies at York University. Her work focuses on the history of ubiquitous technologies, in particular the modern telephone and more recently, the mobile telephone, and the ways in which their design and representation have acted to influence the conceptions and ideals of everyday life. Her current research explores design’s role in the performance of Canadian national identity in the 1960s and 70s.

Research Interests
Communication and media history, cultural history of telephony, the design and representation of technology, technologies and the social imaginaries of time and space, media and everyday life, advertising and consumer society, modern design and Canadian nationalism.

Selected Publications
“Technological Pragmatism, Modern Design, and Canadian National Identity: A Case Study of the Contempra Telephone,” Journal of Design History (forthcoming 2012).

“Saving Time and Annihilating Space: Discourses of Speed in AT&T Advertising, 1909–1929.” Space and Culture 14, no. 2 (2011): 85-113.

“The Design Competition: The Function, Form, and Meaning of the Bell Telephone, 1920–1939,” in B. Darras and S. Belkhamsa (eds.) Object et Communication. MEI (Mediation et Information) no. 30-31 (2009): 329-340.

“The London Underground Map: Imagining Modern Time and Space,” Design Issues 19, no. 1 (2003): 28-35.

Plus ça Change: The Telephone and the History of the Future,” M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 3, no. 6 (2000)

Shelley Hornstein

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: shelleyh@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77423
Office Location: CFA 245
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A.(Strasbourg); Ph.D. (Strasbourg)

Biography
Shelley Hornstein is Professor of Architectural History & Urban Culture at York University. Her work looks at the intersection of memory and place in architectural and urban sites. Her most recent research is on architectural tourism, cosmopolitanism and nationhood in the work of French Banker, Albert Kahn, and his autochrome photography collection of 1909-1930. Concurrently, she is exploring issues of demolition, virtual space and Jewish topographies, and the imbrication of architecture and human rights. Hornstein is the recipient of the Walter L. Gordon Fellowship, and several Canadian and International research awards. Her most recent book, Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place, was published by Ashgate in 2011. Her other books include the edited volumes: Capital Culture: A Reader on Modernist Legacies, State Institutions, and the Value(s) of Art(McGill-University Press, 2000); Image and Remembrance: Representation and The Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2002), and Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust (NYU Press, 2003).

A graduate of the Université de Strasbourg (Marc Bloch), France, Professor Hornstein has taught at York University since 1985. Her courses include Memory and Place, Architecture and Museums, Paris as Modernist Dream, The Celluloid City, No Place like Home, and The Metropolis Revisited. Prior to York University, she taught at Concordia and Laval Universities. She is a member of York’s graduate programs in Art History, Culture and Communications, and Social and Political Thought. She has served as Associate Dean, Co-Director of the Centre for Feminist Research, and twice Chair of Department of Fine Arts, Atkinson College.

Research Interests
Questions of Architecture, Memory, Place, digital culture, virtual space, sustainable architecture, urban sites, and tourism.

Selected Publications
(Books/Edited Volumes)
2011 Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place (Ashgate)

2003 Hornstein, Shelley, Laura Levitt and Larry Silberstein, eds. Impossible Images; Contemporary Art after the Holocaust (NYU Press)

2002 Hornstein, Shelley with Florence Jacobowitz, eds. Image and Remembrance; Representation and the Holocaust (Indiana University Press)

2000 Hornstein, Shelley with Jody Berland, eds., Capital Culture; A Reader on Modernist Legacies, State Institutions and the Value(s) of Art (Montreal: McGill Queens University Press)

(Chapters & Contributions)
2014 “Body Double: Portraits, Memory and the Face of Evil” Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang, edited by Caroline Gould, Simone Gigliotti and Jacob Golomb, Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 15-28

2013 “Green, Black and Blue, or What is Canadian Architecture for Tomorrow? Green Canada, edited by Oriana Palusci (Peter Lang, forthcoming)

2013 “Union is a raging river, or Remembering Fez as the River Remembers” Rivers, Cities, Historical Interactions, edited by Uwe Lubken, Martin Knoll and Dieter Schott, University of Pittsburgh Press (History of the Urban Environment Series) (forthcoming)

2013 “Wrecking Ball Fantasies in Modern Times” Breaking and Entering, edited by Bridget Elliott, McGill-Queen’s University Press (forthcoming)

2008 “Fashioning Toronto, da cappelliera a baule (Fashioning Toronto: From Bandbox to Big Box)”, La Moda in Canada, eds. Giovanna Franci & Rosella Mangaroni, I Libri di Emil, 49-64

2008 “Splash and Flash! The Man Who Swam into Virtual Space,”Jewish Topographies: Visions of Space, Traditions of Place, eds. Julia Brauch, Anna Lipphardt and Alexandra Nocke (Ashgate), 277-289

2006 “Captive Dispersal or Imagining the Holy Land in Picture Postcards,” Postcolonial Studies: Changing Perceptions,ed. Oriana Palusci,(Editrice, Università degli Studi di Trento)

2006 “Greetings from Here: Architectural Voyages in Postcards,” edited by O. Palusci and S. Francesconi, Translating Tourism; Linguistic/Cultural Representations, (Editrice Università degli Studi di Trento), 95-106

2005 “Curating Place: Maps, Starchitecture and Museums-Without-Borders”, in Time Refigured: Myths, Foundation Text and Imagined Communities, eds. Martin Procházka & Onřej Pilný (Literraria Pragensia), 190-206

2005 “Ornament, Boundaries and Mourning, after Auschwitz: Charlotte Salomon and Chantal Akerman say Kaddish”, Charlotte Salomon, eds. Monica Bohm-Duchen & Michael Steinberg (Cornell University Press), 126-139

Anna Hudson

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: ahudson@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77421
Office Location: CFA 245
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. (Concordia); M.Phil. (Glasgow); M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. (Toronto)

Biography
Anna Hudson is an art historian, curator, writer and educator specializing in Canadian art and visual culture. Formerly associate curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she brings to her teaching extensive hands-on experience in institutional curatorial practice.

Dr. Hudson is currently leading a major Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant project titled “Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage: a multi-media/multi-platform re-engagement of voice in visual art and performance” with 10 researchers – including Professor Susan Dion in the Faculty of Education and Professor Angela Norwood from the Faculty of Fine Arts – and nine partner organizations. The goal of the project is to conduct collaborative research on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being and cultural identity. The project builds on “Breaking the Boundaries of Inuit Art: New Contexts for Cultural Influence,” a previous SSHRC supported project for which she and her research team organized School’s Out — a four-day workshop and two-day concert in Iqaluit, Nunavut (celebrating National Aboriginal Day and the end of the school term), co-produced by Alianait Arts Festival.

Dr. Hudson’s curatorial credits include the international touring show Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (with Ian Dejardin and Katerina Atanassova, for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK); inVisibility: Indigenous in the City, part of INVISIBILITY: An Urban Aboriginal Education Connections Project (for the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto); The Nude in Modern Canadian Art, 1920-1950 (with Michèle Grandbois, for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec); and the AGO exhibitions Woman as Goddess: Liberated Nudes by Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland and Inuit Art in Motion (co-curated with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory).

Professor Hudson continues to pursue research in the area of her doctoral dissertation, Art and Social Progress: the Toronto community of Painters (1933-1950). Her most recent publications include “Jock Macdonald’s weave of reality” (forthcoming 2014), “Time and Image: Picturing Consciousness in Modern Canadian Painting” (2013), “Stepping into the Light of Clark McDougall’s Landscapes” (2011) and “Landscape Atomysticism: A Revelation of Tom Thomson” (2011).

Research Interests
Hudson’s research considers the role of historical art in the present as seen across cultural and generational divides. Her teaching/research focuses are: postcolonial art of the Americas including contemporary art of the Arctic; museology and the interrelation of art networks and institutions; the art market and the business of culture; issues of sex and gender in the representation of beauty and social order; and the legacy of humanism in twentieth century Canadian art.

Selected Publications
“Beauty is the eye discovering: Ken Thomson’s passion for Canadian historical art,” in The Thomson Collection (Skylet Publishing*mdash;Paul Holberton Publishing/Art Gallery of Ontario); forthcoming 2008.

“Mapping Jeff Thomas,” Drive-By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas (Toronto: University of Toronto Art Centre / Coach House Press, 2008), pp.11-19.

“What happens when you run out of space?: Walter Redinger’s existential dilemma,” in Walter Redinger: Return to the Void—the Ghost Ship and other tales from the ether (Toronto: MOCCA, 2007), pp.15-18.

“Charles Comfort’s Moment in the Relationship of Art and Life, 1935-1945,” in Take Comfort—The Career of Charles Comfort (Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2007), pp.45-50.

“Wonder Women and Goddesses, A Conversation about Art with Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland,” in Woman as Goddess: Liberated Nudes by Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland, ed. Anna Hudson, (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2004), pp.41-62.

“The Legend of Johnny Chinook: A.Y. Jackson in the Canadian West and Northwest” in the Group of Seven in Western Canada, (Toronto: Key Porter Books in association with the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 2002), pp.113-134.

A Collector’s Vision: J.S. McLean and Modern Painting in Canada (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999), pp. 9-32.

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Susan Ingram

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: singram@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5158
Office Location: Vanier College 236
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Foreign Languages (Bishop’s); M.A. German (McMaster); Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Alberta)

Biography
Professor Ingram joined York’s Division of Humanities in 2004 after having taught in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Her publications include a monograph on women’s autobiographical writing and several co-edited volumes on cross-cultural constructions of Central Europe and North America. She is a member of the editorial collective of the web journal spacesofidentity.net (housed at York’s Canadian Center for German and European Studies, where she is a resident fellow), and a member of the executive of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association. Her research interests span the institutions of European cultural modernity.

Research Interests
European film, fashion, auto/biography, comparative literature, translation studies.

Selected Publications
Ingram, Susan, ed. _Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption / Alternative Geschichten urbanen Konsums._ Vienna: Milletre Verlag, 2008.

Ingram, Susan. “Of Ruinous and Wasted Idylls: The Modesty of a Once-and-Future Literary History.” _Hyphenated Histories: Articulations of Central European Bildung and Slavic Studies in the Contemporary Academy. Ed. Andrew Colin Gow. Leiden: Brill, 2007. 43-58.

Ingram, Susan, Markus Reisenleitner and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik, eds. Floodgates: Technologies, Cultural (Ex)Change and the Persistence of Place. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006.

Ingram, Susan. “It¹s a Little Bit Funny: Moulin Rouge¹s Sparkling Postmodern Critique.” _Music, Media, and Mediation._ Eds. Erkki Pekkilä, David Neumayer, and Richard Littlefield. Helsinki: International Semiotics Institute, 2006: 66-76.

Ingram, Susan, and Markus Reisenleitner. “Polarizing Avalon: The European Virtuosity and Global Virtuality of Mamoru Oshii’s Filmic Imaginary.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film_ 4.2 (2006): 129-38.

Current Research Projects/Journals
“Cosmotrash: A New Generation of European Film”

Link to Personal Website: susanvingram.ca

Christopher Innes

Field of Study:ChristopherInnes Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: cinnes@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77461
Office Location: Winters College 123
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Oxon); B. Phil. (Oxon); M.A. (Oxon.); D. Phil. (Oxon)

Biography
Professor Innes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), and Distinguished Research Professor at York University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture.

His most recent books are: Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America, Avant Garde Theatre (Routledge), The Theatre of Gordon Craig, Sourcebooks on Naturalist Theatre and on Hedda Gabler, and Modern British Drama: the Twentieth Century (Cambridge). His book on Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America is being published by Yale. He has just organized a major international conference on Carnival (July 2008), and his next book, Directors/Directing, will be coming out with Cambridge University Press.

He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, as well as the General Editor for the Cambridge “Directors in Perspective” series, and Co-Editor for the” Lives of the Theatre” Series (Praeger/Greenwood). He was a Contributing Editor for The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, and has been Co-Editor of the quarterly journal Modern Drama.

At York he founded the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and served as its first Director, as well as establishing a faculty and graduate student exchange program with the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz. For more information see www.moderndrama.ca

Research Interests
Modern drama, theatre history, performance and culture

Selected Publications
Art and Myth: the Operas of R. Murray Schafer, for McGill/Queens University Press: under contract, for publication 2014

Review, “Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian”, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, (in press).

“Strindberg’s Radical Aesthetics,” in Scandinavian Studies, special issue, ‘Strindberg and Radicalism/Strindberg and the Avant-Garde,’ to be published 2014

(With Maria Shevtsova) Directors/Directing: The Craft of Staging, Cambridge University Press: under contract, for publication 2013

Carnival: Theory & Practice, Cambridge Scholars Press (2013)

Review: “Seth Lerer, Prospero’s Son”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 11 April 2013

Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Drama (2013)

(With Maria Shevtsova) The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing, Cambridge University Press, 2013

“Modular & Mobile,” in Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, ed. Donald Albrecht, Abrams: New York, November 2012, 200-214.

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama,” in English Past and Present, ed. Wolfgang Viereck, Peter Lang, 2012, 247-257.

“Continuities in the Avant-Garde: Dada to Clowns, Circus and Avant-Garde Theatre” in 속표지 (Conference Proceedings) Seoul University Press, November 2012, 177-195.

“Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Relationship of Arcadia to Stoppard’s Work” for Lectures de Tom Stoppard, ed. Liliane Campos & Julie Vatain, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, November 2011, 15-21.

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, (ed. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz) Methuen October 2011, 445-465.

“Modernism in Drama” (revised and updated) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (ed. Michael Levenson, 2nd Edition) Cambridge University Press, September 2011, 128-154.

“Tall Tales and Bedtime Stories: Narrative in Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, July 2011, 167-180.

“ ‘I Hate Musicals, But I Love to Sing’: Developments in Contemporary English Drama,”  Coup de Théâtre,

le Musical: théâtre et cinéma.  RADAC 25/2011, 59-74.  (Reissued as Le musical: stage and screen: théâtre et cinéma, Lille 2011.)

“La obra de Murray Schafer: El drama musical como agente restaurador de la religion en una sociedad secular”, for Apuntes, No. 132: spring 2011, 22-30.

“The Secret Life of Plays”, Times Higher Education, 13 January 2011, 53.

Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America (2005)

A Routledge literary sourcebook on Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (2003)

Modern British Drama – The Twentieth Century (2002)

Avant Garde Theatre (1993)

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Lorraine Janzen-Kooistra

Field of Study: Lorraine-Janzen1Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: ljanzen@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7420
Office Location: JOR 1101
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. English (Brock); M.A. (McMaster); Ph.D. English (McMaster)

Biography
Lorraine Janzen Kooistra joined Ryerson University as Professor of English and faculty member in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture in 2005. She previously taught at Nipissing University and McMaster University and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra’s research and teaching revolve around Victorian illustrated books and periodicals in relation to publishing history and visual culture; she has specialized interests in poetry, women’s writing, children’s literature, and the digital humanities. Her ongoing investigation of the book arts grounds her experimentation with the mark-up of textual ornaments for digital editions and her new research project on the 1890s book artist and activist, Laurence Housman. She is Co-Director of the Faculty of Arts Research Centre in Digital Humanities (CDH) and a co-investigator on the Children’s Literature Archive (CLA) project, where she is helping to build a searchable database of the collection’s holdings. In collaboration with Dennis Denisoff, she is completing a SSHRC-funded project: publishing a searchable electronic edition of the aesthetic periodical, The Yellow Book, together with critical introductions, biographies of contributors, and an archive of paratextual materials.  Her views on illustration may be accessed in Victorian Word and Image, an MLA Podcast Documentary produced by Sally Placksin with Nancy Armstrong, Kate Flint, and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, at http://www.mla.org/radio_show_234.

Dr. Janzen Kooistra received the Provost’s Experiential Teaching Award and a prestigious OCUFA Teaching Award in 2013.

Websites
Centre for Digital Humanities. www.ryerson.ca/cdh

Children’s Literature Archive. childrenslit.library.ryerson.ca/

The Yellow Nineties Online. www.1890s.ca

Selected Book Publications
Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture 1855-1875. Athens: Ohio UP, 2011.

Guest Editor of special issue Victorian Poetry and the Book Arts, Victorian Poetry 48.1 (2010).

Learning to See in the Dark. Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2003.

Christina Rossetti and Illustration: A Publishing History. Athens: Ohio UP, 2002.

The Culture of Christina Rossetti: Female Poetics and Victorian Contexts. Ed. Mary Arseneau, Antony H. Harrison, and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Athens: Ohio UP, 1999.

The Artist as Critic: Bitextuality in Fin-de-Siècle Illustrated Books. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995.

 Selected Articles and Book Chapters
“’Making Poetry’ in Good Words, or Why Illustration Matters to Periodical Poetry Studies.” Victorian Poetry, Spring 2014.“

The Moxon Tennyson as Textual Event: 1857, Wood Engraving, and Visual Culture.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Felluga. www.branchcollective.org/ 2013.

“Materialising the Word: Aestheticism and the Art of the Book.” Aesthetic Lives: New experiences, new subjects of poetry, new forms of art. Ed. Bénédicte Coste and Catherine Delyfer. London: Rivendale Press, 2013. 37-71.

“Christina Rossetti.” The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites. Ed. Elizabeth Prettejohn. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. 164-82.

“Science and Art: Vestiges of Corpses in Pre-Raphaelite Illustration.” Readings in Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room. Ed. Simon Cooke and Paul Goldman. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012, 97-114.

A Modern Poetry of Sensation: Three Christmas Gift Books and the Legacy of Victorian Material Culture.” Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch. Ed. Colette Colligan and Margaret Linley. Aldershot: Ashgate 2011. 107-136.

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Kathleen Kellet-Betsos

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

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Andreas Kitzmann

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: kitzmann@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 88703
Office Location: Founders College 321
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Trinity Western); B.A. (McGill); Ph.D.(McGill)

Biography
Andreas Kitzmann is currently Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies at York University. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from McGill University and has written widely on the impact of communications technology on the construction and practice of identity, electronic communities, and the influence of new media on narrative conventions. His publications include Saved From Oblivion: the Place of Media, from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang: 2004), and Hypertext: the Straight Story (Peter Lang: 2006) and Memory Work, as co-editor, (Peter Lang : 2005).

Research Interests
Culture and Technology; New Media and Society; Digital Culture; Critical Theory; Cultural Studies.

Recent Projects
Saved From Oblivion: the Place of Media, from Diaries to Web Cams (Peter Lang: 2004),

Hypertext: the Straight Story (Peter Lang: 2006)

Memory Work, as co-editor, (Peter Lang : 2005).

Current Research Projects
His current research explores industrial and architectural design as a means to identify alternatives to mainstream forms of material practice and applications of technological knowledge.

Mustafa Koç

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University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: mkoc@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6210
Office Location: JOR 311
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University. Mustafa´s research interests include food security and food policy and broad range of issues in the emerging field of food studies, such as commensality, gender and food, food and religion, food and media, advertising, food in films, alternative food initiatives etc.). He was the founding president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies and was one of the founders of Food Secure Canada and the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University. His past publications include: For Hunger-Proof Cities: Sustainable Urban Food Systems (1999), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies (2008), and Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (2012).

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Ganaele Langlois

Ganaele

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: gana@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext.20329
Office Location: TEL 3017
Office Hours: TBA

Ganaele Langlois is Assistant Professor in Communication studies at York University, Canada and Associate Director of the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media (www.infoscapelab.ca). Her research interests lie in software studies, critical theory and digital research methods.

Recent Publications:
Books:
– Langlois, G. 2014. Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave.
– Elmer, G., Langlois, G., McKelvey, F. 2012. The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Journal articles:
– Langlois, G., and Elmer, G. 2013. The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms. Culture Machine, 14(2013). http://culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/505/531. 9391 words.
– Elmer, G. and Langlois, G. 2013. Networked Campaigns: Traffic Tags and Cross-Platform Analysis on the Web. Information Polity 18(2013), pp. 43-56.
– Langlois, G. 2013. The New Governance of Participatory Culture. Television & New Media, 14(2), pp. 91-105.

Chapters:
– Elmer, Greg, Ganaele Langlois & Fenwick McKelvey. 2014. “The Permanent Campaign: Online Political Communication”. In Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communication Approaches, ed. Kirsten Kozolanka, 240-261. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press.
– Langlois, Ganaele. 2012. “Social Media, or Towards a Political Economy of Psychic Life”. In The Unlike Us Reader, ed, Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 50-60. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Robert Latham

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: rlatham1@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 40611
Office Location: Kaneff Tower 730
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Pomona College); M.A. (University of Chicago); Ph.D. (Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research)

Biography
Robert Latham is director of the Centre for International and Security Studies, and associate professor of Political Science, at York University in Toronto. Previously, he managed programs and conducted research in international affairs at the Social Science Research Council in New York where he directed the program on Information Technology and International Cooperation. He also taught at Columbia University.

Research Interests
Politics of environmental knowledge and large-scale monitoring systems; security and IT; technologies of border surveillance; critical theories of sovereignty, transnational relations, migration, multiculturalism and international communication politics; human security; and global governance.

Selected Publications
Books
Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm (co-edited with Saskia Sassen)

Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship Between Information Technology and Security

Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global–Local Networks of Power

The Liberal Moment: Modernity, Security, and the Making of Postwar International Order

Selected Articles
“Knowledge and Governance in the Digital Age: The Politics of Monitoring Planetary Life.” First Monday.

“Information Technology and Social Transformation” (Review Essay). International Studies Review.

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

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University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: aleeloy@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6043
Office Location:
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Carleton); M.A. (Carleton); Ph.D. (Warwick)

Ryerson Website
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/immigration/FacultyProfile/Lee-Loy.html

Bruno Lessard

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology and Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: lessard@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext 6854
Office Location: IMA 315
Office Hours: TBA

Education
Ph.D. (Université de Montréal); Postdoctorate–SSHRC (York)

Biography
Assistant Professor School of Image Arts, Ryerson University

Research Interests
Interactive media arts; video game studies; digital animation; documentary film and photography; contemporary French thought; comparative philosophy (China-the West)

Selected Publications
“The Refracted Moment: Photographing Chinese History in the Making.” Journal of Chinese Humanities 1.1 (2014)

The Object Image: Adaptation and Interactive Media (forthcoming)

“The Game’s Two Bodies, or the Fate of Figura in Dante’s Inferno.” Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages (series: “Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture”). Ed. Daniel Kline. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Gothic Affects: Digitally Haunted Houses and the Production of Affect-Value. Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture. Ed. Maria del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren. New York: Continuum, 2010. 213-224.

“La mémoire projetée: l’image-archive et l’art écranique in situ.” . Ed. Pierre Tremblay and Louise Poissant. Quebec City: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2010. 265-272.

Site-Specific Screening and the Projection of Archives: Robert Lepage’s Le Moulin à images. Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 40 (2010): 70-82

‘It’s the End of the World!’: The Paradox of Event and Body in Hitchcock’s The Birds. Film–Philosophy 14.1 (2010): 144-173.

Between Creation and Preservation: The ANARCHIVE Project.” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 15.3 (2009): 315-331.

“Archiving the Gaze: Relation-Images, Adaptation, and Digital Mnemotechnologies.” Save As… Digital Memories. Ed. Joanne Garde-Hansen, Andrew Hoskins, and Anna Reading. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 115-128.

“‘Disparaître, dit-elle’: The Vanishing of Lol V. Stein as (Dis)Embodied Haunting and Invisible Spectacle.” In the Dark Room: Marguerite Duras and Cinema. Ed. Rosanna Maule and Julie Beaulieu. New York: Peter Lang, 2009. 173-190.

“Cultural Recycling, Performance, and Immediacy in Philip Glass’s Film Music for Godfrey Reggio’s Qatsi Trilogy.” Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview. Ed. Graeme Harper. New York: Continuum, 2009. 493-504.

“Hypermedia Macbeth: Cognition and Performance.” Macbeth: New Critical Essays. Ed. Nick Moschovakis. New York: Routledge, 2008. 318-334.

“Missed Encounters: Film Theory and Expanded Cinema.” Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media 14 (2008).
blogs.arts.unimelb.edu.au/refractory/2008/12/26/missed-encounters-film-theory-and-expanded-cinema-–-bruno-lessard/.

Laura Levin

laura.levinField of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: levin@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22370
Office Location: CFT 317
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (McGill); Ph.D. Performance Studies (UC Berkeley)

Biography
Professor Levin is a performance theorist whose research focuses on contemporary theatre and performance art; performing gender and sexuality; site-specific, immersive, and urban intervention performance; intermedial and digital performance; methodologies of performance-based research; and performance theory. She is Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Theatre Review and has edited a number of collections: an issue of Theatre Research in Canada on Space and Subjectivity in Performance; a CTR issue on Performance Art; an issue of Performance Research on Performing Publics; Conversations Across Borders (Seagull Books, 2011); and Theatre and Performance in Toronto (Playwrights Canada Press, 2011). She is completing a book on camouflage in contemporary performance (to be published by Palgrave in 2014). Her current research, which focuses on gender, performance, and space, appears in several edited volumes including Judith Thompson (ed. Ric Knowles) Space and the Geographies of Canadian Theatre (ed. Michael McKinnie), and Performance and the City (eds. Kim Solga, DJ Hopkins, and Shelley Orr). She has worked as a director and dramaturg on a number of productions in North America and several practice-based research projects that investigate intersections of performance, geography, and digital technologies. In 2008, Professor Levin was awarded a SSHRC Standard Grant for “The Canadian Performance Studies Project,” the first major research study to theorize and map the field of performance studies as it has emerged in Canada. As part of this project, she chaired the annual Performance Studies international (PSi) conference, which was held in Canada for the first time in June 2010. In 2011-2012, she held the York-Massey Fellowship, which allowed her to conduct the final phase of her SSHRC project at Massey College. She is currently a co-investigator for the Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in the Americas project, a SSHRC-funded research partnership between the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU and a network of performance studies scholars from several Canadian universities.

Research Interests
Contemporary theatre and performance art; performing gender and sexuality; site-specific, immersive, and urban intervention performance; intermedial and digital performance; methodologies of performance-based research; and performance theory.

Selected Publications
Performing Ground: Space, Identity, and the Art of Blending In. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014.

Performing Toronto: Enacting Creative Labour in the Neoliberal City.” Performing Cities. Ed. Nicolas Whybrow. Basingstoke: Palgrave, forthcoming 2013.

Special issue on Digital Performance. Canadian Theatre Review. Ed. with Peter Kuling (Winter 2014), forthcoming 2014.

Jewish Theatre. Canadian Theatre Review. Ed. with Belarie Zatzman. 153 (Winter 2013).

“In Search of PS North: Performance Studies in Canada.” Canadian Theatre Review 149 (Winter 2012): 72-74.

Conversations Across Borders. Ed. with Guillermo Gómez-Peña. London: Seagull, 2011.

“In Search of a Radical Pedagogy.” Co-written with Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Conversations Across Borders. Ed. Laura Levin. London: Seagull, 2011.

Theatre and Performance in Toronto. Ed. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2011.

Performing Publics. Performance Research. Ed. with Marlis Schweitzer, Melanie Bennett, and Richard Gough. 16.2 (2011).

“Building Utopia: Performance and the Fantasy of Urban Renewal in Contemporary Toronto.” Co-written with Kim Solga. The Drama Review 53.3, T203 (Fall 2009): 37–53.

“Can the City Write?: Letting Space Speak After Poststructuralism.” Performance and the City: Performing and Writing Urban Space. Eds. D.J. Hopkins, Shelly Orr and Kim Solga. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009. 240-257.

“Global Exposures: Blur Street and Interurban Self-Portraiture.” Co-written with Rachelle Viader Knowles and Kathleen Irwin. Performance and the City: Performing and Writing Urban Space. Eds. D.J. Hopkins et al. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009. 169-182.

Special issue on Performance Art. Canadian Theatre Review. Ed. 137 (Winter 2009).

Special issue on Space and Subjectivity in Performance. Theatre Research in Canada. Ed. with Andrew Houston. 29.1 (Spring 2008).

“Locating the Artist-Researcher: Shifting Sites of Performance as Research in Canada.” Mapping Landscapes in Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies. Eds. Lynette Hunter and Shannon Riley. London: Palgrave, 2008.

“Can the City Write: Letting Space Speak After Poststructuralism.” Performance and the City: Performing and Writing Urban Space. Eds. Kim Solga, D. J. Hopkins, and Shelly Orr. London: Palgrave, 2008.

“Global Exposures: Blur Street and Interurban Self-Portraiture.” Performance and the City: Performing and Writing Urban Space. Eds. Kim Solga, D. J. Hopkins, and Shelly Orr. London: Palgrave, 2008.

“TO Live With Culture: Torontopia and the Urban Creativity Script.” Space and the Geographies of Canadian Theatre. Ed. Michael McKinnie. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, May 2007.

“Environmental Affinities: Naturalism and the Porous Body.” Judith Thompson. Ed. Ric Knowles. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007.

“Avatar Happenings: Activating Liveness in Online Environments.” Theme Issue on Liveness and Mediatized Performance. Canadian Theatre Review 127 (2006).

Current Research Projects/Journals
Editor-in-Chief. Canadian Theatre Review. Published by U of T Press.

Editorial Board. InTensions. Published by Fine Arts Cultural Studies, York U.

Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in the Americas. SSHRC Partnership Grant, 2013-2020 (co-investigator).

The Canadian Performance Studies Project: Mapping the Field. SSHRC Standard Grant, 2008-2013 (principal investigator).

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, “Photography and the Transnational Politics of Affect,” Collaborator, 2011-2013.

Link to personal website: www.performancecanada.com

Kenneth Little

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: wkl@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22327
Office Location: Vari Hall 2044
Office Hours: TBA

Education
BA (UVic); MA, (McMaster); PhD (Virginia)

Biography
Professor Little is an Associate Professor of Anthropology whose current research focuses on the analysis of society as spectacle, visual cultures, and popular cultural performance in both Euro-American and postcolonial societies. He has an abiding interest in European circus. Currently, he is working on an ethnographic analysis of three circus families focusing on the romantic narratives and the politics and poetics of nostalgia that frame their work and lives. Professor Little has also conducted ethnographic research on tourist safaris in Kenya as spectacle productions, analyzing the visual politics of tourist experience and he is now conducting research on the rise of the tourist state in Belize.

The Belize research turns its attention to how tourism becomes a significant modality through which transnational, late-modern, everyday Belizian life is organized and how tourist encounters open imaginative spaces that stimulate new identity productions, highlight new aspects of social relations and interactions with nature, ethnicity, and Maya pre-history that actively ensure new “fantasies of becoming.” I am interested in new ways of thinking through flows, processes, and interconnections in touristic encounters, productions and narratives as a means of tracking the enactments of citizenship under the pressures of local and global transformations of public cultures.

Related to all my interests are my concerns with questions of representation and interpretation opened up by post-structural approaches to socio-cultural analysis and an abiding interested in ethnographic writing as a performative process. I am also committed to keeping the crucial importance of politcal/historical/cultural reflection in the forefront of my research, teaching, and ethnographic practice.

Research Interests
Analysis of society as spectacle, visual culture, and popular cultural performance in both Euro-North American and post-colonial cultures; circus and the politics and poetics of spectacle.

Selected Publications
2014 “Belize Ephemera, Affect, and Emergent Imaginaries” In Noel B. Salazar and
Nelson H.H. Graburn, eds., Tourism Imaginaries through an Anthropological Lens, Pp. 220-241.New York: Berghahn Books. In press.

2013 “Mr. Richie and the Tourists.” Emotion, Space and Society. In press.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2013.07.001

2012 “On Edge in an Impossible Topics” In David Picard and Mike Robinson, eds.,
Emotion in Motion: Tourism, Affect, and Transformation, Pp. 163-186. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

2010 “Paradise from the Other side of Nowhere: Troubling a Troubled Scene of Tourist Encounter in Belize.” Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. Vol. 8 (1-2): 1-14.

2010 “Paradise is as Paradise Doesn’t: Tourist Encounters on Edge, at the Edge of a Beach in Belize” In Mike Robinson, ed. Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside. Conference Proceedings, Blackpool, UK. Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change and the Institute of Northern Studies, Leeds-Metropolitan University (On line)

2009 “Slobodin as Example: A Note on the Dialectics of Style” In Richard J. Preston,
ed. A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature: Essays in Honour of Richard Slobodin, pp. 25-32. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2009 “On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Tropics.” In-Tensions Vol. 3 (Fall):1-28,
(www.yorku.ca/intent/issue3/).

2006 “Circus In Ruins: A Comment on ‘Lions on Display: Culture, Nature, and Totality in a Circus Performance,’ by Yoram Carmelli.” Poetics Today 27(3): 597-614.

2006 “From Sacrificial Victim to Tourist Icon: An Elvis Presley Pilgrimage and the
Making of a Globalized Culture of Spectacle Consumption.” In Mike Robinson and David Picard, eds., Journeys of Expressions V: Tourism and the Roots/Routes of Tourism. The Belfast Conference Proceedings, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Halam University. (On-line)

2003 “Pitu’s Doubt: Entrée Clown Self-fashioning in the Circus Tradition” In Joel Schechter, ed., Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook. Pp. 138-149. London and New York: Routlegde.  (re-issued 1986 article)

1996 “Popular Culture”. In D. Levinson & M. Ember (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Human Relations Areas Files, Volume 3. Lakeville CT: American Reference Publishing, pp. 984-988.

1994 “Reading Archaos: Transgression, Surveillance, and the Spaces of Power in Popular Entertainment”. In J. Marriott & I. Neuman (eds.), Sensoria from Censorium 2. Mangagin Books, pp.1-8.

1993 “Masochism, Spectacle, and the ‘Broken Mirror’ Clown Entr¨¦e: A Note on the Anthropology of Performance in Postmodern Culture”. Cultural Anthropology (1): 117-129.

1991 “On Safari: The Visual Politics of a Tour Representation.” In David Howes, ed., The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the Senses. Pp. 149-163. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Brenda Longfellow

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: brendal@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44776
Office Location: CFT 206
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Carleton); M.A. (Carleton); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Professor Longfellow has published articles on feminist film theory and Canadian cinema in CineTracts, Screen, CineAction and the Journal of Canadian Film Studies. She is a co–editor of the anthology Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women Filmmakers. She is an award winning documentary filmmaker and has recently completed the film Weather Report which aired on The Nature of Things. She received a Canadian Genie for her documentary on Gwendolyn MacEwen, ShadowMaker and the Oberhausen award for her short Our Marilyn. Other films she has directed include Gerda, 1992, a feature drama on the life and times of Gerda Munsinger and A Balkan Journey. Professor Longfellow is currently the Chair of the Department of Film.

Research Interests
Feminist film theory; gender and national identity; women and cinema; film-making; women and culture, environmentalism, globalization.

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Kym MacLaren

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: kym.maclaren@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext: 2700
Office Location: JOR-418
Office Hours: TBA

Research Interests
Phenomenology; Existentialism; 20th century French philosophy (especially Merleau-Ponty); Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment; Philosophical Psychology; Social Philosophy

Selected Publications & Presentations
Morris, David and Kym Maclaren, eds. Time, Memory, Institution: Merleau-Ponty’s New Ontology of Self. Forthcoming, Ohio University Press, Fall 2014.

“Intimacy Embodied: Phenomenological Revelations of Intimacy (An Introduction to a Special Issue on Intimacy and Embodiment).” Emotion, Space and Society. Forthcoming.

“Touching Matters: Embodiments of Intimacy.” Emotion, Space and Society. Forthcoming.

“Introduction.” Co-authored with David Morris. In Time, Memory, Institution: Merleau-Ponty’s New Ontology of Self, edited by David Morris and Kym Maclaren. Forthcoming, Ohio University Press, Fall 2014.

“Emotional Clichés and Authentic Passions: A Phenomenological Revision of a Cognitive Theory of Emotion.” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Volume 10, No. 1 (2011): 45-65.

“Emotional Metamorphoses: The Role of Others in Becoming-Oneself”, in Embodiment and Agency: New Essays in Feminist Philosophy, edited by Susan Sherwin, Letitia Meynell, and Sue Campbell. Pennsylvania State University Press, (2009): 1-45.

“Embodied Perceptions of Others as a Condition of Selfhood? Empirical and Phenomenological Considerations.” Journal of Consciousness Studies Vol. 15, No. 8 (2008): 63-93.

“The Role of Emotion in an Existential Education: Insights from Hegel and Plato.” International Philosophical Quarterly Vol.48 (2008).

“Emotional Disorder and the Mind-Body Problem:  A Case Study of Alexithymia.”  Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought 8 (2007).

“Merleau-Ponty’s Embodied Ethics: Rethinking Traditional Ethics.”  In Existentialist Thinkers and Ethics, edited by Christine Daigle.  McGill-Queen’s University Press (2006): 142-166.

“Life is Inherently Expressive:  A Merleau-Pontian Response to Darwin’s The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals.”  Chiasmi International:  Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought 7 (2005): 241-261.

Anne MacLennan

MacLennanField of Study: Media & Culture, Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: amaclenn@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33857
Office Location: TEL Building 3025
Office Hours: Friday mornings in the fall of 2013, but typically is frequently in her office or on campus for research or meetings.

Education
B.A. (McGill); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D .(Concordia)

Biography
Professor MacLennan is York University Graduate Program Director of the joint program in Communication and Culture.  She joined the Communication Studies Program at York University in 2003 and has over twenty years experience teaching communication studies, media studies, history, methodology and other interdisciplinary topics. She is currently co-PI on a SSHRC Insight Grant with Prof. Michael Windover of Carleton University, entitled Seeing, Selling and Situating Radio in Canada 1922-1956.” Among her current research projects are a book on early Canadian radio programming and completion of work on her SSHRC funded three-year research project entitled, “Remembering Radio: The Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s”. Anne MacLennan was a presented with a York University-Wide Teaching Award in 2006. She is working on a follow up study on the field placement course in Communication Studies at York University as part of one of the Provost’s AIF projects.  She also researches the impact of media on a variety of interdisciplinary fields including labour, women and social welfare.

Research Interests
Radio; communication and media history; broadcasting; popular culture; oral history; 19th and 20th century Canadian culture and history of communication; 20th century American culture and communication; advertising; consumer society; poverty; social welfare, labour, and methodology.

Selected Publications
“Learning to Listen: Becoming a Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media. November 2013.

“Reading Radio: The Intersection between Radio and Newspaper for the Canadian Radio Listener in the 1930s,” in Radio and Society: New Thinking for an Old Medium. Mollgaard, Matt ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, pp. 16-29.

“Cultural Imperialism of the North? The Expansion of CBC’s Northern Service and Community Radio.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media. 9 (2011): 63-81.

“Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners,” in Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon eds., Vancouver, BC and Point Roberts, WA: New Star Books, 2010, pp. 35-48.

“Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37:5 (July/August 2008).

“Linking the Radio Audience from the Past to the Present: Communication of Knowledge through Websites and Electronic Resources,” Social and Human Sciences Research for a Global Civil Society: Research Communication, Public Discourse, and Citizen Engagement. Beaudet, Céline, Pamela Grant-Russell, and Doreen Starke-Meyerring (eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

Singh, Parbudyal, Deborah Zinni and Anne F. MacLennan, “Graduate Student Unions in the United States.” Journal of Labor Research, 27:1 (Winter 2006): 55-73.

“American network broadcasting, the CBC and Canadian radio stations during the 1930s: A Content Analysis,” Journal of Radio Studies, 12:1 (May 2005): 85-103.

“What do the radio program schedules reveal? Content analysis versus accidental sampling in early Canadian radio history,” in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds. Bâtir de nouveaus ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005: 225-238.

Zinni, Deborah, Parbudyal Singh and Anne MacLennan, “An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Unions in Canada,” Relations Industrielles /Industrial Relations 60: 1 (Winter 2005): 145-175.

Seventy Years of the Red Feather. Montreal: Red Feather Foundation, 1996.

“Charity and Change: Montreal’s English Protestant Charity Faces the Crisis of the 1930s,” The Urban History Review 16: 1-16.

Janine Marchessault

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: jmarches@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33485
Office Location: CFA 303
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Concordia); M.F.A. (York); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
As Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization, Dr. Marchessault’s research for the past five years has been concerned with utopian cinematic spaces and experiences, excavating some of the 20th century’s most striking experiments with film and media: Steichen’s Family of Man; Wright and Rotha’s World Without End; Expo 67 multiscreen experiments, the National Film Board’s Challenge for Change, and the new architectures of digital mapping, to name but a few examples. Such projects pose the difficulty and critical imperative for common world ethics that we see enacted in many social movements today.

Professor Marchessault is the author of Ecstatic World: Media, Humanism, Ecology (forthcoming, MIT Press); Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media (Sage Publications, 2005); and editor of numerous collections including Cartographies of Place: Ways of Representing the Urban (forthcoming, McGill-Queen’s Press with M. Darroch); Reimagining Cinema: Multiscreen and Split Images at Expo 67(forthcoming with M. Gagnon), Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema (University of Toronto Press, 2007) and Gendering the Nation (UTP, 2001).

She is a past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada and a founder of York University’s Future Cinema Lab which is devoted to ‘new stories for new screens’. As a member the 3D Film Consortium (3DFLIC), she is investigating the new aesthetic grammars of S3D media. She is also co-editing a forthcoming book on 3D cinema and media.

Research Interests
Professor Marchessault’s urban research has focused on the creative cultures of urban space and cartographies of place, with a lens on Havana, Helsinki, Berlin and Toronto. She is the director of the Visible City Project and an online archive which brings together over fifty interviews with artists, filmmakers, designers and urban planners to talk about space/place. Over the past decade, she has worked with the curatorial collective Public Access, to investigate new models of urban public art.

Her curatorial credits include a series of large-scale public art exhibitions, most recently The Leona Drive Project (2009), Museum for the End of the World (2012) and the forthcoming Land/slide, Possible Futures (2013).

Academic Interests Cities and cinema, stereoscopic 3D cinema, future cinema architectures, feminist/post-colonial media, social media and activism, McLuhan and the Explorations Group, World Fairs, film festivals and utopias, micro-cinemas, curatorial studies, process philosophy, theories of spectatorship, phenomenology and affect, experimental cinema.

Selected Publications
Reimagining Cinema: Multiscreen and Split Images at Expo 67, co-edited with Monika Gagnon (forthcoming).

Cartographies of Place: Ways of Representing the Urban, co-edited with Michael Darroch (forthcoming McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Locating Migrating Media, co-edited with Greg Elmer, Charles Davis and John McCullough (Lexington Press, 2010).

Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema, co-edited with Susan Lord (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007).

Edited Special Issues of Public: Art/Culture/Ideas:“Double Vision: S3D Cinema” (2013); “Suburbs and Space” (2011); “Public? What is” (2009).

“Translocal Transits in Toronto Art Practices”, Transits: Canada/Brazil, edited by Walter Moser (Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 2011: 132-143).

“Experimental Communities and Site Specific Art”, Public: Art/Culture/Ideas #43 2011.

“Poetics of Place in Montreal Films.” Migrating Media. ed. Greg Elmer et. al. (Lexington Press, 2010).

“Of Bicycles and Films: The Case of CineCycle”, Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 40 2010: 93-104.

“The Value of the Parochial: Film and the Commonplace”, MediaTropes Vol 2, No 1 (2009): 24-36.

“Ecstatic Universe: Bataille’s Negative Ecology”, The Universal Code, Power Plant Catalogue (2009): 9:17.

”Anonymous History as Methodology: The Collaborations of Siegfried Giedion, Jacqueline Tyrwhitt, and the Explorations Group (1951-53)” with M. Darroch, Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology. eds. Andreas Broeckmann and Gunalan Nadarajan Weimar: VDG Verlag, 2009. 9-27.

“McLuhan’s Pedagogical Art”, Flusser Studies 06 (2008): 1-13.

“Multi-Screens and Future Cinema: The Labyrinth Project at Expo 67”, Fluid Screens: Expanded Cinema, eds. Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. 29-51.

“Film Festivals as Cultural Traffic and Urban Encounter”, with Dipti Gupta, Urban Enigmas. ed. Johanne Sloan. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007. 239-254.

“Manufacturing Humanism: Steichen/Burtynsky”, Prefix Photo 15 (2007): 54-67.

“Men in White, Women in Aprons: Utopian Iconographies of TV Doctors”, Figuring it Out. eds. Rusty Shteir and Bernard Lightman. Durham, NH: University Press of New England, 2006. 315-336.

“Christine Davis and the Secret Life of Screens”, Christine Davis: Projections, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, 2006, pp. 29-35.

“Mechanical Brides and Mama’s Boys: Gender and Technology in Early McLuhan”, Marshall McLuhan: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, vol. II. ed. Gary Genosko. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 161-180.

Current Projects
Artists and urban spaces
www.visiblecity.ca

www.l-o-t.ca

www.leonadrive.ca

www.land/slide possible futures.com

Media/Screens/Narratives
www.futurecinema.ca

www.yorku.ca/filmexpo/researchers.html

Founding editor, Public: Arts/Culture/Ideas

Associate editor, Moving Image Review Arts Journal (MIRAJ)

Editorial board, Cinémas

Books
Ecstatic World: Media, Humanism, Ecology (forthcoming, MIT Press)

Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media (London: Sage Publications, 2005)

Jean S. Mason

Field of Study: Technology in Practice, Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jsmason@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 3114
Office Location: RCC-360C
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Concordia); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D. (McGill)

Biography
Professor Jean Mason came to Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design and the School of Professional Communication in 2005 from University of Toronto. She served as Graduate Program Director of Ryerson’s Master of Professional Communication (2009-2012), and is currently the Associate Dean, Faculty & Student Affairs, Faculty of Communication and Design. Her research focuses on tuberculosis narratives and health communication. This study examines the way TB patients used expressive rhetoric to build a highly successful therapeutic community in the pre-pharmacological era of tuberculosis sanatoria, and explores applications in contemporary settings. Prior to studying health narratives, her doctoral research focused on the process of self-expression in digital media. She has considerable experience teaching and supervising graduate students at both Ryerson and University of Toronto.

Research Interests
The way that communication constitutes culture: writing media and technologies, health communication, personal narrative, professional and organizational communication, communication theory, ways of knowing and the politics of methodologies, qualitative methods in the humanities and cultural studies especially narrative and arts-based inquiry.

Selected Publications
“Two Women Chronicle the White Plague: A ‘Herstory’ of America’s Magic Mountain.” In press.

“Dr. Walker Percy’s The Gramercy Winner: A Memoir of the American Tuberculosis Experience” in Journal of American Culture, June 2010.

“The Discourse of Disease: Patient Writing at the University of Tuberculosis” chapter in Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine (editors: Dr. Rita Charon MD, PhD, Columbia University and Dr. Peter Rudnytsky, PhD, University of Florida at Gainesville.) NY: SUNY Albany Press, 2008.

Allison Matthews-David

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: amdavid@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4696
Office Location: KHS-159D
Office Hours: TBA

Patricia Mazepa

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: pamazepa@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 30164
Office Location: TEL Building 3030
Office Hours: (confirm via e-mail)

Education
B.A. Communication (Ottawa); B.Soc.Sc Leisure Studies (Ottawa); M.A. Communication (Carleton); Ph.D. ,em>Communication (Carleton)

Biography
Professor Mazepa was appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Arts, Division of Social Sciences in July 2004. Prior to joining York University, she was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. She teaches in the Politics and Policy stream at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is the 2012/13 course director for AP/COMN 4214 “Media, Publics and Democracy”. She is currently the Interim Graduate Program Director and serves on the Executive of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Research Interests
Critical political economy of communication with current focus on: the Internet, democratic communication, Canadian and U.S. government control and production of media, and the militarization of communication and culture.

Selected Publications
(2012) “Regressive Social Relations, Activism and Media in Canada” in Kozolanka, K. Mazepa, P., and Skinner, D. (Eds.) Alternative Media in Canada. UBC Press. (pp. 244-263).

(2011) “Direct from the Source: Canada’s Integrated System of State Propaganda” in Sussman, G. (Ed.) The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context. Peter Lang. (pp. 297-313).

(2009) “Rights on Paper, but Not in Practice: A History of Press Censorship in Canada” in Dakroury, A., Eid, M., and Kamalipour, Y. (Eds.) (2009) Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates, and Future Premises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.(pp. 195-226).

(2007) “Democracy of, in and through Communication: Struggles around Public Service in Canada in the First Half of the Twentieth Century” Info: The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media. Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 45-56.

With Vincent Mosco (2003) “High Tech Hegemony: Transforming Canada’s Capital into Silicon Valley North” in Artz, Lee and Kamalipour, Yahya R. (eds.) The Globalization of Corporate Media Hegemony. New York: SUNY. (pp. 93-112).

John McCullough

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: johnmccu@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33245
Office Location: CFT – 222
Office Hours: TBA

Biography:
John McCullough’s primary area of interest is popular North American film and television including analysis of media labour in the context of globalization and the representation of spatial, class and racial relations. His influences include Marxist cultural studies, classical and contemporary film theory, postcolonial theory and a variety of theoretical approaches associated with post-structuralism, the debates about modernism and postmodernism, and historical materialist geography (including especially the work of Barthes, Baudrillard, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Debord, Derrida, Foucault, Hall, Harvey, Jameson, Lefebvre, Massey, Williams, Zizek).

Professor McCullough’s current research includes work on the television programs 24 and The Wire, the history of the representation of the middle classes in movies, and the relationship, in neoliberalism, between regionalism and globalization in film and television cultures.

Selected Publications
Books
2014: 24 (Detroit, MI: Wayne State UP).

2010: Co-editor, Locating Migrating Media (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).

1998: Co-editor and “Introduction,” John Porter’s Film Activity Book (Toronto, ON: Pleasure Dome).

Essays and Chapters in Books
2014: “A Los Angeles SF Sublime,” Dark Spectacle, a special issue of Space and Culture. Ed. Elena Siemens and Volha Isakava. (forthcoming)

2013: “Disaster and Trauma in Rescue Me, Saving Grace and Treme: Commercial Television’s Contributions to Ideas About Memorials,” The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film. Ed. Russell J. A. Kilbourn and Eleanor Ty. (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred-Laurier UP).

2011: “Teaching Institutional Analysis to Fourth-Year Cinema and Media Studies Majors,” Mini-dossier: Teaching our research…and researching our teaching, Cinema Journal, Volume 50, No.3.

2010: “Saskatchewan Television Labour and Jurisdictional Advantage,” Locating Migrating Media, Ed. Charles Davis, Greg Elmer, Janine Marchessault, and John McCullough. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).

2008: “Imperialism, Regionalism, Humanism: Gullages, Trailer Park Boys and Representations of Canadian Space in Global Hollywood,” Rain / Drizzle / Fog: Essays on Atlantic Canadian Film and Television, Ed. Darrell Varga. (Calgary, AB:  University of Calgary Press).

2008: “Representations of Urban Conflict in Moccasin Flats,” ProgrammingReality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television. Ed. Zoë Druick and Patsy Kotsopoulos. (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press).

2007: “The Dialectics of Canadian Film Labour: Technology, Globalization, Nation,” Fluid Screens:Time, Digital Aesthetics and the Cultures of Everyday Life, Ed. Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press).

2006: “Rude and the Representation of Class Relations in Canadian Film,” Working onScreen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema. Ed. Malek Khouri and Darrell Varga (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press).

2006: “Regina, Capital of the 21st Century,” Regina’s Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography, Ed. Lorne Beug, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah. (Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre).

2004: “Tedium and Torture: Fight Club, Globalization, and Professionals in Crisis,” CineAction 65.

Catherine Middleton

Field of Study: Technology In Practice
University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: cmiddlet@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7923
Office Location: TRS-3-094
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education
B.A. (Queen’s); M.B.A. (Bond); Ph.D. Business Administration (York)

Biography
Professor Middleton is the Principal Investigator on a three year SSHRC research project titled “How Will Canadian Consumers Benefit from Access to Broadband Networks? An Investigation of Broadband Demand, Usage, Supply and Policy in Canada”. This project commenced in April 2003, and is the focus of her research interests at present. Several Communication and Culture students have collaborated on this project. Catherine is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology Management, and the Co-ordinator of the eBusiness Minor within Ryerson’s Faculty of Business. Her article “Who Needs a Killer App” won the ANCACC medal for best publication in 2002 in an Australian Computer Society publication.

Research Interests
Consumer/citizen usage of broadband technologies; policy related to the development of broadband networks; consumer adoption of internet and mobile technologies; internet access in public spaces; new economy entrepreneurs; voluntary sector adoption of IT; electronic commerce for small businesses; strategic uses of IT in organizations; using technology in teaching.

Selected Publications
Middleton, C. A. & Cukier, W. (2006). “Is Mobile Email Functional or Dysfunctional? Two Perspectives on Mobile Email Usage.” European Journal of Information Systems. (15:3).

Middleton, C. A. & Sorensen, C. (2005). “How Connected Are Canadians? Inequities in Canadian Households’ Internet Access.” Canadian Journal of Communication. (30:4), pp. 463-483.

Middleton, C. A. (2003). “What if there is No Killer Application? An Exploration of a User-Centric Perspective on Broadband.” Journal of Information Technology. (18:4), pp. 231-246.

Cukier, W. & Middleton, C. A. (2003). “Voluntary Sector Organizations on the Internet: The Canadian Experience.” IT and Society. (1:3), pp. 102-130.

Middleton, C. A. (2002). “Who Needs a ‘Killer App’? Two Perspectives on Content in Residential Broadband Networks.” Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. (34:2), pp. 67-81.

Australian Committee on Computation and Automatic Control (ANCCAC) Award Winner: Best publication in 2002 in an Australian Computer Society publication.

Ken Moffatt

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: kmoffatt@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6215
Office Location: EPH-218
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Professor Moffatt is the editor of “Troubled Masculinities; Reimaging Urban Men”  published by University of Toronto Press in 2012. Troubled Masculinities explores the gender construction of marginalized and minority men through text and art.  He is also the author of University of Toronto Press imprint,  A Poetics of Social Work  that explores the roots of social work epistemology during the development of the profession in 1920s-1930s with  particular emphasis on the limiting influence of technological and scientistic thought. He is co author with Henry Parada and Lisa Barnoff of Promoting Community Change, Making it Happen in the Real World. First Canadian Edition published by Thomson. Dr Moffatt is the principal investigator for the current SSHRC-funded project, Unsettling the Classroom: Social Work Education in the Context of New Managerialism. He is interested in cultural studies, postmodern theory, community practice, gender studies as well as symbol creation and meaning making in the context of global neo-liberalism.

Colin Mooers

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Politics and Policy

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: cmooers@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 6168
Office Location: JOR-728
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Philosophy (Ottawa); M.A. Philosophy (Toronto); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography
Professor Mooers is currently Graduate Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. He joined the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in 1987. He is the author of a book on the political economy of capitalism, The Making of Bourgeois Europe (Verso, 1991) and contributing editor of a book on public policy and globalization, Restructuring and Resistance: Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism (Fernwood, 2000) and contributing editor of The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire (Oneworld, 2006). He has also written on social movements, citizenship and capitalism, and the commodification of culture. He is currently writing a book titled, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Empire.

Research Interests
Marxism and cultural theory; subjectivity and commodification; citizenship and capitalism; globalization and contemporary imperialism.

Selected Publications
The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire for Empire Oxford: Oneworld Publications, (2006).

“Multiculturalism and the Fetishism of Difference,” Socialist Studies 2:1 (2006).

“What’s Left After the Cultural Turn,” Review Essay, Historical Materialism 11:3 (2003).

“Dialectics at a Standstill: The Art of David Mabb,” in The Factory as it Might Be or the Hall of Flowers. (Art Gallery of Windsor, 2003).

“The New Fetishism: Citizenship and Finance Capital,” Studies in Political Economy, 66 (Autumn 2001).

Restructuring and Resistance : Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism, edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 2000.

“Beyond Left and Right?: The Self-Limiting Politics of the Third Way” in Restructuring and Resistance : Canadian public policy in the age of global capitalism, edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 2000.

“Can We Still Resist?: Globalization, Citizenship Rights and Class Formation”, in David Broad and Wayne Anthony (eds.) Citizens or Consumers? Halifax: Fernwood Press, 1999.

The Making of Bourgeois Europe: Absolutism, Revolution, and the Rise of Capitalism in England, France, and Germany. London; New York: Verso, 1991

Paul S. Moore

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: psmoore@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2604
Office Location: JOR-306
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.Sc. (Mount Allison), M.Sc. (Queen’s), PhD (York, Sociology)

Biography
Professor Moore studies the history of the mass market and urban modernity in North America. Overall, his work argues that amusement and leisure help constitute modern publics by providing spaces, rhetorics and logics for collective gathering. His previous project was a social history of the first decade of movie-going in Toronto and the midWest USA, tracing how the novelty of film became a mass practice through showmanship, regulation, and promotion. A new project, collaborating with Prof. Sandra Gabriele, examines the development of the weekend newspaper in the 1890s as a cultural technology animating modernity, central to the institutionalization of mass society.

Research Interests
Urban Sociology; Mass Society; History of the Mass Market; Newspapers; Film Exhibition.

Selected Publications
2008. Now Playing: Early Movie-going and the Regulation of Fun (Toronto 1906-1918). Albany: SUNY Press.

In Review, with Sandra Gabriele. “The Globe on Saturday, The World on Sunday: The Development of the Weekend Newspaper in Toronto, 1886-1895.”

2008. “Nationalist Film-going without Canadian-Made Films?” in Abel, Bertellini, and King, eds. Early Cinema and the “National.” Eastleight, UK: John Libbey.

2008. “Socially Combustible: Panicky People, Flammable Film, and the Dangerous New Technology of the Nickelodeon,” in Bennett, Furstenau, and MacKenzie, eds. Cinema and Technology: Cultures, Theories, Practices. New York: Palgrave.

2008. “Newfoundland Amusements: Early Picture Shows at the Fulcrum of Modern and Parochial St. John’s.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.

2005. “Everybody’s Going: City Newspapers and the Early Mass Market for Movies.” City & Community 4(4): 339-357.

2003. “Nathan L. Nathanson Introduces Canadian Odeon: Producing National Competition in Exhibition.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 12(2): 22-45.

Prof. Moore is director of the Canadian Theatre Historical Project, which will compile the social histories of thousands of theatre and cinema buildings across the country. He is co-editor of Marquee, Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America. He has published several essays on the history of film exhibition and movie-going in Canada and is an active member of associations for media and film studies, communications, and sociology.

Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: essandi@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100, ext. 70178
Office Location: HNES 251
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Victoria); M.A. (York); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Professor Mortimer-Sandilands is Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She teaches in the areas of environmental cultural studies and environmental literatures; many of her students combine interests in environmental politics and cultural studies, and also in environmental literature and contemporary social and political thought. Her particular interests within these fields focus on the dynamics of gender, sexuality, nation, and place, including ongoing reseach projects on the cultural history of Canada’s national parks, on the intersections between sexual and environmental histories and politics (“queer ecologies”).

Research Interests
Environmental cultural studies (environmental literature and criticism, history and philosophy); gender, sexuality and environments (queer theories and ecologies); political theory and public cultures.

Selected Publications
In progress, A Very Queer Citizen: Jane Rule’s Public Lives (for The University of British Columbia Press).

In progress, “Emplanting Publics: Vegetal Life and Environmental Politics,” for Teena Gabrielson et. al (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, Oxford University Press (2016).

In progress, “Ecology,” for Imre Szeman, Justin Sully and Sarah Blacker (eds.), A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, Wiley-Blackwell (2016).

In review, “Fire, Fantasy and Futurity: Queer Ecology Visits Silver Bush,” for Jean Mitchell and Rita Bode (eds.), L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Toronto Press (2015).

In review, “Losing My Place: Landscapes of Depression,” for Ashlee Cunsolo Wilcox and Karen Landman (eds.), Environment and Mourning, McGill-Queen’s University Press (2015).

Contracted (ed., with Ella Soper and Amanda Di Battista), Green Words / Green Worlds: Environmental Literatures and Politics (for Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015).

Forthcoming “Acts of Nature: Literature, Excess and Environmental Politics,” in Smaro Kamboureli and Christl Verduyn (eds.), Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies. Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2014).

Forthcoming, “Violent Affinities: Sex, Gender and Species in Cereus Blooms at Night,” for Louise Westling (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Ecocriticism, Cambridge University Press (2014).

Forthcoming, “Pro/polis: Three Forays into the Political Lives of Bees,” for Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino (eds.), Material Ecocriticisms, Indiana University Press (2014).

Forthcoming, “Queer Life? Ecocriticism After the Fire,” for Greg Garrard (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, Oxford University Press (2014).

2013 “Dog Stranglers in the National Park? National and Vegetal Politics in Ontario’s Rouge Valley,” Journal of Canadian Studies 47.3 (Fall).

2013 “Plant Stories,” Environmental Humanities, http://environmentalhumanities.org/2013/10/01/editorial-profile-catriona-sandilands/

2013 “’I Still Need the Revolution’: Cultivating Ecofeminist Readers,” in “Ecofeminist Perspectives on Literature,” Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (reprint of “’I Still Need the Revolution,’” Teaching North American Environmental Literature, 2008); Independence, KY: Gale Cengage Learning.

2013 “Calypso Trails: Botanizing Expeditions on the Bruce Peninsula,” in Ella Soper and Nicholas Bradley (eds.), Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocritical Traditions (reprint of “Calypso Trails,” Dalhousie Review, 2010), Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

2013 (with Peter Hobbs) “Queen’s Park and Other Stories: Toronto’s Queer Ecologies,” in L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates and Ken Cruikshank (eds.), Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region. Hamilton, ON: L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian Studies, McMaster University.

2011 “Cap Rouge Remembered? Whiteness, Scenery and Memory in Cape Breton Highlands National Park,” in Andrew Baldwin, Laura Cameron and Audrey Kobayashi (eds.), Rethinking the Great White North: Nature and the Geographies of Whiteness in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press).

2011 “Green Things in the Garbage: Ecocritical Gleaning in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades,” in Axel G Goodbody and Kate Rigby (eds.), Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press).

2010 (ed., with Bruce Erickson), Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

2010 “Thinking Ecology in Fragments: Walter Benjamin and the Dialectics of (Seeing) Nature,” in Brenda Iijima and Evelyn Reilly (eds.), eco (lang)(uage(reader)), (Brooklyn, NY: Portable Press).

2008 “Masculinity, Modernism and the Ambivalence of Nature: Sexual Inversion as Queer Ecology in The Well of Loneliness,” Left History (Special Issue on Environmental Politics), Vol. 13, no. 1, Spring/Summer, pp. 35-58.

2008 “‘I Still Need the Revolution’: Cultivating Ecofeminist Readers,” in Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long and Fred Waage (eds.), Teaching North American Environmental Literature (New York: Modern Languages Association of America), pp. 58-71.

2008 “Finding Emily,” in Alan MacEachern and William Turkel (eds.), Method and Meaning in Canadian Environmental History (Toronto: Thomson Nelson), pp. 158-180.

2008 “Landscape, Memory and Forgetting: Thinking Through (My Mother’s) Bodies and Places,” in Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman (eds.), Material Feminisms, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), pp. 344-373.

2006 “‘The Geology Recognizes No Boundaries’: Shifting Borders in Waterton Lakes National Park,” in Sterling Evans (ed.), The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on the Regional History of the 49th Parallel (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press), pp. 309-333.

2005 “Unnatural Passions? Toward a Queer Ecology,” Invisible Culture, Issue 9: Nature Loving (ed. Lisa Uddin and Peter Hobbs).

2004 (with M. Hessing and R. Raglon). This Elusive Land: Women and the Canadian Environment (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press). 386 pp.

2004 “Where the Mountain Men Meet the Lesbian Rangers: Gender, Nation and Nature in the Rocky Mountain Parks,” in Melody Hessing, Rebecca Raglon and Catriona Sandilands (eds.), This Elusive Land: Women and the Canadian Environment (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press), pp. 142-162.

2004“The Importance of Reading Queerly: Jewett’s Deephaven as Feminist Ecology,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Vol. 11, no. 2, Summer, pp. 57-77.

2004 “Eco Homo: Queering the Ecological Body Politic,” Social Philosophy Today. Vol. 19, pp. 17-39.

2004 “Sex in the Bushes: On Ecofeminism, Gender, and Sexuality,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 15, no.4, pp. 122-128. (review essay).

Michael Murphy

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: mmurphy@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7010
Office Location: RCC-126
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.B.A (York); Ph.D. (McMaster)

Biography
Professor Murphy is a teacher in Ryerson’s School of Radio and Television Arts and former Academic Director of the Rogers Communications Centre. Dr. Murphy’s research includes the CoMedia Project—an international collaborative project to provide high-bandwidth shared production services for the media industry—as well as a project to define the future of interactive television. He is currently a professor in Ryerson’s School of Radio & Television Arts, Faculty of Communication & Design, teaching digital audio and media production techniques and graduate courses in advanced communications technology.
Before joining Ryerson, Dr. Murphy was a senior manager and strategic planner for Northern Telecom (Nortel), where he was involved in the introduction of the digital multiplex switching systems, cellular mobile telephony, and integrated services digital networks. He is a past president of the International Information Management Association, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Audio Engineering Society.

Research Interests
New media production; digital audio; emerging technologies; technology enabled learning.

Selected Publications
“Convergence, Interactive Media and Innovation”, in Innovation: Essays by Leading Canadian Researchers, James Downey and Lois Claxon eds. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2002.

Steven Muzzatti

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: muzzatti@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000, ext. 4815
Office Location: JOR-307
Office Hours: TBA

Education:
B.A. (York), M.A. (York), Ph.D (York, Sociology)

Biography
Professor Muzzatti strives to employ sociology’s critical and interpretive traditions to aid students in their analysis of a range of artifacts, texts, practices and actors within broader power-relations. This includes, but is not restricted to advertising and consumption practices, youth tribes, leisure pursuits and transgressive pleasure, resistance and social control. He works diligently to avoid the bifurcation of subjects/objects and invites students to embrace a critical reflexivity.

Research Interests
Cultural Criminology; Globalisation; Transgression; Criminalisation

Prof. Muzzatti’s primary research interest is in the area of cultural criminology, particularly the connections amongst globalisation, late modernity, consumer culture and transgressive and/or criminal behaviour (and its control). As such, his research sites are diverse and include the news media’s criminalisation of youth culture, as well as terrorism, crimes of globalisation, motorcycle culture and street racing, working-class identities, the Italian-Canadian community, advertising and the marketing of transgression and the commodification of violence. The generic theme that sustains his research is the relationship amongst crime, social inequality and culture.

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Nima Naghibi

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: nnaghibi@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2140
Office Location: JOR-1018
Office Hours: By Request

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Guelph); Ph.D. (Alberta)

Biography
Nima Naghibi is an Associate Professor of English at Ryerson University, specializing in postcolonial and feminist studies. She is the author of Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran (Minnesota Press, 2007), and is working on her second monograph with the support of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Her current project is on the diasporic Iranian women’s autobiographical expression in memoirs and documentary film. This project, which draws on the intersecting fields of autobiography, diaspora, memory, nostalgia and trauma theory, focuses on the notable surge in autobiographical forms produced by Iranian women, and proposes that the trauma of the 1979 Iranian Revolution has created new possibilities for Iranian women’s subjectivities.

Research Interests
Postcolonial and Feminist Literatures and Theories; Autobiography; Documentary Films; Affect Theory; Studies in Memory and Nostalgia.

Selected Publications
Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran. University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

“Revolution, Trauma, and Memory in Iranian Women’s Autobiographies.” Radical History Review. Volume 2009. Issue 105. Fall 2009.

“Seeing ‘Beneath the Veil’: Saira Shah and the Problems of Documentary.” History, Film, and Cultural Citizenship: Sites of Production. Eds. Tina Mai Chen, David S. Churchill and Thomas Lahusen. Routledge, 2007.

Co-authored with Andrew O’Malley. “Estranging the Familiar: ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Satrapi’s Persepolis.” English Studies in Canada. 31.2/3. (June/September 2005): 1-27.

Bad Feminist or Bad-Hejabi? Moving Outside the Hejab debate.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 1:4 1999: 555-571.

“Five Minutes of Silence: Voices of Iranian Feminists in the post-revolutionary age.” Postcolonizing the Commonwealth: Studies in Literature. Ed. Rowland Smith. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP, 2000.

Nicole Neverson

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address:  neverson@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2603
Office Location: JOR-316
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Carleton), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D (McMaster, Sociology)

Teaching Interests
Sociology of sport; popular culture and mass media; media representation

Professor Neverson’s academic training is firmly grounded in socio-cultural aspects of mass media and representation. The courses she instructs regularly engage current events and issues as a source of inquiry and analysis with the aim of demonstrating the relevant links between theory, practice, and the lived social world. Before arriving at Ryerson, Professor Neverson instructed at McMaster University, Trent University, and the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests
Representation of subjectivities in the mass media; socio-cultural aspects of sport and gender; use of force technologies and policing

Dr. Neverson’s research is grounded in the areas of mass media analysis and socio-cultural aspects sport and gender. Her most recent publication examines the complex narratives constructed around race and class via trash talk in the sport of track and field. Another recent work examines the intersection of new media, sport, and gender in Canada via the curtailed digital television network WTSN (Women’s Television Sports Network). In addition to her research interests in sport and media, Dr. Neverson is currently working on three projects: the first is an on-going collaborative study that examines Taser use in Canada, the social construction of ‘risk’ and risk narratives; the second, an examination of alternative media perspectives of the Canadian Caribbean diaspora in relation to the Toronto District School Board’s Afri (Afro)-centric school, and the third, a collaborative project exploring the integration of critical pedagogy in teaching and learning at Ryerson.

Selected Publications
2012 – With Oriola, T, and C. Adeyanju. ‘They should have just taken a gun and shot my son‟: Taser deployment and the downtrodden in Canada. Social Identities.18, 65-83.

2011 – Neverson, N. and G. Knight. “Trash talk and reflexive ‘otherness’: Maurice Greene, Michael Johnson and class within race.” In D. Adair (Ed.) Sport, ‘race’ and ethnicity: Narratives of diversity and difference. (174-194). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology (FIT).

2010 – “Build it and the women will come? WTSN and the advent of Canadian digital television.” Canadian Journal of Communication, 35, 27-48.

2010 – With Oriola, T, and C. Adeyanju. “Don’t tase me bro’: Taser adoption and its consequences in Canada.” Journal of Social Criminology, 3, 109-139.

2007 – With Adeyanju, C. “‘There will be a next time’: Media discourse of an ‘apocalyptic’ vision of immigration, racial diversity, and health risks.” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 39, 79-105.

2007 – With Knight, G., P. Donnelly, and M. MacNeill. “The weight of expectation: Cathy Freeman, legacy, reconciliation and the Sydney Olympics – a Canadian perspective.” International Journal of the History of Sport, 24, 1243-1263.

Ojelanki Ngweyama

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address:  ojelanki@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4203
Office Location: TRS-3090
Office Hours: TBA

Jason Nolan

Field of Study:Nolan Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jnolan@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7030
Office Location: Bell Trinity 103N
Office Hours: On Request

Education
B.A. (York), B.Ed. (Toronto), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Biography
Jason Nolan is autistic. He’s director of the experiential design and gaming environment (EDGE) lab, and a professor in early childhood studies at Ryerson University. He is also a faculty member in the joint Ryerson/York graduate program in Communication and Culture. Jason graduated with a Ph.D. in critical pedagogy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2001, with a dissertation on virtual learning environments in education. His research focuses on adaptive design for children with disabilities, gaming/play, privacy/autonomy, sensory play, informal learning environments, virtual worlds, and the voices of ‘digital natives’. His work has appeared in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, Canadian Children, New Media & Society,  Surveillance and Society, and Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. He is co-editor of The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments (2006). He is a research associate of the Digital Humanities and Interdisciplinary Human Factors Research centres at Ryerson, and has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of  the Adaptive Design Association in New York. His current research is funded by SSHRC, GRAND NCE, FedDev, CFI.

Research Interests
Multi-sensory environments and responsive ecologies, technology and children, play, STEM learning, adaptive design, surveillance/privacy & autonomy issues online, autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Selected Publications
Nolan, J. and McBride, M. (2014). Autistic Semiotics: Sensory Play and the Neurotypical Expectation. In The International Handbook of Semiotics. Peter Trifonas, ed. Berlin: Springer.

Bal, A., Nolan, J. and Seko, Y. (2014). Melange of Making: Bringing Children’s Informal Learning Cultures To The Classroom. DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Megan Boler and Matt Ratto eds. MIT Press.

Nolan, J., & McBride, M. (2013). Beyond Gamification: Reconceptualizing Game-based Learning in Early Childhood Environments. Information, Communication & Society. www.tandfonline.com/

Nolan, J., Mann, S., and Bakan, D. (2012). First Splashes in the Frolic Lab: Exploring Play-based Learning, Water and Sound with Nessie the Hydraulophone. Children, Youth and Environments 22(2), 263-272. www.jstor.org/

Nolan, J., Raynes-Goldie, K., and McBride, M. (2011). The Stranger Danger: Exploring Surveillance, Autonomy, and Privacy in Children’s Use of Social Media. Canadian Children Journal, 36(2), 24-32.

Cole, J., J. Nolan, Y. Seko, K. Mancuso, & A. Ospina. (2011). GimpGirl Grows Up: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community. New Media and Society. 13(7), 1161-1179.

Nolan, J. and Bakan, D. (2009). “Social technologies for young children: Cultural Play with Songchild.org” In Poissant, L, and Tremblay, P. (Eds.) Toronto/Montréal/Lille: Together Elsewhere. Montreal: Presse del ’Université du Québec.

Nolan, J., Mann, S., and Wellman, B. (2008). “Sousveillance: Wearable and Digital Tools in Surveilled Environments.” In Hawk, B., Rieder, D., and Oviedo, O., (Eds.), Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minnesota: U. Minnesota Press.
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Mona Oikawa

Field of Study: Politics and Policy, Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: oikawa@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44014
Office Location: Atkinson College, 320
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (York); M.A.(Toronto); PhD (Toronto)

Biography
Professor Oikawa is Associate Professor of Social Science in the Atkinson School of Social Sciences. She is a faculty member in the BA program in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity. She teaches the undergraduate courses, Ethnic Communities in Canada and Theory in Colonialism, Race and Indigeneity. Her research interests include critical race studies, the Internment of Japanese Canadians, sexuality studies, and cultural studies. Mona is currently working on the research project, “Racial Formations in a Settler Society: Japanese Canadians’ Relationship to Colonialism,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is also a published poet.

Research Interests
Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies.

Selected Publications
Cartographies of Violence: Women, Memory, and the Subject(s) of the “Internment.” (Forthcoming, University of Toronto Press).

Resist!: Essays Against a Homophobic Culture. (Ed.) with Dionne Falconer and Ann Decter. Toronto: Women’s Press, 1994.

Out Rage. (Ed.) with Dionne Falconer, Rosamund Elwin, and Ann Decter. Toronto: Women’s Press, 1993.

All Names Spoken. (with Tamai Kobayashi). Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1992.

“Dis-Orienting the Gaze: Re-viewing Images of Japanese Canadian Women in Internment Narratives.” Canadian Journal of Communication. (In revision.)

“Connecting the Internment of Japanese Canadians to the Colonization of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.” Aboriginal Connections to Race, Environment and Traditions, edited by R. Riewe and J. Oakes, 17-26. Winnipeg: Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, 2006.

“Cartographies of Violence: Women, Memory and the Subject(s) of the ‘Internment.'” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 15, 2 (December 2000): 39-69.

Reprinted in Race, Space and the Law: Unmapping a White Settler Society, edited by Sherene H. Razack, 72-98, 268-272. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2002.

Current research projects/journals
Racial Formations in a Settler Society: Japanese Canadians’ Relationship to Colonialism (SSHRC funded); Unmapping the Hasting Park Incarceration Site.

Tokunbo Ojo

Field of Study: Politics and Policy, Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: tojo@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33755
Office Location: TEL Building, Room 3027
Office Hours: TBA

Andrew O'Malley

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address:  aomalley@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2626
Office Location: JOR-1031
Office Hours: TBA

Education
BA, McGill University; MA, University of Toronto; PhD, University of Toronto

Biography
Professor O’Malley is an associate professor in the Department of English, specializing in children’s and popular cultures.  He is the Director of the Children’s Literature archive, and is the author of two monographs: The Making of the Modern Child: Children’s Literature and Childhood in the Late Eighteenth Century (Routledge 2003) and Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe (Palgrave 2013).

John O'Neill

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University Professor Emeritus
E-Mail Address: joneill@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5148 ext. 66915
Office Location: Founders College, 227
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.Sc. Sociology (LSE); M.A. Political Science (Notre Dame); Ph.D. History of Social Thought (Stanford); F.R.S.C.

Biography
Professor O’Neill is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University, Toronto, a Member of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

He was Senior Scholar at the Laidlaw Foundation 1993-1994, working on the Children at Risk Programme. He is the author of Sociology as a Skin Trade (1972), Making Sense Together (1974), Essaying Montaigne (1982) and Five Bodies: The human shape of modern society (1985).

His more recent books are The Communicative Body: Studies in Communicative Philosophy, Politics and Psychology (1989), Plato’s Cave: Desire, Power and the Specular Functions of the Media (1991), Critical Conventions: Interpretation in the Literary Arts and Sciences (1992), The Missing Child in Liberal Theory(1994), and The Poverty of Postmodernism (1995).

He is Co-Editor of the International Quarterly, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and of The Journal of Classical Sociology. Currently, he is working on the political economy of child suffering, welfare state theory and civic practice.

Research Interests
Professor O’Neill’s research incorporates a wide range of interests and a great deal of this concerns the interrelationship between, sociology, philosophy, literary theory and psychoanalysis. In the early part of his career he became a specialist in phenomenological sociology and contributed to the development of Merleau-Ponty’s work on politics, history, language and art. During this time he also became involved with the critical rethinking of sociology and contributed many articles on critical social theory, political economy and mass culture. He is widely acclaimed for his pioneering work on the sociology of the body. More recently, his attentions have turned to debates surrounding the concept of ‘civic capitalism’ and his current works in progress concern the interconnections between the political economy of child suffering, welfare state theory and civic practice. Professor O’Neill is co-editor of the Journal of Classical Sociology and Philosophy of the Social Sciences . He is also an associate editor of Body and Society .

Professor O’Neill will be visiting us in SSPSSR in the week beginning Monday October 9 th 2006. During his visit he will be presenting his work at graduate and staff/graduate research seminars.

Research Keywords: A study of Freud’s five case histories (Dora, Little Hans, Rat Man, Wolf Man, Schreber) as the symptomatic texts of of love and violence in in family narratives of Bible, myth, theatre, film

Selected Publications
O’Neill, J. (2002) Incorporating Cultural Theory: Maternity at the Millennium.

O’Neill, J (1995) The Poverty of Postmodernism.

O’Neill, J (1994) The Missing Child in Liberal Theory.

O’Neill, J (1992) Critical Conventions: Interpretation in the Literary Arts and Sciences.

O’Neill, J (1991) Plato’s Cave: Desire, Power and the Specular Functions of the Media.

O’Neill, J (1989) The Communicative Body: Studies in Communicative Philosophy, Politics and Psychology.

O’Neill, J (1985) Five Bodies: The human shape of modern society.

O’Neill, J (1982/2001) Essaying Montaigne.

O’Neill, J (1974) Making Sense Together.

O’Neill, J (1972) Sociology as a Skin Trade Selected Online Papers and Articles.

O’Neill, J (2002) “Empire versus Empire” Theory, Culture and Society Vol. 19 (4).

O’Neill, J (2001) “Oh My Others, There Is No Other ” Theory, Culture and Society. Vol.18 (2-3).

O’Neill, J (2001) “Psychoanalysis and Sociology: From Freudo-Marxism to Freudo-Feminism” in Handbook of Social Theory eds. Ritzer and Smart, Sage Publications, London.

Link to Personal Webpage:
http://people.laps.yorku.ca/people.nsf/researcherprofile?readform&shortname=joneill

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Ruth Panofsky

Field of Study:Ruth Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: panofsky@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6150
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Carleton); M.A. (York); Ph.D. Literature (York)

Biography
Dr. Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English and also teaches in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. She is a member of Editing Modernism in Canada, an international collaborative project housed in Dalhousie University’s Department of English. The author and editor of eight books, Ruth Panofsky specializes in Canadian publishing history, authorship studies, textual scholarship, and Jewish Canadian literature. She is editor of Parchment: Contemporary Canadian Jewish Writing and book review editor of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative.

Dr. Panofsky is a Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto and has served as visiting professor of creative writing at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has received fellowships and grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Bibliographical Society of Canada. In 2008, she received the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Ruth Panofsky recently completed the first critical edition of the collected poetry of Miriam Waddington, forthcoming in 2014 with University of Ottawa Press. Her current SSHRC-funded project is a study of women in English-language book publishing in Canada, 1900-2000. Dr. Panofsky has published widely in the field of book history and print culture in Canada. In addition to scholarly works, she has published two books of poetry; her articles, book reviews, and poems have appeared in scholarly periodicals, literary journals, and major Canadian newspapers.

Research Interests
Canadian Literature and Culture; Authorship; Book History and Print Culture; Editorial and Textual Studies.

Selected Publications
The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture. Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

At Odds in the World: Essays on Jewish Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: Inanna Publications, forthcoming 2008.

Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2007.

The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2006.

Lifeline. Essential Poets Series 107. Toronto: Geurnica Editions, 2001.

Adele Wiseman: An Annotated Bibliography. Toronto: ECW Press, 1992.

Nalini Persram

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: persramn@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 46012
Office Location: YCISS, 744 Kaneff Tower
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. Music (Regina); B.A. (Victoria); M.A. International Relations (East Anglia); PhD International Politics (Wales Aberystwyth)

Biography
Nalini Persram is Associate Professor of Social and Political Thought in the Department of Social Science, and a member of the York Center for International and Security Studies. She is a member of the graduate programs in Communication and Culture, Humanities and Social and Political Thought. She has published in the areas of feminist theory, international political theory, Caribbean society and culture, and postcolonialism. Prior to her appointment at York University, she was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; she also taught, for a year, Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Research Interests
Postcolonialism; empire and Western thought; subjectivity and survival; feminism; Caribbean culture and resistance (Guyana); and international political theory.

Selected Publications
Postcolonialism and Political Theory, Nalini Persram (ed.) (Lexington Books, hb 2007, pb 2008).

Sovereignty and Subjectivity, Jenny Edkins, Nalini Persram, Véronique Pin-Fat (eds) (Lynne Rienner, 1999).

“The Clash and ‘Civilisation': Representation, Rhetoric and Popular Legitimacy,” co-authored with Francesco Cavatorta and Shiera El-Malik, in Lise Garon (ed.), Et puis vint le 11 septembre… Remise en question de l’hypothèse du choc des civilisations (Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2003).

“wartimeviolence: pulping fictions of the subaltern,” in Vivienne Jabri and Eleanor O’Gorman (eds), Women, Culture and International Relations (Lynne Rienner, 1999).

“In my father’s house are many mansions: the nation and postcolonial desire,” Heidi Safia Mirza (ed.), Black British Feminism: A Reader (London: Routledge, 1997).

Entry on “Subaltern” for SAGE’S Encyclopedia of Political Theory, forthcoming October 2009.

“The Importance of Being Cultural: Nationalist Thought and Jagan’s Colonial World,” Small Axe: A (Caribbean) Journal of Criticism Special Issue: Guyana, The Present against the Past, #15 March 2004: 82-105.

“The Attack on Iraq from a Postcolonial Perspective,” European Political Science War Symposium, no. 3.1, Autumn 2003: 13-18.

“Guerrillas, Games and Governmentality,” Small Axe: A (Caribbean) Journal of Criticism “Politics/Nation” Special Issue #10, September 2001: 21-40.

“Politicizing the Féminine, Globalizing the Feminist,” Alternatives 19(3), 1994: 275-313.

Lila Pine

Field of Study: Technology in Practice, Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: lpine@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6848
Office Location: RCC-106
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A., Psychology and Political Science, Mount Saint Vincent University; M.F.A., Film and Video Production, York University;PhD. Candidate, Media and Communication, European Graduate School

Biography
Professor Pine is a New Media artist and Indigenous thinker of Aboriginal (Mi’kmaq) descent. Lila is the Principle Investigator of The Evolving Stories Studio for which she received a CFI/OIT and Resarch/Creation SSHRC grant. Her current research project, in collaboraiton with Dr. Joanne DiNova (School of Professional Communication),  M’Naa-Giigda: Imag(in)ing Indigeneity in Language seeks to reclaim Indigenous languages while restoring Indigeneity in language. Lila teaches New Media production and theory, as well as cross-cultural communication. She received her MFA from York University in Toronto and PhD from the European Graduate School.

Elizabeth Podnieks

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: lpodniek@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6547
Office Location: JOR-1040
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Elizabeth Podnieks is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Joint Ryerson/York Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Her teaching and research interests include Modernism, Motherhood Studies, Life Writing, Popular/Celebrity Culture, Scholarly Editing, and Digital Humanities. She has published on a range of figures from Modernists Emily Coleman, Virginia Woolf, Anaïs Nin, and Zelda Fitzgerald to Perez Hilton, Angelina Jolie, and celebrity mom bloggers. She is a member of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI); and is the Area Chair for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s Motherhood/Fatherhood Area. At present she is working on a monograph about representations of motherhood in modernist auto/biography and journalism; and developing a project to digitize and mark-up papers in the Emily Holmes Coleman archive housed at the University of Delaware Library. She is also editing a collection of scholarly essays entitled Pops in Pop Culture: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and Modern Parenting, contributing a chapter on paternal memoir.

Selected Publications
“‘Sponges of Secret Sorrows’: Introducing the Stories in Under a Glass Bell.” Introduction. Under a Glass Bell by Anaïs Nin. Swallow Press/Ohio UP, 2014. Vii-xxv.

Emily Holmes Coleman. Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed Stephen Ross. Forthcoming. Web.

Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937. Ed. Elizabeth Podnieks. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture. Ed. Elizabeth Podnieks. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2012.

“Basketball, Skating, and Scholarship: Or How to do Research from the Bench, the Rink, and the Car.” In Academic Motherhood in a Post-Second Wave Context: Challenges, Strategies and Possibilities. Ed. D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein and Andrea O’Reilly. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012. 394-413.

Biography and Motherhood; Celebrity Mothering; Modernism and Mothering; Motherhood and Popular Culture. Encyclopedia of Motherhood (3 Vols). Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010.

Textual Mothers/ Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women’s Literatures. Ed. Elizabeth Podnieks and Andrea O’Reilly. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2010.

Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics. Ed. Elizabeth Podnieks and Sandra Chait. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2005.

Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anaïs Nin. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2000.

Murray Pomerance

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: mpomeran@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6154
Office Location: JOR-301
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A. (SUNY Buffalo)

Biography
Since 1973, Murray Pomerance has taught more than 50 courses at Ryerson University in such subjects as media and society, Hollywood and society, and popular culture at the undergraduate level. Within the Joint Programme in Communication & Culture, Professor Pomerance has created unique seminar classes that examine representation, structure, meaning, performance, and other aspects of film. For 10 years he was also cross-appointed to Film & Photography at Ryerson. He served as Chair of the Sociology Department between 1997 and 2006. In 1995, Murray Pomerance created the Media Studies Working Group with John Sakeris and he has co-chaired conferences on intellect and ideology in media culture, the representation of youth in film and television, and on media and guns. He is also a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and of the Film Studies Association of Canada. His fiction has been published in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, New Directions, The Boston Review, Descant and other places. Murray Pomerance has been the recipient of an O. Henry Award and appears in Best Canadian Stories 2004.

He is editor of the “Techniques of the Moving Image” series at Rutgers University Press and the “Horizons of Cinema” series at SUNY Press, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the “Screen Decades” and “Star Decades” series at Rutgers University Press. He is a member of the editorial board of the “Contemporary Cinema” series at Editions Rodopi, Antwerp and the journal In Short.

Research Interests
Cinema Studies; Sociology of Narrative; Hitchcock, performance theory, celebrity.

Selected Publications
The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home. Edited by Murray Pomerance.London: Wallflower Press, 2008.

Popping Culture, 5th ed. Edited by Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris. Boston: Pearson Education, 2008.

City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination. Edited by Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Cinema and Modernity. Edited by Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006.

From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings. Edited by Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2006.

American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations. Edited by Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, forthcoming.

Johnny Depp Starts Here. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

Savage Time. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2005.

Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth. Edited by Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005.

An Eye for Hitchcock. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen. Edited by Murray Pomerance. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.

Enfant Terrible! Jerry Lewis in American Film. Edited by Murray Pomerance. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century. Edited by Murray Pomerance. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Magia D’Amore. By Murray Pomerance. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1999.

Link to expanded profile page: www.ryerson.ca/mgroup/mpcv.html

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: i2pruska@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2236
Office Location: IMA-314
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A.A., Ryerson University, Media Arts; M.A., York University, Communication and Culture; Ph.D., York University, Communication and Culture

Biography
Professor Pruska-Oldenhof is an award-winning experimental filmmaker and the assistant professor at School of Image Arts. She teaches both the undergraduate and graduate courses in the Faculty of Communication and Design. Izabella’s films have screened at numerous international film festivals, cinematheques, galleries, and art centres in Canada and abroad. In 2008, one of her films was screened at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris and a retrospective screening of her works was featured at the 10th Festival des Cinémas Différent de Paris in France. Izabella’s films have received the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, NFB, and LIFT. Her interests as an artist and as a scholar concentrate on the feminine aesthetics, specifically in the avant-garde cinema and body art.

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Markus Reisenleitner

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: mrln@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 55613
Office Location: Vanier College, 217
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Vienna)

Biography
Before joining York’s Division of Humanities in 2006, Markus Reisenleitner taught at the University of Vienna, the Vienna campus of the University of Oregon’s International Program, the University of Alberta, and Lingnan University in Hong Kong, where he was Head of the Department of Cultural Studies from 2004-2006.

Research Interests
Visual and textual interpretations of global cities; European urban culture; history, memory and nostalgia in popular and digital culture.

Selected Publications
Ingram, Susan, and Markus Reisenleitner. Wiener Chic: A Locational History of Vienna Fashion. Bristol: Intellect, 2014.

Abbas, A. (2013/1997) Hongkong: Kultur und die Politik des Verschwindens. Translated by Susan Ingram and Markus Reisenleitner. Vienna: Löcker.

Reisenleitner, M. “Accounting for Scholarship in the University 2.0: Knowledge Production and Dissemination under the Conditions of Global Knowledge Economies.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 49.1 (2013): 9-14.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Sodom und Gommorha” (1922), “I Love Vienna” (1991), “Before Sunrise” (1995) (with Susan Ingram). World Film Locations: Vienna. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2012. 12-13, 94-95, 98-99.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Under the Bridges/ Unter den Brücken” (1944-45), “Octopussy” (1983), “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), “Thunder Perfect Mind” (2005). World Films Locations: Berlin. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2012. 36-37, 74-75, 96-97, 110-111.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Translating the Past, Digitally: Nostalgia, the City and the Digital Image in Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia (2008).” Historical Textures of Translation: Traditions, Traumas, Transgressions. Eds. S. Ingram and M. Reisenleitner. Vienna: Mille Tre, 2012. 175-183.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Gibson Country: Global City-Spaces in the North-American Imaginary of Pattern Recognition and Spook Country.” The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism. Eds. Brigitte Glaser and Jutta Ernst. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 231–42.

Lutter, Christina, and Markus Reisenleitner. Cultural Studies: eine Einführung [Cultural Studies: an Introduction]. 6 ed. Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2009 [1999].

Morris, Meaghan, Markus Reisenleitner, and Caroline Turner, eds. Interasia Cultural Studies Special Issue: Urban Imaginaries in the Asia-Pacific. Vol. 9:4: Routledge, 2008.

Morris, M., M. Reisenleitner and C. Turner (eds.). (2008). Urban Imaginaries. Spec. Issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 9(4): Routledge.

Reisenleitner, M. (2007). There’s No Place Like Charmed: Domesticity, the Uncanny, and the Utopian Potential of the City. Investigating Charmed: The Magic Power of TV. K. Beeler and S. Beeler. London; New York, L.B.Tauris: 143-165.

Reisenleitner, M. (2007). Beyond Bildung: The “Disciplinarity and Dissent” of Cultural Studies in the Global Managerial Academy. Hyphenated histories: articulations of Central European Bildung and Slavic studies in the contemporary academy. A. C. Gow. Leiden; Boston, Brill: 19-41.

Ingram, S. and M. Reisenleitner (2006). “Polarizing Avalon: The European Virtuosity and Global Virtuality of Mamoru Oshii’s Filmic Imaginary.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 4(2): 129-138.

Lutter, Christina, and Markus Reisenleitner. Cultural Studies: eine Einführung [Cultural Studies: an Introduction]. 6 ed. Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2009 [1999]. (in German).

Recent Papers
The Schindler-Chase House and L.A. Modernist Architecture”

(“Meeting the Urbanization Challenge”, 11-12 October 2013, Los Angeles)

“Musealizing Art, Style and Fashion Avant-gardes: Curatorial Practices and Cultural Memory in Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts”
(Conference ASAP/5: Arts of the City, Wayne State University, Detroit, 3-6 October 2013)

“A Peripheral View of Theory Effects and/on Comparative Literature in the Global Academy”
(ACL(x) / E(x)amine, Pennsylvania State University, 27-28 September 2013)

“‘Thunder Perfect Mind’: The Gnostic Flaneur Does Berlin”
(Conference EUPOP 2013: International Institute for Popular Culture, University of Turku, Finland, 31 July-2 August 2013)

“Placing Fashion in the City with Zero History”
(Conference “Literary London 2013”, University of London, London, 17-19 July 2013)

“Old and New Guards: Fashion in Vienna’s Museums.”
(Fashion Research Group, Ryerson University and York University, 26 June 2013)

“Pedagogy, Visualized: Transforming the Foundation Classroom Lecture for Moodle”
(Teaching in Focus Workshop, Teaching Commons, York University, 23 May 2013)

“Musealizing Art, Style and Fashion Avant-gardes? Curatorial Practices and Cultural Memory in Vienna’s  Museum für Angewandte Kunst”
(Transnational Memory Workshop, Memorial University, NL, 2-4 May 2013)

“How App-osite: Fashioning the City on Mobile Devices” (ACLA Annual Meeting, Toronto, 5-7 April 2013)

Link to personal website: markusreisenleitner.info/~mrln/

Danielle Robinson

Field of Study:Daniele.Robinson Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: drobin@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5137 ext. 22282
Office Location: 325 Accolade East
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.S. (Vanderbilt); M.A. (Northwestern); Ph.D. (California, Riverside)

Biography
Danielle Robinson is a dance scholar who researches the cross-cultural movement of Afro-Diasporic popular dances within the Americas. Her research has been recognized with awards from the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Congress on Research in Dance, and the American Theatre focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. In addition, during 2011-12, she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chichester (UK), sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust.

Dr. Robinson’s book manuscript, Modern Moves: Ragtime Dancing and American Cultures (under contract with Oxford University Press), examines how notions of modernity were embodied in early 20th century social dancing and the nascent dance industry that supported it. Her articles on ragtime, jazz and swing dancing in the United States have been published in Dance Theatre Journal (UK), Dance Research Journal (US), Dance Chronicle (US), Dance Research (UK), Research in Dance Education (UK), and the edited collection I See America Dancing (with Juliet McMains). She has recently presented papers at the Congress on Research in Dance, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society of Dance History Scholars and the Symposium on Popular Dance and Music (now known as PoP Moves).

Professor Robinson is currently leading a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project in Bahia, Brazil with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This project explores samba de roda, a dance and music complex with roots in Afro-Brazilian slave cultures, which was recently recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage. The project will culminate in a co-authored book, Roots Sambas: Collaborations and Conflicts in Dancing, Music and Culture, that explores the potential for decolonizing cross-cultural research. Her first article from this research project appears in Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance (Ashgate), co-authored with Jeff Packman.

Dr. Robinson taught at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador (Brazil), University of California (Riverside), and University of Texas (Austin) before joining the faculty in York University’s Department of Dance in 2005. She is cross-appointed to the Graduate Programs in Theatre Studies and Communication and Culture and is a Fellow of York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean; Winters College; and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples. She received the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award for junior faculty in 2009.

Research Interests
Dance Ethnography, Cultural Studies, Dance History, Critical Race Theory, Social Dance Reconstruction, Multicultural Dance Education, Popular Dance Practices, African Diaspora within the Americas, Latin American Dance Cultures

Selected Publications
Forthcoming – Roots Sambas: Collaborations and Conflicts in Dancing, Music, and Culture. With Jeff Packman and Eloisa Domenici. Accepted for publication by Africa World Press.

Forthcoming – “Chula in the City: Traditions, Translations, and Tactics in Brazilian Samba de Roda,” with Jeff Packman. Beyond the Stage: Kinaesthetic Topologies of Body, City and Culture, Eds. Sarah Rubidge, Gretchen Schiller, and Maira Spanghero. Under contract with Palgrave MacMillan.

Forthcoming – “After-School Samba: Cultural Stewardship and Afro-Bahian Legacies,” with Jeff Packman. Dance, Race and Nation from/in Bahia, Eds. Lucia Suarez and Amelia Conrado. Under contract with Duke University Press.

Forthcoming – Modern Moves: Blackness and American Ragtime Dancing. Under contract with Oxford University Press (UK).

2013 “Authenticity, Uplift, and Cultural Value in Bahian Samba Junino,” with Jeff Packman. Popular Dance and Music Matters, Eds.Sherril Dodds and Susan Cook. Ashgate (UK).

2011 Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies—Dancing the Popular, Guest editor of this special peer-reviewed issue for the Society of Dance History Scholars. 30.1.

2011 “Reconstructing Ragtime,” Proceedings for the Society of Dance History Scholars, Annual Conference at York University.

2010 “Ugly Duckling: The Refinement of Ragtime Dancing and the Mass Marketing of Modern Social Dance,” Dance Research (UK). 28.2.

2010 “From Inclusion to Integration: Intercultural Dialogue and Contemporary University Dance Education,” with Eloisa Domenici, Research in Dance Education (UK). 11.3.

2009 “Performing American: Ragtime Dancing as Embodied Minstrelsy,” Dance Chronicle. 32.1

2006 “Oh, You Black Bottom! Appropriation, Authenticity, and Opportunity in the Jazz Dance Teaching of 1920s New York,” Dance Research Journal. 38.1/2

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Wade Rowland

Field of Study: Politics and Policy, Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: wade@waderowland.com
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20468
Office Location: TEL Building 3018
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A. Philosophy of Science (Trent); Ph.D. Communication and Culture (York)

Biography
Current interests include philosophy of science and technology, particularly as it relates to communication; critical realism and the Frankfurt School of social theory; communication ethics and the foundations of normative values; Rationalism and the roots of Modernism; political economy of public broadcasting; the modern business corporation and its values. A general theme of my research and teaching is in finding the ethical and public interest principles in technology and its application.

Research Interests
Communication, ethics, critical realism, technology.

Selected Publications
Publishers, 2006 (third edition). 474 pp. An extended essay on the cultural impact of communications technologies from the phonetic alphabet to Web 2.0. Third edition includes additional material introducing main themes of scholarly inquiry into communication and culture.

Greed, Inc.: Why Corporations Rule Out World and How We Let It Happen. Toronto, Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005; New York, Arcade Publishers, 2006. Published in French as Cupidité Inc.: La Soif des Enterprises. Montreal, Editions Hertubise HMH, 2005. Also published in Korea. An examination of the nature and social impact of the modern business corporation, in the context of critical moral theory. Based on my 2004 doctoral dissertation.

Books – Chapters
Proceedings of the ATINER Conference on Media, Marathon, Greece, May 2007 (publication scheduled Nov., 2007): “Institutional Hurdles to Ethical Behaviour in Media: challenges posed by the modern business corporation’s role in mass media and its professions.” 10 pp.

Secrets of Angels and Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel (Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, eds), New York, CDS Books,2004. 389 pp. An extended interview with the editors as an “acknowledged expert” on the relationship between Galileo and Urban VIII. 10 pp. The book’s intent is to bring scholarship to bear on a work of popular fiction.

Other Books – trade publications
Galileo’s Mistake: The Archaeology of a Myth. Toronto, Thomas Allen Publishers, 2001; New York, Arcade Publishing, 2003, in paper, 2004. An inquiry into the epistemological roots of the dispute between Galileo and the Church. A work of popular scholarship based on my 2001 MA thesis of the same title.

Ockham’s Razor: A Search for Wonder in an Age of Doubt. Toronto, Key Porter Books, 1999. Maclean’s best seller. An exploration of the roots of morality in the context of journey through Cathar country in southern France.

Books Edited
Connected Intelligence: The Arrival of the Web Society, Derrick de Kerckhove. Toronto, Amsterdam, Kogan Page, 1997. Edited and provided an introduction to this work of popular scholarship by the head of the McLuhan Program on Technology and Society, University of Toronto. (Published in ten languages.)

Academic journals / peer-reviewed publications
International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, “A Modest Proposal” (for a class-action suit against commercial television for producing an addictive and injurious product).April, 2005. 5 pp.

International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, “Gresham’s Law in Commercial Broadcast Media.” Pending. 20 pp.

Social Epistemology, “Recognizing the Role of the Modern Business Corporation in the ‘Social Construction’ of Technology.” April, 2005. 20 pp.

Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 71, Number 1, March 2007 , pp. 103-105(3). A review of Bernard Hodgson, ed., The Invisible Hand and the Common Good.

Journal of Business Ethics, Sept. 2008 (accepted), ”Reflections on Metaphor and Identity in the Cyber-corporation.”

Other publications / trade periodicals
Journalistic work has been published in more than a score of publications from the Globe and Mail and New York Times to the Canadian Literary Review and Science Forum. Most of this work adapts academic scholarship for popular audience. This includes a number of book reviews, most recently of David F. Noble’s Beyond the Promised Land: The Movement and the Myth, Toronto, Between the Lines, 2006. Published in Canadian Literary Review, April, 1996.

Current research projects/journals –
Books in progress

Media Ethics (textbook), based on Ph.D. dissertation on Communication and Culture, York University, Toronto, 2004, entitled Ethics of Artificial Persons: Structural Impediments to Ethical Behaviour in Modern Information Media. An examination of the ethical responsibility of persons, real and artificial, in the context of the business corporation as manifested in twenty-first century market capitalism, with special attention to the institutions and practitioners of communications media.

Love and Gravity in a Time of Crisis (literary non-fiction) Coping with inconvenient truths in the context of “the post-modern moral crisis.” Popular scholarship on critical normative realism and the problems of modernism. Toronto, Thomas Allen.

Link to expanded Personal Website: www.waderowland.com

Myles Ruggles

Field of Study: Politics and Policy, Technology in Practice

University: York University Emeritus
E-Mail Address: ruggles@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33873
Office Location: TEL Building 3008
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A. (SFU); Ph.D (SFU)

Biography
Professor Ruggles is Associate Professor in the Division of Social Sciences at York University in Toronto, Canada, teaching technology and society courses in the Communication Studies Program, and core courses in the York/Ryerson Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. He previously taught communication theory, political economy, technology and society, and communication policy subjects in (and was Department Head of) the Department of Communication Studies and the graduate program in Communication and Social Justice at the University of Windsor. His research investigates historical features of legal, regulatory and economic discourses that thematize ‘communication’, ‘knowledge’, ‘information’, ‘information technology’, and cognate categories.

His most recent book, Automating Interaction, (2005) critically examines the emergence and role of knowledge and information as variables in mainstream economic thought, demonstrating how paradigmatic features of the theoretical discourse of economics, and the internal relationship between economic discourse and the logic and language of description of the technology innovation process, systematically degrade both the public domain of knowledge, and individual control of identity and relationship, generating urgent and global issues of accountability in the design of sociotechnical systems. Some of his earlier work similarly analyzed the legal discourse of communication rights, revealing an implicit commercial logic patterning judges’ configuration and allocation of communication rights.

He is currently working on a comparative study of formal knowledge regimes, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which seeks to elucidate, in three contemporary cases of inter-regime conflict, interactions between property, privacy and communication entitlements, conflicts between knowledge-generating institutions, and the balance between public and private interests achieved by alternative institutional arrangements.

Selected Publications
Automating Interaction: Formal and Informal Knowledge in the Digital Network Economy. Cresskill, N.J: Hampton Communication Series, Hampton Press. 2005.

“Digital Media and the Public Information Environment: A Retrospective Assessment. ” Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 28.4 (2004): 449-459.

“What Kind of Global Culture: Mass Communication Research in a Changing Context.” Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 23.2 (1998).

The Audience Reflected in the Medium of Law: A Critique of the Political Economy of Speech Rights in the United States. Westport, CT: Ablex Publishing Corporation. 1994.

Myles Alexander Ruggles and Peter G. Cook. “Balance and Freedom of Speech: Challenge for Canadian Broadcasting. ” Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 17.1 (1992).

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Liora Salter

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: lsalter@osgoode.yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5560
Office Location: Ignat Kaneff Building, 3034
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Simon Fraser); F.R.S.C.

Biography
Professor Salter is cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining the Faculty in 1990, she was Professor and acting Vice-President Academic at Simon Fraser University. She recently served as the Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Graduate Studies Program. Professor Salter teaches Communication Law, and Science Policy and the Legal Process. Her prolific writing in both the academic and governmental sphere make Professor Salter a well known expert in the areas of communication and interdisciplinary research. Among the several books she has authored are Interdisciplinary Research: Issues and Problems, Mandated Science and Communication Studies in Canada. She has also written numerous articles with respect to regulation and public policy in Canada. Professor Salter has prepared various technical briefs for provincial, territorial and federal government departments, and has given testimony in many proceedings including the hearing of a special panel of the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission. In total, she has been a consultant to eight Royal Commissions, and in 1992 her professional contributions were recognized by a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.

Research Interests
Interdisciplinary research; communications; regulation and public policy.

Selected Publications
Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research, (with Alison Hearn), 1996, Montreal, McGill/Queen’s, forthcoming, Spring 1994.

Have We Reached the Information Age Yet?, (contributor and guest editor), special issue, Journal of International Political Economy, New York: M.E. Sharpe, vol. 23(4), 140 pp.

La Question de la Technologie, (French edition of Managing Technology), Montreal: HEC Press, 1991.

Managing Technology: A Social Science Perspective (with D. Wolfe), Toronto: Garamond, 1990.

“Mandated Science”: Science and Scientists in the Making of Public Policy, (with the assistance of William Leiss and Edwin Levy), Amsterdam: Kluwer, 1988.

Communication Studies in Canada, Toronto: Butterworths, 1981.

Public Inquiries in Canada, Ottawa: Science Council of Canada, 1981.

Culture Communication and Dependency: The Tradition of H.A. Innis, (edited with William H. Melody and Paul Heyer), Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1980.

“Standard Setting” in Handbook of Technology Management, Florida, CRC Press/IEEE Press, 1998.

“The Standards Regime for Communication and Information Technologies” in Cutler C., Virginia Haufler and Tony Porter (eds) Private Authority and International Affairs, Albany State University of New York Press, 1999, pp 97 – 128.

Leslie Sanders

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: leslie@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 66604
Office Location: Atkinson 706
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. (Toronto)

Biography
Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She is the author of The Development of Black Theater in America (l988), a general editor of the Collected Works of Langston Hughes, and the volume editor for two volumes of plays and other performance works. Aside from publications on Hughes, she has published on such Black Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, Nourbese Philip, Claire Harris, George Elliot Clarke, Maxine Tynes and Djanet Sears. She is a founder of the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada and webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline).

Research Interests
2008 Organizing committee: Symposium in Honour of Barbara Godard

1995-2005 With Arnold Rampersad (Stamford University), Steven Tracy (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Dolan Hubbard (Morgan State University), editor of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. 18 Volumes. University of Missouri Press. Individual editor for two volumes of plays (Volumes 5 and 6)

1997–African Canadian On-line, development, coordination, webmaster.

2004 Guest editorial board, “Women in the Black Diaspora” issue of CWS/cf , 23.2 (Winter 2004)

2002 Chair, Organizer, and Commenter, “Hughes and Sexuality” Langston Hughes Centennial Conference, Yale University.

2001 with Rinaldo Walcott, organizer, Canadian Association of American Studies, Toronto, 2001.

2000-2007 Ontario Representative, Canadian Association of American Studies

2000 “Diaspora and Desire in the Writings of Dionne Brand” University of Mainz, Germany; invited talk

1999-2007 Editorial Board, Modern Drama

2005-Editorial Board, New Dawn: a Journal of Black Canadian Studies

Selected Publications
Books
2007 Editor, Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand,” Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2009.

2004 Editor, Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press.

2002 Editor, Mulatto to The Sun Do Move: Plays to 1942. Volume 5. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press.

Introductions, and Chapters in Books
“Dionne Brand, “ Border Crossings: A Sourcebook on Caribbean Writers in Canada. Eds. Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press. (Invited; forthcoming).

“What the Poet Does for Us” in .” No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott. WLP, in press.

“Four Black Film Documentary Moments.” in Multiple Lenses – Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada. Ed. David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007: 196-204.

“Reason Not Justice: Introduction to Andrew Moodie, The Real McCoy. Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: iii-v.

Entries for Andre Alexis, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, M. Nourbese Philip, Djanet Sears, Maxine Tynes. Encyclopaedia of the African Diaspora, in press.

“Greasy ties and cold sores”: Austin Clarke’s Canadian Experience. Surviving the Crossing: Essays on Austin Clarke, Rinaldo Walcott, ed. Toronto: Garamond Press. in press.

“History at Negro Creek: Djanet Sears’s Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, in Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Volume 2. Djanet Sears, ed. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2004: 487-489; rpt., Djanet Sears, Adventures of a Black Girl in Seach of God. Playwrights Canada Press, 2004.

“Responsibility and Respect in Critical Pedagogy”;”Adult Students” ;”English-as-a-Second-Language Students” in Voices from the Classroom: Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. ed. Janice Newton, Jerry Ginsberg, Jan Rehner, Pat Rogers, Sue Sbrizzi, John Spencer. Garamond Press, 2001: 54-57, 93-95, 95-96.

“White Teacher, Black Literature, with afterword” in Talking About Difference: Encounters in Culture, Language, and Identity, Second Edition, Carl James and Adrienne Shadd, Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2001: 168-176.

“Othello Deconstructed: Djanet Sears Harlem Duet” in Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Volume 1. Djanet Sears, ed. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2000: 557-559.

“Impossible to Occupy: Andre Alexis’ Childhood.” in Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism. ed. Rinaldo Walcott. Toronto: Insomniac, 2000: 169-187.

“Anti/Modern Spaces: African Canadians in Nova Scotia.” In Floating the Borders: New Contexts in Canadian Criticism, ed. Nurjehan Aziz. Toronto: TSAR Press, 2000: 106-121.

“American Scripts, Canadian Realities: Toronto’s Show Boat,” rpt. In Pop Can: Popular Culture in Canada. Eds. Linda Van Luven, Priscilla Walton. Toronto: Prentice Hall, 1999: 13-26.

The History That Is To Be: Colina Phillip’s ?Making Change.” In Re/Visioning: Canadian Perspectives on Black Education in the Late Twentieth Century. V. D’Oly and C. James, eds. Captus. 1999.

Refereed journals
At the full and change of CanLit: an interview with Dionne Brand,” with Rinaldo Walcott. Canadian Woman Studies, 20:2 Summ’00: 22-26.

”The Mere Determination to Remember: M. Nourbese Philip’s Stop Frame. West Coast Line #22, 31:1, (Spring/Summer, 1997): 134-142.

Solicited Articles
Entry for Claire Harris, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 334, Gale Press, 89-95.

Rahul Sapra

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: rsapra@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6140
Office Location: JOR 1025
Office Hours: TBA

Education
M.A., M.Phil (Delhi); Ph.D. (Queen’s)

Biography
Dr. Rahul Sapra completed his M.A. and M. Phil in English at the University of Delhi, where he also taught as tenured faculty. He completed his PhD at Queen’s University in 2004, where he was also honoured with a Teaching Fellowship from 2004 to 2005. While in India, he completed a course in film studies from the prestigious Film and Television Institute in Pune. He also works as a journalist and has published for The Statesman and Encyclopedia Britannica. His book The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-Century Representations of India explores early-modern European representations of South Asia. The book exposes the ahistorical and essentialist tendencies in the works of theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Kate Teltscher and others. The book has been praised for making “a useful contribution to the revisionist assault on Said’s Orientalism” (Times Literary Supplement). His current research deals with Shakespearean drama in India and challenges the Postcolonial and Poststructuralist readings which negate and misrepresent the impact of Shakespeare in India. He has also conducted a joint-workshop on Shakespearean theatre for over one hundred students for the well-known Shakespeare Society of St. Stephen’s College in Delhi University, and another workshop on Indian Shakespearean Cinema for Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (New Delhi). He is the Subject Editor for the Film Section of Routledge’s Online Encyclopedia on Modernism (Forthcoming), and he is also on the Advisory Board of the ACT magazine published by Atelier Theatre (New Delhi).

Research Interests
His research interests include Renaissance literatures, Shakespearean Drama, Literary Theory, Postcolonial Studies and Third-World Cinema.

Selected Publications
The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-Century Representations of India.
(Forthcoming: University of Delaware Press).

“Orientalism or Capitalism: Hastings and the Rhetoric of Empire”. Collection on Significant Events and People of British India. Victoria: Monash Asia Institute, 2008. 19-30.

“Shakespeare’s Intellectual Background: A Postmodern Perspective”. Collection of Essays on Shakespeare’s Intellectual Background. Delhi: Viva, 2008. 276-290.

“Akbar’s Dream: Religious Toleration and English Transculturation in Mughal India”. Modern Philology, University of Chicago Press, 2007 (Co-Authored with Dr. Paul Stevens). 379-411.

“The Favourable Representations of the Mughals in the English Travel Narratives”. Renaissance and Reformation. University of Toronto, 2006. 5-36.

Carmen Schifellite

Field of Study:

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: cschifel@soc.ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2667
Office Location: JOR-319
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.S. Biology and Psychology (Georgetown University); M.A. Sociology and Equity Studies (Toronto, OISE/UT); Ph.D. Sociology and Equity Studies (Toronto, OISE/UT)

Biography
Professor Schifellite brings a critical sociology of knowledge perspective to his teaching and highlights the ways in which scientific and everyday forms of knowledge are constructed, legitimized and transformed. In doing so he emphasizes the importance of epistemological issues as they inform the social construction of both sociological forms of knowledge and other discipline-based forms of knowledge. In his courses, he also emphasize the importance of understanding the ways in which hegemonic discourses are constructed within science, the social sciences and in everyday social and political life.

Professor Schifellite has just finished a comprehensive study titled Biology After the Sociobiology Debate that focuses on genetic, evolutionary and epistemological issues arising from the sociobiology debate and their impact on six introductory biology textbooks written over the past twenty years. One of Professor Schifellite’s current projects is an interrogation of the concept of biological “traits” and its connection to the possible development of a consumer-based eugenics movement. A second research project is a case study of two related and radical medical treatments for chronic illness, one of which was developed in the early 20th century and the other in the early 21st century, and the impact of digital technologies on the accelerated spread of the latter.

Research Interests
Sociology of Science Knowledge; Knowledge Production in the 21st Century; Media Studies; Epistemological Issues in Science and Engineering Education

Selected Publications
2011 Biology After the Sociobiology Debate: What Introductory Textbooks Say About the Nature of Science and Organisms. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.

2011 With nine co-authors*. “Using Epistemological Challenges to Teach About Modest Epistemologies.” In the composite* article titled: “Multiple Perspectives on Engaging Future Engineers” in The Journal of Engineering Education. 100(1); 44-84.
*In this centennial issue, the editors sought to create an article in which ten people were asked to submit pieces that would then be put together into one larger piece with ten subsections.

2009 “Time magazine publishes intentionally darkened mug shot of murder suspect O. J. Simpson on its cover,” pp. in 810-812, R. Kent Rasmussen, ed., Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

2008 “Critical Criminology and 21st Century ‘Liberal’ Eugenics”. In The Critical Criminologist. 18(2); 13-17.

2002 “Professing Modest Claims in Education.” Professing Education. 1(1); 9-11.

Community Activities
Professor Schifellite is the organizer and a member of the Greater Toronto Area Marshall Protocol Support Group and he serves on the board of the Marie and Claire Schifellite Foundation

Judith Schwarz

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: vischair@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5187
Office Location: CFA 268
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (UBC); M.F.A. (York)

Biography
Professor Schwarz, Professor of Contemporary Theory in Visual Arts, Sculpture and Drawing, teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Visual Arts Department at York. A nationally recognized artist whose work is found in public and private collections across Canada, Professor Schwarz has successfully completed large-scale public commissions which integrate artwork with the environment. Recent projects include solo exhibitions in Toronto and Japan and outdoor public sculpture in Vancouver.

Research Interests
Sculpture, Public Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Geometry, Patterning.

Selected Publications
Selected artworks can be viewed on the Birch Libralato Gallery web-site.

Wall Sculpture 2004: www.artnet.com/sable-castelli.html.

1996 You/Here, artist’s website for “The Body Missing” by Vera Frenkel.

1990 Catalogue Essay, Remove, M.F.A. Exhibition, York University Graduates, Morrow Gallery, Toronto.

A Dialogue With Vision: The Art of Spring Hurlbut and Judith Schwarz: 16 mm. documentary film, b/w & colour, by Annette Mangaard 1990.

1986 I am an artist. My name is…, 220 min. video tape, initiated and directed in collaboration with Elizabeth Mackenzie, Knossos, Artist Project, “Impulse” magazine.

Artist Project (photographic artwork), “Impressions” magazine.

Nautilus Gateway, stainless steel and bronze sculpture, Waterpark Place, Bay Street and Queen’s Quay, Toronto, Ontario.

Spiral Fountain, bronze fountain for Hotel Deck, Skydome, Toronto, Ontario.

Alan Sears

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: asears@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4599
Office Location: JOR-325
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Carleton); M.A. (Carleton); Ph.D (Warwick, Sociology)

Biography
Introductory courses; work; sexuality and theory.

Alan’s teaching focusses on courses that introduce students to social scientific inquiry and use those methods to investigate the world around us. He believes students can help each other learn, as they share the results of their inquiry. He has designed a course where senior students learn about learning by helping first-years students in their own process of investigation. He has won a number of teaching awards, including the President’s Award at Ryerson in 2010.

Research Interests
Sexuality; Theory; Social Movement; Work; Education

Alan has written or co-written three books and a number of articles and chapters focussing on social change, inequality and ways of knowing. His academic research is connected to his activist engagements in movements for social justice. He is currently working on a book on democracy in the age of neo-liberalism with James Cairns and another on rebuilding radical activism in the age of austerity.

Selected Publications
2012 Cairns, James and Alan Sears, The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century. University of Toronto Press.

2010 Sears, Alan and James Cairns. A Good Book in Theory: Making Sense through Inquiry (second edition) University of Toronto Press.

2010 Sears, Alan and Mary Jo Nadeau “The Palestine Test: Countering the Silencing Campaign.” Studies in Political Economy, Spring 2010 Volume 85 pp.7-34.

2006 Hall, Alan; Forrest, Anne; Sears, Alan; Carlan, Niki; “Making a Difference: Knowledge Activism and Worker Representation in Joint OHS Committees.” Industrial Relations/Relations Industrielles, 61(3) pp. 408-436.

2005 Sears, Alan, “Queer Anti-Capitalism: What’s Left of Lesbian and Gay Liberation?” Science and Society 69(1), pp.92-112.

2003 Sears, Alan. Retooling the Mind Factory: Education in a Lean State. Garamond Press.

1999 Sears, Alan “The Lean’ State and Capitalist Restructuring: Towards a Theoretical Account,” Studies in Political Economy 59: 91‑114.

Community Activities
Alan is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly and participates in Stop the Cuts and many other movements. His activist writing is published in the New Socialist webzine, the Bullet, Briarpatch and other places.

John Shields

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jshields@politics.ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6167
Office Location: JOR-720
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Windsor); M.A. (Windsor); Ph.D. Political Science (British Columbia)

Biography
Professor Shields joined the Department of Politics and School of Public Administration in September 1988, after teaching in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His PhD in Political Science is from the University of British Columbia and was awarded in 1989. He holds the rank of Full Professor and teaches courses on Canadian politics and government, public administration and public policy, the politics of restructuring, labour-government relations, the political economy of communication and culture, and the political economy of the nonprofit and voluntary sector. He is also the Associate Director of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement – Toronto (CERIS).

Research Interests
Canadian political economy; labour market policy; immigrant economic integration; the welfare state; public sector restructuring; globalization, the political economy of the nonprofit sector, labour studies and industrial relations.

Selected Publications
Susan Silver, Sue Wilson and J.M. Shields, “Job Displacement and the Full-time Worker: Does Gender Matter?”, Special Issue: Women’s Labour Rights … Benefiting Women, Canadian Women’s Studies, Winter 2004-05.

Ted Richmond and John Shields, “NGO Restructuring: Constraints and Consequences”, Canadian Review of Social Policy, No. 53, Spring/Summer, 2004, pp. 53-67.

“No Safe Haven: Markets, Welfare and Migrants”, Immigrants, Welfare Reform and the Poverty of Policy. Philip Kretsendemas and Ana Aparacio, eds. (New York: Praeger, April 2004), pp. 35-60.

Ted Richmond and John Shields, “Third Sector Restructuring and the New Contracting Regime: The Case of Immigrant Serving Agencies in Ontario”, Policy Matters, No. 3 (Toronto: Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement – Toronto (CERIS), February 2004), pp. 7.

Allison Bottomley, Joy Constaedt, Monica MacDonald, Colin Mooers, Karen Poetker, John Shields, Etoile Stewart,” New Workplace Commons: 401 Richmond – A Study of Innovative Support for Cultural and Social Enterprises in Both the Not-for Profit and For-Profit Sectors”. Commissioned by the City of Toronto, Culture Division; Ontario Ministry of Culture; and Canadian Heritage, December 2003, 106 pages.

B. Mitchell Evans and John Shields, “The Third Sector: Neo-liberal Restructuring, Governance and the Re-making of State-Civil Society Relationships”. In The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration. Christopher Dunn, ed. Oxford University Press, Toronto, 2002.

Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 2000.

Andrew Molloy and John Shields, “Globalization, Unemployment and the Redistribution of Working Time: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives”. Power in a Global Era. Ed Cohn, Stephen McBride and John Wiseman, eds., Macmillan & St. Martins Press, London & New York, 2000.

Shrinking the State: Globalization and Public Administration “Reform”. By John Shields and B. Mitchell Evans. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 1998.

Dismantling a Nation : The Transition to Corporate Rule in Canada, 2nd edition. By Stephen McBride and John Shields. Halifax,

John Shields, “Flexible Work, Labour Market Polarization, and the Politics of Skills Training and Enhancement” in T. Dunk, S. McBride and R. Nelsen (eds.), The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax, 1996.

John Shields and Bob Russell, “The Welfare State and the New Labour Market Relations: The Case of Part-Time Workers” in Andrew F. Johnson, Stephen McBride and Patrick J. Smith (eds.), Continuities and Discontinuities: The Political Economy of Social Welfare and Labour Market Policy in Canada, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994.

John Shields and Harley D. Dickinson, “Health For Sale: The Political Economy of Occupational Health and Safety” in B. Singh Bolaria and Harley D. Dickinson (eds.), Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada, Harcourt Brace and Company Ltd., Toronto, 1994.

John Shields, “The Capitalist State and Farm Labour Policy” in David Hay and Gurcharn S.Basran (eds.), Rural Sociology in Canada, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1992.

Regulating Labour: The State, Neo- Conservatism and Industrial Relations. Edited by Larry Haiven, Stephen McBride and John Shields Toronto: Garamond Press, 1991.

John Shiga

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Politics and Policy

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jshiga@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6385
Office Location: RCC-382G
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
John Shiga is Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University.  His research and teaching focus on communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts. Professor Shiga earned his B.A. in Mass Communication and Creative Writing at York University and his M.A. in Communication at McGill University. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Communication at Carleton University and was awarded the Carleton University Medal for Outstanding Work at the Doctoral Level. His dissertation analyzed cultural anxieties in law, science and popular culture about the impact of digital and genetic technologies on human identity. While pursuing his Ph.D. at Carleton, he taught courses in digital media, communication law and policy, media theory, and popular culture in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication.  In 2010, Professor Shiga received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University for research on the history of scientific and military attempts to establish communication with nonhuman species. His postdoctoral research led to his current project, which focuses on the development and use of global sonar networks and other underwater surveillance technologies by military, scientific and environmental organizations.

Jeremy Shtern

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: jshtern@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 3301
Office Location: RCC-309
Office Hours: TBA

Catherine Schryer

Field of Study: Media & Culture

Yvonne Singer

Field of Study:YvonneSinger Media & Culture, Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: ysinger@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77411
Office Location: CFA 240
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. English Literature (McGill); M.F.A. (York)

Biography
Professor Singer was born in Budapest, Hungary. She received a BA in English Literature at McGill and an MFA Honours from York University. She also studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Singer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and currently the Graduate Program Director in visual arts. She is a member of the Loop Gallery, a former board member of the Toronto Arts Council and current board member C International Art magazine and the Koffler Centre for the Arts.

Professor Singer is a practising artist with an active national and international exhibition record. Her installation works employ multi-media techniques, often with cryptic texts to articulate cultural and psychological issues of disjuncture and perception. Singer is particularly interested in the intersection of public and private histories. Recent exhibitions include /Signs of life; an intimate portrait of someone I don’t know /, Loop Gallery, Toronto, /The Trouble with Translation/, touring Germany, France and Canada, /Picturing Her: Images of Girlhood, McCord Museum/, Montreal, Quebec,/ Crossroad/, the Visual Art Centre of Clarington, /le stade du miroir/ the Red Head Gallery, /Staging Memory/, Montreal Holocaust Centre, /The Veiled Room/, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany.

Exhibitions to note just in time (or hanging by a thread), Loop Gallery,Toronto/jst wrds, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario / The Game of LIfe; one step forward, 10 steps backwards/ art souterrain, Montreal/The Trouble with Translation/, touring Germany, France and Canada, /Picturing Her: Images of Girlhood, McCord Museum/, Montreal, Quebec/ The Veiled Room/, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany.

Research Interests
Five key research words: memory, history, identity, perception, psychoanalysis

Selected Publications
2013 jst wrds, curator Iga Janik, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ont.

2013 I do, I undo I redo, Identity Project, Curator, Aurelie Collings, Critical Mass: a Centre for Contemporary Art, Port Hope, Ontario

2013 The Game of Life, 1 step forward, 10 steps backwards, art souterrain, Montrea

2012 a fleeting conversation, LED display board, art souterrain and nuit blanche, Montreal

2011 IIIIwawawawant, KWT Contemporary, Toronto

2010 IIIIIwawawawant, neon, convenience gallery, Toronto

2010 Gone Missing, video and neon installation, Loop Gallery, Toronto.

2010 “Yvonne Singer : convenience gallery”, R.M. Vaughan, the Globe and Mai

2010 “Burnt Book” Titles 6, Musée d’art de Joliette, PQ,Titles 7, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie,On

2009 “random objects: random thoughts”, review by Sarah Aranha, C magazine International Contemporary Art, September 2009

2009 Random Objects, Random Thoughts ,curator, Cheryl Sourkes, Akau Gallery, Toronto

2008 Signs of Life an intimate portrait of someone I don’t know, Loop Gallery, Toronto

2008 “Signs of life; an intimate portrait of someone I don’t know,” review by Dan Adler, Artforum online

2007 “The Trouble with Translation” ;15 artist pages, Pro Forma: Language/Text/Visual Art, volume 3, editor Jessica Wyman, published by YYZ Book

David Skinner

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address: skinnerd@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33853
Office Location: TEL Building, Room 3020
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (SFU); M.A. (Concordia); Ph.D. Communication (SFU)

Biography
Professor Skinner joined the Communication Studies Program in the Division of Social Science at York University in July 2002. Before coming to York he was the founding chair of the Bachelor of Journalism at Thompson Rivers University and taught undergraduate communication courses at five Canadian universities. David is currently researching and writing in the fields of media policy, media reform, and independent media in Canada.

Research Interests
Political Economy of Communication, Media and Communications Policy, Alternative and Community Media, Media Democracy

Selected Publications
Books
Kirsten Kozolenko, Patricia Mazepa, and David Skinner (Eds.) (2012) Alternative Media in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press

Gasher, Mike, David Skinner & Rowland Lorimer. (2012) Mass Communication in Canada,
Seventh Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Skinner, David, James Compton, and Mike Gasher (2005) (Eds.), Converging Media, Diverging Interests: A Political Economy of News in the United States and Canada. Lexington Books.

Book Chapters and Articles
Skinner, David, Kathleen Cross, and Robert Hackett. (2014) “Media reform as a Foundation for Better Journalism.” In Deliberation, Diversity and Dollars:  Public Strategies for Journalism. Mike Gasher and Collette Brin (Eds.)  (Under review)

Skinner, David and Gregory Taylor. (2014)“Chapter 2: Digital Media and Public or State-Administered Broadcasters. ” in Johnathan Obar and Gregory Taylor (eds.) Mapping Digital Media: Canada,  Open Society Foundation.

Skinner, David.  (2014) “Media on the Margins?” In Leslie Regan Shade (Ed.). Mediascapes:  New Patterns in Canadian Communication, 4th Ed. Toronto: Thomson Nelson. pp. 344-363.

Skinner, David. (2012) “Sustaining Alternative Media.” In Kirsten Kozolenko, Patricia Mazepa, and David Skinner (Eds.) Alternative Media in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 25-45.

Skinner, David. (2010) “Community Media in Canada.” In John Downing (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, Sage Publications.

Skinner, David, Scott Uzelman, Andrea Langlois, and Frederic Dubois. (2009) “Independent Media Centres in Canada: Three Case Studies.” In Dorothy Kidd, Clemencia Rodriguez, and Laura Stein (Eds.). Making Our Media: Mapping Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere, V.1. Hampton Press.

Skinner, David.(2008) “Broadcasting in Canada.” In David Ward and Anthony McNicholas (Eds.). Television and Public Policy: Change and Continuity in an Era of Liberation. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates, New Jersey. pp. 3-26.

Skinner, David. (2005)  “Divided Loyalties: The Early Development of Canada’s ‘Single’ Broadcasting System.” Journal of Radio Studies. 12 (1) pp. 136-155.

Skinner, David, Mike Gasher, and James Compton. (2001) “Putting Theory to Practice: A Critical Approach to Journalism Studies” Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. Sage Publications, v. 2(3) pp. 341-360.

Dale Smith

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: dmsmith@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 4195
Office Location: JOR-1037
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
My scholarship engages multidisciplinary fields of research in English and Communication, with emphasis on rhetoric, poetics, and performance in public culture.  Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (University of Alabama Press 2012), provides a rhetorical study of poetry as public art used to address issues of war, ecology, race, and civic space in contemporary culture. A recent article in Jacket 2, a publication of the University of Pennsylvania, considers the formal progression of mid-twentieth-century serial poetry in the writing of a postwar American author. My performative scholarship addressing war, memory, and the photography of Chris Jordan appears in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies; an essay on contemporary poetry and democracy in public culture will appear in In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge (Banff Centre Press, 2014). My public advocacy of contemporary writing can be found in venues such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, American Book Review, and Wave Books.

My creative scholarship is represented by Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform 2014), an investigation of the relationships of material culture, literature, the confessional mode in rhetoric and performance, and public memory. A current critical investigation, Statements on the Rhetoric of Poetry, focuses on postwar American literature and democracy with emphasis on the stylistic similarities linking contemporary writing from the Confessional Poetry of the 1960s to Conceptual Poetry today.

Research Interests
My research and teaching interests include rhetoric and poetics, rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric, modernist rhetoric, rhetoric in public culture, rhetoric and performance, visual rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and creative writing.

Joyce Smith

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: j1smith@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6394
Office Location: RCC 149
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Western Ontario); Ph.D. Religious Studies (Natal)

Biography
Professor Smith came to Ryerson in 2001 from the globeandmail.com, where she was features editor and a member of the founding breaking news team. She had previously worked at the Toronto Star as well as freelancing and serving as senior site editor for a commercial web developer. Joyce is the original director of Ryerson’s online journalism program and is serving as interim director of the journalism graduate program for 2008, after which she will be on sabbatical.

In 1994 she was a Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar representing a Canadian/American district while at the University of Natal. Apart from giving her a deep and permanent appreciation for South Africans, media and democracy, her work investigating the coverage of religion surrounding the election of Nelson Mandela resulted in her PhD: “Reporting Religion in a New South Africa.”

She turned her attention to Canadian media shortly after, including a study of national news as a Rockefeller Research Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Study of Religion in 1998-1999. The Pastoral Leadership Project conducted through Duke University’s Divinity School commissioned her to study the media representation of America’s Christian leaders, which yielded a monograph in 2002. With the help of colleague Abby Goodrum and journalism students she is continuing a SSHRC-funded study of Canadian perceptions of religious representation in news media.

Joyce has been a director of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and Online News Association. She was a research director for and a founding member of the Centre for Faith and the Media. She looks forward to hosting the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture at Ryerson in the summer of 2010.

Research Interests
Representation of religion in news media, online news, South African news media.

Selected Publications
“Chapter 11: Public,” Key Words in Religion Media and Culture, ed. David Morgan, London & New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Broadcasts from the Beyond: Canadian television’s representation of religion,” presented at the Sixth International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 14, 2008.

“Dealing with new life from the morgue: A report on key copyright issues in the Canadian news media,” proceedings from the Third International Research Seminar in the series, Political Economy of the Southern African Media, published in Critical Arts: A journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 2006, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp 112-121.

“The Ministry and the Message: What Americans see and read about their leaders,” monograph, Pulpit & Pew project, Durham, N.C.: Duke University 2003, ISBN: 0-9725644-5-4.

“Kenneth Woodward: Journalist as Scholar,” Religious Studies News, American Academy of Religion edition, Spring 2001, pp 16, 27.

Don Snyder

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: dsnyder@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6852
Office Location: VIC-810
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A.(Yale); M.A. Photographic Studies (Goddard College)

Biography
Professor Snyder has an extensive interest in photographic history and curation. Before joining the Ryerson faculty, he held an appointment as the first Curator of Photography at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Massachusetts, where he established the Gallery’s exceptionally active photography exhibition program. At Ryerson, he founded the Ryerson Gallery, an exhibition space in the downtown arts district at 80 Spadina Avenue, and was instrumental in the founding of Function, the School’s annual publication of student work, essays and interviews. He has taught in the Communication and Culture program, and in Ryerson’s graduate programs in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management as well as the Documentary Media MFA program. Particular interests are critical directions in photography and photographic practice since the sesquicentennial year of 1989.

Research Interests
Contemporary Photography / Curation / Critical Writing.

Selected Publications
Contributor to “Proliferation des ecrans /of Screens”, eds. Louise Poissant and Pierre Tremblay, Presses de l’Universite du Quebec in partnership with Ryerson University, 2008.

Current research projects/journals
Epilogue for “Storyteller: Waiting for Words”, by Michael Schreier, to be released fall 2008.

Links to Personal Websites
www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/dsnyder
www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/portfolionine
www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/topographica

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Nell Tenhaaf

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: tenhaaf@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-5187
Office Location: CFA 321
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.F.A. (Concordia); Diploma in Art Education (McGill); M.F.A. (Concordia)

Biography
Professor Tenhaaf is an electronic media artist and writer. She is currently working on Flo’nGlo, two sculptural characters who are having a conversation in low-res video and processed sound, with Toronto-based sound artist John Kamevaar. The work will premiere in the 2005 Images Festival, in April. Professor Tenhaaf has exhibited across Canada, in the U.S. and in Europe. A survey exhibition of fifteen years of her work entitled Fit/Unfit opened in April 2003 and is travelling to several other venues. Tenhaaf’s works created between 1989 and the mid-1990s were aimed at deconstructing the dominance in mainstream biological and biotechnology discourse of DNA as the “master molecule.” The discourses themselves have evolved since then. Later works attempt to represent some of the complex dynamics of life and involve the viewer as one element in a continuous flux, for example in the interactive work called Swell (2003) and in the touch-activated video installation UCBM (You could be me) (1999). Tenhaaf has published numerous reviews and articles that address the cultural implications of biotechnologies and of Artificial Life. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.

Research Interests
Electronic media art, interactivity, human/computer interfaces, artificial life, artificial intelligence, biotechnologies.

Selected Publications
Fit/Unfit: A Survey Exhibition, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, 2004; and at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2003.

Digitized Bodies, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2001 and at the Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, 2002.

UCBM (You could be me), Western Front, interactive installation in Zero Degree Monstrosities event, Vancouver, 2000.

dDNA (d is for dancing), storefront video projection developed on-site, MediaArts, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

“Production and Reproduction” in Judy Malloy, ed., Women, Art and Technology (Cambridge: MIT Press/Leonardo), 2003, pp. 362-375.

“Cybernetic Social Space” in M. Fernandez, F. Wilding, M.M. Wright, eds., Domain Errors!: Cyberfeminist Practices (New York: Autonomedia), 2003, pp. 251-256.

“Perceptions of Self in Art and Intelligent Agents” in K. Dautenhahn, A. Bond, L. Canamero, B. Edmonds eds., Socially Intelligent Agents: Creating relationships with computers and robots (Norwell, Mass: Kluwer Academic Publishers), 2002, pp. 235-242.

“As Art is Lifelike: Evolution, Art, and The Readymade” in Leonardo, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1998, pp. 397-404.

Sophie Thomas

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University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: sthomas@english.ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2677
Office Location: JOR 1041
Office Hours: TBA

Education
BA (SFU), MA (U of T), D.Phil (Oxford).

Biography
Sophie Thomas joined the English Department at Ryerson as an Associate Professor in 2009, after previous posts at the University of Sussex in the UK and the University of Toronto. She teaches courses in the areas of Romanticism, visual culture and critical theory, and is currently serving as Graduate Program Director for the MA in Literatures of Modernity. Her research focuses on the crosscurrents between visual culture and literary texts in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and her 2008 study Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle focuses on a variety of “sites” of seeing, and on the impact of new visual media on the literary and historical imagination. She has published articles on a variety of topics related to Romanticism and visual culture, and is currently undertaking a SSHRC funded research project on objects, collections and museums in the Romantic period: The Romantic Museum: Antiquity, Memory, Modernity.

Research Interests
Romanticism and visual culture; 18th and 19th century visual technologies; word and image; museum history; aesthetics and critical theory.

Selected Publications
“Feather Cloaks and English Collectors: Cook’s Voyages and the Objects of the Museum,” in Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context: From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture,” ed. Ileana Baird and Christina Ionescu (Ashgate, 2013).

“Distraction and Display: The Curiosity Cabinet and the Romantic Museum,” Contemporary Collecting: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things, ed. David Banash and Kevin Moist (Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press, 2013).

“Displaying Egypt: Archaeology, Spectacle, and the Museum in the Early Nineteenth Century,” The Nineteenth Century Archaeological Imagination, ed. Alex Warwick and Martin Willis. Special issue of Journal of Literature and Science 5:1 (Fall, 2012).

“Poetry and Illustration” The Blackwell Companion to Romantic Poetry, ed. Charles Mahoney (Blackwell, 2011).

“The Location of Vacancy: Pompeii and the Panorama,” Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place, ed. Christoph Bode and Jacqueline M. Labbe (Pickering and Chatto, 2010).

“Teaching Romantic Literature with Visual Culture,” Teaching Romanticism, ed. Sharon Ruston and David Higgins (Teaching the New English Series; Palgrave Macmillan with the English Subject Centre, London, 2010).

“Ekphrasis and Terror: Shelley, Medusa, and the Phantasmagoria,” Illustrations, Optics and Objects in Nineteenth Century Literary and Visual Cultures, ed. Luisa Calè and Patrizia Di Bello (Palgrave, 2010).

“‘Things on Holiday’: Collections, Museums, and the Poetics of Unruliness,” European Romantic Review 20:2 (April, 2009).

Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle (New York: Routledge, 2008)
www.routledge.com/books/Romanticism-and-Visuality-isbn9780415961189

Temenuga D. Trifonova

Field of Study: Media & Culture, Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: temenuga@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33582
Office Location: CFT 215
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (American University in Bulgaria); M.A. (Emporia State University); Ph.D. (SUNY Buffalo); M.F.A. (University of California)

Research Interests
Film Theory, Film and Philosophy, Film and Photography, European Cinema, Aesthetics, Theories of Globalization and Identity, Film and Literature, Screenwriting, The Sublime, Medium Specificity, Film Criticism, Film Remakes, Contemporary American Cinema, Translation

Fellowships and Artists Residencies
Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House, France, July 2013

Fondation des Treilles residential study, France, June 2013

Artist in Residence, Pushkinskaya10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2013

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Senior Fellow, 2015

Publications and Conference Presentations
Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (Amsterdam University Press, Film Culture in Transition series, August 2014)

European Film Theory, AFI Film Readers Series (London & New York: Routledge, 2008) The Image in French Philosophy (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2007)

Rewrite (novel), forthcoming in October 2014

Articles in Scholarly Journals and Edited Collections
Invited to contribute an article to a collection on film realist theories, ed. Ian Aitken, Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming in 2014)

“European Film Theory” and “Siegfried Kracauer,” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory (ed. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland), 2013

“From Allegorical Expressionism to Declined National Cinema” in East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema, ed. Todd Herzog and Michael Gott, Edinburgh University Press (Traditions in World Cinema series), forthcoming in 2014

“Neurocinematics: Reading the Brain/Film through the Film/Brain,” forthcoming in Cinema & Cie: International Film Studies Journal, Italy (2014)

“Cinematic Photography,” in 50 years of Chris Markers’ La jetée, forthcoming from Cambridge Scholars Press (2014)

“The Production of Space from the Nouvelle Vague to the Franchise City Film,” Space and Culture, Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2013, 60 – 72

“Agency in the Conspiracy Thriller,” SubStance, October 2012

“Nouvelle Manga and Cinema,” Studies in Comics 3.1, August 2012

“The Twilight of the Index,” Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, No. 2, 2011

“Michael Haneke and the Politics of Film Form” in The Cinema of Michael Haneke: Europe Utopia, ed. Benjamin McCann and David Sorfa, Columbia University Press, 2012

“Film and Skepticism: Stanley Cavell on the Ontology of Film,” Rivista di Estetica #46, (1/2011)

“Between the National and the Transnational: Bulgarian Post-Communist Cinema,” Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Vol 2, Issue 2, July 2011, pp. 211-227

“Pensiero Debole: Weak National Cinema,” Studies in European Cinema 8:1, pp.7-20. August 2011

“The Aesthetics and Politics of the Yakuza Sequel: Seijun Suzuki’s Branded to Kill (1967) and Pistol Opera (2001)” in Genre in Asian Film and Television, eds. Angelina Karpovich and Felicia Chan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Nominated for the SCMS Best Essay in an Edited Collection Award

“Multiple Personality and the Discourse of the Multiple in Hollywood Cinema,” The European Journal of American Culture, volume 29, number 2 (2010)

“Photography and the Unconscious: The Construction of Pathology at the Fin de siècle,” CTheory: Theory beyond the Codes, 9/9/2010

“Cavell on Film and Skepticism,” The Aesthetic Dimensions of Visual Culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, pp. 135-146

“Code Unknown: European Identity in Cinema,” Scope, June 2007

“Stoned on Mars: Home and National Identity in Bulgarian Post-Communist Cinema,” Cineaste, Special Supplement on Balkan Cinema, June 2007, Ed. Dina Iordanova (invited contribution)

Conference Papers
“Neurocinematics,” NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) annual conference, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, June 19-21, 2014

“Reading the Brain/Film through the Film/Brain,” Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Glasgow, July 2-4, 2014

“Facts and Values in Neuroaesthetics and Neurocinematics,” 6th Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Florence-Villa Finaly, June 24-28, 2014

“The Writer’s Screenplay and the Writer/Director’s Screenplay: A Comparative Analysis,” 7th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference, HFF, Potsdam Babelsberg, Germany, October 16-18, 2014

“Bulgarian Cinema: From Allegorical Expressionism to Declined National Cinema,” British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, April 5-7, 2014, University of Cambridge

“Cinematic Photography: On Gregory Crewdson’s Photography,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, March 19-23, 2014

“Cityscape as Character,” SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies), Chicago, March 5-10, 2013

“Cinematic Photography,” International Conference on Photography and Cinema: 50 Years of Chris Marker’s La Jetee, Lisbon, Portugal, November 27-28, 2012

“The Origins of Romantic Theories of Art in Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man,” Romanticism and Philosophy: An International Conference, University of Lille 3, France, 27-29 September, 2012

“The Twilight of the Index,” ACLA 2012, Brown University, March 29-April 2, 2012

“Bulgarian Post-communist Cinema,” FSAC, Congress 2011, Fredericton, NB, June 2-4, 2011

“Archiving Time in the Post-Medium Condition,” XVIII Convegno Internazionale di Studi sul Cinema, Udine, Italy, April 5 – 7, 2011

“Agency in the Conspiracy Thriller,” The New Hollywood Thriller Aesthetic, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2011

“The Production of Urban Space from the Nouvelle Vague to the Franchise City Film,” Urban Mediations, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-27, 2010

“Pensiero Debole: What Is ‘Weak National Cinema’?” Representation Now, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain, April 16-17, 2010

“The Disappearing Image: Cinema and Skepticism,” Aesthetic Dimensions of Visual Culture, Prague, Czech Republic, October 20-22, 2009

“The Therapeutic Discourse of the Hollywood Multiple Film”, Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary Narrative in English, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, March 25-28, 2009

“The Genrification of Madness in Hollywood and Italian Cinema”, AATI conference, Taormina, Italy, May 22-24, 2008

“Kracauer’s Film Theory: The Aestheticization of Physical Reality,” Rethinking Film Theory Panel, SCMS conference, Chicago, March 8-11, 2007

Films and Screenplays
Man of Glass (fiction, 2012, 59 min), winner of the Cinematic Vision Award at the 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival; the film was screened at the Deboshir International Festival of Independent Cinema in St. Petersburg, Russia (December 19-22, 2013) as part of the Canada in Focus program.

Against Nature, feature script, semi-finalist in the 2010 British Feature Screenplay Competition; shortlisted for the Courage and Fortitude Award in the 2010 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest; the screenplay was optioned by TCB Films (Montreal)

Creative Work
Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 – script development for the film Man of Glass

Solo Photography Exhibition at 2186 Dundas Gallery, Toronto, February 27 – March 12, 2014

Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov in Hollywood, International Artist Residency at Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center, St.Petersburg, Russia, May 1- May 31, 2013 (solo photography exhibition: May 18-30, 2013)

Participant in the quadriART exhibition at EAGL gallery Berlin, February 2 to March 22,2013.

Theater am Tisch, Writer for the experimental theater project ALTBAU, Berlin, April and October 2013

8 x 8 Photography Exhibit, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh

Noir (digital video, 8min), International Documentary Challenge 2010

Finalist for the World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship, 2009

Art Square Gallery, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, May 1-30, 2009

Elizabeth Anne Trott

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: etrott@ryerson.ca
Phone Number:
Office Location:
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); B.Ed., OSSTC (Toronto); M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. Philosophy (Waterloo)

Biography
Teaching and Current Interests: Betty teaches undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, a undergraduate course to the students in Architecture and a graduate course for Communication and Culture. At present she is teaching the philosophy of Human Nature and preparing a paper on idealism and the self for future conference at Oxford. Research interests include metaphysics, aesthetics and design, education and Canadian philosophy.

Research Interests
Canadian philosophy; philosophy of education; philosophy of art and design; multiculturalism; metaphysics; culture.

Selected Publications
Books
1981 The Faces of Reason, An Essay on Philosophy and Culture in English-Speaking Canada, 1850-1950. Leslie Armour and Elizabeth Trott. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 548. Reprint 1995, 1998.

Papers in Refereed Journals (selected) 
2012 ” Freedom of Speech and Political Correctness,” Science and Esprit, 64/2, 179-192.

2011 “The Evolving Absolute,” Science and Esprit, 63/1, 1-18.

2007 “Saving the Wilderness: When Beauty is Not Enough.” Maritain Studies,Vol. XXIII, 53-63.

2006 “T. H. Green, Democracy and Education”, co author Darin Nesbitt, Paideusis, Vol.15, no. 2, 61-78.

2002 “Permanence, Change and Standards of Excellence in Design,” Design Studies May, Vol. 23, no. 3, 321-331.

2001 “Western Mindscapes: A Philosophical Challenge,” The American Review of Canadian Studies, Winter, No. 4, 639-649.

Chapters in books (selected)
2010 “Is the Absolute Obsolete, Idealism in Transition in the Philosophy of Leslie Armour,” Anglo American Idealism, Ideas and Thinkers, Eds. James Connelly& Stamatoula Panagakou, Peter Lang Press, 35-52.

2009 “ John Watson and the Foundations and Applications of Moral Philosophy” The Moral, Social and Political Philosophy of the British Idealists, ed. William Sweet, Imprint Academic Press, 269-288.

2008 “Bosanquet, Aesthetics, and Education: Warding Off Stupidity with Art.” Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism, ed., William Sweet, University of Toronto Press, 113-126.

2004 “Designing Metaphysics,”.Approaches to Metaphysics, ed., William Sweet, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 317-326.

Monique Tschofen

Field of Study:MoniqueTschofen Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: monique.tschofen@ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext.6137
Office Location: JOR 1005
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A.; Ph.D. Comparative Literature and Film Studies (Alberta)

Biography
Professor Tschofen joined Ryerson in 1999 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English after teaching at Athabasca University and the University of Alberta. She has been a visiting researcher at NYU, Harvard, and Columbia, and was nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair at Athabasca University. Her publications in the areas of new media, visual culture, Canadian studies, and globalization include textbooks on film and literature, literature and multimedia, and literary hypertext as well as edited collections of essays on Canadian writers and filmmaker Atom Egoyan. She is active in a number of associations, including the International American Studies Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and the Film Studies Association of Canada. Monique Tschofen’s poetry has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, The Fiddlehead, the New Delta Review, and the White Wall Review.

Research Interests
English and French Canadian Literature and Film; Postcoloniality; Interarts Relations; Visual Culture; Violence in Representation.

Current Research
Monique Tschofen is currently working on a project about violence in the early Canadian “torture narrative,” and continues to write about the relationships between verbal and visual arts, most recently in a study of Anne Carson and Betty Goodwin.

Selected Publications
My Life Without Me. Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Eds. Sabine Haenni, John White, Sarah Barrow. London: Routledge, 2014.

The Adjustor. Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Eds. Sabine Haenni, John White, Sarah Barrow. London: Routledge, 2014.

Drawing Out A New Image of Thought: Anne Carson’s Radical Ekphrasis. Word and Image 29.2 (2013): 233- 243.

‘Agents of Aggressive Order': Letters, Hands, and the Grasping Power of Teeth in the Early Canadian Torture Narrative.” MediaTropes 1.1 (2008): 19-41.

Speaking A/Part: Modalities of Translation in Atom Egoyan’s Work.” London Journal of Canadian Studies 21 (2005/6): 29-48.

Tschofen, Monique and Jennifer Burwell, eds. Image and Territory: Essays on Atom Egoyan. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

“Leading the Blind: Visuality in Robert Lepage’s Le Confessionale.” 24 Frames. Ed. Jerry White. Wallflower Press, 2005.

“‘First I must tell about seeing'”: (De)monstrations of Visuality and the Dynamics of Metaphor in Carson’s Autobiography of

Tschofen, Monique, ed. Kristjana Gunnars: Essays on her Works. Toronto: Guernica Press. 2004.

“Vision and Revision in Anne Carson.” FN:Function. 2002.

“Repetition, Compulsion and Representation in Atom Egoyan’s Films.” North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema: 1980 to 2000. Eds. William Beard and Gerald White. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002. 166-183.

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Leah Vosko

Field of Study: Politics and Policy

University: York University
E-Mail Address:  lvosko@yorku.ca
Phone Number:  (416) 736-2100 ext. 33157
Office Location: 618 Kaneff Tower
Office Hours: By appointment

Education
B.A. (Trent); M.A. (Simon Fraser); Ph.D. (York)

Biography
Leah F. Vosko is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Political Economy of Gender &Work at York University where she teaches courses on public policy, women and politics, and labour and employment and conducts research on labour market insecurity in Canada in international context.  She is the author and editor of numerous scholarly books, volumes and articles.

Her latest book, Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment (2010), is published with Oxford University Press, UK and her recent co-edited collection, Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity, published by McGill-Queen’s University press, appeared in Spring 2014. Professor Vosko’s current research focuses partly on access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers. She is also Principal Investigator of “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs,” a SSHRC Partnership Grant concerned with employment standards enforcement, and three research and teaching databases funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation – the Gender and Work Database (GWD), the  Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), and the Global Employment Standards Database (GESD).

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Stephanie Walsh-Matthews

Field of Study: Media & Culture

University: Ryerson University
E-Mail Address: swalsh@arts.ryerson.ca
Phone Number: (416) 979-5000 ext: 7357
Office Location: JOR-117
Office Hours: TBA

Biography
Professor Walsh Matthews joined Ryerson and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in 2007. She earned her B.A. in Lettres françaises at the University of Ottawa, then achieved a Specialist Degree in Semiotics and Communication Theory at Victoria College (University of Toronto) followed by an Interdisciplinary and Collaborative M.A. in Semiotics. Pursuing her studies in French Literature, she completed an M.A. in French Studies at St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. at the Department of French Studies, University of Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation, “Le Réalisme magique dans la littérature contemporaine québécoise” uses genre and sociocritical theories and approaches.

Dr. Walsh Matthews has been Program Director for ACS since 2011.  She teaches ACS 106, Introduction to Language, a first-year course that introduces students to the fundamental nature of language and communication and ACS 500, Ideas that Shape the World V, presenting students to concepts such as postcolonialism, postmodernity, and other post-war cultural theories. She also teaches courses on semiotics, French Caribbean literature, translation, and Franco-Canadian literature and culture. She is an Executive Member of the Semiotic Society of America, and is the author of several chapters and articles on magical realism, published both in Canada and abroad. She also publishes articles in semiotic journals and is leading a research consortium on Robotics and ASD.

Wendy Wong

Field of Study: Technology in Practice

University: York University
E-Mail Address: wsywong@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 55885
Office Location: TEL Building 4008
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design); M.A. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design); Ph.D. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design)

Biography
Wendy Siuyi Wong teaches in the Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. Dr. Wong is the author of Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua (2002) published by Princeton Architectural Press. She has published 4 books for Chinese readers funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Her articles appeared in Design Issues, Journal of Design History, Journal of Popular Culture, International Journal of Comic Art, Journal of Gender Studies, Mass Communication and Society, and Graphis Magazine. She served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1999 to 2000, and was the 2000 Lubalin Curatorial Fellow at the Cooper Union School of Art, where she curated an exhibit entitled “Chinese Graphic Design towards the International Sphere.” Wong is the recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Grant, an affiliate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, in 1998. She is the recipient of SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2004) for her research on the history of Chinese graphic design.

Research Interests
Design culture; Chinese graphic design history; poster design

Selected Publications
Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Globalizing Manga: From Japan to Hong Kong and beyond. Mechademia: A Journal for Anime, Manga and the Fan Arts, Issue 1. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Forthcoming).

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. (2005). Political Ideology in Hong Kong’s Public Service Announcements. In Kara K.W. Chan (Ed.), Advertising and Hong Kong Society (pp. 55-76). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. (2005). Design Identity of Hong Kong: Colonization, De-colonization, and Re-colonization. The 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design Conference Proceedings (CD-Rom). Bremen: University of the Arts.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. (2002). Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. (2001). Detachment & Reunification: A Chinese Graphic Design History in Greater China since 1979. Design Issues, Vol. 17(4): 51-71.

Selected Conference Presentations
Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Contemporary Design in China: The Road to Modernity and Commercialization. WonderGround – 2006 Design Research Society International Conference. Lisbon Portugal. November 1-4, 2006.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi, & Albert Ng. Professional Accreditation and Graphic Design Education: The Experience of Canada. By Design: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Issues of Design Education, Business and Material Culture. Toronto, O.N., Canada. October 12-15, 2005.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Playing with Heritage: Semiotics and Cultural Analysis of the Online Mahjong Game in the Global Environment. The Digital Games Research Association’s Second International Conference. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. June 16-20, 2005.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Design Identity of Hong Kong: Colonization, De-colonization, and Re-colonization. The 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany. March 2005.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Torn between Tradition and Modernity: The Future of Design Education Directions of China. International Conference on Design Education: Tradition and Modernity. National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India. March 2005.

Wong, Wendy Siuyi. An Investigation of Research Frameworks for the Study of Chinese Graphic Design History. The 4th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies. Guadalajara, Mexico. November 2004.

Link to personal website: www.yorku.ca/wsywong/homepage/teaching.htm

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Joyce Zemans

Field of Study:JoyceZemans Politics and Policy

University: York University University Professor Emeritus
E-Mail Address: jzemans@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77905
Office Location: Shulich N318
Office Hours: TBA

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. Art History (Toronto)

Honorary doctorates: University of Waterloo, the Nova Scotia of Art and Design, and Concordia University; Honorary Fellow of the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Biography
Professor Zemans is University Professor at York University and a member of the Order of Canada. She is the recipient of the Canadian Conference of the Arts’ Diplome d’honneur and the Queen’s Silver and Golden Jubilee Awards for her contribution to the arts and culture in Canada.

Zemans is the director of the MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration in the Schulich School of Business. From 1988 to 1992, she was the Director of the Canada Council for the Arts. She served as the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University (1985-88). From 1966 and 1975 she taught Art History at the Ontario College of Art, where she also served as Chair of the Department of Art History and of the Liberal Arts Studies. Prof. Zemans came to York in 1975 when she was appointed Chair of the Visual Arts Department (1975-81). She has also served as Acting Director of the Graduate Program in Art History (1994-95) and developed the Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies. She held the Robarts Chair in Canadian Studies (1995-96) and served as Acting Director of the MBA Program in Non-Profit Management and Leadership (2000-01; 2008-09).

She currently serves as a member of the board of the Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University, the Advisory Boards of the Toronto Arts Council, the University of Toronto Art Centre and the Theatre Museum of Canada. Professor Zemans’ research focuses on art history, museum and gallery practice (including curatorial work), and cultural policy with specific reference to the Canadian experience.

Zemans’ art historical research has focused on early twentieth century Canadian art with special reference to the development of abstraction in Canada and the work of Canadian women artists. Recent art history and museum studies publications include “Where are the Women? Updating the Ac/Count,” RACAR, Fall 2013, Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2013, forthcoming, OMIT forthcoming, with Amy Wallace (Note: this article is the result of several years of research updating the findings of “A Tale of Three Women : The Visual Arts in Canada / A Current Account/ing,”RACAR, vol. XXV, 1998 published 2001); “Making Painting Real: Abstract Painting in English Canada” in The Visual Arts in Canada, Oxford Press, 2010; “The Links: Meditations on the Human Condition,” in Sorel Etrog, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery and the Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2009. Museums After Modernism: Strategies of Engagement, Co-Editor with Griselda Pollock, London, Blackwells, 2007; “What Would the Group of Seven Say?” and “Establishing the Canon: Nationhood, Identity, and the National Gallery’s First Reproductions Programme of Canadian Art,” in Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, John O’Brian and Peter White, eds. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007”; The Canon Unbound,” The Journal of Canadian Art History, Vol. XXV/2004; The Revenants: Long Shadows: The Paintings of Tony Urquhart, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, 2002; and “Envisioning Nation: The Sampson-Matthews Project in the Post-War Years,” The Journal of Canadian Art History, Vol. XXI/1 & 2, 2000 (published 2001).

In the field of cultural policy recent publications include: “A Hundred Musicians: Youth Arts Policy in Canada, in Robin Wright and John Lindsay, eds. Art Programs for Positive Youth Development in Low-Income Communities. Wilfred Laurier Press, (forthcoming ); “Policies and programs of support for senior artists” IFACCA: D’Art Research report, D’Art Topics in Arts Policy, no. 28, December 2007 (www.ifacca.org/topic/models-of-support-for-senior-artists/);
“Advancing Cultural Diversity Globally: The Role of Civil Society Movements,” Global Flows, Dissent and Diversity: The New Agenda, Montreal, May, 2004, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies (www.robarts.yorku.ca/; “Overview of the Arts and Cultural Sectors in Canada, International Cultural Policy: The Canadian Case, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo [in Japanese] 2002; “When Will Tomorrow Begin? The Chretien Era: An Assessment,” Canada Watch, Vol. 9. Nos 3-4, (February 2004);
“Canadian Cultural Policy in a Globalized World: A Canadian Case Study,” International Cultural Policy Forum, organized by the Cultural Council of Berlin, Dec 12 -14, 2002, Berlin. Current research includes “Canada: The Culture of Public Diplomacy” book chapter, (forthcoming, 2012).

Zemans is a member of the editorial advisory committees of The Journal of Arts Management and the Law, Washington, D.C. and The Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, University of South Australia.

Research Interests
Twentieth century Canadian art with a special focus on the art of women; cultural policy (Canadian and comparative); curatorial practice and arts administration. She has written a series of articles examining the role of reproductions in framing the notion of Canadian art for the Journal of Canadian Art History as well as curating exhibitions on the work of women artists and is the author and co-author of two key articles in RACAR examining the status of Canadian women artists.

Selected Publications 
“International Cultural Relations: Canada Odd Man Out,” In Margaret Wyszomirski (Editor), Barnett Symposium, Spring 2012, (publication forthcoming on international comparisons to cultural engagement).

Making Painting Real: Abstract Painting in English Canada” The Visual Arts in Canada, Oxford Press, 2010.

“Establishing the Canon: Nationhood, Identity, and the National Gallery’s First Reproductions Programme of Canadian Art,” in Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, John O’Brian and Peter White, eds. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.

Museums After Modernism: Strategies of Engagement, Co-Editor with Griselda Pollock, London, Blackwells, 2007.

“The Canon Unbound,” The Journal of Canadian Art History, Vol. XXV/2004: 150-179.

Making Change: A History of the Laidlaw Foundation, Co-Editor with Nathan Gilbert, ECW Press, Toronto, 2001.

“Envisioning Nation: The Sampson-Matthews Projec tin the Post-War Years,” The Journal of Canadian Art History, Vol. XXI/1 & 2, 200 (published 2001): 96-140.

Les Revenants: Long Shadows: The Art of Tony Urquhart, University of Waterloo, (2002) Comparing Cultural Policy: A Study of Japan and the United States, (Co-editor and author), AltaMira/Sage, (1999).

“Japan and the United States: a comparative cultural policy analysis,” in A Comparative View of Japanese and American Cultural Policy, (eds. Joyce Zemans and Archie Kleingartner, Sage Press, 1999), pp. 30-59.

Where is Here? Canadian Cultural Policy in a Globalized Environment, Robarts Centre (1996).

Michael Zryd

Field of Study:MichaelZryd Media & Culture

University: York University
E-Mail Address: zryd@yorku.ca
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100, ext. 22173
Office Location: 236 C.F.T
Office Hours: by appointment

Education
B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (NYU); Ph.D. (NYU)

Biography
Professor Zryd is an Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies. Current major research projects include a conceptual reconstruction of Hollis Frampton’s Magellan and an institutional study of the development of cinema and media studies in Canada and the United States (1960s-present). Zryd has curated or co-curated Hollis Frampton Magellan retrospectives in Toronto, New York, Karlsruhe, and London, and has lectured in Canada, United States, Germany, Spain, UK, and Argentina.

Zryd co-founded, with Prof. Robin Blaetz (Mt Holyoke College), the Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group www.cmstudies.org/?page=groups_experimental at SCMS www.cmstudies.org/, and, with Prof. Sharon Hayashi (York University), the Toronto Film Seminar torontofilmseminar.wordpress.com/. He has served as the archivist of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and on the SCMS Board of Directors 2008-11; as President of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) 2005-06; and as Chair of the board of directors of the Images Festival 2004-05.

At York, Professor Zryd has taught courses on film history, theory and aesthetics; methodology, experimental film and media, American cinema, early cinema, and the musical. In 2011, he was awarded the Faculty of Fine Arts Senior Faculty Teaching Award.

Research Interests
experimental and avant-garde cinema and media, including video art and installation
Hollis Frampton’s Magellan project (1972-1980)
Experimental media artists Craig Baldwin, Su Freidrich, Philip Hoffman, Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas, Midi Onodera, Ruth Ozeki, Michael Snow, Stan VanDerBeek, Joyce Wieland
history of cinema and media studies as a discipline
media in higher education
documentary film theory
American genre cinema
American populism in film and media
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Selected Publications
“Magellan” [DVD essay]. In A Hollis Frampton Odyssey. New York: Criterion Collection, 2012.

“’The Rise of A Film Generation’: Film Culture and Cinephilia.” In Blackwell History of American Cinema. Eds. Roy Grundmann, Cindy Lucia, and Art Simon. Blackwell Press, 2012.

“Experimental Film as Useless Cinema.” In Useful Cinema, edited by Charles Acland and Haidee Wasson, 315-336. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2011.

With Haidee Wasson. “Roundtable: History of Canadian Film Studies.” Ciné-Forum section. Canadian Journal of Film Studies 20, no. 1 (2011): 117-137.

“Stan VanDerBeek: From Classroom to Artist in Residence to the World.” In Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom, 108-116. Houston: Contemporary Art Museum and Cambridge: MIT List Visual Center, 2011.

“Professor Ken.” In Optic Antics: Ken Jacobs, edited by Michele Pierson, David James and Paul Arthur, 249-261. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Experimental Film and the Development of Film Study in America.” In Inventing Film Studies, edited by Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson, 182-216. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

“Hollis Frampton’s Magellan.” In Buffalo Heads: Media Study, Media Practice, Media Pioneers: 1973-1990. Karlsruhe: ZKM and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

“A Movie A Day and other Film Calendars.” [DVD essay]. Midi Onodera Collected Works. 2008.

“Avant-Garde Films: Teaching Wavelength.” Cinema Journal 47, no.1, In Focus section, “Teaching Difficult Films, 2007.

“Poetry and Process: Three Films by Philip Hoffman.” [DVD essay] Spotlight Series: Philip Hoffman. Toronto: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, 2007.

“The Academy and the Avant-Garde: A Relationship of Dependence and Resistance.” Cinema Journal 45, no. 2, February 2006, 17-42.

With Nicola Galombik. “The Brig: The Paradox Of Resistance and Recuperation.” CineAction 69 (2006): 40-49.

“History and Ambivalence in Hollis Frampton’s Magellan.” October 109 (Summer 2004): 119-142.

“Found Footage Film as Discursive Metahistory: Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 99.” [revised English version of essay first published in Montage/av 11.1]. The Moving Image 3.2 (Fall 2003): 40-61.

“Hybrid as Allegory.” In The Films of Jack Chambers, edited by Kathryn Elder, 59-65. Cinematheque Ontario Monographs Series. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2002.

“A Report on Canadian Experimental Film Institutions 1980-2000.” In North of Everything: English Canadian Cinema Since 1980, edited by William Beard and Jerry White, 392-401. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002.

“Ironic Identity Frames and the Autobiographical Documentary: Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury’s Halving the Bones (1995) and My Year of Meats (1998).” Literary Research/Recherche littéraire 18.35 (Spring Summer 2001): 120-132.

With Brian Wall. “Vampire Dialectics: Knowledge, Institutions and Labour.” In Reading the Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Critical Companion to Buffy and Angel, edited by Roz Kaveney, 53-77. London & New York: Taurus Parke, 2001.

“Deception and Ethics in ?O, Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film).” In Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman, edited by Karyn Sandlos and Michael Hoolboom, 42-55. Toronto: Images Festival of Independent Film & Video and Insomniac Press, 2001.

“Scale.” Public 19/20 (2000): 57-59 (in vol. 2 of special issue entitled “Lexicon: 20th Century A.D.).

“‘There Are Many Joyces’: The Critical Reception of the Films of Joyce Wieland.” In The Films of Joyce Wieland, edited by Kathryn Elder, 195-212. Cinematheque Ontario Monographs Series, no. 3. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival Group, 1999.