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

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | Z |

 NameStreamDepartmentAreas of Expertise

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Gene AllenTechnology in PracticeJournalism (Ryerson)Media history; the history of journalism; the evolution of news; news agencies; news and national identity; the popularization of history in film and television.
Shana AlmeidaPolitics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Anti-racism; immigration; employment; recreation; public health; civic engagement; poverty and housing.
Natalie AlvarezMedia & CultureSchool of Performance (Ryerson)Immersive performance in the public sphere; performance and scenario-based pedagogy; contemporary performance; Latina/o-Canadian theatre; performance activism; and performance theory.
Sedef Arat-KoçPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)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.

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Steve BaileyMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Cinema; Critical theory; Cultural studies; Philosophy of technology.
Ian G Balfour (Professor Emeritus)Media & CultureEnglish (York)Romantic poetry and prose; contemporary theory and criticism; 18th-century literature; 18th-century philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language).
Ben BarryMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)Fashion; women's studies; women's fashion; men's fashion; modelling; advertising; fashion advertising; marketing; fashion imagery; body image; policy; cross-cultural consumer attitudes.
Tuna BaskoyPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)Research methods; statistics and computer applications; comparative public policy and administration (especially competition/antitrust and telecommunication policies); theories of capitalist market competition; political economy of European integration; e-government; e-democracy.
Sylvia BawaPolitics & PolicySociology (York)International Political Economy; Postcoloniality and discourses of women's rights and empowerment; Human Rights; Gender and Development; Postcolonial and Transnational feminisms.
Shannon M BellPolitics & Policy; Technology in PracticePolitics (York)Extremes in art (especially bio- and hybrid-art); shooting theory (videoing-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger's stillness, Husserl’s epoché, Bataille's waste, Weil's attention, Deleuze's deterritorialization, Virilio's vision machine and accident).
Jody D. BerlandMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeHumanities (York)Cultural theory; Canadian communication theory; cultural studies of nature; science; technology and the environment; music and the media; space and place.
Marni BinderMedia & CultureEarly Childhood Studies (Ryerson)Children and youth; Education; Creativity; art education; holism.
Art BlakeMedia & Culture History (Ryerson)North America; U.S. 20th-century cultural history; urban history; sound studies.
Alan Blum (Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar)Media & CultureSociology (York)Medical Humanities; Culture of the City; Sociology of Knowledge; Theorizing Everyday Life; The Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real registers of Social Life and Phenomena.
Marusya BociurkiwMedia & CultureRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Canadian television; affect theory; nationalist discourses; community cable; media activism; sexuality & gender studies.
Robert M J BowmanMedia & CultureMusic (York)Popular music studies; history of popular music; writer; broadcaster; and performer in many musical genres.
Jason BoydMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeEnglish (Ryerson)Digital innovation and scholarly practice; work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literacy; critical code studies; computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts; and ‘digital lives’ in its broadest sense.
Marta BraunTechnology in PracticeImage Arts (Ryerson)History of photography; chronophotography; early cinema; technology.
Jean BruceMedia & CultureCommunication and Design (Ryerson)Advertising; cinema; feminism; visual culture; television; melodrama; ethnography.
Jennifer BurwellMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Contemporary feminist science fiction; utopian writing and thought—from feminist theory to postmodern theory to critical Marxism; “bio-art”; biosemiotics.

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Darcey CallisonMedia & CultureDance (York)Choreography; dance dramaturgy; popular culture and dance; performance studies and gender (masculinity).
Miranda CampbellMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Youth culture; labour; creative industries; cultural policy; political economy; community arts; critical pedagogy; gender studies.
John CaruanaMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Phenomenology; Frankfurt School; psychoanalysis; post-structuralism; European cinema; theories of the sacred.
Mark J. CauchiMedia & CultureHumanities (York)19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy and social theory; intersections of religious and secular thought and culture; theories of the secular and postsecular; intersections of philosophy and the arts (literature, visual art, and film).
David CecchettoMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeHumanities (York)Critical theory; digital humanities; new media; philosophy of technology; sound studies.
Eliza ChandlerTechnology in PracticeDisability Studies (Ryerson)Disability Studies; disability arts and culture; social action and activism; accessible curatorial practices.
David CiavattaMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Kant and 19th-century continental philosophy (especially Hegel and Marx); phenomenology and existentialism; social and political philosophy; philosophy of action.
Susan CodyMedia & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Text analysis; scholarship of pedagogy; genre theory; and seventeenth-century Dutch history; society & culture; and art.
Marianella ColletteMedia & CultureLanguages; Literatures & Cultures (Ryerson)Latin American contemporary literature.
Rosemary J. CoombeMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyAnthropology; Social Science (York)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.
Natalie H. CoulterMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Communications; children and youth; gender and communications; consumer culture; critical technology studies.
Stéphane CoutureTechnology in PracticeSchool of Translation (Glendon College)Values in Technological Design; Sociology of Technology; Digital Cultures and Policies; Internet Governance; Software and Code Studies.
Wendy CukierTechnology in PracticeEntrepreneurship & Strategy (Ryerson)Technology strategy and decision making; regulation and policy; vertical market applications (especially government, policing, health, education, non-profits); technology enabled learning; government relations; advocacy and social marketing and the role of IT; critical theory and IT; gender; diversity and IT.

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Charles DavisPolitics & Policy; Technology in PracticeCommunication and Design (Ryerson)IT; media, and creative industries; new firm formation; internationalization, and product and service innovation practices; innovation and industrial policy; consumer behaviour with respect to digital technologies and services; work practices and occupations in creative industries; management practices in media industries.
Nancy Viva Davis HalifaxMedia & CultureHealth Policy & Management (York)Disability; education healthcare; social exclusion; structural violence; homelessness; public and community spaces; and arts-based research.
Colleen DerkatchMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Critical theory; Cultural studies; Science and technology studies; rhetoric.
Kevin Leslie DowlerMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Cultural policy in Canada and Europe; art and the city; aesthetics and popular culture; history of communications.
Daniel DrachePolitics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)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; the thought and influence of Harold Innis, Jürgen Habermas and Hannah Arendt.
Susan DriverMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Gender issues; women; sexuality.
Louis-Étienne DuboisMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Collaborative and innovation processes; management practices in the creative industries; gaming and performance arts industries.

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R. Bruce ElderTechnology in PracticeFilm Studies (Ryerson)Cinema; Cultural studies; Embodiment; Philosophy of technology; Visual culture.
Greg ElmerMedia & Culture, Technology in Practice, Politics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Documentary; Media history; New media; Political economy; Surveillance studies.
Barbara EvansTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Documentary; Film; Women; History; Politics.

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Seth Feldman (Professor Emeritus)Technology in PracticeFilm (York)Film; radio.
Deborah FelsTechnology in PracticeInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Inclusive design; inclusive media; accessibility; human-computer interaction; digital media; people with disabilities; inclusive gaming; design for older people.
Marco FiolaMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures & Cultures (Ryerson)Intercultural communication; language and gender; translator subjectivity.
Caitlin FisherMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Augmented reality; digital storytelling; hypermedia fiction and documentary; feminist theory; archives and collecting; locative media.
Jennifer FisherMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Contemporary art; curatorial practice; display culture; the aesthetics of the non-visual senses.
Blake FitzpatrickTechnology in PracticeImage Arts (Ryerson)Photographic representation of the nuclear era; visual responses to contemporary militarism; disaster in contemporary landscape photography.
Frederick James Fletcher (Professor Emeritus)Politics and PolicyPolitics (York)Political communication; social advocacy; communication and public policy; communication policy.
Sarah FlickerPolitics & PolicyEnvironmental Studies (York)Adolescent Health; Community based participatory research; HIV/AIDS; Community Development.
Mary Fogarty WoehrelMedia & CultureDance Studies (York)Breaking and hip-hop culture; sociology of movement.
James Scott Forsyth (Professor Emeritus)Media & CulturePolitics (York)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.
Estee FrescoMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Sport media; promotional culture; Canadian identity; citizenship; Indigenous-Settler relations; ageing.
May FriedmanMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicySocial Work (Ryerson)Embodiment; Feminism; New media; Women's studies; Fat studies; motherhood studies.
Doreen FumiaMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicySociology (Ryerson)Sexual citizenship; queer geography and local neighbourhoods; queer identities; queer pedagogy; lesbian mothers; anti-poverty organizing; precarious employment; lesbians and aging; equity in education.

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Irene GammelMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Modernism; modern literature and culture; avant-garde; visual culture; life writing and auto/biography; Dada and Surrealism; New York Modern; theories of urban space; ecocriticism; curating; performance art; feminist theory; gender and sexuality theory; body theory; salon culture and theory; digital archiving; World War I; trauma narratives.
David GauntlettMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeCreative Industries (Ryerson)Creative processes; self-initiated everyday creativity; cultures of making and exchanging.
Donald J. Gillies (Professor Emeritus)Media & Culture, Politics & PolicyImage Arts (Ryerson)The Toronto School of Communication; Marshall McLuhan; history of media and communications; history of telecommunications; the communications industry; communications policy; international communications and development; media ecology; media ecology in Gaelic culture.
Jacqui GingrasMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Nutrition communication; subjectivity and performativity; pedagogy and epistemology; autoethnography and phenomenology; social health movements; health activism; healthism; weight stigma; sociology of work/health professions.
Jay GouldingMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Cultural studies, Linguistics, hermeneutics, phenomenology, Chinese/Japanese Philosophy.
Michael GreyeyesMedia & CultureTheatre Studies (York)Theatre; physical performance; devised theatre; practiced-based research to create live performance; exploring dance; opera; music, design and the spoken word.
Anatoliy GruzdMedia & Culture, Technology in Practice, Politics & PolicyInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Digital humanities; Digital life; New media; Privacy; Online Social Networks

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Ratiba Hadj-MoussaMedia & CultureSociology (York)Sociology of culture; political sociology; non-Western mediascapes; secularism and Islam in the West and in Islam-majority societies; marginalized forms of protest.

Jan Hadlaw
Technology in Practice, Media & CultureDesign (York)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.

Mark Hayward
Technology in Practice, Media & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Television studies; cultural policy and technology; economics in popular culture; philosophy of technology.
Robert J. HeynenMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)Surveillance studies; visual culture; media history (esp. photography and film); Marxist cultural theory; critical theories of race and gender; aesthetics and politics.
Shelley Hornstein (Professor Emerita)Media & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Architecture; place; urban culture; 19th and 20th century cultures; contemporary visual culture.
Anna HudsonMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Postcolonial art of the Americas; contemporary art of the Arctic; museology; the art market and the business of culture; sex and gender in the representation of beauty and the social order; humanism in 20th century Canadian art.

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Susan IngramMedia & CultureHumanities (York)European film; fashion; biography and autobiography; comparative literature; translation studies.

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Jenna JacobsonMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeRetail Management (Ryerson)New media; Privacy; Social media; Influencers; Gender; Branding.
Lorraine Janzen KooistraMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Archives and collections; Cultural studies; Digital humanities; Gender studies; Visual culture.

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Carolyn KaneMedia & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)History and philosophy of technology; digital aesthetics; visual studies; electronic media.
Kathleen Kellet-BetsosMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures & Cultures (Ryerson)Franco-Canadian minority literatures and cultures; immigrant voices in Canadian literature; feminist critical theory, narratology and literary detective fiction.
Andreas KitzmannMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Culture and technology; new media and society; digital culture; critical theory; cultural studies.
Mustafa KoçPolitics & PolicySociology (Ryerson)Food studies; food writing; food on the web; food and films; cook books and national cuisines; ethnic and diasporic food cultures and identity; policy studies; food and agricultural policy; immigration policy; cultural studies; globalization and impacts of restructuring; global population movements and diasporas.
Ruth Koleszar-GreenMedia & CultureSocial Work (York)Onkwehonwe (the Mohawk word for "original people") knowledges; approaches and world views; Indigenous education and social issues that impact Indigenous communities; anti-racist education; income security reform.

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Richard LachmanMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeDigital Media (Ryerson)Convergent media; digital documentary; collaborative work, and new forms of storytelling; interactive art; animation; virtual environments; digital culture.
Ganaele M. LangloisTechnology in PracticeCommunication Studies (York)Critical theory; Digital life; Philosophy of technology; Science and technology studies; Semiotics.
Robert E. LathamPolitics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)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; global governance.
Seung Hwan (Mark) LeeMedia & CultureRetail Management (Ryerson)Social Networks; Branding; Marketing Education; Virtual Reality; Sensory Marketing.
Anne-Marie Lee-LoyPolitics & PolicyEnglish (Ryerson)Postcolonial studies; representations of minority diasporic populations in relation to the construction of cultural identities; postcolonial identities; diaspora; transnationalism; Chinese Caribbean experience; Caribbean Studies; Asians in the Americas; Yellow Peril discourse; hemispheric Asian American studies; overseas Chinese.
Bruno LessardMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeImage Arts (Ryerson)Cinema; Documentary; Game studies; New media; Continental philosophy.
Laura LevinMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeTheatre (York)Embodiment; Gender studies; New media; Visual culture; Performance Studies.
Jean LiMedia & CultureHistory (Ryerson)Ancient: Egypt; Eastern Mediterranean; Egyptian International Relations in the First Millennium BCE; Women and Gender; Mortuary Practices; Landscape Archaeology; Archaeological Theory; Material Culture.
Evan LightTechnology in Practice, Politics & PolicyTranslation (York)Surveillance and privacy; communication and telecommunications policy and infrastructure; participatory democracy; community and independent media; social movements and institutional accountability and transparency practices.
William Kenneth LittleMedia & CultureAnthropology (York)Analysis of society as spectacle; visual culture; popular cultural performance in both Euro-North American and post-colonial cultures; circus and the politics and poetics of spectacle.
Brenda LongfellowMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Feminist film theory; gender and national identity; women and cinema; film-making; women and culture, environmentalism, globalization.

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Kym MaclarenMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Phenomenology; existentialism; embodiment; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; philosophy of emotion; Feminist philosophy; intersubjectivity; animality; Martin Heidegger; Jean-Paul Sartre; philosophical psychology.
Anne F. MacLennanMedia & CultureCommunication Studies (York)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.
Janine MarchessaultMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Cities and cinema; stereoscopic 3D cinema; future cinema architectures; feminist/post-colonial media; social media and activism; Marshall 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.
Jean Mason (Professor Emerita)Technology in Practice, Media & CultureCommunication Theory (Ryerson)Health communication, writing media and technologies, and personal narrative.
Alison Matthews DavidMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)History of fashion; material culture.
Alexandra (Ali) MazalekMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Design and application of emerging physical sensing and digital media technologies to areas such as narrative expression, abstract thinking, and scientific modeling, as well as the study and use of embodied cognition as a framework for tangible and embodied interaction design.
Patricia A Mazepa (Professor Emerita)Politics & PolicyCommunication Studies (York)Critical political economy of communication (commodification, structuration, spatialization, hegemony, ideology); Canadian media history; social movement media.
John McCulloughTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)North American film and television; media labour and globalization; representation of spatial, class and racial relations.
Catherine MiddletonTechnology in PracticeInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Telecommunications; policy; usage; internet; broadband; mobile; wireless; infrastructure; next generation networks; information society; digital economy.
Ken MoffattPolitics & PolicySocial Work (Ryerson)Poststructuralism and practice; Cultural studies and social welfare; Reflexivity and subjectivity; The nature of community practice in a local and global context.
Andrew MontiTechnology in PracticeCommunication Studies (York)Propaganda; Advertising; Satire; Biolinguistics; Political Economy and Humour Studies.
Colin Mooers (Professor Emeritus)Media & Culture, Politics and PolicyDepartment of Politics and Public Administration (Ryerson)Marxism and cultural theory; subjectivity and commodification; citizenship and capitalism; globalization and contemporary imperialism.
Paul S. MooreMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Research methodologies; cultural and social theories; media history; historiography; history of technology; material culture; governmentality & social regulation; publics and counterpublics; regional and mass market consumption; popular screen cultures & practices; popular print cultures & practices; ephemera; collecting; the archive and nostalgia; film industries in Canada; film exhibition and screen practices; the newspaper & its supplements.
Catriona Mortimer-SandilandsMedia & CultureEnvironmental Studies (York)Environmental cultural studies (environmental literature and criticism, history and philosophy); gender, sexuality and environments (queer theories and ecologies); political theory and public cultures.
Jessica MudryPolitics & Poicy; Technology in PracticeProfessional Communication (Ryerson)History of nutrition; Public health policy; Science communication; Technology and science studies.
Michael MurphyTechnology in PracticeRTA School of Media (Ryerson)New media production; digital audio; emerging technologies; technology enabled learning.
Stephen MuzzattiMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Crime and media; popular culture; consumerism; social inequality; cultural criminology; globalisation; transgression; criminalisation; advertising and consumption; youth tribes; leisure pursuits and transgresssive pleasure; resistance and social control.

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Nima NaghibiMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Postcolonial and Diasporic theories; Human Rights; Memory; Trauma; Life Narratives/Memoir.
Nicole NeversonMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)representation of subjectivities in the mass media; socio-cultural aspects of sport and gender; use of force technologies and policing; the social construction of 'risk' and risk narratives; alternative media perspectives of Canadian Caribbean disaspora.
Ojelanki NgwenyamaPolitics & PolicyGlobal Management (Ryerson)Social and economic impacts of ICT on developing countries; critical social science research in information systems; decision models; game theory; transaction cost economics.
Emilia NielsenMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Health Humanities; Medical Humanities; Feminist Cultural Studies of Health; Illness and Disability; Arts; Medicine and Healing.
Jason NolanMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeEarly Childhood Studies (Ryerson)Children's culture; critical pedagogy; autism; privacy; autonomy; play; games; learning; adaptive design; maker-culture; sensory play.

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Jonathan ObarPolitics & PolicyCommunication Studies (York)Information Policy; Communication Policy; Big Data and Privacy; Network Neutrality and Digital Activism.
Mona OikawaPolitics & PolicyEquity Studies (York)Sociology; gender issues; critical race studies; cultural studies.
Tokunbo OjoMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicyCommunication Studies (York)Political economy; Journalism Studies; Global Media; ICT4D; Media Industries.
Andrew O'MalleyMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Children's literature and culture; popular culture; historical popular culture; comics and graphic novels; eighteenth century; robinsonades.
Dana OsborneMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicyLanguages, Literatures and Cultures (Ryerson)Anthropology, Cultural studies, Linguistics, Postcolonialism, Semiotics.

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Ruth PanofskyMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Archives and collections; Copyright; Feminism; History; Women's studies.
Sarah ParsonsTechnology in Practice, Media & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Historical relationship between photography, privacy, family.
Jamin PelkeyMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures and Cultures (Ryerson)Anthropology; Cultural studies; Embodiment; Linguistics; Semiotics.
Nalini PersramMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Cinema; Critical theory; Documentary; Political economy; Postcolonialism.
Lila PineTechnology in Practice, Media & CultureRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Storytelling and new media; media and communication.
Elizabeth PodnieksMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Life writing; modernism; Women's studies; mothering; popular culture; celebrity culture; scholarly editing; digital humanities.
Murray PomeranceMedia & CultureMedia (Ryerson)Cinema Studies; Sociology of Narrative; Hitchcock, performance theory, celebrity.
Chris PowellMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Critical theory; Science and technology studies; Sociology.
Izabella Pruska-OldenhofTechnology in PracticeFilm + Photography Preservation and Collections Management
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History and theory of avant-garde art and cinema; cine-dance; body art; artist's body and self-portraiture; feminine aesthetics and ecriture feminin; psychodynamics of the creative process and imagination; Julia Kristeva; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Marshall McLuhan; Sigmund Freud; Marion Milner; Donald Winnicott; Anton Ehrenzweig; phenomenology; avant-garde poetry and poetics; media poetics.

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Markus ReisenleitnerMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Visual and textual interpretations of global cities; European urban culture; history, memory and nostalgia in popular and digital culture.
Danielle RobinsonMedia & CultureDance (York)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.
Shirley RoburnPolitics & PolicyCommunication Studies (York)Indigenous Sovereignty Movements; Activism; Traditional knowledge; Climate change policy; Oral tradition; Research methodology; Documentary films.
Cecilia RochaPolitics & PolicyNutrition (Ryerson)Assessing the social efficiency of food security initiatives and programs; The role of market failures in food insecurity; The effectiveness of markets as policy tools.
Wade Rowland (Professor Emeritus)Politics and Policy, Technology in PracticeCommunication Studies (York)Communication; ethics; critical realism; technology.

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Leslie SandersMedia & CultureHumanities (York)African American and Black Canadian literature and culture; literatures of the African diaspora.
Rahul SapraMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Renaissance literature; Shakespearean drama; literary theory; postcolonial studies; third-world cinema.
Carmen SchifellitePolitics & PolicyPolicy Studies (Ryerson)Science and technology studies; popular culture; sociology of knowledge; graduate methodologies.
Catherine Schryer (Professor Emerita)Media & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Socializing students in Medicine, Optometry, and Social Work.
Alan SearsMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Sexuality; theory; social movements; work; education.
Mitu SenguptaPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)Indian market liberalization and development; labour and migration; the politics of sporting and cultural events. More recent work focuses on human rights and development; global justice; and development ethics.
John M. ShieldsPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)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.
John ShigaPolitics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts; digital rights management, media theory and agency; copyright.
Jeremy ShternPolitics & PolicyCreative Industries (Ryerson)Internet governance; media policy; communication rights; globalization and communication; political economy of social media advertising; emerging media; creative labour; and research methods.
Hyacinth SimpsonMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Caribbean and postcolonial literatures; migration, diaspora, and transnational studies; short fiction studies; orality.
Yvonne SingerMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Memory; history; identity; perception; psychoanalysis.
David SkinnerPolitics & PolicyCommunication Studies (York)Political economy of communication; media and communications policy; alternative and community media; media democracy.
Donna SmithPolitics & PolicyRetail Management (Ryerson)Social media research; consumer behaviour; retailer-vendor strategic partnerships in the context of Commitment-Trust.
Joyce SmithJournalism (Ryerson)Representation of religion in news media, quantitative and qualitative content analysis, reporting on Indigenous issues, online journalism, South African media, creative problem solving and design pedagogy
Dale SmithMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Poetry and poetics, rhetoric, creative writing, and public culture.

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Philippe TheophanidisMedia & CultureCommunications Program, Glendon Campus (York)Visual culture; philosophies of communication & media studies.
Sophie ThomasMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Romanticism; literature and visual culture; nineteenth century visual technologies; history of museums and collections; ruins and fragments; cultural and aesthetic theory.
Cheryl ThompsonMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Visual culture; media studies; advertising history; consumer history; promotional culture; celebrity, and black Canadian history.
Matthew TiessenMedia & Culture, Technology in PracticeSchool of Professional Communication (Ryerson)Critical theory; Digital life; Embodiment; Political economy; Visual culture.
Julie TomiakPolitics & PolicySociology (Ryerson)Indigeneity in the city; decolonization; Indigenous resistance and resurgence.
Temenuga TrifonovaTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)European cinema; screenwriting; film theory; philosophy of film; film remakes and sequels; film adaptations; film criticism; contemporary American cinema; psychopathology and film; migrant and diasporic cinema; film/video production; creative writing; photography; aesthetic theory; 20th century American literature; existentialism.
Elizabeth (Betty) TrottMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Canadian philosophy; philosophy of education; philosophy of art and design; multiculturalism; metaphysics; culture.
Monique TschofenMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Critical theory; Cultural studies; Digital humanities; Visual culture; Art and Philosophy.
Ozgur TuretkenTechnology in PracticeInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Digital humanities; Digital life; New media; Science and technology studies.

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Livy VisanoMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicyEquity Studies (York)Ontology; critical legal studies; social justice; human rights; youth; critical criminology and ethnographies.
Livy VisanoPolitics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)Gender studies; Political economy; Policy; Labour Studies; Citizenship & Migration.

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Kimberly WahlMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)Intersections between academic Feminism and the histories and theories of fashion; visual culture and the body; fashioning Feminism: Women, Clothing, Art and Power in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century British Culture.
Stéphanie Walsh MatthewsMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures & Cultures (Ryerson)Language; postcolonialism; postmodernity; post-war cultural theories; semiotics; French Caribbean literature; translation; Franco-Canadian literature and culture; magical realism.
Wendy Siuyi WongTechnology in PracticeDesign (York)Design culture; Chinese graphic design history; poster design; Chinese comics art history.

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Frauke ZellerMedia & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Human-Computer Interaction/Human-Robot Interaction; digital communication, and method development for digital research analyses.
Joyce Zemans (Professor Emerita)Politics and PolicyVisual Art & Art History (York)Twentieth century Canadian art with a special focus on the art of women; cultural policy (Canadian and comparative); curatorial practice and arts administration.
Michael ZrydMedia & CultureCinema & Media Arts (York)Experimental / avant-garde cinema; documentary film theory; history of cinema and media studies; American populism in film and media; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Hollis Frampton; Su Friedrich; Philip Hoffman; Ruth Ozeki.
Detlev ZwickMedia & Culture, Politics & PolicySchulich School of Business (York)Marketing practices in the context of the Attention Economy; strategic innovation of new marketing forms.

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