MA Alumni

Completed MA Theses and Profiles

Alphabetical Listing

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

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Claudia Abate

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

Annamaria Aceto

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

Renee Alleyn

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

Amina Ally

MRP: Justin Bieber is Freaking Sexy!”: An Exploration of Fangirl Desire and (Dis)Identification Using Schizoanalysis
Supervisor: Campbell, Miranda
Committee Member / Second Reader: Driver, Susan

Rawan Al-Wakeal

Project: Strengthening Canadian Identity Via New Design Interface: MyTIFF-Festivals and MyTIFF-Learning for the Toronto International Film Festival
Supervisor: Bailey, Steven
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hayward, Mark; Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella

Brianna Ames

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

Melissa Anderson

MRP: Urban Sanctuary Assemblages: A Case Study on Canada's Sanctuary City Movement
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John

Michele Anderson

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

Antonia Antonopoulos

Student Photo Antonia AntonopoulosProject: "Participatory Video" By and For BRAC Peer Educators
Supervisor: Fletcher, Fred
Committee Member / Second Reader: Evans, Barbara

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

Julia Aoki

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

Catherine Argiropoulos

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

Aurore Coco Avolonto

Thesis: The Choice of Acculturation Strategies: Intercultural Adaptation of International Students from Sub-Saharan African Francophone Countries in Ontario
Supervisory: Walsh-Matthews, Stephanie
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hayward, Mark; Garon, Francis

Olukayode Ayankojo

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

Loren Aytona

MRP: The Kids Are (Not) Alright: Framing Canadian Young Worker Subjectivities Through Policy & Media Discourse
Supervisory: Vosko, Leah
Committee Member / Second Reader: Thomas, Mark

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Daria Bagan

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

Joseph Bahn

Student Photo Joseph BanhMRP: Living With Culture: The "Creative City" and Toronto's Nuit Blanche
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Crichlow, Warren

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

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

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

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

Nicholas Balaisis

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

Jennifer Ball

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

Brenda Bannis

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

Natalia Barykina

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

Arianne Beauchamp

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

Katherine Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bell, K. M. (2011). Weinergate: Sexting, Lies and the Mediascape. Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen.

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

Sabrina Bellissimo

MRP: Marketing and Adversiting to Teenage Girls in the Social Media Age
Supervisor: Gammel, Irene
Committee Member / Second Reader: Campbell, Miranda

Andrea Benoit

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

Megan Berry


Kris Bertram

MRP: Decolonizing the Digital: Radio Spectrum in an Age of Neocolonialism
Supervisor: Middleton, Catherine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Slowey, Gabrielle

Michael Bickerton

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

Andrew Bieler

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

Susan Bigelow

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

Nis Bojin

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

Maya Boritz

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

Allison Bottomley

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

Allison Bowsher

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

Frederique Bournot

Project: White Noise: Essay on Multiculturalism in the Canadian Racial and Cultural Imaginary
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Sheilagh Brasset

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

Jennifer Breckenridge

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

Natalie Brown

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

Roberta Brown

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

Christene Browne

Project: The Cinematic Dreams of Black Female Protagonists
Supervisor: Sanders, Leslie
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bociurkiw, Marusya; Kazimi, Ali

Ren Bucholz

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

Ren Bucholz is an associate at Lenczner Slaght.

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

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

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

Education
Osgoode Hall Law School (2010)
JD

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

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

Tara Burke

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

Robert Burkett

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

Kathleen Burnside

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

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Jacquelyn Cain

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

Iain Cameron

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

Christopher Caruso

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

Maria Casasfranco

Project: Family Engagement in the Development of Tablet Applications for Facial Expression and Emotion Recognition for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella
Committee Member / Second Reader: Walsh-Matthews, Stephanie; Wong, Wendy

Hilary Chan

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

Mahssa Chavoshi

MRP: RYUReady: Building Online Communities
Committee: Bailey, Steven; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella; MacLennan, Anne

Michael Cheatley

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

May Chew

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

Kiera Chion

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

Hanna Cho

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

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

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

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

Alan Chumley

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

Ryan Clement

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

Kristine Collins

MRP: Locating the "Critical" in Media Education in Ontario
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader: Gillies, James

Rachel Crowe

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

Julia Cucci

MRP: Reinventing Music: The Evolution of the Independent Artist in the Digital Era
Supervisor: Gauntlett, David
Committee Member / Second Reader: Robinson, Danielle 

Emma Culpeper

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

Jesse Cumming

MRP: Buffered: Livestreaming and the Social Implications of New Technology
Supervisor: Marchessault, Janine
Committee Member / Second Reader: Reisenleitner, Markus

Jessica Cwynar-Horta

Thesis: Documenting Femininity: Body-Positivity and Female Empowerment on Instagram
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Coulter, Natalie; Langlois, Ganaele

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Stephanie D'Lima

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

Candice D'Souza

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

Yolande Daley

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

Lauren Daniel

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

Heather Davis

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

Eleni Deacon

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

Scott Deeming

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

Michael DeJong

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

Vanessa Del Carpio

Thesis: Layers of In-Between: On Women and Fashion
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella
Committee Members: Matthews, David; MacLennan, Anne

Monika Delmos

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

Lisa Dobbin

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

Anne Doelman

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

Greg Dube

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

Alexandra Duncan

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

Stephanie Dunlop

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

Holly Dupej

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

Susan Dupej

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

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Elizabeth Edwards

Thesis: Brotherly Love: Remaking Homosexuality and Masculinity in Fan Fiction
Supervisor:  MacLennan, Anne
Committee Members: Bailey, Steven; Rubenstein, Anne

Kelly Egan

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

Gary Ellis

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

Tesni Ellis

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

Kirsten Ellison

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

Erin Elofson

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

Lucy Eskedjian

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

Fernando Espinosa De Los Reyes

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

Gabrielle Etcheverry

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

Jacqueline Ewald

MRP: "Water Should be for Life, Not for Profit": National Mythologies and Environmental Policy in the Case of Nestle Water-Bottling in Ontario
Supervisor: Mooers, Colin
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Skinner, David

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Karen Fernandes

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

John Fernandez

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

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

Edileia Figueiredo

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

Charles Finley

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

Rebecca Fisseha

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

Ian Fitzgerald

MRP: "A simple story for simple people.": Current Trends in the Hollywood Romantic Comedy as a Film Genre
Supervisor: Fogarty, Mary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Moore, Paul

Laura Flanagan

Project:  Mothering on Instagram
Supervisor: Friedman, May
Committee Member / Second Reader:  O'Reilly, Andrea; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Susan Flavelle

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

Gregory Flemming

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

Matthew Flisfeder

Student Photo Matthew FlisfederThesis: Globalization, Postmodernism and Public Space: A Visual Study of Yonge - Dundas Square
Supervisor: Berland, Jody
Committee Member / Second Reader: Dowler, Kevin; Shields, John

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

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

Scholarships/Awards
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Floyd

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

Keith Flynn

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

Rebecca Foley

Thesis: "Crazy B****": Discriminatory Language, Radio Censorship, Regulation, and Enforcement Policies in Canada
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven; Walsh-Matthews, Stephanie

Laura Fox

Project: Thinking In Networks: The Interactive Documentary as a Tool for Social Change
Supervisor: Langlois, Ganaele
Committee Member / Second Reader: Longfellow, Brenda; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Naomi Fraser

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

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Alla Gadassik

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

Adrianne Gaffney

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

Teisha Gaylard

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

Amanda Graham

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

Olga Grass

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

Matthew Greaves

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

Hyacinth Greville

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

Marc Griebel

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

Susan Grossman

MRP: The Role of media in sustaining capitalist hegemony: A critical review
Supervisor: Mooers, Collin; Mazepa, Patricia
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara

David Groundwater

MRP: The New Cryptographers
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Member / Second Reader: Baskoy, Tuna

Richard Grunberg

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

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

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

Associate Professor
RTA School of Media, Ryerson University

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

Jade Guthrie

MRP:  Thorncliffe Community Market: Developing a 'Sense of Place' for Female Newcomers in Marginalized Neighbourhoods
Supervisor: Koç, Mustafa
Committee Member / Second Reader: Riesenleitner, Markus

Stephanie Guthrie

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

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Zena Haberman

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

Haidi Hall

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

Abu Faiz Haque

Project: Invisibility of Visible Minorities: A Community Perspective
Supervisor: McCullough, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Morbey, Mary Leigh; Tschofen, Monique

Brooke Harrison

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

Sarah Harrison

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

James Harrison

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

Ziaul Hasan

MRP: Objectivity and Partiality in Primetime News Coverage of National Elections in 2018 and 2019 by Public Channels in Canada and Bangladesh
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Heynen, Robert

Alex Hayter

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

Talson Henderson

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

Dylan Hennessey

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

Abigail Henry

Thesis: Digitality and its (Dis)Contents: Rediscovering Caribbean Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age
Supervisor: Coombe, Rosemary
Committee Members: MacLennan, Anne; Ford-Smith, Honor

Jamaliah Henry

Paper/Projet: #BLACKLIVESMATTER; New Media, Democracy And The Digital Public Sphere
Supervisor: Hadlaw, Jan

Jeffrey Heydon

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

David Hibbs

Thesis: Individualised Environmentalism(s): The Deadly Sins of Environmental Organizations
Supervisor: Walsh-Matthews, Stephanie
Committee Members: MacLennan, Anne; Dowler, Kevin

Mary Higgins

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

Samantha Hodder

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

Jaigris Hodson

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

Eben Holmes

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

Jeannine Holwill

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

Guy Hoskins

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

Megan Humphrey

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

Mike Hunter

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

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

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

Sadia Husain

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

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Aaisha Islam

MRP: The Lost Generation of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Stories of Loss, Longing, and Belonging
Supervisor: Pelkey, Jamin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Ingram, Susan; Winland, Daphne 

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Andrew Jacob

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

Preethi Jagadeesh

Project: Of All Places: The Making of an Essay Film for the Interrogation of ‘Home’ Through Diasporic Experience
Supervisor: Ng-Chan, Taien
Committee Member / Second Reader: Naghibi, Nima; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Jay Jameson

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

Jovana Jankovic

Student Photo Jovana JankovicMRP: The Media Politics of Privacy and Memory: A Study of Surveillance Video in Contemporary Narrative Cinema.
Supervisor
: Trifonova, Temenuga
Committee Member: Lessard, Bruno

During her MA studies, Jovana spent a semester abroad as Associate Junior Fellow at the International College for Research in Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy in Weimar, Germany. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of digital marketing and communications roles within the art and culture and higher-education sectors. After a stint as Web Writer for the National Film Board, Jovana now manages the communications initiatives of the University of Toronto’s Department of Philosophy. She maintains a freelance career as a writer and editor in the film and contemporary art industries. Her writing has appeared in C Magazine, Exclaim!, the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, and more.

Robyn Joffe

Thesis: This Far, But No Further: Questioning the "Bromance" Trope in Contemporary Film and Television
Supervisor: McCullough, John
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Hayward, Mark; Burwell, Jennifer

Paula John

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

Jose Johnson-Cami

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

Julie Johnston

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

Christopher Jones

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

Dayna Jones

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

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Genevieve Kang

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

Michael Keshen

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

Sharmeen Khan

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

Grant Kien

Student Photo Grant KienThesis: The Digital Story: Analyzing Binary Code as a Cultural Text
Supervisor: O'Neill, John
Committee Member / Second Reader: Crow, Barbara, Burwell, Jennifer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bradley King

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

Mary Kitchen

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

Ya-Yin Ko

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

Jiaxin Koh

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

Caroline Kolombos

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

Anabel Khoo

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

Tesfaye Kumsa

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

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Martha Ladley

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

Benjamin Landau

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

Ganaele Langlois

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

Anne LeMesurier

MRP: The Growing Culture of Youth Unemployment
Supervisor: Drache, Daniel
Committee Member / Second Reader: Shields, John

Yee-Man Janice Leung

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

Yingning Lin

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

Ariella Linovski

Student Photo Ariella LinovskiThesis: Media's Representation of National Identity During Armed Conflicts
Supervisor: Weiser, Keith
Committee Member/Second Reader (CMSR): Ruggles, Myles

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

Selected Academic Publications and Conference Presentations
The Scandalously Impure: Hope for Transcending Cultural Norms, presented September 2007, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire.

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

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

Honours and Awards Received
Graduate Students' Association Conference Support Fund, York University, 2007

Graduate Development Fund, York University, September 2007

Tuition Bursary, York University, May 2007

Tuition Bursary, York University, September 2006

Graduate Research Assistantship, York University, March 2006

Erika Loic

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

Joana Londono

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

Paul Longhurst

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

Roberto Lopez

Project: Life After Sport: providing transitioning athletes with the resources needed for success after sport
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Coulter, Natalie ; Reed, Daryl

Melanie Love

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

Janet Loveday

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

Andrea Luc

MRP: Hit "XX" to Reproduce Gender Binaries: An Exploration of Access, Skill, and Gaming Identities Among Pre-Adolescents
Supervisor: Jensen, Jennifer
Committee Member / Second Reader: Boyd, Jason

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Kailing Ma

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

Le-Le Mac

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

Isabel Macdonald

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

Jacinda Mack

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

Erin MacKeen

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

Jessica-Ursula Malkin

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

Mamta Manhas

MRP: Creating Third Spaces: A podcast project analyzing transformative resistance and identity formation among South Asian artists in the Greater Toronto Area.
Supervisor: Driver, Susan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pelkey; Hirji

Rosemary Marchant

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

Valerie Marchant

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

Monika Marescaux

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

Nicole Markowich

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

Hana Marku

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

Daniel Marrone

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

Sascha Marschang

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

Nino Marshania

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

Sara Martel

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

Bassel Martin

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

Jennifer Martin

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

Frederick Matern

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

Jeremy Mathers

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

Melanie McBride

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

Robin McCullough

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

Brenda McDermott

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

Lucinda McDonald

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

Caitlin McKinney

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

Cameron McMaster

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

Erica Melamed

Thesis: Are You Really There? The Mediatized Experience of the 21st Century Concert-Goer
Supervisor: Maclennan, Anne
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Crow, Barbara; Bailey, Steven

Jessica Mende

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

Maria Menegakis

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

Lanjuan Meng

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

Tamara Miller

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

Theadora Mills

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

Lesley Model

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

Sara Mohr

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

Aidan Moir

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

Marcos Moldes

Thesis: Unfabulous? Alternative Media and the Politics of Representation
Supervisor: Bruce, Jean
Committee: MacLennan, Anne; Skinner, David

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

Website
http://sfu.academia.edu/MarcosMoldes

Jon Montes

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

Grants
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)

Graduate Development Fund Travel Grant (York U)

Canadian Research Media Consortium Small Research Grant (Canadian Media Research Consortium & the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies)

Conference presentations
Film Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference (Kitchener-Waterloo ON, May 30 – June 1, 2012)
“Biutiful Feelings: Transnational Cinema and Affected Publics”

Art & Struggle Graduate Student Conference, OCAD University (Toronto ON, May 8-9, 2012)
“Critiquing Machete: Film, Transnationalization, and Border Struggles”

29th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Memorial University (St. John’s NL, June 20-22, 2012)
“Negotiating Change: The National Film Board and Fogo Island”

Andrew Alexander Monti

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

Samantha Moonsammy

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

Sheila Moore

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

Ana Rita Morais

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

Lisa Morgan

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

Rhianna Morris

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

Abidah Murji

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

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Zahra Nader

MRP: Can Facebook help Afghan women to gain political inclusion?
Supervisor: Shannon Bell

Samita Nandy

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

Eva Nesselroth

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

Hiromi Noguchi

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

Lisa Norton

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

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Clare O'Connor

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

Katie-Lynn O'Connor

MRP: The Serial Killer as Celebrity Deviant, Cultural Commodity and Other Macabre Representations of Jeffrey Dahmer
Supervisor: Muzzatti, Stephen
Committee Member/Second Reader: McCullough, John

Caitlin O'Donovan

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

Akane Ogiso

Paper/Project: Kawaii Curse: Japanese Millennial Working Women and their Negotiation with Gender Performativity
Supervisor: Coulter, Natalie

Heather Olsen-Seabourne

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

Magdalena Olszanowski

Student Photo Magdalena OlszanowskiProject: Microfeminine Warfare: Exploring Women's Space in Electronic Music
Supervisor: Nolan, Jason
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fisher, Caitlin

Currently: SSHRC & FQRSC funded PhD student, Communication Studies, Concordia University

Publications
“What to ask women composers: feminist fieldwork in electronic dance music.” Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 4(1) 2012: 3-26.
“Montreal, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams.” open-wi. 1(2). 19 June 2012.
“Bouge Bouge Bouge.” open-wi. 1(1). 2 June 2012.
2012 “Detention on St-Denis.” n+1: Montreal Diaries Part II. 27 May 2012.
Co-Editor (with S. Castonguay, J. Spiegel, A. Thain, & S. Xin-Wei). Transmutations II. March 2013.
Co- Editor (with O. Chapman, A. Loader, K. Sawchuk, & B. Spencer) open-wi: out of the mouths of casseroles journal, organized by Mobile Media Lab. 2012.
Adjudicated screenings of microfemininewarfare: exploring women's space in electronic music (MA project)
October 2013. microfemininewarfare: exploring women’s space in electronic music at Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle, Australia.
May 2013. microfemininewarfare: exploring women’s space in electronic music at Differential Mobilities Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Curator: Giuliana Cucinelli
April 2013. microfemininewarfare: exploring women’s space in electronic music atThe Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Maureen Engel and Caitlin Fisher.

Christian Oquendo

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

Katrina Orlowski

Project: Asinabka Views: Place, Cultural Memory, and Documentary Practice
Supervisor: Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella
Committee Member/ Second Reader: McNab, David; Longfellow, Brenda

Karol Orzechowski

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

Josh Overbeek

MRP: The Soul of the Corporation: Authenticity and the Socially Responsible Employee
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Coulter, Natalie

Evren Ozselcuk

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

Christian Oquendo

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

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Shoshana Palatnik

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

Danielle Paroyan

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

Cortney Pasternak

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

Jason Peng

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

Delmy Xiomara Peraza-Torres

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

Malve Petersmann

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

Pablo Petrucci

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

Jaigris Phillips (Hodson)

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

Daniel Pillai

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

Marcelina Piotrowski

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

Shelagh Pizey-Allen

MRP: Activating Space: Listening to Toronto Soundwalks
Supervisor: Berland, Jody
Committee Member / Second Reader: Blake, Art

Cassandra Poley

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

Robert Price

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

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

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

Sylwia Przezdziecki

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

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Susan Quail

Thesis: Conceptions of the Body in Obesity Epidemic Discourses
Supervisor: Sears, Alan
Committee Member / Second Reader: Podnieks, Elizabeth; Mooers, Colin; Driver, Susan

Erin Queck

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

Fatima Quraan

Project: Las Meninas (The Ladies in Waiting): Where does "She" Exist? A Preliminary Suggestion for Construction an Ontological Space for the Feminine
Supervisor: Pantev, Boris; Bailey, Steven
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pelkin, Jamin; Friedman, May

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Mahshid Rafiei

Project: Images: Context, Encounter and Communication
Supervisor: Singer, Yvonne
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Elder, Bruce; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Sahar Rahmani

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

Christina Raimondo

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

Ryan Ram

MRP: Canada Loses: Discourse Surrounding Moments of Loss in Canada's National Winter Sport
Supervisor: Neverson, Nicole
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne

Rekha Ramachandran

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

Kayla Ramlochand

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

Jessica Ranger

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

Priya Rehal

MRP: Navigating Transcultural Identity and Post Colonialism through Steampunk and Cosplay
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Coulter, Natalie

Pamela Rice

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

Teresa Ritter

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

Rebecca Roberts

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

Eve Robertson

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

Christian Robinson

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

Rodrigues- Beaudoin

Project:  The Medium "Echoes" The Message: The Use of Nahuatl "Amate" Paper through Two Artistics Lenses
Supervisor: Longfellow, Brenda
Committee: Pine, Lila; Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella

Alex Rogalski

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

David Ross

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

Rebecca Rouse

Student Photo Rebecca RouseProject: Woyzeck
Supervisor: Fisher, Caitlin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Innes, Christopher; Mason, Jean; Sapra, Rahul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aimee Roy

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

Caitlin Russell

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

Effifa Russo

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

Steve Ryder

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

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Boke Saisi

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

Maria Samur

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

Anne-Marie Santerre

MRP: Dance And Invisible Disablity: How Mental Health Issues Can Be Represented Through Dance
Supervisor:  Robinson, Danielle
Committee Member / Second Reader:  Steven, Bailey

Ryan Scheiding

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

Peter Schmidt

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

Steven Schnoor

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

Brendan Scott

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

Yukari Seko

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

Andrea Shabbar

Student Photo Andrea ShabbarProject: And You Thought I Was Powdering My Nose: Women's Washroom Graffiti
Supervisor: Barndt, Deb
Committee Member / Second Reader: Snyder, Don

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

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

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

Samantha Sharp

MRP: Tinder: The Perversity of the Swipe
Supervisor: Shtern, Jeremy
Committee Member / Second Reader: Coulter, Natalie

Shon Shum

MRP: Cultured meat or frankenfood? A study of the normalizing and transforming discursive processes at work in the cultural politics of “meat”.
Supervisor: Pelkey, Jamin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Hadlaw, Jan

Elliot Silverstein

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

Jennifer Sipos

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

Christopher Smith

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

Julian Smith

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

Sasha Smith

Project: Does Your Hair Matter? Black Women and the Meaning Their Hair Has for Them
Supervisor: Persram, Nalini
Committee Members: Pruska-Oldenhof, Izabella; Parsons, Sarah

Abbas Somji

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

Efstathia Spathara

MRP: Targeted Advertising Through Surveillance of Social Media Users' Activities and Interests
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member / Second Reader: Zwick, Detlev

Douglas Spielman

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

Elisabeth Springate

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

Milena Stanoeva

Thesis: Hate Watching Trash TV: Intersection of Class and Anti-Fandom
Supervisor: Bruce, Jean
Committee Member / Second Reader: Bailey, Steven; MacLennan, Anne

E. Charlotte Stevens

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

Michael Stiavnicky

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

Kerilee Stone

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

Marisol Suarez Saiz

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

Abigail Suissa

MRP: Rising from the Ashes: Gender, power and agency in Game of Thrones
Supervisor: Walsh-Matthews, Stephanie
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pelkey, Jamin

Whitney Sweet

Project: #FatWomenAre
Supervisor: Callison, Darcey
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne; Uppal, Priscila

David Synyard

MRP: Imag (e) ining the self in Self-Portraits and Selfies: The self as Media and Sexual Object
Supervisor: Zryd, Michael
Committee Member / Second Reader: Rogers, Ken

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Taha Taha

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

Nicholas Taylor

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

Matthew Tegelberg

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

Emma Thompson

Thesis: Left Out: A Revealing Look Into the Everyday Fashion Choices of Individuals With Mobility Disabilities
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Reisenleitner, Markus; Halifax, Nancy

Brigid Tierney

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

Filip Tisma

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

Sonja Touesnard

Thesis: Workplace 2.0: How Worker Productivity Is Shaped Through Office Design
Supervisor: MacLennan, Anne
Committee Member / Second Reader: Fletcher, Fred; Shtern, Jeremy

Monique Twigg

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

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Sara Udow

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

Peter Unwin

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

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Deepa Venkatesa

MRP: F se Feminism
Supervisor: Longfellow, Brenda
Committee Member / Second Reader: Pruska-Oldenhof, Isabella

Robyn Verley

MRP: Queer Expression from the Anglophone Caribbean Diaspora: An Analysis of Queer Diasporic Artistic Expression by Staceyann Chin and Lawrence Graham-Brown
Supervisor: Hayward, Mark
Committee Member/ Second Reader: Neverson, Nicole

Caroline Verner

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

Sophia Vlahos

MRP: Missing in Representation Aboriginal Recipes and Culinary Practices in Canadian Cookbooks
Supervisor: Koç, Mustafa
Committee Member/ Second Reader: McCullough, John

Annie Vong

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

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Jordan Waldman

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

William Wallace

Project: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: A Kitchener-Waterloo Case Study
Supervisor: Elmer, Greg
Committee Member/ Second Reader:  Latham, Robert; Hayward, Mark

Randall Walter

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

Jing Wang

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

Robert Washburn

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

Joshua Weale

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

Jessica Weisner (Moore)

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

Daniel Wiley

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

Arlene Williams

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

Cheryl Williams

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

Lesley Williams

Student Photo Lesley WilliamsThesis: Manoeuvring the Peacemaking Myth: Canadian New Media Reports in the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan
Supervisor: Mazepa, Patricia
Committee: Whitworth, Sandra

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

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

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

David Williamson

MRP: The Impact of the Freemium Economic Model on Virtual Play Spaces
Supervisor: Pelkey, Jamin
Committee Member / Second Reader: Jenson, Jennifer

Catherine Wilshire

Thesis: Modes of Listening and their Implications to Audience Experience of Orchestral Concerts, with a Case Study of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Supervisor: Bailey, Steven
Committee Member / Second Reader: MacLennan, Anne; Moore, Paul

Deborah Wilson

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

Alison Withers

MRP: Recipes of a Nation: Themes of Canadian National Identity in Anita Stewart's Canada
Supervisor: Coulter, Natalie
Committee Member / Second Reader: Koç, Mustafa

Jess Woods

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

Mark Woods

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

Kristin Wozniak

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

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Lan (Sheila) Xu

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

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Zhicong Yang

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

Nikki Yeboah

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

Cindy Yip

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

Dan (Angela) Yu

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

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Wenjun Zhang

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

Sandra Zichermann

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

 

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