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Keah Hansen – 2020 Ioan Davies PhD Award winner!

The Ioan Davies Award is Communication & Culture’s signature prize recognizing excellence in scholarly and/or creative research by York-ComCult students. This year, Keah Hansen has won the PhD award for her paper, “Wearing Desire on Our Sleeves: Reflections on the Consequences of a Transition to an Age of Branding.” Congratulations, Keah!

Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture

  The Ioan Davies Memorial Lecture is an annual event at York University that brings a major intellectual figure in the areas of critical and cultural studies to York for a public lecture. It was initiated in 2000 to honour the memory of the late Ioan Davies, Professor of Sociology at York with a lecture […]

Océane Nyela – 2020 Ioan Davies MA Award winner!

The Ioan Davies Award is Communication & Culture’s signature prize recognizing excellence in scholarly and/or creative research by York-ComCult students. This year, Océane Nyela has won the MA award for her paper, “Black Hair is a Technology from the Future: Cornrows as an Interface for Diasporic Transindividuation.” Congratulations, Océane!

ComCult Virtual Town Hall Meeting (COVID19 plans)

  In an effort to keep everyone in our community informed and safe during the global COVID-19 outbreak, we will host a town hall to answer questions and address concerns. Date Thursday, April 16, 2020  Time Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Location Zoom meeting Open To ComCult Students Website https://ryerson.zoom.us/j/824239843      

Terri Chu (PhD) on Coronavirus & discrimination

For Communication & Culture PhD student Terri Chu, the Coronavirus outbreak has made her reflect on the SARS epidemic (2002-2003), and how racism and discrimination negatively affected local businesses. “The racism that sprung up - people avoiding Chinese businesses; not wanting to sit next to us on public transit - all of a sudden you […]

Prof Manfred Becker’s new CBC documentary Saving Rabbit

Professor Manfred Becker, a professor at York University and graduate of the Communication & Culture program, has a new documentary for CBC Docs POV. Saving Rabbit is a film that chronicles the story of Peter, aka "Rabbit," a Toronto fentanyl user seeking recovery. Red Button, the CBC short documentary series, first introduced viewers to Rabbit two years ago […]