MA Students

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Alphabetical Listing

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Temilade Adebiyi

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Reem Al-Wakeal

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Leina Amatsuji-Berry

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Alfrieda Owusu Asiamah

Student Photo Alfrieda Owusu AsiamahMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Communication ( specialization in Journalism) - African University College of Communication (Ghana)

Areas of Research Interest
Media; culture; development.

Research
For my Masters thesis, I would like to venture into how popular culture is received and consumed by various groups at York university. I came across the term “popular culture” when my lecturer, Nanabanyin discussed it in a Mass Communication class in my first year in the university. My major interest in popular culture stems from the fact that it has proved over time to be a resilient and useful tool for assessing the attitudes of the masses in modern society. Studying popular culture will therefore go a long way to help understand the masses in the society with respect to policy making.

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Seung Woo Baek

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Mark Bezdek

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Emily Blyth

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Zoe Burke

Student Photo Zoe BurkeMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
BA in English Literature and Book & Media Studies; University of Toronto

Stream
Media and Culture (M&C)

Areas of Research Interest
Public art; urban studies, murals; community led initiatives; social media; graffiti; gentrification; neighbourhoods; aesthetics.

Research
My research is grounded in urban studies and art history. My project focuses on the intersection between public art projects and community engagement in Canadian cities.

Supervisory Committee
Campbell, Miranda

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Adam Camacho

Student PhotoMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Specialized Honors Major Law & Society
Specialized Honours Major Communication

Additional Information
2019 Communications Intern Government of Canada-Minister of Crown Lands & Indigenous Relations

2018 Planning Assistant Toronto Transit Commission

2018 Human Resource Clerk Ministry of Government & Consumer Services

2017 Planning Assistant Toronto Transit Commission

2016 Assistant to the Director March of Dimes-Stakeholder Relations
2012 Library Clerk, Legal Law Library Intern Stickman Elliot LLB, Law Library
2011 Administrative Assistant Ontario Civilian Police Commission (Volunteer)
2010 York Region Student Advisory Board Representative,Ministry of Education

Sae Min Choi

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Patrick Dawson

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Kiersten Depina

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Awo Dirie

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Valeria Duarte

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Diana Edelhauser

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Oyindamola Esho

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Victoria Fleming

Student Photo Victoria FlemingMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Sophia Goshulak

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Andrew Greer

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

H

Maura Hanley

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Isabel Inclan

Student Photo of Isabel InclanMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Bachelor degree in Science of Communication. UNAM

Research
After many years of minimum participation in Canadian politics, the Hispanic Community in Toronto is starting a movement to participate actively and directly in politics in three levels of power. From volunteers to candidates, this visible minority is eager to be more visible and to get more representation. This movement is not being reflected in mainstream media, only in ethnic media. It is necessary to create an alternative product, such as a short documentary, to record this movement.

Additional Information
Isabel Inclan has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, in both Mexico and in Canada. She is a collaborator with New Canadian Media. She worked as a Press Office coordinator at the Consulate-General of Mexico in Toronto for seven years (2007-2014). In 2017, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, and in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Exchange, Isabel produced the short video “Canada 150-150 Mexicans,” which portrays Mexicans who are contributing to the development of Canada. The video was screened at seven events in Toronto and Ottawa (https://bit.ly/35pUsoG). In 2016, she organized the first forum of Hispanic journalists at Glendon College with the support of Professor Alejandro Zamora. In 2015, Isabel was honoured as one of the “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians”, an annual award presented by the Canadian Hispanic Alliance.

K

Awni Kalkat

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Sohaila Khaliqyar

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Enna Kim

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Lauren Lyew

Student Photo of Lauren LyewMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto

Areas of Research Interest
Cultural studies; hybridized identities; critical race theory; intersectionality; social media; gender studies; education; social movements; diaspora studies.

Research
My thesis will explore the intersection of race, gender, religion, class, and status within the context of hip-hop music in North America. It will consider the implications of hip-hop music as a tool for activism as well as for bridging gaps in the North-American Muslim woman's multiple identities.

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Quinn MacNeil

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Gagan Nijjar

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Océane Nyela

Student PhotoMA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a Major in Criminology and a Minor in Sociology.

Research
My research interests sit at the intersections of race and technology. Particularly, I am interested in studying the ways in which the Black Canadians have used technology to create and sustain their identity in relationship with the rest of the Black diaspora.

P

Mark Profiti

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Alanna Quinn

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

S

Esther Sampson

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Degrees
Honours Interdisciplinary Studies Degree - Seneca College
Supply Chain Management Graduate Diploma - Seneca College

Research
My research looks at how, why and in what ways Japanese culture is commodified and consumed by western societies. Special attention is given to the presence of Orientalism and its role in western consumption of Japanese culture.

Perrye-Delphine Séraphin

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Stedman Tabiri

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Simoni Vani

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Iris Verschuren

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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Lauren Walter

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Sisi Wei

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Tamar Weinstein

MA candidate in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture