Our researchers

Department of Communication, Media and Film researchers are involved with a broad variety of research interests

Maria Bakardjieva

Maria Bakardjieva

PhD (Communication) Simon Fraser University; PhD (Sociology) Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Research interests

  • Computer mediated communication
  • Internet use
  • Media and democracy
  • New media and society
  • Social aspects of communication technology

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Lee Carruthers

Lee Carruthers

PhD (Film Studies) University of Chicago

Research interests

  • Cinematic time
  • Classical and contemporary cinema
  • European art cinema
  • Film history
  • Film theory
  • Philosophical hermeneutics

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Matthew Croombs

Matthew Croombs

Research interests

  • Documentary film
  • Transnational cinema
  • Critical communications studies
  • Film and media theory

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Charlene Elliott

Charlene Elliott

PhD (Communication) Carleton

Research interests

  • Food marketing/branding
  • Obesity and public health
  • Taste and communication
  • Communication theory
  • Children and media studies
  • Sensorial communication
  • Food Studies

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Marcia Epstein

Marcia Epstein

PhD (Medieval Studies / Musicology) University of Toronto

Research interests

  • Acoustic ecology
  • History and sociology of music
  • Musical rhetoric
  • Music therapy

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Richard Hawkins

Richard Hawkins

PhD (Political Economy) University of Sussex

Research interests

  • Science, technology and innovation policy
  • Innovation theory
  • Knowledge translation and application

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Mél Hogan

Mél Hogan

PhD - Communication Studies Concordia University

Research interests

  • Environmental media
  • Data centers and Internet infrastructures
  • New media 
  • Memory, storage and archives

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Ronald Glasberg

Ronald Glasberg

PhD (History) University of Toronto

Research interests

  • History of ideas
  • Interdisciplinary theory
  • Knowledge unification strategies
  • Popular culture
  • World history

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Maria Victoria Guglietti

Maria Victoria Guglietti

Research interests

 

  • Journalism studies
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning 
  • Indigenous new media in Canada
  • Transnationalism and postcolonial theory

 

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Dawn Johnston

Dawn Johnston

PhD (Communications Studies) University of Calgary

Research interests

  • Food culture
  • Gender and sexuality in popular culture
  • Social activism
  • Television and film

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Jessalynn Keller

Jessalynn Keller

PhD - Media Studies University of Texas-Austin

Research interests

  • Digital media cultures
  • Feminist theory and methods, including critical race and queer theories
  • Popular and celebrity culture
  • Girls' media and cultures
  • Historical and contemporary feminisms
  • Social activism and media

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Ryan Pierson

Ryan Pierson

PhD (English) University of Pittsburg

Research interests

  • Animation
  • Digital media
  • Classical film theory
  • Film and perception
  • History of science

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Annie Rudd

Annie Rudd

PhD  (Communications) Columbia University

Research interests

  • Critical media studies
  • History and theory of photography, particularly the histories of vernacular photographies
  • Photojournalism and documentary photography
  • History of journalism
  • North American and British cultural and intellectual history from 1800 to the present
  • History of philosophy
  • Cultural theory

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Tamara Shepherd

Tamara Shepherd

PhD (Communication Studies) Concordia University

Research interests

  • Feminist political economy
  • Digital culture
  • New media policy and internet regulation
  • Social media and digital games labour
  • Mobile technologies
  • Youth cultural production and digital literacy
  • Privacy and intellectual property online

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Tania Smith

Tania Smith

PhD (English) Ohio State University

Research interests

  • Rhetorical communication
  • New media and society
  • Internet communities and culture
  • Rhetorical history
  • Professional communication

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Lisa Stowe

Lisa Stowe

PhD (Adult Learning) University of Calgary

Research interests

  • Lifelong learning
  • Food studies
  • Rhetorical communication
  • Multidimensional learning
  • Sport and identity

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Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

PhD (Communication Studies) McGill University

Research interests

  • Broadcasting policy
  • Spectrum
  • Infrastructure studies
  • Telecommunications policy
  • Canadian media history 

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Charles Tepperman

Charles Tepperman

PhD (Film Studies) University of Chicago

Research interests

  • Amateur media
  • Fan cultures and new media
  • History of motion pictures
  • Home movies
  • Media archive and film preservation
  • Motion picture technology and audiences
  • Canadian cinema

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Samantha Thrift

Samantha Thrift

Research interests

  • Feminist cultural studies
  • Digital media activism
  • Political communication
  • Race and representation

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