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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Joy Cohnstaedt

Politics & Policy

University   York University
E-Mail Address   joyc@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-5772
Office Location   Winters College 257
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.F.A. (Manitoba); Post-Grad Dipl. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Biography

Professor Cohnstaedt has extensive administrative and teaching experience in the arts. A former Deputy Minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation in Manitoba and Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, she has served as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University and as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Affairs.

Professor Cohnstaedt's research interests and publications include studies in comparative cultural policy, arts and the law, arts and cultural administration, and minorities and the arts. She was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research in support of her work in this area in relation to cultural and communications policy.

Research Interests

Comparative cultural policy, arts and the law, arts and cultural administration, and minorities and the arts.

Selected Publications

With Yves Frenette eds., Canadian cultures and globalization: selected proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies, held at Brock University, 1-3 June 1996.

Multiculturalism and Canadian Culture and Communication policies. Nordic Association for Canadian Studies, 1989.

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan