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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Susan Driver

Media and Culture

University
York University
E-Mail Address
sdriver@yorku.ca
Phone Number
416-736-2100; ext 20125
Office Location
TEL Building, 3016
Office Hours
TBA

 

Education

B.A. Political Science (Toronto); M.A. (York); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography

 

Research Interests

 

Selected Publications

Refereed Books

Susan Driver, Queer Girls and Popular Culture: reading, resisting and creating media. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

Susan Driver ed., Queer Youth Cultures. NY: SUNY Press, 2008. Refereed Journal Articles
Susan Driver, “Reading Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born as a Queer Daughter.” Journal of the Association For Research on Mothering. 8.1, Summer 2006. Susan Driver, “Between Theories and Life Writings: Communicating Desires Across Generational Differences.” Women’s Studies: An International Journal. Vol.35 No. 4. June 2006.

Susan Driver, “Intersubjective Openings: rethinking feminist psychoanalytics of desire beyond heteronormative ambivalence,” Feminist Theory: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 6.1, Spring 2005.

Susan Driver, “Out Creative and Questioning: Reflexive Self-Representations in Queer Youth Homepages” Canadian Woman’s Studies, Vol.16.2, Spring 2005

Susan Driver, “Pornographic Pedagogies? The Risks of Teaching “Dirrty” Popular Cultures,” Media Cultures Journal, Vol. 7.4, 2004.

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS

Susan Driver, "Hip Mamas, Playful Imperfections and Defiant Voices: Resisting fantasies of the 'good mother' in Ariel Gore's survival guides," Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to Baby "Experts." Ed. Jessica Nathanson. NYU Press, (Fall, 2008).

Susan Driver, “Cherrie Moraga’s Transformations: becoming a butch Mother,” Mothering in the Third Wave, ed. Amber Kinser. Demeter Press, (Fall, 2008).

Susan Driver, “Beyond ‘Straight’ Interpretations: researching queer youth digital video,” Representing Youth, ed. Amy L. Best. NYU Press, 2007. Susan Driver, “Virtually queer youth communities of girls and birls: cultural spaces of identity work and desiring exchanges.” Digital Generations, eds. Rebekah Willett, Lawrence Erlbaum Publisher, Spring, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Girls Looking at Girls Looking for Girls: visual pleasures and social empowerment of queer teen romance flicks,” Youth Culture in Global Cinema, ed. Timothy Shary, University of Texas Press, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Queer femmes Loving FTMs,” Trans- Feminisms, ed. Krista Scott. Sumach Press, 2006.

Susan Driver, “Representing Experience as a Dialogical Process of Theorizing,” Ways of Knowing in and Through the Body: Diverse Perspectives on Embodiment, Toronto: Soleil Pub, 2002

By Field of Study


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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