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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Patricia Mazepa

Politics and Policy

University   York University
E-Mail Address   pamazepa@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416)736-2100 ext. 33808
Office Location   TEL Building, 3012
Office Hours   Friday 10-1pm (confirm via e-mail)

Education

B.A. Communication (Ottawa); B.Soc.Sc Leisure Studies (Ottawa); M.A. Communication (Carleton); Ph.D. Communication (Carleton)

Biography

Professor Mazepa was appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Arts, Division of Social Sciences in July 2004. Prior to joining York University, she was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. She teaches in the Politics and Policy stream at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is the 2012/13 course director for AP/COMN 4214 “Media, Publics and Democracy”. She is currently the Interim Graduate Program Director and serves on the Executive of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Research Interests

Critical political economy of communication with current focus on: the Internet, democratic communication, Canadian and U.S. government control and production of media, and the militarization of communication and culture.

Selected Publications

(2012) “Regressive Social Relations, Activism and Media in Canada” in Kozolanka, K. Mazepa, P., and Skinner, D. (Eds.) Alternative Media in Canada. UBC Press. (pp. 244-263).

(2011) “Direct from the Source: Canada's Integrated System of State Propaganda” in Sussman, G. (Ed.) The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context. Peter Lang. (pp. 297-313).

(2009) “Rights on Paper, but Not in Practice: A History of Press Censorship in Canada” in Dakroury, A., Eid, M., and Kamalipour, Y. (Eds.) (2009) Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates, and Future Premises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.(pp. 195-226).

(2007) “Democracy of, in and through Communication: Struggles around Public Service in Canada in the First Half of the Twentieth Century” Info: The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media. Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 45-56.

With Vincent Mosco (2003) “High Tech Hegemony: Transforming Canada’s Capital into Silicon Valley North” in Artz, Lee and Kamalipour, Yahya R. (eds.) The Globalization of Corporate Media Hegemony. New York: SUNY. (pp. 93-112).

With Christopher Bodnar (2001) “Managing the Media: Communicating Labour at High Tech U” Journal of Social and Political Thought , Special Issue, available: http://www.yorku.ca/jspot/

 

 

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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