Title: Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Research
MA, York University
Ph.D, York University
Office: S932 Ross |
Phone: x 40549
Mobile technology, digital technology, feminist theory
Professor Crow has taught some of the first undergraduate and graduate courses in gender, race and digital technologies in Canada. She teaches in the areas of information and digital technologies and is most interested in the policy contexts and the resistant practices of new media.
Dr. Barbara Crow commenced as Associate Dean Research on July 1, 2009, when the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies came into being. Her portfolio as Associate Dean includes supporting and expanding research in the new Faculty and disseminating information about the Facultys research activities both within and outside the university. Dr. Crow also holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Communications. From 2007 to 2009 she served as Director of the Joint York/Ryerson Graduate Program in Communication & Culture.
Dr. Crow's current research interests relate to the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies. Her most recent project, undertaken in collaboration with Professor Kim Sawchuk of Concordia University and funded with a SSHRC Standard Grant, focuses on senior citizens and mobile technologies.
She has also edited collections on mobile technologies, including The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, co-edited with Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press, in press, Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices, co-edited with Kim Sawchuk and Richard Smith, Canadian Journal of Communication, 2008 and "Digital Feminisms," co-edited with Sheila Petty, Atlantis, 2008. She is co-director of the Mobile Media Lab.
- 2010, The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, Editors, Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.
- 2009, "The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Canadian Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centres," with Melanie Beres and Lise Gotell, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 34(1): 135-164.
2008, Third edition, Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Pearson. (95 percent revision to text).
2008, Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices, with Kim Sawchuk and Richard Smith, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 33(3).
- 2008, "Digital Feminisms," with Sheila Petty, Atlantis, Vol. 32(2): 1-91.
- 2008, “Municipal and Community Wi-Fi Networks in Canada: Insights from Three Canadian Case Studies”, with Catherine Middleton, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 33(3): 419-441.
- 2009, (in press), "Augmented Urbanism: Locative Media Experiences in he Digital City," with Kajin Goh and Michael Longford, in The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.
- 2009, Leave it to Beavers: Animals, Icons and the Marketing of the Bell Beavers, with Kim Sawchuk, in Enric Castelló, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O'Donnell, (Eds.), The Nation on Screen, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- 2008 "Voices from Beyond: The Place of History in Locative Media," with Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Andrea Zeffiro, in Marcus Foth, (Ed.), Urban Informatics: Community
Integration and Implementation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global, pp. 158-178.
- 2008, Shaking Hands with the User: Principles, Protocols, and Practices for User-Integration into Mobile Design," with Kim Sawchuk, in S. Diamond and M. Ladly, (Eds.), Mobile
Nation, Toronto: Tuns Press and Riverside Architectural Press, pp. 37-42.