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Among the finest anywhere, York’s Faculties introduce students to a broad perspective of the world that results in original thought and theory. Our flexible cross-discipline programming, innovative course design, and diverse experiential learning provides students with an amazing variety of academic opportunities where learning and debate are not only valued; they are encouraged.

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 NameStreamDepartmentAreas of Expertise


photo of Ope AkanbiOpe AkanbiPolitics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Law and communication; regulation of digital work; privacy and the political economy of digital media.
photo of Gene AllenGene AllenTechnology in PracticeJournalism (Ryerson)Media history; the history of journalism; the evolution of news; news agencies; news and national identity; the popularization of history in film and television.
photo of Shana AlmeidaShana AlmeidaPolitics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Anti-racism; immigration; employment; recreation; public health; civic engagement; poverty and housing.
photo of Nathalie AlvarezNatalie AlvarezMedia & CultureSchool of Performance (Ryerson)Immersive performance in the public sphere; performance and scenario-based pedagogy; contemporary performance; Latina/o-Canadian theatre; performance activism; and performance theory.
photo of Sedef Arat-KoçSedef Arat-KoçPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)Immigration policy and citizenship, especially as they affect immigrant women; transnational feminism; politics of imperialism; racialization and the politics of racism; and reconfiguration of social and political identities under neoliberal globalization.


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photo of Steve BaileySteve BaileyMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Cinema; critical theory; cultural studies; philosophy of technology.
photo of Ian BalfourIan G Balfour (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureEnglish (York)Romantic poetry and prose; contemporary theory and criticism; 18th-century literature; 18th-century philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language).
Deborah Jean BarndtDeborah Jean Barndt (Member Emeriti)Media & Culture; Technology in PracticeEnvironmental Studies (York)Popular education and social movements; media analysis; photographic methods for participatory research/education/action; cultural production; community development; women, globalization, and food.
photo of Ben BarryBen BarryMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)Fashion; women's studies; women's fashion; men's fashion; modelling; advertising; fashion advertising; marketing; fashion imagery; body image; policy; cross-cultural consumer attitudes.
photo of Tuna BaskoyTuna BaskoyPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)Research methods; statistics and computer applications; comparative public policy and administration (especially competition/antitrust and telecommunication policies); theories of capitalist market competition; political economy of European integration; e-government; e-democracy.
photo of Shannon BellShannon M BellPolitics & Policy; Technology in PracticePolitics (York)Extremes in art (especially bio- and hybrid-art); shooting theory (videoing-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger's stillness, Husserl’s epoché, Bataille's waste, Weil's attention, Deleuze's deterritorialization, Virilio's vision machine and accident).
photo of Kelly BergstromKelly BergstromDepartment of Communication & Media Studies (York)Gender Issues; communications; game studies; feminist media studies; social media.
photo of Jody BerlandJody D. BerlandMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeHumanities (York)Cultural theory; Canadian communication theory; cultural studies of nature; science; technology and the environment; music and the media; space and place.
photo of Art BlakeArt BlakeMedia & Culture History (Ryerson)North America; U.S. 20th-century cultural history; urban history; sound studies.
photo of Alan BlumAlan Blum (Member Emeriti & Senior Scholar)Media & CultureSociology (York)Medical humanities; culture of the city; sociology of knowledge; theorizing everyday life; the imaginary, symbolic, and real registers of social life and phenomena.
photo of Marusya BociurkiwMarusya BociurkiwMedia & CultureRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Canadian television; affect theory; nationalist discourses; community cable; media activism; sexuality & gender studies.
photo of Robert BowmanRobert M J BowmanMedia & CultureMusic (York)Popular music studies; history of popular music; writer; broadcaster; and performer in many musical genres.
photo of Jason BoydJason BoydMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeEnglish (Ryerson)Digital innovation and scholarly practice; work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literacy; critical code studies; computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts; and ‘digital lives’ in its broadest sense.
photo of Jean BruceJean BruceMedia & CultureCommunication and Design (Ryerson)Advertising; cinema; feminism; visual culture; television; melodrama; ethnography.
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Burcu BulgurcuTechnology in PracticeTed Rogers School of Information Technology Management (Ryerson)Digital humanities; digital life; new media; privacy.
photo of Jennifer BurwellJennifer BurwellMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Contemporary feminist science fiction; utopian writing and thought—from feminist theory to postmodern theory to critical Marxism; “bio-art”; biosemiotics.


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photo of Darcey CallisonDarcey CallisonMedia & CultureDance (York)Choreography; dance dramaturgy; popular culture and dance; performance studies and gender (masculinity).
photo of Miranda CampbellMiranda CampbellMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Youth culture; labour; creative industries; cultural policy; political economy; community arts; critical pedagogy; gender studies.
photo of John CaruanaJohn CaruanaMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Phenomenology; Frankfurt school; psychoanalysis; post-structuralism; European cinema; theories of the sacred.
photo ofMark CauchiMark J. CauchiMedia & CultureHumanities (York)19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy and social theory; intersections of religious and secular thought and culture; theories of the secular and postsecular; intersections of philosophy and the arts (literature, visual art, and film).
photo ofDavid CecchettoDavid CecchettoMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeHumanities (York)Critical theory; digital humanities; new media; philosophy of technology; sound studies.
photo of Eliza ChandlerEliza ChandlerTechnology in PracticeDisability Studies (Ryerson)Disability studies; disability arts and culture; social action and activism; accessible curatorial practices.
photo of Clara Chapdelaine-FeliciatiClara Chapdelaine-FeliciatiPolitics and Policy; Media and CultureInternational Studies, YorkInternational law; human rights; children and youth; entertainment industry; girl child; feminist legal theory; semiotics of law.
photo of Sibo ChenSibo ChenMedia & CultureSchool of Professional Communication (Ryerson)Critical theory; linguistics; political economy; semiotics; environmental communication.
photo of David CiavattaDavid CiavattaMedia & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Kant and 19th-century continental philosophy (especially Hegel and Marx); phenomenology and existentialism; social and political philosophy; philosophy of action.
photo of Dave ColangeloDave ColangeloMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Monumentality; screen studies; screen cultures; public art; public space; public projection; media architecture; digital placemaking; smart cities; critical theory; research-creation.
photo of Rosemary CoombeRosemary J. CoombeMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyAnthropology; Social Science (York)Intellectual property; Indigenous peoples; cultural and biological diversity; publics; public domains and public sphere; human rights; cultural rights; postcolonial theory; theories of information; civil society; transnationalism; neoliberalism; informational capital.
photo of Natalie CoulterNatalie H. CoulterMedia & CultureCommunication & Media Studies(York)Communications; children and youth; gender and communications; consumer culture; critical technology studies.
photo of Wendy CukierWendy CukierTechnology in PracticeEntrepreneurship & Strategy (Ryerson)Technology strategy and decision making; regulation and policy; vertical market applications (especially government, policing, health, education, non-profits); technology enabled learning; government relations; advocacy and social marketing and the role of IT; critical theory and IT; gender; diversity and IT.


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photo of Patricio DavilaPatricio DavilaTechnology in Practice; Media & CultureCinema and Media Arts (York)Critical visualization practice; material semiotics; research-creation; data visualization; new media; visual design; interactive installation; public participation.
photo of Charles DavisCharles DavisPolitics & Policy; Technology in PracticeCommunication and Design (Ryerson)IT; media, and creative industries; new firm formation; internationalization, and product and service innovation practices; innovation and industrial policy; consumer behaviour with respect to digital technologies and services; work practices and occupations in creative industries; management practices in media industries.
photo of Nancy Viva Davis HalifaxNancy Viva Davis HalifaxMedia & CultureHealth Policy & Management (York)Disability; education healthcare; social exclusion; structural violence; homelessness; public and community spaces; and arts-based research.
photo of Desiree de JesusDesiree de JesusCommunication & Media Studies (York)Communications; children and youth; black cultural and feminist studies; videographic criticism; community-based research; decolonial approaches to cinema and media.
photo of Colleen DerkatchColleen DerkatchMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Critical theory; cultural studies; science and technology studies; rhetoric.
photo of Kevin Leslie DowlerKevin Leslie Dowler (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Cultural policy in Canada and Europe; art and the city; aesthetics and popular culture; history of communications.
photo of Daniel DracheDaniel Drache (Member Emeriti)Politics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)The political economy of integration and social exclusion; borders and identity; North American integration; global cultural commons and microactivism; public goods theory and the theory of the public good; the thought and influence of Harold Innis, Jürgen Habermas and Hannah Arendt.
photo of Susan DriverSusan DriverMedia & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Feminist and queer theory, youth culture, affect theory, posthumanism and new materialism.
photo of Louis-Étienne DuboisLouis-Étienne DuboisMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Collaborative and innovation processes; management practices in the creative industries; gaming and performance arts industries.


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photo of Bruce ElderR. Bruce Elder (Member Emeriti)Technology in PracticeFilm Studies (Ryerson)Cinema; cultural studies; embodiment; philosophy of technology; visual culture.
photo of Greg ElmerGreg ElmerMedia & Culture; Technology in Practice; Politics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Documentary; media history; new media; political economy; surveillance studies.
photo of Barbara EvansBarbara EvansTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Documentary; film; women; history; politics.


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photo of Seth FeldmanSeth Feldman (Member Emeriti)Technology in PracticeFilm (York)Film; radio.
photo of Deborah FelsDeborah FelsTechnology in PracticeInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Inclusive design; inclusive media; accessibility; human-computer interaction; digital media; people with disabilities; inclusive gaming; design for older people.
photo of Caitlin FisherCaitlin FisherMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Augmented reality; digital storytelling; hypermedia fiction and documentary; feminist theory; archives and collecting; locative media.
photo of Jennifer FisherJennifer FisherMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Contemporary art; curatorial practice; display culture; the aesthetics of the non-visual senses.
photo of Laura Fisher Laura FisherMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Nineteenth - and twentieth-century American literature with focus on race, gender, and urban culture; social reform institutions and the production, mediation, and reception of American literature around the turn of the twentieth century; settlement houses and working girls’ clubs across New York City.
photo of Blake FitzpatrickBlake FitzpatrickTechnology in PracticeImage Arts (Ryerson)Photographic representation of the nuclear era; visual responses to contemporary militarism; disaster in contemporary landscape photography.
photo of Frederick James FletcherFrederick James Fletcher (Member Emeriti)Politics and PolicyPolitics (York)Political communication; social advocacy; communication and public policy; communication policy.
photo of Sarah FlickerSarah FlickerPolitics & PolicyEnvironmental Studies (York)Adolescent health; community based participatory research; HIV/AIDS; Community Development.
photo of Mary FogartyMary FogartyMedia & CultureDance (York)Dance; music; popular culture.
photo of James Scott ForsythJames Scott Forsyth (Member Emeriti)Media & CulturePolitics (York)Film and media politics; film history; Marxist cultural and aesthetic theory; film in the third world. Projects on cultural politics and Canadian Communists and on Hollywood and imperialism.
photo of Estee FrescoEstee FrescoMedia & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Sport media; promotional culture; Canadian identity; citizenship; Indigenous-Settler relations; ageing.
photo of May FriedmanMay FriedmanMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicySocial Work (Ryerson)Embodiment; feminism; new media; women's studies; fat studies; motherhood studies.


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photo of Irene GammelIrene GammelMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Modernism; modern literature and culture; avant-garde; visual culture; life writing and auto/biography; Dada and Surrealism; New York Modern; theories of urban space; ecocriticism; curating; performance art; feminist theory; gender and sexuality theory; body theory; salon culture and theory; digital archiving; World War I; trauma narratives.
photo of David GauntlettDavid GauntlettMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeCreative Industries (Ryerson)Creative processes; self-initiated everyday creativity; cultures of making and exchanging.
photo of Donald Gillies Donald J. Gillies (Member Emeriti)Media & Culture; Politics & PolicyImage Arts (Ryerson)The Toronto School of Communication; Marshall McLuhan; history of media and communications; history of telecommunications; the communications industry; communications policy; international communications and development; media ecology; media ecology in Gaelic culture.
photo of Jacqui GingrasJacqui GingrasMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Nutrition communication; subjectivity and performativity; pedagogy and epistemology; autoethnography and phenomenology; social health movements; health activism; healthism; weight stigma; sociology of work/health professions.
photo of Rob GoodmanRob GoodmanPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)History; policy; rhetoric.
photo of Jay GouldingJay GouldingMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Cultural studies, Linguistics, hermeneutics, phenomenology, Chinese/Japanese Philosophy.
photo of Michael GreyeyesMichael GreyeyesMedia & CultureTheatre Studies (York)Theatre; physical performance; devised theatre; practiced-based research to create live performance; exploring dance; opera; music, design and the spoken word.
photo of Anatoliy GruzdAnatoliy GruzdMedia & Culture; Technology in Practice, Politics & PolicyInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Digital humanities; digital life; new media; privacy; online social networks.


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photo of Ratiba Hadj-MoussaRatiba Hadj-MoussaMedia & CultureSociology (York)Sociology of culture; political sociology; non-Western mediascapes; secularism and Islam in the West and in Islam-majority societies; marginalized forms of protest.
photo of Jan Hadlaw
Jan Hadlaw
Technology in Practice; Media & CultureDesign (York)Communication and media history; cultural history of telephony; the design and representation of technology; technologies and the social imaginaries of time and space; media and everyday life; advertising and consumer society; modern design and Canadian nationalism.
photo of Alison HarveyAlison HarveyMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeCommunications Program, Glendon Campus (York)Game studies; internet studies; digital media and culture; feminist media studies; qualitative and digital methods; political economy; critical technology studies.
photo of Mark Hayward
Mark Hayward
Technology in Practice; Media & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Television studies; cultural policy and technology; economics in popular culture; philosophy of technology.
photo of Robert HeynenRobert J. HeynenMedia & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Surveillance studies; visual culture; media history (esp. photography and film); Marxist cultural theory; critical theories of race and gender; aesthetics and politics.
photo of Shelley HornsteinShelley Hornstein (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Architecture; place; urban culture; 19th and 20th century cultures; contemporary visual culture.
photo of Anna HudsonAnna HudsonMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Postcolonial art of the Americas; contemporary art of the Arctic; museology; the art market and the business of culture; sex and gender in the representation of beauty and the social order; humanism in 20th century Canadian art.


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photo of Susan IngramSusan IngramMedia & CultureHumanities (York)European film; fashion; biography and autobiography; comparative literature; translation studies.


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photo of Jenna JacobsonJenna JacobsonMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeRetail Management (Ryerson)New media; privacy; social media; influencers; gender; branding.
photo of Lorraine Janzen KooistraLorraine Janzen Kooistra (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Archives and collections; cultural studies; digital humanities; gender studies; visual culture.


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photo of Carolyn KaneCarolyn KaneMedia & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)History and philosophy of technology; digital aesthetics; visual studies; electronic media.
photo of Andreas KitzmannAndreas KitzmannMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Culture and technology; new media and society; digital culture; critical theory; cultural studies.
photo of Mustafa KoçMustafa KoçPolitics & PolicySociology (Ryerson)Food studies; food writing; food on the web; food and films; cook books and national cuisines; ethnic and diasporic food cultures and identity; policy studies; food and agricultural policy; immigration policy; cultural studies; globalization and impacts of restructuring; global population movements and diasporas.
photo of Ruth Koleszar-GreenRuth Koleszar-GreenMedia & CultureSocial Work (York)Onkwehonwe (the Mohawk word for "original people") knowledges; approaches and world views; Indigenous education and social issues that impact Indigenous communities; anti-racist education; income security reform.


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photo of Richard LachmanRichard LachmanMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeDigital Media (Ryerson)Convergent media; digital documentary; collaborative work, and new forms of storytelling; interactive art; animation; virtual environments; digital culture.
photo of Ganaele LangloisGanaele M. LangloisTechnology in PracticeCommunication & Media Studies (York)Critical theory; digital life; philosophy of technology; science and technology studies; semiotics.
photo of Robert E. LathamRobert E. LathamPolitics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)Politics of environmental knowledge and large-scale monitoring systems; security and IT; technologies of border surveillance; critical theories of sovereignty; transnational relations; migration; multiculturalism and international communication politics; human security; global governance.
photo of Mark LeeSeung Hwan (Mark) LeeMedia & CultureRetail Management (Ryerson)Social networks; branding; marketing education; virtual reality; sensory marketing.
photo of Anne-Marie Lee-LoyAnne-Marie Lee-LoyPolitics & PolicyEnglish (Ryerson)Postcolonial studies; representations of minority diasporic populations in relation to the construction of cultural identities; postcolonial identities; diaspora; transnationalism; Chinese Caribbean experience; Caribbean Studies; Asians in the Americas; Yellow Peril discourse; hemispheric Asian American studies; overseas Chinese.
photo of Bruno LessardBruno LessardMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeImage Arts (Ryerson)Cinema; documentary; game studies; new media; continental philosophy.
photo of Laura LevinLaura LevinMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeTheatre (York)Embodiment; gender studies; new media; visual culture; performance Studies.
photo of Evan LightEvan LightTechnology in Practice; Politics & PolicyTranslation (York)Surveillance and privacy; communication and telecommunications policy and infrastructure; participatory democracy; community and independent media; social movements and institutional accountability and transparency practices.
photo of William Kenneth LittleWilliam Kenneth LittleMedia & CultureAnthropology (York)Analysis of society as spectacle; visual culture; popular cultural performance in both Euro-North American and post-colonial cultures; circus and the politics and poetics of spectacle.
photo of Brenda LongfellowBrenda LongfellowMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Feminist film theory; gender and national identity; women and cinema; film-making; women and culture, environmentalism, globalization.


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photo of Anne MacLennanAnne F. MacLennanMedia & CultureCommunication & Media Studies (York)Radio; communication and media history; broadcasting; popular culture; oral history; 19th and 20th century Canadian culture and history of communication; 20th century American culture and communication; advertising; consumer society; poverty; social welfare, labour, and methodology.
photo of Janine MarchessaultJanine MarchessaultMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)Cities and cinema; stereoscopic 3D cinema; future cinema architectures; feminist/post-colonial media; social media and activism; Marshall McLuhan and the Explorations Group; World Fairs; film festivals and utopias; micro-cinemas; curatorial studies; process philosophy; theories of spectatorship; phenomenology and affect; experimental cinema.
photo of Jean MasonJean Mason (Member Emeriti)Technology in Practice; Media & CultureCommunication Theory (Ryerson)Health communication, writing media and technologies, and personal narrative.
photo of Alison Matthews DavidAlison Matthews DavidMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)History of fashion; material culture.
photo of Alexandra MazalekAlexandra (Ali) MazalekMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Design and application of emerging physical sensing and digital media technologies to areas such as narrative expression, abstract thinking, and scientific modeling, as well as the study and use of embodied cognition as a framework for tangible and embodied interaction design.
photo of Patricia MazepaPatricia A Mazepa (Member Emeriti)Politics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Critical political economy of communication (commodification, structuration, spatialization, hegemony, ideology); Canadian media history; social movement media.
photo of John McCulloughJohn McCulloughTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)North American film and television; media labour and globalization; representation of spatial, class and racial relations.
photo of Casey MecijaCasey MecijaMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Sound Studies; Diaspora Studies; Performance Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Filipinx Studies; Transnational Feminisms.
photo of Catherine MiddletonCatherine MiddletonTechnology in PracticeInformation Technology Management (Ryerson)Telecommunications; policy; usage; internet; broadband; mobile; wireless; infrastructure; next generation networks; information society; digital economy.
photo of Andrew MontiAndrew MontiTechnology in PracticeCommunication & Media Studies (York)Propaganda; advertising; satire; biolinguistics; political economy and humour studies.
photo of Colin MooersColin Mooers (Member Emeriti)Politics & PolicyPolitics and Public Administration (Ryerson)The political economy of capitalism; political theory; social movements; theories of citizenship; and the public sphere.
photo of Paul MoorePaul S. MooreMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Research methodologies; cultural and social theories; media history; historiography; history of technology; material culture; governmentality & social regulation; publics and counterpublics; regional and mass market consumption; popular screen cultures & practices; popular print cultures & practices; ephemera; collecting; the archive and nostalgia; film industries in Canada; film exhibition and screen practices; the newspaper & its supplements.
photo of Catriona Mortimer-SandilandsCatriona Mortimer-SandilandsMedia & CultureEnvironmental Studies (York)Environmental cultural studies (environmental literature and criticism, history and philosophy); gender, sexuality and environments (queer theories and ecologies); political theory and public cultures.
photo of Jessica MudryJessica MudryPolitics & Poicy; Technology in PracticeProfessional Communication (Ryerson)History of nutrition; Public health policy; Science communication; Technology and science studies.
photo of Stephen MuzzattiStephen MuzzattiMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Crime and media; popular culture; consumerism; social inequality; cultural criminology; globalisation; transgression; criminalisation; advertising and consumption; youth tribes; leisure pursuits and transgresssive pleasure; resistance and social control.


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photo of Nima NaghibiNima NaghibiMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Postcolonial and diasporic theories; human rights; memory; trauma; life narratives/memoir.
photo of Nicole NeversonNicole NeversonMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Representation of subjectivities in the mass media; socio-cultural aspects of sport and gender; use of force technologies and policing; the social construction of 'risk' and risk narratives; alternative media perspectives of Canadian Caribbean disaspora.
photo of Emilia NielsenEmilia NielsenMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Health humanities; medical humanities; feminist cultural studies of health; illness and disability; arts; medicine and healing.


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photo of Jonathan ObarJonathan ObarPolitics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Information policy; communication policy; big data and privacy; network neutrality and digital activism.
photo of Mona OikawaMona OikawaPolitics & PolicyEquity Studies (York)Sociology; gender issues; critical race studies; cultural studies.
photo of Tokunbo OjoTokunbo OjoMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Political economy; journalism studies; global media; ICT4D; media industries.
photo of Andrew O'MalleyAndrew O'MalleyMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Children's literature and culture; popular culture; historical popular culture; comics and graphic novels; eighteenth century; robinsonades.
photo of Dana OsborneDana OsborneMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyLanguages, Literatures and Cultures (Ryerson)Anthropology; cultural studies; linguistics; postcolonialism; semiotics.


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photo of Ruth PanofskyRuth PanofskyMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Archives and collections; copyright; feminism; history; women's studies.
photo of Sarah ParsonsSarah ParsonsTechnology in Practice; Media & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Historical relationship between photography, privacy, family.
photo of Jamin PelkeyJamin PelkeyMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures and Cultures (Ryerson)Anthropology; cultural studies; embodiment; linguistics; semiotics.
photo of Nalini PersramNalini PersramMedia & CultureSocial Science (York)Cinema; critical theory; documentary; political economy; postcolonialism.
photo of Lila PineLila PineTechnology in Practice; Media & CultureRTA School of Media (Ryerson)Storytelling and new media; media and communication.
photo of Elizabeth PodnieksElizabeth Podnieks (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Life writing; modernism; Women's studies; mothering; popular culture; celebrity culture; scholarly editing; digital humanities.
photo of Chris PowellChris PowellMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Critical theory; science and technology studies; sociology.
photo of Izabella Pruska-OldenhofIzabella Pruska-OldenhofTechnology in PracticeFilm + Photography Preservation and Collections Management
History and theory of avant-garde art and cinema; cine-dance; body art; artist's body and self-portraiture; feminine aesthetics and ecriture feminin; psychodynamics of the creative process and imagination; Julia Kristeva; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Marshall McLuhan; Sigmund Freud; Marion Milner; Donald Winnicott; Anton Ehrenzweig; phenomenology; avant-garde poetry and poetics; media poetics.


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photo of Rai ReeceRai ReeceMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Canadian Black feminism; critical race theory; anti-Black racism; punishment and misogynoir; critical feminist criminology; community-based ethnography; prison health; equity as social praxis; and abolition and activism.
photo of Markus ReisenleitnerMarkus ReisenleitnerMedia & CultureHumanities (York)Visual and textual interpretations of global cities; European urban culture; history, memory and nostalgia in popular and digital culture.
photo of Danielle RobinsonDanielle RobinsonMedia & CultureDance (York)Dance ethnography; cultural studies; dance history; critical race theory; social dance reconstruction; multicultural dance education; popular dance practices; African diaspora within the Americas; Latin American dance cultures.
photo of Shirley RoburnShirley RoburnPolitics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Indigenous sovereignty movements; activism; traditional knowledge; climate change policy; oral tradition; research methodology; documentary films.
photo of Wade RowlandWade Rowland (Member Emeriti)Politics and Policy; Technology in PracticeCommunication & Media Studies (York)Communication; ethics; critical realism; technology.


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photo of Leslie SandersLeslie SandersMedia & CultureHumanities (York)African American and black Canadian literature and culture; literatures of the African diaspora.
photo of Carmen SchifelliteCarmen Schifellite (Member Emeriti)Politics & PolicySociology (Ryerson)Science and technology studies; popular culture; sociology of knowledge; graduate methodologies.
photo of Catherine SchryerCatherine Schryer (Member Emeriti)Media & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Socializing students in medicine, optometry, and Social Work.
photo of Alan SearsAlan SearsMedia & CultureSociology (Ryerson)Sexuality; theory; social movements; work; education.
photo of Mitu SenguptaMitu SenguptaPolitics & PolicyPolitics & Public Administration (Ryerson)Indian market liberalization and development; labour and migration; the politics of sporting and cultural events. More recent work focuses on human rights and development; global justice; and development ethics.
photo of Abigail ShabtayAbigail ShabtayMedia & Culture; Politics & Policy; Technology in PracticeHumanities (York)Children and youth; theatre and performance; arts-based research methods; child-centred research; children's rights; fan cultures; digital theatre.
photo of John Shiga John ShigaPolitics & PolicyProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts; digital rights management, media theory and agency; copyright.
photo of Jeremy ShternJeremy ShternPolitics & PolicyCreative Industries (Ryerson)Internet governance; media policy; communication rights; globalization and communication; political economy of social media advertising; emerging media; creative labour; and research methods.
photo of Hyacinth SimpsonHyacinth SimpsonMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Caribbean and postcolonial literatures; migration, diaspora, and transnational studies; short fiction studies; orality.
photo of Yvonne SingerYvonne SingerMedia & CultureVisual Art & Art History (York)Memory; history; identity; perception; psychoanalysis.
photo of Rianka SinghRianka SinghCommunication & Media Studies (York)Communications; media; feminist media studies; platform studies; race and technology.
photo of David SkinnerDavid SkinnerPolitics & PolicyCommunication & Media Studies (York)Political economy of communication; media and communications policy; alternative and community media; media democracy.
photo of Donna SmithDonna SmithPolitics & PolicyRetail Management (Ryerson)Social media research; consumer behaviour; retailer-vendor strategic partnerships in the context of Commitment-Trust.


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photo of Petronella (Nell) TenhaafNell Tenhaaf (Member Emeriti)Technology in PracticeVisual Art & Art History (York)Critiques of genetic engineering and biotechnology; artificial life; Max/MSP programming.
photo of Philippe TheophanidisPhilippe TheophanidisMedia & CultureCommunications Program, Glendon Campus (York)Visual culture; philosophies of communication & media studies.
photo of Sophie ThomasSophie ThomasMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Romanticism; literature and visual culture; nineteenth century visual technologies; history of museums and collections; ruins and fragments; cultural and aesthetic theory.
photo of Cheryl ThompsonCheryl ThompsonMedia & CultureCreative Industries (Ryerson)Visual culture; media studies; advertising history; consumer history; promotional culture; celebrity, and black Canadian history.
photo of Matthew TiessenMatthew TiessenMedia & Culture; Technology in PracticeSchool of Professional Communication (Ryerson)Critical theory; digital life; embodiment; political economy; visual culture.
photo of Temenuga TrifonovaTemenuga TrifonovaTechnology in PracticeCinema & Media Arts (York)European cinema; screenwriting; film theory; philosophy of film; film remakes and sequels; film adaptations; film criticism; contemporary American cinema; psychopathology and film; migrant and diasporic cinema; film/video production; creative writing; photography; aesthetic theory; 20th century American literature; existentialism.
photo of Elizabeth (Betty) TrottElizabeth (Betty) Trott (Member Emeriti)Media & CulturePhilosophy (Ryerson)Canadian philosophy; philosophy of education; philosophy of art and design; multiculturalism; metaphysics; culture.
photo of Monique TschofenMonique TschofenMedia & CultureEnglish (Ryerson)Critical theory; cultural studies; digital humanities; visual culture; art and philosophy.


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photo of Livy VisanoLivy VisanoMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicyEquity Studies (York)Ontology; critical legal studies; social justice; human rights; youth; critical criminology and ethnographies.
photo of Leah VoskoLeah VoskoPolitics & PolicyPolitical Science (York)Gender studies; political economy; policy; labour studies; citizenship & migration.


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photo of Kimberly WahlKimberly WahlMedia & CultureFashion (Ryerson)Intersections between academic feminism and the histories and theories of fashion; visual culture and the body; fashioning feminism: women, clothing, art and power in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British culture.
photo of Stéphanie Walsh MatthewsStéphanie Walsh MatthewsMedia & CultureLanguages, Literatures & Cultures (Ryerson)Language; postcolonialism; postmodernity; post-war cultural theories; semiotics; French Caribbean literature; translation; Franco-Canadian literature and culture; magical realism.
photo of Wendy Siuyi WongWendy Siuyi WongTechnology in PracticeDesign (York)Design culture; Chinese graphic design history; poster design; Chinese comics art history.


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photo of Frauke ZellerFrauke ZellerMedia & CultureProfessional Communication (Ryerson)Human-Computer Interaction/Human-Robot Interaction; digital communication, and method development for digital research analyses.
photo of Joyce ZemansJoyce Zemans (Member Emeriti)Politics and PolicyVisual Art & Art History (York)Twentieth century Canadian art with a special focus on the art of women; cultural policy (Canadian and comparative); curatorial practice and arts administration.
photo of Michael ZrydMichael ZrydMedia & CultureCinema & Media Arts (York)Experimental / avant-garde cinema; documentary film theory; history of cinema and media studies; American populism in film and media; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Hollis Frampton; Su Friedrich; Philip Hoffman; Ruth Ozeki.
photo of Detlev ZwickDetlev ZwickMedia & Culture; Politics & PolicySchulich School of Business (York)Marketing practices in the context of the Attention Economy; strategic innovation of new marketing forms.

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