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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Alexandra Boutros
Associate Professor

  • Critical race theory
  • Diaspora and globalization
  • Critical cultural theory
  • Religion and media
  • Digital media, social media, alternative media
  • Social movements
  • Popular culture
  • Ubiquitous computing, wearable computing, augmented reality

Colleen Kim Daniher
Assistant Professor

  • Communication Arts
  • Feminist and decolonial media studies
  • Theatre and performance studies

Greig de Peuter
Associate Professor

  • Political economy of communication
  • Autonomist Marxism
  • Labour, employment, and workers’ organizations in the creative industries
  • Political economy of video games
  • Alternative economies

Jonathan Finn
Associate Professor

  • Visual culture
  • Visual communication
  • Visual evidence
  • Mediated sport
  • Surveillance
  • History and theory of photography

Jenna Hennebry
Associate Professor
Director, International Migration Research Centre

  • International migration
  • Mobility, transnationalism
  • Labour migration and temporary foreign worker programs
  • Immigration policies and migration governance
  • Migration flows and trends
  • Migrant rights, health and social protection
  • Remittances, ICTs and development
  • Political economy of migration
  • Regional expertise: Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Spain

Andrew Herman
Associate Professor

  • Social theory/media theory/cultural theory
  • Qualitative research methodologies of the Internet and digital media
  • Mobile media and the mobile Internet
  • Materialist media studies
  • Critical Internet studies
  • Cultures of production, creativity, and innovation in the digital economy

Jeremy Hunsinger
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Internet research
  • Internet politics and policy
  • Internet theory and culture
  • Infrastructures and their governance
  • Interpretive methods
  • Online and computer games
  • Social media and social software
  • Virtual reality and virtual world

Penelope Ironstone
Associate Professor

  • Health and risk communication
  • Cultural studies of science and medicine
  • Pandemics and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Queer media studies
  • Governmentality and communication

Barbara Jenkins

  • Cultural economy
  • The Creative City
  • Cultural policy
  • Design discourses
  • Critical museum studies
  • Psychoanalytic theory

Sara Matthews
Associate Professor

  • War
  • Memory
  • Contemporary art
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social conflict
  • Museums
  • Public pedagogy
  • Drone warfare

Jade Miller
Assistant Professor

  • Global media flows
  • Media industries
  • Media capitals
  • Global cities
  • Urban and regional agglomeration in creative production
  • Global networks in media industries
  • Distribution studies

Judith Nicholson
Associate Professor

  • Mediated mobilities
  • Smart mobbing
  • Flash mobbing
  • Lynching imagery

H. F. Pimlott
Associate Professor

  • Political communication (Canada, U.K.)
  • Alternative and radical media
  • Social movements and media (including social media)
  • Journalism and print communication (versus digital media)
  • Postsecondary issues (Canada, U.K.)

Nathan Rambukkana
Assistant Professor

  • Discourse analysis
  • Queer theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Critical intimacy theory
  • Digital intimacies
  • Public sphere theory
  • Representation of non-monogamies (e.g., polyamory, polygamy, adultery)
  • Hybridities and diasporic identities
  • Mixed-race identities in the media
  • Digital intimacies
  • Hashtags and hashtag publics

Ian Roderick
Associate Professor

  • Technology and society
  • Visual discourse analysis
  • Visual communication and disciplinary vision
  • Multimodal discourse analysis
  • Critical military studies

Karen Stote
Assistant Professor 

  • Intersectional feminism(s)
  • Reproductive rights and justice
  • Coerced sterilization
  • Colonialism, Indigenous-settler relations and decolonization
  • Environmental (in) justice
  • Genocide studies and eugenics in Canada

Peter Urquhart
Associate Professor

Chair, Communication Studies

  • Canadian film and television industries
  • Documentary film and television
  • Cultural policy
  • Contemporary Canadian, British and American popular culture

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Jeremy Hunsinger, Graduate Coordinator


General Inquiries

T: 519.884.0710 x2806


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