Tamara Shepherd is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Catherine Middleton at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto. She received her PhD in the Joint Doctorate in Communication at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. Her dissertation is titled “Persona Rights in Young People’s Labour of Online Cultural Production: Implications for New Media Policy” (2012), and her current research addresses labour, literacy, and rights issues in social media, mobile communication, and digital games. Her work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, Triple C: Communication, Capitalism and Critique, First Monday, and the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.
contact: tamara (dot) shepherd (at) ryerson (dot) ca