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Academic appointments

2015-present

2014-2015

2012-2014

2011-2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary

LSE Fellow, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science

GRAND Postdoctoral Fellow, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto

Research Associate, Sciences humaines, Lettres et Communications, Téluq – L’Université du Québec à Montréal

 

Education

Ph.D., Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montréal, 2012
Dissertation: “Persona Rights in Young People’s Labour of Online Cultural Production: Implications for New Media Policy,” Supervised by Dr. Leslie Regan Shade.

M.A., Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2007
Thesis: “Identity, Embodiment and Subversion in Pro-Anorexia Weblogs,” Supervised by Dr. Alison Hearn.

Hon. B.Sc. with High Distinction, Psychology and English, University of Toronto, 2003

Research interests

· Feminist political economy
· Digital culture
· New media policy and internet regulation
· Social media and digital games labour
· Mobile technologies
· Youth cultural production and digital literacy
· Privacy and intellectual property

Other experience

· Editorial board member, Social Media + Society journal, 2014-present
· Copy Editor, No More Potlucks queer culture journal, 2008-present
· Research Associate, Dr. Normand Landry, Téluq – UQAM, 2011-present
· Copy Editor, Wi: Journal of Mobile Media, 2012
· Editor, Dr. Krista Lynes’s Prismatic Visions (Palgrave MacMillan), 2012
· Research Assistant, Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Concordia University, 2010-2012
· Editor, Elizabeth Miller’s Mapping Memories (Teachers College Press), 2011
· Research Assistant, Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University, 2009-2011
· Teaching Assistant, Communication Studies, Concordia University, 2007-2009
· Research Assistant, Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario, 2007
· Teaching Assistant, Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2005-2007

Awards and funding

· University Research Grants Committee seed grant, 2016: $10,912
· SSHRC Connections grant (P.I. ME Luka), 2016: $49,948
· University of Calgary start-up grant, 2015: $15,000
· Privacy Commissioner’s Contributions Grant (P.I. Karen Smith), 2014: $50,000
· The Ireland Canada University Foundation Dobbin Scholarship, 2013: $4,300
· Beaverbrook Media@McGill Student Paper Prize, 2012: $1,000
· Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award, 2010-2011: $20,000
· Concordia University, Doctoral Thesis Completion Accelerator Award, 2011, $5,000
· Concordia University, Conference & Exposition Award, 2008 & 2011: $1,500
· Concordia University, Arts & Sciences Fellowship, 2007-2010: $36,000
· Concordia University, Tuition Remission Scholarship, 2007-2010: $12,000
· Province of Ontario, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2007: $15,000
· University of Western Ontario, Graduate Research Scholarship, 2006: $5,000
· University of Toronto, Dean’s List Honours, 2001, 2002 & 2003: $3,000
· University of Toronto, Margaret Slater Scholarship, 2002: $2,000
· University of Toronto, Genevieve Logan Scholarship, 2001: $2,000
· University of Toronto, Bloor Lands Admission Scholarship, 1999: $2,000

University service

· Graduate Program Committee, University of Calgary, 2016-2017
· Departmental Hiring Committee, University of Calgary, 2016
· Undergraduate Program Committee, University of Calgary, 2015-2016
· Course co-ordinator, MC 418, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015
· Co-organizer, LSE Fellows Network, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014-2015
· Departmental Hiring Committee (Student Rep), Concordia University, 2008
· Society of Graduate Students, University of Western Ontario, 2005-2006
· Psychology Students Association, University of Toronto, 2002-2003
· Department of English Writing Lab, University of Toronto, 2000-2002
· English Students Union, University of Toronto, 2000-2001

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