Conference presentations

“Data culture clashes in the Canadian government” (with Joanna Redden), Data Power, Carleton University, Ottawa, 22 June 2017.

“Fumbling towards advocacy: A researcher’s digital policy interventions,” Canadian Communication Association, Ryerson University, Toronto, 30 May 2017.

“The Culture of Digital Policy” (keynote), Joint PhD in Communication Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2 February 2017.

“Negotiating surveillance: Youth co-creating open educational resources for online privacy” (with Karen Smith and Leslie Regan Shade), Youngsters: The Association for Research in the Cultures of Young People 
Inaugural Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 20 October 2016

“Bending the Rules: Developing an Agenda for Feminist Digital Research Methods” (fishbowl session with Alison Harvey, Mary Elizabeth Luka, Jessalynn Keller, and Mélanie Millette), Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Berlin, 8 October 2016

“Feminist Digital Methods for Social Justice” (with Rena Bivens), Digital Dilemmas Colloquium, University of Waterloo, Ontario, 5 August 2016

“Participation for the Nation? The Status of Academic Interventions in CRTC Proceedings,” Canadian Communication Association, University of Calgary, 28 May 2016

“Romanticism in the discourses of the NSA: Toward an ethical framework for the publicity of mass surveillance” (with Mél Hogan), 5th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Loyola University, Chicago, 6 November 2015

“Digital Strategists, Professional Imaginaries, and Social Media Value” (with Jeremy Shtern), Internet Research 16, Phoenix, 26 October 2015

“Connected Learning and Immanent Surveillance” (with Karen Louise Smith and Leslie Shade), Media Education Research Section, and “Of Brogrammers, Arrivistes, and Women in Games: Inequality and Action in Digital Games Production” (with Alison Harvey), Political Economy Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Montreal, 13 & 14 July 2015

“Social Media Marketers and the Limits of Data” (with Jeremy Shtern), Data Power Conference, Sheffield, 22 June 2015

“Girl Power through Code,” Console-ing Passions Conference, Dublin, 18 June 2015

“Mobility, Sociality, and Affect: The Commodification of Intimacy through Branded Mobile Apps,” Social Media and Affect Seminar, University of East London – Docklands, 27 February 2015

“Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Corporatized University” (roundtable convener and participant), and “Fostering Dialogue between the CRTC and Canadian Media and Communications Policy Researchers” (roundtable participant), Canadian Communication Association, Brock University, St. Catharines ON, 28 & 29 May 2014

“Bridges to the Ivory Tower: Community Organizing, Engagement, and Accountability in Digital Games” (roundtable presenter), Canadian Game Studies Association, Brock University, St. Catharines ON, 29 May 2014

“The Social Graph: Visualizing Difference for Commodification and Control” (panel convener and presenter), Popular Communication Division, and “Digital Policy Literacy Toolkits for Youth Privacy Engagement” (with Leslie Shade), Communication Law and Policy Division, International Communication Association, Seattle, 24 & 25 May 2014

“Affect as Context: Feeling Good About Mobile Data Privacy,” ICA Mobile Preconference, University of Washington, Seattle, 21 May 2014

“Digital Policy Literacy in Young People’s Mobile Communication” (poster with Leslie Shade), Pathways to Privacy Symposium, University of Toronto, 20 March 2014

“Rethinking Participation as Engagement in Canada’s Digital Economy Strategy,” and “Indies, Incubators, and Inclusion: Reconfiguring Gendered Participation in Game Design” (with Alison Harvey), Internet Research 14, Denver, 25 & 26 October 2013

“The Role of Regulation in the Market: Analyzing Canada’s Wireless Code of Conduct Hearings” (with Catherine Middleton), and “Young People and Mobile Phone Privacy in Canada” (poster with Leslie Shade), TPRC: The Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, George Mason University Law School, Arlington VA, 27 & 29 September 2013

“Telecom Policy Practices in Canada: A Case Study of the Wireless Code Consultation,” and “Peer to Peer Education: Viral Learning on Facebook,” International Association for Media and Communication Research Annual Conference, Dublin City University, 28 June 2013

“Immaterial, Precarious, Affective: Academic Feminism and the Feminization of Academic Labour,” International Communication Association Annual Conference, Hilton Metropole, London, 20 June 2013

“Freedom of Expression in Social Media Technologies: The Challenges for Media Reform” (poster with Normand Landry), Strategies for Media Reform ICA Preconference, Goldsmith’s College, University of London, 17 June 2013

“Presenting Pixelles: Lessons Learned and Future Directions” (presented by Alison Harvey), 2nd Annual Feminists in Games Workshop, Vancouver, 2 June 2013

“Regulating Digital Infrastructures: The Development of a Wireless Code for Canada” (poster with Catherine Middleton), GRAND 2013 Conference, Toronto, 14 May 2013

“‘Copy and Paste this on Your Status’: Viral Learning in Social Media,” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 28 April 2013

“Digital Privacy Literacy,” Media Education Research Workshop, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 16 February 2013

“Gender and Generational Politics in Digital Literacy Policies,” Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 5 July 2012

“Apprenticeship Labour in User-Generated Content,” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 31 May 2012

“Discourses of Mobility and Literacy in Canada’s Digital Economy Strategy,” Mobility Shifts, The New School, New York, 15 October 2011

“Policy Visions of Young People’s Digital Literacy for Citizenship,” and “The Mobile & Me: Young Canadians Negotiate the Impact of Mobile Phone Regulation” (with Leslie Shade), International Association for Media and Communication Research Annual Conference, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 16-17 July 2011

“Exploiting the Digital Natives: Youth Cultural Production on Web 2.0 Platforms,” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 2 June 2011

“Politics of Gender and Generation in the Labour of User-Generated Content (UGC),” MiT7 unstable platforms: the promise & peril of transition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 15 May 2011

“Save the Internet and the Coalition Ideal,” Intersections, Joint PhD in Communication Graduate Colloque, Université de Montréal, 5 November 2010

“Contract as Policy: The Social Web’s Terms of Use,” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, 3 June 2010

“‘It’s not a phone, it’s a platform’: The iPhone and Convergence Culture,” Screen World Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal, 12 February 2010

“Globalization and Women’s New Media Labour,” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, 30 May 2009

“Teenage Girls’ Identity Production on Pro-Anorexia Blogs,” Console-ing Passions, University of California, Santa Barbara, 26 April 2008

“ Paradoxes of Craft, Community and Consumption,” NeoCraft Conference, NSCAD, Halifax, 25 November 2007

Invited talks

· “Digital Culture,” Keynote, Joint PhD in Communication Conference, Montréal, 2 Feb 2017
· “Interventions in Digital Methods,” Speaker Series, University of Calgary, 30 Sep 2016
· “Our Online Histories,” Faculty of Arts Speakeasy, University of Calgary, 24 Nov 2015
· “Designing Community,” In the Loop Speaker Series, Illinois Institute of Technology, 23 Sep 2014
· “Electronics,” COM02580 Environmental Media, Illinois Institute of Technology, 22 Sep 2014
· “Media and the Body,” ENGD93 Media Theory, University of Toronto, 20 Mar 2014
· “Incentivizing Indie,” National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 26 Feb 2014
· “Social Media Advertising,” CC8849 Social Media, Ryerson University, 11 Feb 2014
· “Rethinking Digital Infrastructures,” OII Summer Doctoral Programme, Toronto, 12 July 2013
· “Youth and Mobile Privacy,” MT8000 Research Seminar, Ryerson University, 15 Feb 2013
· “Convergence and Privacy,” COMS352 Media Policy in Canada, Concordia University, 6 Mar 2012
· “Media and Cultural Policy,” COMS360 Mass Communication, Concordia University, 14 Nov 2011
· “Discipline & Surveillance,” COMS240 Communication Theory, Concordia University, 22 Nov 2010
· “Internet Privacy,” COMS225 Media Policy, Concordia University, 16 Nov 2010
· “Critical Discourse Analysis,” COMS325 Research Methods, Concordia University, 7 Oct 2010
· “Youth and New Marketing,” COMS360 Mass Communication, Concordia University, 31 Mar 2010
· “New Media Policies and SNS,” COMS354 Youth & Media, Concordia University, 22 Mar 2010
· “Doing Reception Studies Online,” COMS420 Reception, Concordia University, 27 Jan 2010
· “Reception Studies,” COMS210 Media Criticism, Concordia University, 10 Feb 2009
· “The Great Family of Man,” COMS210 Media Criticism, Concordia University, 9 Oct 2007
· “Gender and Sexuality,” MIT204 Mapping Media Theory, Western University, 7 Nov 2006

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