Journal articles

Bannerman, Sara, Christina Baade, Rena Bivens, Leslie Regan Shade, Tamara Shepherd & Andrea Zeffiro. (2020). “Platforms and Power: A Panel Discussion.” Canadian Journal of Communication: Policy Portal 45, no. 3: 473-490.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2019). “Net Neutrality Regulation and the Participatory Condition,Internet Policy Review 8, no. 2.

Shepherd, Tamara & Monica Jean Henderson. (2019). “Digital literacy in Digital Strategy,” Canadian Journal of Communication: Policy Portal 44, no 2: PP51-PP56.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2018). “Discursive Legitimation in the Cultures of Internet Policymaking,” Communication, Culture & Critique 11, no. 2: 231-246.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2017). “Neocolonial Intimacies,” California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg 1, no. 1.

Smith, Karen Louise, Leslie Shade, and Tamara Shepherd. (2017). “Open Privacy Badges for Digital Policy Literacy.” International Journal of Communication 11: 2784-2805.

Harvey, Alison, and Tamara Shepherd. (2016). “When Passion Isn’t Enough: Gender, Affect and Credibility in Digital Games Design.” International Journal of Cultural Studies [online first].

Shepherd, Tamara. (2016). “Information Politics: Liberation and Exploitation in the Digital Society [book review].” Communication and the Public 1, no 1: 132-134.

Luka, Mary Elizabeth, Alison Harvey, Mél Hogan, Tamara Shepherd, and Andrea Zeffiro. (2015). “Scholarship as Cultural Production in the Neoliberal University: Working within and against ‘Deliverables’.” Studies in Social Justice 9, no. 2: 176-196. [Article cited as a ‘Resource for Resistance’ on]

Shepherd, Tamara, Alison Harvey, Tim Jordan, Sam Srauy, and Kate Miltner. (2015). “Histories of Hating.” Social Media + Society 1, no. 2: 1-10. [Article mentioned on]

Shepherd, Tamara. (2015). “Mapped, Measured, and Mined: The Social Graph and Colonial Visuality” [opinion piece], Social Media + Society 1, no. 1: 1-2.

Hogan, Mél, and Tamara Shepherd. (2015). “Information Ownership and Materiality in an Age of Big Data Surveillance,” Journal of Information Policy, 5: 6-31.

Hasinoff, Amy, and Tamara Shepherd. (2014). “Sexting in Context: Youth Privacy Norms and Expectations,” International Journal of Communication 8: 2932-2955.

Busch, Thorsten, and Tamara Shepherd. (2014). “Doing Well by Doing Good? Normative Tensions Underlying Twitter’s Corporate Social Responsibility Ethos,” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 20, no. 3: 293-315.

Shepherd, Tamara, Gregory Taylor, and Catherine Middleton. (2014). “A Tale of Two Regulators: Telecom Policy Participation in Canada,” Journal of Information Policy, 4: 1-22.

Shepherd, Tamara, and Normand Landry. (2013). “Technology Design and Power: Freedom and Control in Communication Networks,” International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 9, no. 3: 259-275.

Shade, Leslie Regan, and Tamara Shepherd. (2013). “Youth and Mobile Privacy: Applying a Digital Policy Literacy Framework,” First Monday, 18, no. 12.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2013). “Young Canadians’ Apprenticeship Labour in User-Generated Content,” Canadian Journal of Communication, 38, no. 1: 35-55.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2012). “Persona Rights for User-Generated Content:  A Normative Framework for Privacy and Intellectual Property Regulation,” tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation, 10, no. 1: 100-113. (pdf)

Shepherd, Tamara. (2012). “Privacy Online: Perspectives on Privacy and Self-Disclosure in the Social Web [book review].” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 56, no. 4: 691–693.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2009). “Twittering in the OECD’s ‘Participative Web’: Microblogging and New Media Policy,” Global Media Journal – Canadian Edition, 2, no. 1: 149-165. (pdf)

Shepherd, Tamara. (2009). “Rotten Tomatoes in the Field of Popular Culture,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies, 18, no. 2: 26-44. (pdf)

Book chapters

Shepherd, Tamara. (2018). “AI, the persona, and rights,” In Zizi Papacharissi (ed.), A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience (pp. 187-200). London: Routledge. (pdf preprint)

Shepherd, Tamara, and Christopher Cwynar. 2018. “Yik Yak: from anonymity to identification,” In Jeremy Morris and Sara Murray (eds.), Appified (pp. 241-250). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Leurs, Koen, and Tamara Shepherd. (2017). “Datafication and discrimination,” in Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin Van Es (eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data (pp. 211-231). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Shepherd, Tamara, and Leslie Regan Shade. (2016). “La vie privée et les jeunes au Québec et au Canada,” in Normand Landry and Anne-Sophie Letellier (eds.), L’éducation aux medias à l’ère numérique: Entre fondations et renouvellements (pp. 191-208). Montreal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

Shade, Leslie Regan and Tamara Shepherd. (2014). “Tracing and Tracking Privacy Discourses of Immanent Commodification and Contextual Integrity,” in Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives, ed. Kirsten Kozolanka. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2014). “Gendering the Commodity Audience in Social Media,” in The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, eds. Linda Steiner, Lisa McLaughlin, and Cynthia Carter. New York: Routledge.

Shepherd, Tamara and Leslie Regan Shade. (2012). “The Mobile and Me: Canadian Youth Talk About their Mobile Phones,” in Technologies of Mobility in the Americas, eds. Phillip Vannini, Lucy Budd, Christian Fisker, Paola Jiron and Ole Jensen. New York: Peter Lang.

Encyclopedia entries

Shepherd, Tamara (2018). “Privacy Rights,” in Jon Nussbaum (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication [online].

Shepherd, Tamara and Koen Leurs. (2018). “Obsolete Technologies,” in Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (eds.), Posthuman Glossary. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Leurs, Koen, Tamara Shepherd, and Alison Harvey. (2018). “Youth,” in Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (eds.), Posthuman Glossary. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Leurs, Koen, and Tamara Shepherd. (2014). Platform. In Kerric Harvey (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. London: Sage.

Policy papers

Shepherd, Tamara. 2019. Submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, 10 January 2019.

Shepherd, Tamara and Catherine Middleton. (2016). Intervention Regarding the Consultation on Review of the Wireless Code: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293, 18 July 2016. Intervention #143 (3 October 2016) [pdf]; Hearing Presentation (8 February 2017) [pdf].

Shepherd, Tamara. (2015/2016). Intervention Regarding the Consultation on Review of basic telecommunications services: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, 9 April 2015. Intervention #271 (Phase 1, 14 July 2015) [pdf]; Comment (Phase 2, 1 Feb 2016) [pdf]; Final submission (25 May 2016) [pdf].

Middleton, Catherine, Tamara Shepherd, Leslie Regan Shade, Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow. (2012/2013). Intervention Regarding the Consultation on Proceeding to establish a mandatory code for mobile wireless services: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-557, 11 October 2012. Intervention #1063Comment #1127Final Reply.


Smith, Karen Louise, Kathryn Meisner, Leslie Shade, Tamara Shepherd, and Doug Belshaw. (2015). Co-designing open badges for privacy education with Canadian youth. Project Report for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. 38pp.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2014). Human Rights Education: A Primer and Annotated Bibliography. Prepared for Dr. Normand Landry, Téluq. 59pp.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2014). NSA Surveillance and Communication Rights, with NSA Surveillance Timeline. Prepared for Dr. Normand Landry, Téluq. 51pp.

Shepherd, Tamara, with Matthew Croombs. (2013). Technology and Power: Shaping Democracy through Design. Prepared for Le Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la communication, l’information et la société, 60pp.

Shepherd, Tamara, and Alison Harvey. (2013). Pixelles: Final Report. Prepared for Feminists in Games, 89pp.

Magazine articles

Shepherd, Tamara, and Alison Harvey. (2014). “Tethered and Wired: Tech-based Communities,” Shameless Magazine, Issue 27 (Fall).

Shepherd, Tamara. (2011). “Ideas for Sale: What You Need to Know about Intellectual Property,” Shameless Magazine, Issue 19 (Winter).

Blog posts

Shepherd, Tamara. (2017, February 17). “Reading the Zuckerberg manifesto,” Culture Digitally.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2015, March 5). “It’s 2015, do you know where your data are? The Data Trail Badge,” Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2015, February 12). “Understanding Personal Information: The Anonymizer Badge,” Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network.

Shepherd, Tamara, and Aphra Kerr. (2014, April 4). “Indie/dependent: Incubating Indies in Dublin and Montreal,” Culture Digitally.

Shepherd, Tamara, and Alison Harvey. (2013, November 1). “A Moment for Hate: An Unexpected Theme at IR14,” Culture Digitally.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2012, November 12). “Desperation and Datalogix: Facebook Six Months After its IPO,” Culture Digitally.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2012, March 19). “Copyright and Tuition Hikes: Canadian Civic Engagement and Cultural Production,” Culture Digitally.

Shepherd, Tamara. (2011, June 27). “Search and Destroy: More Antitrust Allegations Against Google,” Culture Digitally.

Selected media 

The Sprawl. 2021. “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Alberta.” 8 May.

Communications Governance Observatory Podcast. 2019. “Platform Regulation, parts I & II.” 2 and 16 July.

CBC Alberta @ noon. (2018, December 17). “Have you quit Facebook? Do you have a responsibility to do so?” (radio).

CJSW 90.9FM Calgary. (2017, June 19). “Precarious employment,” Yeah What She Said (radio and podcast).

Slate Magazine. (2015, October 16). “Why does hate thrive online?


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