Yeates School of Graduate Studies Communication and Culture

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Joint Masters and Doctoral Program at Ryerson in Communication and Culture link to Ryerson University Communication and Culture homepagelink to York University Communication and Culture homepage

Welcome to “ComCult”

“ComCult” offers MA and PhD degrees in three Areas of Study: Media and Culture, Politics and Policy, and Technology in Practice. Our program is uniquely situated within the Toronto media and arts scene, and offers an interdisciplinary faculty and research base spanning both campuses.

More about our Areas of Study or Faculty Expertise

ComCult Prof Greg Elmer tells us about some of his latest projects, and the importance of good books and good brews.
A love of critically engaging with pictures and words led ComCult Professor Lorraine Janzen Kooistra back to academia after ten years of teaching. In this interview, she tells us about her love of all things Victorian, as well as her work with the Centre for Digital Humanities and Children’s Literature Archives at Ryerson.
"But I know that my time at the meat plant—which included tours of meat vats and days photo-shooting chicken breasts—contributed to my vegetarianism and my current research focus on environmental and animality studies." ComCult Professor Dennis Denisoff talks to us about what influences and inspires his work in animality, posthumanism, and digital humanities.
In the year since she graduated from the Media & Culture stream of the Communication and Culture MA program, Nicola Waugh has moved out west to Calgary and is busy at work as Programming, Communications, and Festival Director at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.
Nima Naghibi's life and work reflects a deep concern for human rights. Her current work investigates diasporic Iranian women’s life narratives. Read more in our Q & A with ComCult Professor Nima Naghibi.
In his latest book, James Cairns, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, urges us to expand our democratic imaginations, and to "think and act in new ways that push back the boundaries of what's widely considered to be politically possible at this moment."
"I am working on a project on the thought-shapes made possible by virtual and real media crossings." Read more about ComCult Professor Monique Tschofen, her work, and her key influences in our Q & A.

Director’s Message

“Our Program is a unique partnership with two universities combining ... ”

More about the Program from Paul Moore, Ryerson Graduate Program Director

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