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PhD Alumna Angela Joosse

PhD Alumna Angela Joosse

Why don't we know more about Marie Menken? PhD alumna Angela Joosse discusses her research into this pivotal but underappreciated figure in American avant-garde cinema, and speaks about her own practice as an active artist and scholar.

Technology in Practice


PhD Alumnus Felix Odartey-Wellington

PhD Alumnus Felix Odartey-Wellington

PhD alumnus Felix Odartey-Wellington discusses his research into the recent prevalence of post 9/11 anti-terrorism discourse in Canadian mass media, as well as his enthusiasm for the words and vision of Nelson Mandela.

Politics and Policy


Prof. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Prof Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

ComCult Prof Stéphanie Walsh Matthews talks to us about her love of teaching, her research into robotics and children with autism, and several flavours of semiotics.

Media and Culture


Prof Monique Tschofen

Prof Monique Tschofen

"I am working on a project on the thought-shapes made possible by virtual and real media crossings." Read more about ComCult Prof Monique Tschofen, her work, and her key influences in our Q & A.

Media and Culture


Prof Nima Naghibi

Prof Nima Naghibi

Dr. 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.

Media and Culture


Prof Dennis Denisoff

Prof Dennis Denisoff

ComCult Professor Dennis Denisoff talks to us about what influences and inspires his work in animality, posthumanism, and digital humanities.

Media and Culture


Prof Greg Elmer

Prof Greg Elmer

ComCult Prof Greg Elmer tells us about some of his latest projects, and the importance of good books and good brews.

Media and Culture, Technology in Practice

MA Alumna Emma Colucci

MA Alumna Emma Colucci

In this Q & A, MA alumna Emma Colucci shares her passion for Paulo Freire, and tells us about her work as a Policy Officer for the successful international development organization, Right to Play.

Media and Culture


PhD Alumna Aleksandra Bida

PhD Alumna Aleksandra Bida

What do we call “home?” PhD alumna Aleksandra Bida discusses her current research into the idea of “home” and the different scales it takes in contemporary digital, cosmopolitan, and global era.

Media and Culture


Prof Nicole Neverson

Prof Nicole Neverson

How does the media represent marginality? It’s a question ComCult Professor Nicole Neverson keeps coming back to, and what drives her interest in social justice and critical pedagogy. Read more about Nicole in our Q & A.

Media and Culture


PhD Alumnus Fenwick McKelvey

PhD Alumnus Fenwick McKelvey

“It’s funny being in the US and realizing the specificity of one’s own education. In particular, I really respect the 'AND' in the programs name.” MA and PhD ComCult grad, recent postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, and new hire of the Communications department at Concordia, Fenwick McKelvey talks about the impact Communication & Culture has had on his academic career and his ongoing research into networks and politics.

Politics and Policy; Technology in Practice


PhD Alumnus James Cairns

PhD Alumnus James Cairns

In his latest book, James Cairns, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier, urges us to expand our democratic imaginations.

Politics and Policy


MA Alumna Nicola Waugh

MA Alumna Nicola Waugh

An MA grad in Media and Culture, Nicola Waugh has worked as Programming, Communications, and Festival Director at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.

Media and Culture


Prof Lorainne Janzen Kooistra

Prof Lorraine Janzen Kooistra

ComCult Professor Lorraine Janzen Kooistra tells us about her love of all things Victorian, and her work with the Centre for Digital Humanities and Children’s Literature Archives.

Media and Culture