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Graduate Faculty

  • Kyle Asquith Assistant Professor. B.A., York University; M.A., University of Windsor; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
    Research Interests/Teaching Areas:  advertising and consumer culture; children’s media culture; media history; political economy of communication; Canadian media policy and regulation.
  • Brian A. Brown, Assistant Professor. B.A., M.A., University of Windsor; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
    Research/Teaching Interests: Web 2.0 and social Media; political economy of user-generated content;  photography and digital photography; autonomist Marxism; biopolitics; cultural studies with a particular focus on graffiti/street art.
  • Susan Bryant Sessional Lecturer. B.A., M.A., York University; Ph.D., Simon Fraser 
    Research Interests/Teaching Areas: labour, technology & gender; culture and the natural environment; electronic surveillance; research methods.
  • Darroch, Michael, Associate Professor, B.A., McGill University; M.A., Université De Montréal; Ph.D., McGill University (Cross-appointed Graduate Faculty – SoCA).Research Interests/Teaching Areas: the intersection of media and urban studies, new histories of Canadian media studies, the cross-border urban context of Detroit-Windsor, and artistic and cultural practices in other urban environments.

  • Engle, Karen, Associate Professor, B.A., Queens University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alberta, (Cross-appointed Graduate Faculty – SoCA) Research Interests/Teaching Areas: The intersections of visual cultures, cultural history, and “theory” with American history and memory.

  • Vincent Manzerolle Assistant Professor. B.A. Univ. of Windsor, M.A., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario Research Interests/Teaching Areas: mobile and ubiquitous media; media theory; political economy of media; media audiences; data-enabled marketing and advertising; entertainment & cultural industries; sociology of technology; history of information and information systems; surveillance studies; consumer culture; regional innovation strategies..

  • Valerie Scatamburlo-D’Annibale Associate Professor & Department Head. B.A., M.A., Univ. of Windsor; Ph.D., York University
    Research Interests/Teaching Areas: political economy of media; critical (multi)cultural studies and media representation; critical pedagogy and educational philosophy/theory; advertising and consumer culture; popular culture; Marxist and Critical Theory; social movements; new media 
  • Mike Stasko Assistant Professor. B.A., University of Windsor; Post-Graduate  Certificate, Sheridan College; M.F.A., Columbia University.Research Interests/Teaching Areas: Film and Video Production; Directing; Screenwriting; Producing; Acting; Interactive Media.

  • Jyotika Virdi Associate Professor. B.A., Delhi University; M.A., Cornell; Ph.D., University of OregonResearch Interests/Teaching Areas: Indian popular, art, and diasporic cinema; gender, cultural, and postcolonial studies; film history. 
  • James Winter Professor. B.J., M.J., Carleton; Ph.D., Syracuse
    Research Interests/Teaching Areas: communication, social justice and the common good; political economy of communication; sociology of news and entertainment media; media literacy; alternative media.