Pop Culture

Sharalyn Orbaugh

Professor and Graduate Advisor

Associate, IGRSJ

Modern Japanese culture (literature, film, manga, animation, kamishibai), East Asian women’s issues, anti-racist pegagogy

Jessica Stites Mor, PhD

Jessica Stites Mor, PhD

Associate Professor

Latin American history, international solidarity

Toph Marshall

Toph Marshall

Professor

popular culture, comics, games, science fiction, television, superheroes, Greek poetry, theatre, Homer, tragedy, comedy, modern productions, Roman theatre, comedy, tragedy, modern productions, improvisation

Nathan Hesselink, BM, MA, PhD

Professor of Ethnomusicology

British rock music, popular music, ethnomusicology, rhythm, Radiohead, The Police

Gage Averill, PhD

Gage Averill, PhD

Dean

Popular music, Caribbean music, barbershop harmony, sound, music and power, music and politics, ethnomusicology, world music

Kim Snowden, PhD

Lecturer

Folk & fairy tales, social justice & feminism, vampires in popular culture, monstrosity in literature & film, science fiction & fantasy, young-adult literature, contemporary fairy tales, fairy-tale film, social media, television, film & pop culture, social networks, social networking

Jon Beasley-Murray, PhD in Literature (Duke)

Jon Beasley-Murray, PhD in Literature (Duke)

Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies; Chair, Latin American Studies Program

Latin America, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Central America, Mexico, politics, political theory, cultural studies, literature, culture, film, history, the Left, revolution, revolutionary movements, populism, civil society, affect, habit, multitude, posthegemony, educational technology, blogs, Wikipedia

Doris Baltruschat, PhD

Author, Educator

Media/digital literacy, stereoscopic (3D), virtual reality and social media, independent film, digital citizenship and media democracy, media ecologies, transmedia storytelling, international co-productions and TV formats, film/TV audience reception, aboriginal media/arctic cinema, social movements, social networks, social networking

Prof. Hyung-Gu Lynn

Prof. Hyung-Gu Lynn

AECL/KECPO Chair in Korean Research

Editor, Pacific Affairs

South Korea, North Korea, Japan, politics, popular culture, society,

Prof. Christopher Rea, PhD

Prof. Christopher Rea, PhD

Professor

Modern Chinese language, culture, history, literature, and cinema, modern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, undergraduate research, graduate research, research methodology, fraud, translation, celebrity culture in Asia,

Dr. Eric Li

Dr. Eric Li

Associate Professor

social enterprise, social innovation, not-for-profit marketing, pro-social behaviour, multicultural marketing and consumption, consumer well-being, health promotion, consumer privacy, food security, digital marketing, social media marketing, community well-being, sustainable rural communities,

Janice Stewart, PhD

Janice Stewart, PhD

CSIS Chair

Sexuality, gender, critical theory, social media, rhetoric, North American pop culture, anti-racist pedagogy, equity, diversity, social networks, social networking

Ms. Christine D’Onofrio, BFA, MFA

Ms. Christine D’Onofrio, BFA, MFA

Instructor

Contemporary visual arts, digital media in art, teaching visual arts higher education, photography, moving image, film, print, new media, art & art theory

David Metzer, PhD

David Metzer, PhD

Professor

Popular Music, Popular Culture, Classical Music, Jazz, LGBTQ in Popular Culture

Daniel Justice, PhD

Daniel Justice, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture

Indigenous literature, Indigenous Studies, speculative fiction, animal studies, raccoons, badgers

Dr. Lisa Coulthard, PhD

Dr. Lisa Coulthard, PhD

Professor, Cinema and Media Studies

film violence, film sound, film music, crime television and film, action cinema, the fight sequence in cinema, stuntwork in cinema, sonic immersion in media, sex in cinema, media violence, American cinema, European cinema, art films, cognitive studies and cinema, film theory, film philosophy, contemporary blockbusters, superhero films,

Stephen Petrina, PhD

Stephen Petrina, PhD

Professor of Media & Technology

Co-Director, Institute of Critical Education Studies

Academic freedom, craft, cultural history, design studies, design and technology, digital literacy, digital media, educational technology and learning technologies, environmental studies, higher education, history of education, history and philosophy of research, history of medicine, history of social sciences, maker movement, media, media studies, learning, open access, research design and methodology, subcultures, science and technology studies (STS), STEM education, technology

Dr. Alec Beall, PhD

Dr. Alec Beall, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dating, Attraction, Relationships,

Christine Evans, PhD

Christine Evans, PhD

Lecturer in Film Studies

Film theory, film-philosophy, critical theory, love, love and cinema, Lacanian psychoanalysis, cinema and psychoanalysis, representation, cinema and popular culture, film and philosophy, film and culture, Slavoj Žižek, Jacques Lacan

Christopher Patterson, PhD

Christopher Patterson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Video games, digital media, critical race theory, queer theory, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Oceania, tourism, The Philippines, literature, Asian North America, American empire, multiculturalism, colonization, creative writing, fiction, speculative fiction, travel writing, travel, migration, diaspora