Research & Teaching

RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Political economy of communication
  • Media and cultural work
  • Activism and labour organizing in media and cultural industries
  • Digital journalism and labour
  • Gender and digital journalism

CURRENT RESEARCH:

I recently published a book on freelance journalists’ working conditions and collective organizing efforts (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016) and am currently researching digital journalism, its production practices and labour conditions, and genderI also collaborate with Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy, Kate Oakley, and Marisol Sandoval on Cultural Workers Organize, a SSHRC-funded research project that examines how cultural workers globally are responding to precarious work in the creative economy through collective organization, policy proposals, and alternative work practices. My research has been featured in Jacobin and U of T Magazine.

RECENT COURSES:

Political Economy of Communication, Culture, and Technology (UTM)
Communication, Technology, and Social Change (UTM)
Journalistic Investigation (UTM)
Rhetoric and Media (UTM)
Political Economy and Cultural Studies of Information (Faculty of Information)

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