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Media Studies

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Media Studies

Faculty & Research

Liam Mitchell

Associate Professor, Cultural Studies
Coordinator of Media Studies and Chair of Cultural Studies
BA (Thompson Rivers), MA (York), PhD (Victoria)

Traill College, Scott House 201, ext. 6072, liammitchell@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Game studies, media theory, political theory, cultural politics, social media, Heidegger, Foucault.



Sallyi ChiversSally Chivers

Professor, English
BA (Calgary), PhD (McGill)

Lady Eaton College S112, ext. 7950, sallychivers@trentu.ca

Research Interests: The interplay between aging and disability in the public sphere, with a focus on care narratives in the context of austerity. Ongoing research interests in Canadian literature, film, and how artistic forms, especially literature and film, contribute to critical thought and social movements.



Kelly Egan

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies
BA (Carleton), MA (York/Ryerson), MFA (Bard), PhD (York/Ryerson)

Traill College, Scott House 203, ext. 6042, kellyegan@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Avant-garde cinema, media arts, media archaeology, film preservation and archival theory, aesthetics, visual culture, materiality.




Paul Manning

Professor, Anthropology
PhD (Chicago)

Champlain College E1.3, ext. 7271, paulmanning@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Print and digital culture, publics, semiotics, materiality, old and new media, online games, folklore, science and technology studies. Wales, Georgia.




Jamie Mitchell

Lab Instructor, Computing and Information Systems







Alan O’Connor

Professor, Cultural Studies
BA (Trinity College, Dublin), MA, PhD (York)

Durham Campus, Room 164, ext. 5030, aoconnor@trentu.ca





Joshua Synenko

Limited Term Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies
BA (York), MA (Western), PhD (York)

Traill College, Scott House 212, ext. 6164 joshuasynenko@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Cinema and media studies, collective memory, migrant narratives, popular and visual culture, social and political thought, urban media theory.  




Rosemary Devlin

Academic Administrative Assistant

Traill College, Scott House, Room 202, rdevlin@trentu.ca