We are delighted to welcome Dr. Emily Hiltz and Dr. Vincent Andrisani to our Communication and Media Studies faculty.

Dr. Hiltz will be teaching a range of courses in the areas of research methods (with a focus on qualitative research) as well as media, gender and sexuality. She is also interested in developing a new course in the broad area of media and crime, which she has taught previously as a special topic seminar.  These courses emerge directly from her research interests, which focus on gendered notoriety and violence in contemporary visual culture, critical qualitative methodologies, and the role of affect in research and teaching. Two of her most recent articles are The Archaeology of an Image: The Persistent Persuasion of Thomas Moore Keesick’s Residential School Photographs (co-authored with Miranda Brady) in Topia: The Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and “Let the Games Begin: Hybrid Horror in the Hunger Games Trilogy,” in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2016). Emily is also co-authoring a chapter with MA student Erika Christiansen and Dr. Miranda Brady on the visual circulation of anti-vaxx sentiment online, as part of an edited collection on conspiracy theories (Routledge). She holds a PhD in Communication and Media Studies from Carleton.

Vincent Andrisani will be teaching our introductory courses in Communication and Media Studies as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in digital media practice, sound studies, and applied communication research.  His research explores the politics and sound and listening in a number of different settings using ethnographic methods.  In his most recent work Dr. Andrisani explored the sonic environment in Havana, Cuba.  The results of some of that work will be appearing in an upcoming publication, “Havana’s Falling Tanks and Flooded Laneways: An Examination of the Acoustic Community”. In M. Droumeva & R. Jordan (Eds.) Sound, Media, Ecology. Palgrave Macmillan (2019). He holds a PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University.

We hope Emily and Vincent have an excellent first year on our faculty, and we look forward to their contributions to our program’s intellectual culture in the years to come.

Friday, July 12, 2019 in ,
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