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Bethany Berard

PhD Candidate


Bethany Berard researches the intersections of visual and political communication. Broadly interested in the “visual turn” in contemporary society her research focuses on how images are used in public presentation of policy initiatives to determine if they are an effective method for engaging and informing the public.

Additional research interests include theories of the public sphere and democracy, multiculturalism and law in Canada, and an emerging interest in material culture and the relationship between art and technology.

Interests: Visual Communication, Political Communication, Public Sphere