Building:Richcraft Hall, Room 2310
Department:School of Journalism and Communication


Dr. Robinson holds a PhD in Sociology from Queen’s University, an MA in Legal Studies (Carleton University), an MBA in digital technology management (Royal Roads), and a BA in Anthropology (University of Alberta). She is the recipient of two teaching awards, Teaching Achievement Award (2017) and Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Fellowship (2017-2019) and the co-author of Law’s Expression: Communication, Law and Media in Canada (2019).

Current Research

Dr. Robinson’s research and teaching interests include communication, culture, and regulation, gender and media, algorithm studies and artificial intelligence, platform studies, and social media data methodologies. Dr. Robinson is available to supervise graduate students working in areas that may include any of those dimensions.

Dr. Robinson is co-investigator on a 5-year, SSHRC Insight grant, Populist Publics: Memory, Populism, and Misinformation in the Canadian Social Mediascape, which examines how divisive far-right narratives and disinformation enter and circulate on social platforms.

Selected publications

2024 Platformed misogyny in Depp v Heard: #justiceforjohnny and networked defamation, Feminist Media Studies, with co-author Emily Hiltz

2022 Platform Multiverse: Discontent and Disconnection among Alt-Rights. Canadian Journal of Communication 47(1), 197–218.

2022 Cases and Traces, Platforms and Publics: Big Data and Health Surveillance. In Communication and Health, eds. J. Greenberg and C. Elliott (Palgrave).

2019 Law’s Expression: Communication, Law and Media in Canada, Second Edition, LexisNexis, with co-author Sheryl N. Hamilton.

2019 A platform approach to experiential learning. Data literacy and technical skills development, NETCOM: Réseaux, communication et territoire, 33(1-2).

2018 Doppelgängers and databases: New articulations of power. Configurations 26.

2016 The Vital Network: An Algorithmic Milieu of Communication and Control, Communication +1 (5)