Prior to coming to Queen’s, I obtained my B.A. (Honours) in political science and women’s studies and my M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology. I joined York University’s faculty in 2001, eventually serving as the Associate Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies until May 31st, 2017. Prior to that appointment, I held the positions of Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture.
My research interests are in the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies, and I have edited collections on mobile technologies, US radical feminism, and Canadian Women’s Studies. I have worked on a number of large-scale interdisciplinary grants with engineers, designers, artists and communication scholars to produce technical and cultural content for mobile experiences. I am also one of the co-founders of the Mobile Media Lab, and am a co-founding editor of wi: a journal of mobile media.
I am currently a co-principal investigator on the ACT project (Ageing, Communication, and Technologies), funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant, and have been an active member of the national network on pathways for doctoral students, TRACE.