Book and Speaker Series

The SFU School of Communication's Book and Speaker Series is a space in which the School engages with recently published books by faculty and other members of the community. Experience an engaging conversation with the author about our featured publication of the month. Our goal is to encourage fluid conversations between faculty and students and to celebrate the achievements of our scholarly community, think critically, pose questions and search for new avenues for research and activism. Past events are listed below.


Cait McKinney, Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies. Duke UP, 2020

Coming soon

Hiding in Plain Sight: Uncovering Nuclear Histories. Ed. Robert Anderson. Vancouver: SFU Library, 2021'

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Discriminating Data. Wendy Chun with Alex Barnett and Mercedes Bunz. Online event. 5 November.

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Cyberwar and Revolution. Nick Dyer-Witheford & Svitlana Matviyenko, Cyberwar and Revolution. Harbor Centre, SFU, Canada. 6 March.


Sound, Media, Ecology. Milena Droumeva with the book contributors. Harbor Centre. SFU, Vancouver, Canada. 9 November.

Dal Yong Jin with CedarBough Saeji, “Communication, Digital Media and Popular Culture in Korea,” Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. SFU, Vancouver, Canada. 28 March.

Lacan and the Posthuman. Svitlana Matviyenko, Judith Roof & Nancy Gillespie, Harbor Centre, SFU, Canada. 7 February.



Sport and Modernity. Rick Gruneau with Adel Iskandar. Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. 15 November.


Technosystem. Andrew Feenberg with Sun-ha Hong. Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. 27 September.

Language Put to Work. Enda Brophy with Anita Zaenker, Bryan D. Palmer and Sid Shniad. Or Gallery, 1 November.

 “Digital Disengagement.” Adi Kuntsman with Svitlana Matviyenko. Pollyanna 圖書館Library. 6 September.

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