Prior to returning to British Columbia in 2004, Elizabeth Seaton was tenured faculty in the Communication Studies Department at York University (Toronto). She served as Chair of the program from 1996 – 98 and 1999-2001. She also served as Director of the new Joint Graduate Program in Communications and Culture at York from 2003 to 2004.
Honorific positions held by Dr. Seaton include Visiting Scholar at Green College, UBC (2004-2006), Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies, UBC (2004-2006), Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate Program in Communications and Culture, York University (2006-2009), Adjunct Faculty at the Centre for Feminist Research, York University (2006-2009), Faculty Associate, Graduate Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, UBC (2006-2010), Research Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC (2006 - present) and National Associate at the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, UBC (2006- present).
Dr. Seaton’s research expertise lies in the areas of cultural studies, media studies, cultural anthropology, feminist theory and critical theory. She has published extensively on the subjects of advanced consumer capitalism, photography, post-structuralism, youth, society and culture and the body. Her current writing addresses the phenomenological relations between human and non-human worlds.