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Daniel Ahadi

Senior Lecturer | Undergrad Chair

T: 778-782-5322
E: daniel_ahadi@sfu.ca
Room: K8647

Expertise: Ethnic media, media representation, media representation of Muslims/the Middle East, multiculturalism policy, political communication

Ahmed Al-Rawi

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-4419
E: aalrawi@sfu.ca
Room: K8645

Expertise: Social media, News, Computational journalism, Popular culture, International communication, Disinformation, Digital research methods 

Peter Anderson

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-4921
E: anderson@sfu.ca
Room: K8667

Expertise: Communication and cultural policy, communication and sustainable development, communication to mitigate disasters, public warning systems; director, Telematics Research Lab

Ellen Balka


T: 778-782-3764
Lab: 778-782-7296
E: ellenb@sfu.ca
Room: K9674

Expertise:  Science, technology & society theory; IT & work; health sector; technology assessment; women & ICTs

Enda Brophy

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-8085
E: ebrophy@sfu.ca
Room: HC3559

Expertise:  Political economy of communication; communication and social change; labour and collective organizing in the media and communication industries; autonomist marxism; digital and communicative dimensions of debt; and call centres

Peter Chow-White


T: 778-782-3857
E: petercw@sfu.ca
Room: HC3557

Expertise:  Blockchain, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, social media, big data, technology and communication, internet, health, genomics and health, bioethics, biotechnology and science, social networks, race/racism

Wendy Chun

Professor | Canada 150 Research Chair

T: 778-782-7599
E: ddi@sfu.ca
Room: TASC II 7812


Karrmen Crey

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-7289
E: kcrey@sfu.ca
Room: K9668

Expertise:  Indigenous film, television, video, and digital media in Canada; analysis of institutions of media culture; Indigenous VR and AR; Indigenous futurisms and speculative cultural production; Indigenous film festivals

Stephanie Dick

Assistant Professor

E: sdick@sfu.ca
Room: K-9664

Expertise: Science and Technology studies; History of Science; Mathematics; Computing; Artificial Intelligence; Critical Algorithm Studies; Policing; Labor and Automation; Historical Epistemology

Milena Droumeva

Associate Professor | Associate Director

T: 778-782-3731
E: mvdroume@sfu.ca
Room: K9678

Expertise: Soundscapes, urban design/liveability, gender and media, gender and gaming, sonification

Zoë Druick


T: 778-782-5398
E: druick@sfu.ca
Room: K8659

Expertise: Documentary and educational media, media institutions and infrastructures, feminist media studies, cultural theory

Sarah Ganter

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-5273
E: sganter@sfu.ca
Room: K9672

Expertise:  Platform governance,  digital policies, communicative rights,  cultural industries, neo-institutionalism, academic cosmopolitanism

Sarah Christina Ganzon

Assistant Professor

E: sarah_christina_ganzon@sfu.ca
Room: K9661

Expertise: Game Studies, Fan Studies, Transmedia narratives, Gender and Media, Race and Media, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Philippine Studies

Shane Gunster


T: 778-782-6916
E: sgunster@sfu.ca
Room: K9670

Expertise: Environmental and energy issue, activist and advocacy communication, political communication, advertising and consumer culture, critical theories of culture


Sun-Ha Hong

Assistant Professor

T: 778-782-4468
E: sun_ha@sfu.ca
Room: K9652

Expertise: Internet studies & digital culture, big data, AI ethics, surveillance, smart machines, Internet of Things, disinformation

Adel Iskandar

Associate Professor | Graduate Chair

T: 778-782-4916
E: adel_iskandar@sfu.ca
Room: HC3553

Christopher Jeschelnik


T: 778-782-6909
E: cjeschel@sfu.ca
Room: TASC2-7554

Expertise: Multimodal composition and analysis; mediated dialogue; metadata and communication design; situated pedagogical design

Dal Yong Jin


T: 778-782-5116
E: djin@sfu.ca
Room: HC3555

Expertise: Globalization, transnational culture, Asian media and culture, online game and broadband, political economy of media, telecommunications

Martin Laba

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-5166
E: laba@sfu.ca
Room: HC3180

Expertise: Applied communication for social issues, media and popular culture, communication and media for public engagement and social change, media advocacy, media education and digital culture, pedagogy and educational futures

Frederik Lesage

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-9360
E: flesage@sfu.ca
Room: K8665

Expertise:  Cultural and creative organizations, software studies, digital infrastructure, co-creative work, new media

Steven Malcic


T: 778-782-7142
E: steven_malcic@sfu.ca
Room: K8643

Expertise:  Internet, Social Media, Television, Cinema

Jan Marontate

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-5449
E: jmaronta@sfu.ca
Room: K8655

Expertise: Cultural heritage, art worlds, cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary technical communication networks, preservation of new media, cultural labour and institutions,  international cultural policy, cultural sociology and critical ethnography

Svitlana Matviyenko

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-4793
E: smatviye@sfu.ca
Room: K9676

Expertise: Political economy of information, information and cyberwar, media and environment, infrastructure studies, posthumanism, STS, cybernetics, psychoanalysis, Soviet techno-politics, nuclear cultures, Chernobyl

Kirsten McAllister


T: 778-782-6917
E: kmcallis@sfu.ca
Room: K9660

Expertise: Visual culture, cultural memory, political violence, photography, memorials, multi-media art, interviews, field work, Asylum and displaced populations, Japanese/Asian Canadian cultural studies

Gary McCarron

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-7583
E: gmccarro@sfu.ca
Room: HC2409

Expertise:  Health studies, film studies, history & theory of communication, privacy & technology, advertising & consumer culture

Cait McKinney

Assistant Professor

T: 778-782-7143
E: cait_mckinney@sfu.ca
Room: K9666

Expertise:  Sexuality studies, media history, LGBTQ media, activism, feminist media studies

Jas Morgan

Assistant Professor

E: jas_morgan@sfu.ca
Room: K9654

Expertise: Kinship, Indigenous narratives in film and television, Indigenous documentary cultures, Indigenous social media and internet, digital media, digital publishing, cultural heritage and governance, Indigenous feminist policy, and TransNDN thought.


David Murphy

Senior Lecturer

T: 778-782-3623
E: davidcot@sfu.ca
Room: TASC2- 7552

Expertise:  Media and technology, media literacy and analysis, social impacts of media use , social impacts of technological developments, aesthetic design in media production

Stuart Poyntz

Professor | Director

T:  778-782-3383
E: spoyntz@sfu.ca / cmnsdir@sfu.ca
Room: K9685

Expertise: Digital media, youth, public sphere, children and media culture

Katherine Reilly

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-8845
E: kreilly@sfu.ca
Room: K9682

Expertise: Citizen or community data; Platform economy; Platform business models; Policy for the digital economy; Data policy regimes; Citizen data audits

Richard Smith


T: 778-782-2011
E: smith@sfu.ca

Expertise: Information technology, internet, videogames, surveillance, mobility and society

Victoria E. Thomas

Assistant Professor

E: vethomas@sfu.ca
Room: K-9662

Expertise: Black Popular Cultural Studies; Queer & Transgender Media Studies; Media Representation; Community-Based Participatory Research; Black Feminisms 

Alberto Toscano

Limited-Term Associate Professor

E: atoscano@sfu.ca
Room: HC-3572

Siyuan Yin

Assistant Professor

T: 778-782-7176
E: siyuan_yin@sfu.ca
Room: K9656

Expertise: Cultural studies, feminisms, migrant labor, social movements, alternative media, global digital media, political economy of communication 

Adjunct Faculty

Davina Bhandar

Adjunct Professor

E: dbhandar@sfu.ca

Expertise:  Critical race studies, material cultures, abolitionist politics, securitization and borders, South Asian diaspora/Canadian cultural studies, citizenship studies, and contemporary political theory

Nancy Duxbury

Adjunct Professor

E: nancy_duxbury@sfu.ca

Expertise: Cultural mapping, culture and local sustainable development, culture-based and creative work in non-urban areas, creative tourism as a catalyst for local development, local cultural policy, participatory governance, and planning approaches in culture

Postdoctoral Fellows

Tara Mahoney

Postdoctoral Researcher

E: tmahoney@sfu.ca

Alberto Lusoli

Postdoctoral Researcher

E: alberto_lusoli@sfu.ca

Pippa Adams

Postdoctoral Research

E: pippaa@sfu.ca

Term Lecturers and Sessional Instructors 2023 - 2024

Pippa Adams

E: pippaa@sfu.ca

Carina Albrecht

E: carinaa@sfu.ca

Benjamin Anderson

E: bja19@sfu.ca

Layla Cameron

E: laylac@sfu.ca

Darren Fleet

E: dfleet@sfu.ca

Byron Hauck

E: bhauck@sfu.ca

Hoornaz Keshavarzian

E: hkeshava@sfu.ca

Nawal Musleh-Motut

E: nsmusleh@sfu.ca

Alicia Massie

E: alicia_massie@sfu.ca

Jennesia Pedri

E: jpedri@sfu.ca

Xiaoxing Zhang

E: xza111@sfu.ca